Are The Charges True That Obama Wants To 'Burn Out' Suburbs Like Dresden? Was G. Washington's Vision True?Submitted by emalvini on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 12:48
Are The Charges True That Obama Wants To 'Burn Out' Suburbs Like Dresden? Was G. Washington's Vision True?
Now comes the latest: He's going to burn down the suburbs.
Making this allegation is Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, which describes itself as "Washington, D.C.'s premier institute dedicated to applying the Judeo-Christian moral tradition to critical issues of public policy."
Well, way back in the 1980s, it seems, Obama was in cahoots with a batch of community organizers who blamed the deepening poverty of city governments (and cities themselves) on taxpayers' flight to the suburbs. Their animus toward suburbs took the form of a crusade against sprawl. Kurtz puts the word "sprawl" in quotes, as though the unplanned spread of Pizza Huts, Walmarts, shopping malls, housing and highways across the landscape were a fiction.