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From Timothy B. Smith

By Staff | Mar 24, 2010

Federal funds flow from on high and into your local neighborhoods who gladly accept the handouts.

Since federal funds never come without strings attached, state and local governments are always on the hook to implement the federal programs whenever they accept one penny of the federal gifts.

FEMA openly brags in their documents about the effectiveness of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) at implementing local land restrictions.

FEMA admits that the real battle is not on the federal level.

The battle for control of you property is in your state and local governments. It is your local communities that have been granted the power by the states to enforce the control, not the federal.

Your local community leaders (so called) receive the funds, they agree to impose the confinements upon landowners.

FEMA has absolutely no authority to operate within your local community unless that community accepts their handouts.

FEMA very candidly and explicitly states this point thusly.

The NFIP is based on the Federal government’s power to spend under the Constitution rather than any federal authority to regulate land use.

Keep in mind governmental regulations always seem to begin with the utmost innocence. Once the camel’s nose is thoroughly under the tent, the story takes an ugly turn. Land use and building restrictions are rarely if ever relaxed and often are increasingly restrictive.

There was a book I read that stated quote: “Money is the root of all evil!”

P.S. To my elected representative: Don’t sell us!

Timothy B. Smith

New Martinsville