If you drive around your home town I'll bet you can find at least half a dozen buildings that have been designated Historical Preservation protected. Most often these are over a hundred years old, present some facet of classic architecture and have been deemed worthy of preservation.
Last week I was reading a news article on Detroit, Michigan. The report detailed the incredible history of Black government corruption that has driven that city into ruins. Hundreds of thousands of homes are in such disrepair they resemble those European cities bombed into ruin during World War II. Residential real estate has lost billions in home values. Working, Tax Paying Whites have fled that once thriving city and all that's left are Black Welfare communities that are robbing, raping and murdering each other at an alarming rate. State audits indicate the city is $15 billion dollars in debt and, thanks to a long line of corrupt Black mayors, Detroit may be the biggest U.S. city to declare bankruptcy.
Sadly, we see that same urban devastation in dozens of other American cities, Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia, Birmingham, Los Angeles...the list is long. In every case these cities are the consequence of the "nanny state". It is the "big government" breeding of a dependent class that long boarded the federal welfare and food stamp gravy train. The same "big government" that sustains their power by means of the great electoral bribe; vote for us and we'll give you more....and sadly, those who succumb to these liberal sirens always end up with less.
Ironically, California, the 5th richest economy in the world, has the most cities who have already gone bankrupt and even more on the critical list. The entire 500 mile long central valley of California is now a human cesspool of illegal Mexicans, infested by diseases we had once conquered, rampant with crime, where the tax base has declined, unemployment rates in double digits for years, schools nothing more than latino gang activity centers, hit and run, uninsured drivers, and rape robbery and murder rates soaring. California's problem is that they are trying to support 15 million illegal Mexicans with a dwindling tax base as more and more taxpaying, law abiding Whites flee that state.
And, with the Obama's massive push to legalize 30 million illegals nationwide, perhaps it is time to establish a new "American Preservation Zone". I moved out of California nine years ago when our quiet and sedate middle class neighborhood became infested with illegal Mexicans, all of them rented by multiple families. One group that moved in across the street soon had their cars parked on the front lawn, loud music being vomited out of open garage doors, shaking the foundation of my house fifty yards away. I spent alot of time with the Sheriff's office calling in noise complaints. Our morning walks were ruined as we began having to step over condoms, piles of fast food bags and stare down graffiti. The crime rate soared and it was no longer safe to walk the neighborhood at night. So, just on the off chance that Americans may someday want to revert to a more civilized living standard, maybe preserving a few neighborhoods that are still habitable would be a good idea.
Perhaps those American Preservation Zones could be protected by the same laws we use to preserve our older historical buildings. How would we do that? Well, let's identify an American neighborhood that still has front porches where neighbors once used to talk to each other from a rocking chair on a warm spring evening. Let's establish a zero tolerance policy for graffiti, let's prohibit Mexican low-riders from being parked, three at a time on the front lawns, let's prohibit the blaring of Mariachi music being blared from open garages late into the night. Let's prohibit "Mexican Garage Sale Mamas" from having a garage sale every weekend, with thrift shop clothing draped over the front fence. Let's force residents in "American Preservation Zones" to throw out that $500 hundred dollars worth of junk in their two car garage and put their $30,000 dollar vehicle in there...and not on the street. Let's put speed bumps in every APZ neighborhoods so folks will be forced to drive prudently. Let's restructure our zoning laws to allow small neighborhood groceries to return to neighborhoods as they once were. Let's encourage private weapon usage in every home by posting yard signs for every resident WHO DOESN'T own a firearm. Let's prohibit the practice of allowing three different families occupying a home that was meant for one. Let's assess an additional 20% property tax assessment for every parent who fails to attend school PTA meetings, or a corresponding rent increase for renters. Let's end school busing for every kid who lives within a mile of their school...and use the money saved to hire additional neighborhood safety patrols.
The quality of our residential neighborhoods have been in decline for decades. Within a few more years residential neighborhoods will prove to be unfit to live in. So, just as we sponsor the preservation of historic buildings, let's set up a few American Preservation Zones across America so that we might remember when our homes were friendly confines, when we were safe from crime, when we didn't have to read gang graffiti and wade through piles of fast food bags, when our streets were wide because they weren't jammed on both sides of the streets with cars and monster SUV's...and when Home Sweet Home had some vestige of meaning.
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