Thursday, February 11, 2016
ABAG director attacks the California Constitution for being "Anti-Government"
Ezra Rapport, Executive Director of the Association of Bay Area Governments speaks to Regional Planning Directors at a special conference held on November 13, 2015. Mr. Rapport urges allegiance to the goals of ABAG and dismisses local politics as a roadblock to their plans to raise taxes.
He even calls the California constitution as "anti-government". Does he even know the purpose of a constitution is to define the limits of government?
Mr. Rapport and his cohorts at MTC believe their mission is to govern us through a technocratic central authority of appointees that is largely insulated from the capricious public. It is the exact philosophy of fascists and socialists.
Regionalism is merely about the consolidation of power and resources in the hands of a few and flies in the face of our U.S. Constitution and Republic. The Constitution recognizes State and Federal power. No where is "Regional Authority" a legitimate form of government except as a tool for local governments to coordinate functions. We live in a dangerous age for democracy. According to Transparent California Ezra Rapport earned $298,388.80 in 2014.
See the full meeting at https://youtu.be/T3RxQUtAwlY