"I’ve asked Ambassador Susan Rice to lead the administrations charge through the White House and Domestic Policy Council, because I know she’ll see it through. Every White House component and every agency will be involved in this work because advancing equity has to be everyone’s job. Today, I’ll be shortly signing an additional package of executive actions to continue this vital work. Housing, for example.
Housing is a right in American and home ownership is an essential tool to wealth creation and to be passed down to generations.
Today, I’m directly in the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs and Urban Development to redress historical racism and federal housing policies. Today, I’m directing the federal agency to reinvigorate the consultation process with Indian tribes. Respect for tribal sovereignty would be a cornerstone around engaging with Native American communities."
Allow me to summarize:
1. The government is responsible for advancing equity in domestic policy. Equity meaning "fair and equal" to all American citizens.
2. Housing is a right in America.
3. He will redress racism and federal housing policies. Redress meaning to "address and correct".
In a nutshell, he claims that housing is a right for every American and by addressing racism and correcting Federal housing policies, housing will be fair, equal, and available to all Americans.
I agree that housing, as well as other things like healthcare and education, should be fair, equal, and available to all Americans. I also agree in addressing racism within Federal housing policies to achieve this.
But housing is not a right for every American.
ACCESS to housing is a right for every American.
The ability to access and purchase housing on merit, without racism or favoritism is an example of capitalism.
The idea of being entitled and provided free housing is an act of socialism.
I believe our government should help those in true need, to get out of sticky situations or unseen life events such as unemployment, divorce, or medical issues. But this assistance should be temporary and a catalyst to get back on track. So the individual may become self-sufficient and a productive member of society.
However, there are many citizens accepting free or assisted government housing. This assistance may last 10, 20, or 30 years or more. Many cases involve those who can provide for themselves but choose not to. They enjoy and abuse the entitlement from our government.
A push from the government to provide widespread funding is an act of socialism. The intent is to establish government dependency and control. This will devalue and destroy an individual's identity, productivity, and self-worth.
Having the freedom to work and fairly obtain accessible housing is capitalism - the bedrock of our country. This ensures the ability to work and provide a home as a productive member of society.
Without government dependency.