ALERT! Revolt: Upper Peninsula Federal Road Closures

1835 Original Seal for MichiganResearch the “Wild Land Project” and Agenda 21 also known as “Sustainable Development“…  it is a massive takeover of all land… and they’ve infiltrated all communities with their people… that is what Sustainable Development is about… they change the name frequently when people start catching on to what is taking place… their end goal… no more private property…. everyone in cities… and no use of any land anywhere… back to the ‘King’s Land’ of old…this is real folks…do the research for yourself before you just off the cuff dismiss this … look at what has happened out west to the Hammond and Bundy family… and it happened to others but they couldn’t fight it… this is why it is most important to vote for Trump… and then no guarantee this will be rolled back but a better chance with him because Hillary is a globalist and this is their plan… please do the research… do anything but remain silent… silence is acceptance!

 SOME UPPER PENINSULA RESIDENTS IN REVOLT OVER FEDERAL ROAD CLOSINGS

U.P. Senator on Forest Service plan: ‘They’re not listening to the citizens’

Some Upper Peninsula residents are outraged over a U.S. Forest Service plan to close roads in the Hiawatha National Forest. Community members say they were left out of the planning process and presented with a plan they were expected to sign off on.

The proposal, called the Camp Cooks Integrated Resource Management Project, would close a number of specified two-track roads and trails in order to diminish accessibility and reduce alleged environmental damage. These roads are unpaved and typically not large enough for full-sized vehicles. They are often used for recreational purposes by people who ride ORVs, side-by-side ATVs and snowmobiles, but they are occasionally used to access camps and other private properties within the million-acre national forest.

The Forest Service wants to close 35 miles of existing roads that were previously ordered to be closed but never were, according to the plan. It designates these roads “operation maintenance level 1,” or “OML 1,” which it reserves for roads meant for “basic custodial care” and not vehicular traffic.

The plan also calls for decommissioning another 31 miles of roads based on criteria that are not clear in the text. The Forest Service did not respond to questions asking for a clarification.

The Camp Cooks plan also asserts that 95 percent of such roads in the forest should be closed down because they are damaging wetlands. (It’s unclear how many more roads and trails this may be, but regular visitors know that the entire forest is crisscrossed by hundreds if not thousands of these “two-rutters.”)

One of the announced goals is to limit access to make the forest more secluded for wildlife.

“The purpose of this proposal is to reduce access in areas with management emphasis on seclusion,” the plan states.

In Nahma Township, which lies entirely within the Hiawatha forest, four trail networks totaling 16.2 miles have been deemed “illegal,” with a recommendation that they be closed. The “illegal” label is claimed because these two tracks have not been designated official off-highway vehicle (OHV) areas and were not created by the Forest Service.

“The trails are located in sensitive areas including wetlands and Great Lakes coastal lands,” the plan states. “Increasing illegal use on these trails is negatively impacting hydrological and ecological function.”

Some local residents say the Forest Service has blocked their ability to provide meaningful input on the plan.

Rich Heinz, a Delta County resident who owns a business in Escanaba, said the situation has gotten out of control.

“There’s a huge problem up here with the Forest Service gone wild,” he said. Heinz added he has driven down many of the trails in question on his side-by-side and there’s no valid reason to close them.

“These people get emotional about a mud puddle because they want to turn it into a wetland,” said Heinz, who attended a Sept. 28 town hall where the plan was discussed with the Forest Service.

Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, doesn’t buy the argument the Forest Service wants to shut down the roads to cut costs, another rationale the agency has cited.

“They’re not listening to the citizens,” he said. “This is an internal policy and I would challenge anybody to come up and take a look at what they’re talking about shutting down and you’ll shake your head because they’ve done no maintenance to these roads.”

Casperson and Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, penned a letter to the Forest Service’s District Ranger Joanne Sanfilippo and Matt Dickinson, National Environmental Policy Act coordinator for the forest, on Oct. 5 asking them to abandon the Camp Cooks project.

The two said that instead of reducing public access and use of the public land, the Forest Service should work with local communities “to improve access, management and use of these lands where it makes sense.”

Casperson’s office said it has yet to get a response from the Forest Service.

“We urge the USFS to abandon this proposed project and work with these local units of government, users and organizations to determine how this public land can further enhance the local communities,” the letter continued. The office said it was “asking the agency to start over and involve the locals at step one of any discussions regarding change of use or management of the forest.”

Sanfilippo did not respond to a request for comment. Another town hall meeting is scheduled for Oct. 18.

Jason Hayes, director of environmental policy for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, said that while the Forest Service likely had good intentions, the plan should be stopped since the community was left out of the planning process.

“Growing opposition to the Camp Cooks Integrated Resource Management Project is evidence that the U.S. Forest Service brought a completed plan to the people of Nahma Township with the expectation that they would simply agree without comment, and the process could proceed uninterrupted,” he said. “It is clear, however, that stakeholders in the area feel they have been excluded from the planning process and are demanding their rightful say — as taxpayers and residents — in the management of the Hiawatha National Forest.”

Hayes added, “While it may seem like a setback initially, the USFS needs to halt the current, failed process. They can then move forward with a concerted effort to work with local governments, local communities, and user and recreation groups. By doing that, they will gain the support of stakeholders and help to ensure the long-term success of the final plan.”

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Sustainable Development: The Transformation of America

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA

HOW TO STOP IT!

By Tom DeWeese

Some think that the planet is in danger of global warming and over consump- tion. They really believe that the only way to fix the problem is to control the flow of resources and wealth, which literally means changing human civilization and the way we live. The problem is, that requires a forced transformation of our entire society to comply, and that ultimately leads to a thirst for power and top- down control – that will eventually lead to tyranny.

In his book, Earth in the Balance, Al Gore warned that a “wrenching transformation” must take place to lead America away from the “horrors of the Industrial Revolution.” The process to do that is called “Sustainable Development” and its’ roots can be traced back to a UN policy document called “Agenda 21”, adopted at the UN’s Earth Summit in 1992.

Sustainable Development calls for changing the very infrastructure of the nation, away from private ownership and control of property to nothing short of central planning of the entire economy – often referred to as top-down control.

Where and when did the term Sustainable Development originate?

The term “sustainable development” was born in the pages of “Our Common Future,” the official report of the 1987 United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development, authored by Gro Harlem Brundtland, Vice President of the World Socialist Party.

For the first time the environment was tied to the tried and true Socialist goals of international redistribution of wealth. Said the report, “Poverty is a major cause and effect of global environmental problems.

It is therefore futile to attempt to deal with environmental problems without a broader perspective that encompasses the factors underlying world poverty and international inequality.”

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Immigration or Refugees – Which is it and who’s footing the bill?

IMMIGRATION OR REFUGEES – WHICH IS IT AND WHO’S FOOTING THE BILL?

People, who do you think is paying for all these refugees? Do you know the government has NO MONEY other than what we give them in our taxes? We can barely pay our own bills let alone now provide housing, utilities, health, food, and other essentials for all these refugees and ILLEGALS. Are the refugees going back to their own country as they are suppose to? Why can’t these refugees be housed in a safe place in their own countries? Ask questions, do your own research, and speak up…it is not about hating the refugees it is about doing what is right for them and US. At the very least when all these people come to America RESPECT America’s culture and assimilate. When immigrants came years past they paid for their own way and came to America and ‘produced’ something, they did not come to America for a free ride off the backs of Americans. Big difference but let us place the blame where the blame lies and that is with the CORRUPT ESTABLISHMENT POLITICIANS (at all levels of government) that is doing this for THEIR OWN GAIN as they do the bidding for the GLOBALIST AGENDA! They want all the populations to be equal in servitude and worship to them as they REIGN over us… the plantations are now called CORPORATIONS and they are global folks.  Ponder what that means for just a moment and if you care anything about your progeny join the MOVEMENT TO STOP THEM right where your at in your own community!

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Upper Peninsula land deal poised for approval

1835 Original Seal for MichiganWHY ARE WE ALLOWING A CANADIAN COMPANY TO MINE OUR LAND IN THE UPPER PENINSULA?  WHO WILL ACTUALLY BENEFIT FROM THIS?  It won’t be the locals…perhaps jobs for “illegals”?  Couldn’t this be a likened to our fiat money we pay the private Federal Reserve to put “ink on paper” and sell to us with INTEREST to use.  We constitutionally are supposed to be creating our own money and it wouldn’t cost us a dime so “no debt” but the US Corporate Government contracted with the Private Federal Reserve Bankers (Foreigners)…. is this not similar? Why aren’t WE MINING OUR OWN LAND and keeping ALL THE PROFITS INSTEAD OF RECEIVING ROYALTIES?  Who profits from this?  It won’t be the locals as they are claiming.  IT IS ANOTHER PILLAGING OF OUR STATE’S RESOURCES BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE DEFACTO STATE GOVERNMENT.  STATE LAND BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE, NOT TO THE GOVERNMENT TO DO AS THEY WILL!!

UPPER PENINSULA LAND DEAL POISED FOR APPROVAL!!

 A controversial Upper Peninsula land deal appears closer to approval.   A Canadian mining company wants to buy land and mineral rights on ten thousand of acres of state land in the Upper Peninsula.

Graymont wants to mine limestone in the area northwest of St. Ignace. The company plans surface and underground mines.

Top Department of Natural Resources officials initially opposed the land deal.

But Graymont made changes to the proposal, including increasing royalty payments to the state and promises of greater wetland protection.

DNR department heads now support the plan which is likely to be approved next week.

A controversial Upper Peninsula land deal appears closer to approv

A Canadian mining company wants to buy land and mineral rights on ten thousand acres of state land in the Upper Peninsula.

Graymont wants to mine limestone in the area northwest of St. Ignace. The company plans surface and underground mines.

Top Department of Natural Resources officials initially opposed the land deal.

But Graymont made changes to the proposal, including increasing royalty payments to the state and promises of greater wetland protection.

DNR department heads now support the plan which is likely to be approved next week.

Environmentalists and others fear the mining operation will cause irreversible damage to the region.

Marvin Roberson is with the Sierra Club.

He says the DNR should give people 30 days to review the latest proposal before taking any action. He says Graymont has submitted multiple revisions to its proposal since the beginning of the year.

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The Appeals Court Opinion Has Arrived

THE APPEALS COURT OPINION HAS ARRIVED

From: “Greg Groninger” <ggron@charter.net>
Date: February 5, 2015 at 11:15:16 AM EST
To: <ggron@charter.net>
Subject: The Appeals Court Opinion Has Arrived

So we can all be clear, the case we are talking about here is Groninger et al v. MI. Dept. of Environmental (DEQ).  The DEQ is just like the kid in the schoolyard who likes to start fights knowing Big Brother (Attorney General Bill Schuette and his office) will step in and protect Little Brother (DEQ). Bill Schuette’s office will tell you – by statute – it is his job to defend lawsuits against state agencies. What?? Attorney General Bill Schuette seems to not understand that his FIRST DUTY is to the Constitution of the United States (the supreme law of the land) and the Michigan Constitution. Constitutions are written to protect the rights of the minority from the majority.

To sum up the opinion, the court denied us a jury trial or any trial for that matter.   I would say the opinion also shows the State trustees to be constitutionally and morally bankrupt.

Attached to this e-mail is a copy of the opinion and I have highlighted only five points, of the many points, that could be commented on in this six-page opinion. To make this easy, start on page four. However, before you start reading, let me say this: Do not be confused or intimidated by all the case citation used in this opinion. Many of these citations can be summed-up by one citation used in a case where the fed’s sued the State, U.S. ON BEHALF OF SAGINAW TRIBE v. STATE OF MICHIGAN 106 F.3d 130 (1997). “The defendants (State) follow the familiar model of contemporary legal argument by taking out of context a snippet of language from a Supreme Court opinion and manipulating it to reach a chosen result. They seize on language from…”  Yes, the Attorney General’s office is good at doing this and the court seems to have bought right in.

Comments on points numbered in the opinion.  Please see opinion, then read comment below.

Point #1: When did the Constitution stop being the supreme law of the land? Article VI, § 1, Cl. 2 “This Constitution, … shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby,…”  The State feels “However, the clause is not absolute, but “must be accommodated to the inherent police power of the State to safeguard the vital interests of its people.”  Sounds like we are being told we live in a police state and the Constitution is not relevant. To see where they think they get their police power authority, see point #4

Point #2: It is clear the State does not understand – or wants to twist the meaning of – FEE SIMPLE.  Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd, Edition, pg. 487) Fee Simple- “Absolute is an estate, which is limited absolutely to a man and his heirs and assigns forever, without any limitation or condition.” Seems to me when the DEQ wants to come on to my property and determine IF I can or cannot build a driveway this would be a “limitation or condition”.

Consider Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd, Edition, pg. 955) what is property. – Property, “Rightful dominion over external objects; ownership; the unrestricted and exclusive right to a thing; the right to dispose of the substance of a thing in every legal way, to possess it, to use it, and to exclude everyone else from interfering with it.”

Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd, Edition pg. 694) “LAND, in the most general sense, comprehends any ground, soil, or earth whatsoever; as meadows, pastures, woods, moors, waters, marshes, furzes and heath. The word “land” includes not only the soil, but everything attached to it, whether attached by the course of’ nature, as, trees, herbage, and water, or by the hand of man as buildings and fences.”

Point #3 This statement by the courts is very telling as to how they feel about private property. “Additionally, plaintiffs Groninger have not shown any reduction in the value of their property because defendant may enter the land to inspect whether it is wetland nor have they shown that any failure to issue a permit would reduce the value of their property. Even if they did, “[a] reduction in the value of the regulated property is insufficient, standing alone, to establish a compensable regulatory taking.”  The State Trustees are saying to us, we can take it if we want it and the Constitution cannot stop us.

Point #4: The Attorney General Bill Schuette is claiming the Michigan Constitution Art. IV § 52 gives the state police power over private property.

Art. IV § 52 states the following: “The conservation and development of the natural resources of the state (society of men) are hereby declared to be of paramount public concern in the interest of the health, safety and general welfare of the people. The legislature shall provide for the protection of the air, water and other natural resources of the state from pollution, impairment and destruction.”  (added by gdg)  STATE, n. Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd, Edition pg. 1105) “A body politic, or society of men, …”OF, Webster’s Dictionary 1828:  “From or out of; proceeding from, as the cause, source, means, author or agent bestowing.”

Does this sound like the state trustees were given any police powers over your private property or just the property owned by all of us, the Michigan society of men?  Will they next say they have the police power to come and develop your land?

The State is a society of men, not a land mass. This means the boundary of Michigan is the defining line of who can be a member of the society of men we call the State of Michigan.

Point #5 “Plaintiffs make a number of other arguments, which fail principally because defendant is a state regulator empowered by a state statute.” Seems they did not have any comments about the IX Amendment “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” It is very apparent; if it is not clearly called out in the Constitution, it belongs to the people undiminished.

Folks, it is up to us, the society of men, to stop this unconstitutional taking of your private property. All these folks (Attorney General, Judges, Governor, State Legislators…) who work for us, took an Oath before we allowed them to work for us.  We must hold them to their Oath’s; it is our duty to our children and grandchildren. What you are seeing is one of the most powerful tools the state uses to move the agenda of Agenda 21 forward in our great State.

What can you do?  Call, write or do both the Michigan Attorney General and let him know how you feel. His contact information is below. If you do not know, what Agenda 21 is then please looking into it.

Samuel Adams, who famously uttered,
“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in the minds of men.”

Greg Groninger

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL
Bill Schuette
Michigan Attorney General
525 W. Ottawa St.
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1110
e-mail  SchuetteB@michigan.gov

“Behind the Green Mask About Agenda 21” by Rosa Koire

1835 Seal for Michigan Free De Jure StateIn order for us to continue to build our De Jure Republic we must understand the enemy within that is usurping everything good about the united States of America; Michigan is perhaps in greater danger because of the defacto policies that have been incorporated into our state since it’s inception. Michigan was the pilot police state for other states. Please listen to the following information (link below) that was emailed to me.  Education is key to success! The title of the video is different than the title for this post. The reason for the change is because the emphasis needs to be put on the book written by Rosa Koire and not the theatrics for infowars.  Please also go to the page “NOTICE” to see what was sent to the Michigan Congress concerning the “Free Zone” established by DHS.  We really need to become more active in our local communities, it’s not too late if we become proactive!  “FOCUS LOCALLY, GO OBSERVE, LET THEM KNOW YOUR PAYING ATTENTION AND TAKE ACTION BY BECOMING AWARE AND MAKE OTHERS AWARE.  THE PLAN IS CONTINGENT ON OUR IGNORANCE!”

 

BEHIND THE GREEN MASK ABOUT AGENDA 21

Subject: Green Mask about Agenda 21
This is 40 minutes but very good. I started listening and was not able to turn it off.
David Knight takes the studio for Alex Jones and talks with Rosa Koire author of “Behind the Green Mask about Agenda 21″ and what it really is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JARku5L2VgY&feature=em-share_video_user

Pertinent comments from video:

3 days ago –  Here in Orlando FL, we just got the Sun Rail. Plus we have a bunch of square shaped, 4 story apartment buildings popping up everywhere around the train stations & urban centers. The rent for these new apartments is $1,500 a month, which is ridiculous because Orlando is mostly low wage service jobs. I assume they want 10 people to live inside these new coffin apartments. Meanwhile they have completely stopped building houses in the suburbs. To the average sheep this looks like regular growth. To me this screams of Agenda21.

1 hour ago – I live in the country in SC and they paved our road.  Next thing, where there were a bunch of deer blinds and land has a bunch of flourescent pink ribbon around the area saying the land belongs to SC Wildlife…and a bunch of signs saying NO TRESPASSING & NO HUNTING!!!!!  This is BIG TIME HUNTING COUNTRY!!!!  I see a problem coming!  Right now it screams Agenda 21!

23 hours ago – In Upper Makefield Pa we have what’s called the Jointure, started in 1970, it combines three townships, Newtown, Upper Makefield and Wrightstown. It is promoted as necessary for planning. For instance if the township that has the industry is putting pollution in the water upstream from the other townships then this jointure can prevent such things. It can be interpreted that this Jointure is the beginning of the consolidation of local control.

15 hours ago – I looked up my town like Rosa said. The planning dept had an announcement that said they were changing the name of the city’s plan from Tyler 21 to Tyler 1st! Yep. Just like Rosa said. Also, they had an announcement about zoning for multi-use zoning for business/commercial/residential building.

[ put your town name in the search engine with sustainability, high rail, sustainable growth etc and this will tell you what is planned for your community.]

VICTORY: Citizens Stand Up to Agenda 21 in Alaska!

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1835 Seal for Michigan Free De Jure StateThis again does not directly pertain to Michigan, but indirectly it can because this is what land owners in Michigan need to do.  Renters need to stand and defend the property owners right because they could be a future land owner or their children. If it can happen in Alaska it can happen here too!  We just need to reach out to one another and stand up to defend and protect our rights.  They do what they do because WE LET THEM!!

 

VICTORY: CITIZENS STAND UP TO AGENDA 21 IN ALASKA! 

By Dan Johnson

The average planning and zoning meeting consists of the planning and zoning commissioners, a room, and very little else. They are often dry meetings dealing with rules and regulations for business and home licensing, property lines, and nuisance ordinances.

So when the Borough of Kodiak, AK (Pop. 13,600) chose to attempt to entirely revamp the zoning code and place greater restrictions on property owners, including a $1,000 fine per violation, they expected there to be little opposition, and little knowledge of the change.

Instead, the Solutions Institute assisted local resident Jamie Fagan, and he along with a team of people rallied over 300 residents to attend the meeting.

Even though many residents could not attend due to flooded roads and driving rain, there were over 69 speeches, nearly all in opposition to the new code, totaling over 4 hours of testimony against it.

The zoning code in question, drafted by Bob Pederson, enforces many of the suggestions of the United Nations’ 1992 “Agenda 21” treaty, including making it easier for local officials to seize private property.

Jamie was excited to have some assistance defending his home:

I can’t thank the Solutions Institute enough. From helping us to choose an appropriate name for our organization to setting up Facebook groups, editing videos, to helping in ways that one might describe as “unorthodox” but are breathtakingly effective, it really is a joy to work with these guys and there is no doubt in my mind that our group would not have been nearly as effective without their help.

Though the code has not been defeated yet, Jamie has no doubt that with the amount of people who came out to try and stop it, it is only a matter of time before the new code is scrapped.

While SI does not take a position on the issue, we were pleased to help get more citizens involved in their local governance, and happy to help ensure that the new zoning regulations faced the public debate and transparency that are the hallmarks of a free society. 

The Solutions Institute is a collection of activists and professionals from across the political spectrum, and we are always looking for new projects. Submit yours here: http://solutions-institute.org/get-help/ 

Dan Johnson is the founder of the Solutions Institute, where this article first appeared.