By Joe King, firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the controversy surrounding Our Smokies, Our Future, a battle for property rights against environmental concerns is essential to understanding the opposition’s argument.
Although the self-labeled Visioning Process claims to have no pre-determined agenda, opponents argue zoning and environmental regulations that will be pushed by the group will lead to the end of private property rights.
“OSOF may benefit a few ‘stakeholders’ in the community, but the average citizen will lose with its implementation and personal property rights will suffer,” said Pastor Rob Bremer.
And while Bremer’s argument may sound far-fetch to the causal political advocate, the former Chairman of the Tea Party makes a sound statement when his claim is paired with the implantation of Agenda 21, the program opponents said is related to OSOF.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.