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Rex Curry, Professor and Associate Director

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PICCED is another branch of The POINTER INSTITUTE - a libertarian think tank pointing out the pointlessness of government involvement in community and environmental development. Pointing planners toward intelligent points in free-market development.  The Pointer Institute (PI) is a school for planners, developers, future planners and developers, and teachers of planning and development, with a resource center, and seminars that can be scheduled, and the famous standing "planner debate challenge" and other educational debates, to teach planners the "point" of personal and economic freedom and point them toward relevant resources.  PI also provides libertarian lecturers through its Libertarian Speakers Bureau.

Spearheaded by an internationally published libertarian author with a degree in mass communications (journalism) and a degree in law, the Pointer Institute helps government planners to understand constitutional rights (including private property rights), and why government planners are proof that government schools are an unconstitutional impediment to intelligent community and environmental development.

The Pointer Institute sponsors continual exposés of the lie of "government planning."   PI exposes the gullibility of planners, and statism/socialism in planning, socialistic sycophants in community development, and explains the important point of personal and economic freedom.

PI sponsors the POINTER AWARDS that praise any examples of libertarianism and capitalism in planning, and simultaneously condemns the planners for socialism and statism.  Please send any nominations for the most libertarian planning personalities and/or stories.  And also send nominations for the best examples of ignorance of simple economics or of liberty in planning.

The Pointer Institute is imperative because "planning" today has developed a horrible trait wherein planners will dance around a topic and never make any point other than than the veiled call for socialism that "the government needs to do something." Examples are on the linked page of this website (click here).

PI is helping planners and developers to become winners, not wieners, nor whiners.  In a free society the planning excells, but as our society slides into socialism, "government planning" becomes high camp.

Rex Curry
Professor and Associate Director, Pointer Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development (PICCED).

Rex Curry has over twenty years of experience in speaking and writing about the urban planning and community development field.  During this time he has contributed to the development and success of the oldest planning assistance program in the United States -the free market.  He specializes in community-based planning, neighborhood market analysis, historic preservation and related strategies leading to comprehensive and integrative economic development in distressed and undistressed areas, all without government involvement.  He has supported organizations to raise program non-government development funds for a variety of  and community-based development corporations.  He is also available to consult on the planning and development of community design centers.

For over twenty years, Rex Curry has taught the community and community leaders a variety of non-government urban planning methods.   As a former member of the Lake Padgett Estates East Property Owner's Association, he furthered the development of this organization in utilizing for-profit and non-governmental planning and architectural practices in the area.  Community Design Centers refer to a variety of non-governmental / private firms that provide materials and assistance to members of the public and they are dedicated to the service of low- and moderate- and high-income people and community-based organizations serving all neighborhoods.

What is your definition of Community Design?  What free people do in a free market economy that recognizes and protects private property rights.

What process do you use to involve the community in design?  competitive market pricing, advertising, word of mouth, supply and demand.

What is the future of community design?  The socialist trio of atrocities (the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the People's Republic of China, the National Socialsit German Workers' Party) and their lessers (Cuba, India, Cambodia, etc) have demonstrated that great community design comes not from government / socialism but from a great future in capitalism, private property rights and liberty.

How can community design be funded?  The same way that food, clothing, shelter, widgets and every other good and service is funded in a free society.

What were some of the problems you faced as a Community Designer? How were they solved?  I face constant interference from government / socialism, from people who have not learned the lessons of history.  The problems are solved by trying to enlighten government and socialists, and failing that, by interfering right back at them, and if necessary, resorting to litigation to protect freedom and private property rights.

How can service learning best be integrated with Community Design?  By actually working in the market with customers and providing the best product at the best price, and paying attention to feedback from customers.

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Libertarian think tanks

    * Cato Institute
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    * Institute for Humane Studies
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    * Future of Freedom Foundation
    * Adam Smith Institute
    * The Prometheus Institute
    * Copenhagen Institute
    * Institut Constant de Rebecque
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Join libertarians against historic preservation legislation. Learn about the Committee for the Protection of your Rights (CPR). The fact that CPR opposes the historic ordinances does not mean that they oppose historic preservation.  They oppose laws about historic preservation.

Learn about Randal O'Toole, a researcher with the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. He says that government planning does more harm than good. He is well known for his libertarian opposition to any form of urban planning.  He exposes the nonsensical interventionist moves by government to disrupt the forces of supply and demand in an effort to engineer certain outcomes in our sadly mixed economy.

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Fight historic preservation regulations and oppose historic preservation laws. They are hysterical perversions.
Fight the dogma of Edward Bellamy, Francis Bellamy, and Looking Backward at the Pledge of Allegiance

Historic preservation laws are bad.  When government aids historic preservation with tax dollars, regulations, or in any way, the government becomes the violator of property rights. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance.jpg

The purpose of government is to protect individuals and their property from interference by others.   That is why Libertarians, Objectivists, and freedom-loving people oppose government assistance in historic preservation. http://rexcurry.net/commentary/historic.html

So long as preservationists spend their own money and time, and do not use government to pursue their petty fetish, they may do as they like with property they own or purchase, and leave the property of others alone. http://rexcurry.net/curry-mansion.html

Historic preservation laws result from histrionic whining by hysterical perversionists. When the government is involved, a truthful sign would state: "Historic Preservation: Your tax dollars become history."

As an attorney, the historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets") is consulted about historic preservation laws, historic districts and other violations of private property rights. Known as the "Libertarian Historic Preservationist," he notes that today's historic preservationists impede greater histories of the future. Historic preservationists block future historic structures. They prevent historic homes from being replaced by new homes that would also become historical.  Newer structures become more historical than the old ones, thanks to capitalism. 

Historic preservationists owe their entire movement and  a debt of gratitude (which they will never pay) to capitalism.  Historic homes and buildings were built by capitalists and they are historical only because capitalists kept building other homes and buildings.  Preservable history exists only because change occurred.

Historic preservation is antidisestablishmentarianism.  The 28-letter word describes people who stop others from fighting the establishment and changing things.  Preservationism was thoroughly debunked by the capitalist philosopher Ayn Rand in her novel "The Fountainhead."   Preservationists are neo-luddites and, like the luddites of 19th Century England, they fight progress as well as the liberty, property rights and capitalism that bring progress, and they use old structures as an excuse. http://rexcurry.net/commentary/philadelphia.html

It is the dogma of American socialists like Francis Bellamy (author of the "Pledge of Allegiance") and Edward Bellamy (author of the book "Looking Backward") and their desire to nationalize all property in their global nationalism movment. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance.jpg

That dogma of socialism not only destroys history and historic structures, it also destroys prosperity and lives. It did all of that and more in the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): ~60 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; ~50 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; ~20 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party. http://rexcurry.net/swastika3swastika.jpg

Some preservationists say that they are trying to "teach history."  What lesson is to be learned?  Judging from the regulatory slant of preservationists, old structures are grotesque reminders of how bad things were before government grew so big and preservationists grew so powerful.

A principled preservation group would restore not just old structures, but what produced them: free enterprise, progress, and the historic relationship of government and people.  Old homes would teach of times when taxes and government revenue were tiny, when old neighborhoods and private mass transit flourished, when historic preservationists could not impose their whims on private property. Old homes would memorialize a history of individual rights and capitalism.  A principled preservation group would act without government aid and against it.  Now that's historic preservation! http://rexcurry.net/curry-mansion.html

Modern preservationists do not preserve history.  All real estate has history spanning the age of the earth.  Why do preservationists fixate on present structures?  "Hysterical" preservationists can only histrionically whine, "It's what's there now!"  Preservationism is strange idolatry that romanticizes old homes as empty symbols of arbitrary times.  They do not want to preserve everything that is historic, and they do not want to restore the historic Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, nor even remind anyone about those parts of their romanticized history. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance.jpg

Historic preservation does not involve conflicts between property "rights" and "responsibilities."  There is never such a conflict.  People have property rights and everyone's responsibility is not to violate those rights.

The same government that trumpets preservation destroyed historic neighborhoods with urban renewal, strangled downtown businesses with taxes and bureaucracy, and helped build highways through historic communities.  The expansive government preservationists support destroys more historical private property than it ever saves.  

Modern preservationists shirk responsibility. Preservationists do not plan ahead, but wait until new construction nears and then cry for government to intervene.  It never matters how preservation impacts dreary people who need jobs, food, clothing, and shelter.  Preservationists who enlist government are cavalier people with a love for old structures no deeper than their neighbors' pockets.


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Face-off over converted garage could land woman, 83, in jail from code enforcement
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 08:26:06 -0500

At the very least limitations would prevent their enforcement against her. A crime over 30 years ago, except for murder, is probably limited against enforcement. It certainly isn't that woman's fault that the code enforcement officers were negligent over 30 years ago. And, if the conversion was done before the code was passed, how is that house subject to that code? Most likely the house would have been "grandfathered" against enforcement if the modification was already done.

Worse, the judge should know that the statute of limitations prohibits their enforcement of that code against the woman.

Plus, what possible health or safety problems exist when a garage is converted to a bedroom? It is one thing to make such a claim and quite another to prove the claim at law.

Despite the City's claim that they are not harassing Camargo, there is so much wrong with the enforcement that the reasonable man or woman could not help but see the harassment. In my opinion, Camargo should countersue in tort for negligence against the City.

Face-off over converted garage could land woman, 83, in jail


Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

Camargo's troubles began when a code enforcement officer spotted a
light shining from her garage, a violation, and firmly fixed garage

La Quinta, Calif., resident says the space was a bedroom when she
bought the house 30 years ago, but the city says it's her
responsibility to undo the illegal conversion.  When she bought the house 30 years ago, and it was a bedroom, she had a 'vested liberty interest' in it remaining a bedroom. Likewise, after her having it for over 21 years she is entitled to maintaining it as a bedroom. 

PrescriptionBlack's Law Dictionary.  Prescription.  Acquisition of a personal right to use a way, water, light and air by reason of continuous usage.  Id.

By David Kelly, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
October 18, 2008

Ageda Camargo was sitting in her shady frontyard, wondering aloud if
jail is as bad as it sounds.

"I'm thinking of writing Martha Stewart to ask what it's like," said
the soft-spoken 83-year-old. "Do they put you in a cell? I wouldn't
want to be in a cell."

These weren't idle worries.

Camargo, a grandmother of six, has run afoul of La Quinta's code
enforcement in a big way, big enough to put her behind bars.

The city near Palm Springs insists that one of her three bedrooms is
really an illegally converted garage. She insists it's just a bedroom.

"What right do they have to call this a garage?" she asked, walking
around the room with its cabinets, sink, bathroom and
refrigerator. "I never called it a garage. How do they know it's not
a bedroom? If this is a garage, then they owe me a bedroom."

For 18 months now, code enforcement officials have been after Camargo
to turn the bedroom back into a garage. Insisting that her home is
her castle, she has ignored more than a dozen warnings.

Her resistance crumbled last week when a local judge ordered her to
comply or face possible jail time.

"It's traumatic. It's like tearing my house down," she said. "I
bought this place 30 years ago, and it was always a bedroom. And now
they are trying to shove this down my throat."

City building and safety director Tom Hartung said that an illegally
converted garage poses health and safety risks but that going to
court is a last resort.

"To say we should not enforce the ordinances based on the
demographics of the owner of the property is unrealistic," he
said. "We can't do that."

Hartung said that in his 25-year career, he's seen only one person
jailed over a violation.

"I think we are very fair," he said. "I don't think you will find a
more reasonable department."

Camargo grew up on a family farm in nearby Thermal. In 1977, she
moved to Avenida Montezuma in La Quinta, attracted by the isolation
and soaring views of the nearby Santa Rosa Mountains.

"I was crazy about those mountains," she said, relaxing under a vine-
covered pergola in her frontyard. "There were no neighbors then,
nothing but sand dunes. I loved it."

Her troubles began when a code enforcement officer spotted a light
shining from her garage into the street, a code violation. He noticed
her trash cans in front of the house (another violation) and weeds
poking through the concrete (yet another one).

But what really caught his eye were the garage doors. They were
firmly fixed in the driveway and didn't open. Windows lined one side
wall of the attached structure.

"He began yelling orders at me and said he wanted to bring in
inspectors," Camargo said. "He wanted to come in, and I said, 'No way
am I going to let you in. Are you telling me this isn't America
anymore?' "

Undeterred, code enforcement sent letter after letter warning that
continued defiance could mean a fine or jail. The department gave her
repeated extensions to undo the conversion. Still she didn't budge.

"I know rules are rules, but this is harassment," said Mike Head,
Camargo's son. "She has undergone three surgeries in the last two
years. She had breast cancer. She had brain surgery, which took her a
year to recover from, and I still think she's a little dingy from

On a recent morning, in thick glasses and a long floral dress, she
seemed more anxious than "dingy."

"I never had a garage," said Camargo, who parks in the driveway. "I
don't need one or want one."

Nevertheless, the city finally took the gloves off. Code enforcement
showed up recently with three inspectors, two police officers and a
search warrant.

Jarrod Head, Camargo's 29-year-old grandson, who lives with her, was
sleeping in the disputed bedroom when they arrived.

"They pushed right in," he said. "I said, 'What's this about?' but
they were busy taking pictures. When I asked why they were taking
pictures, the police asked me for my ID. I asked why they needed my
ID, and they put me in handcuffs."

Camargo was indignant.

"I didn't like to see my grandson handcuffed," she said. "The
inspector went into the bedroom and said, 'I can tell this has been
added on.' They gave me two weeks to put it into compliance."

Mark Moran, a member of the Riverside County Advisory Council on
Aging, called the situation "elder abuse." He filed a complaint with
Adult Protective Services, which has opened a case.

"You would think Ageda Camargo was hiding Osama bin Laden in the
house, given the way they have come after her," he said.

City prosecutor Noam Duzman denies that La Quinta is targeting the
elderly woman. He said that the city has "bent over backward" to
resolve the dispute but that Camargo has not been forthcoming and
refuses to abide by the law.

"She believes that since she bought the house this way, it isn't her
responsibility," Duzman said. "The county and city code says if you
build or convert something, you need a permit. I get the feeling she
felt if she stuck it out long enough we'd drop this -- but we won't
because it's a public safety issue."

Last week Camargo was in court. The judge ordered her to pay a $3,000
fine, which she said she couldn't afford. She asked for the other
option -- 30 days in jail.

"She insisted on jail time instead," Duzman said. "I went on record
in front of the judge to say that the city did not recommend this."

The estimated cost of fixing the problem is $10,000. Camargo said she
lives on Social Security and income from a reverse mortgage.

If the work is done by Jan. 12, the fine and threat of jail will be

"I don't think she should go to jail. She is an elderly woman," the
prosecutor said. "I do believe, however, that she should be subject
to the law just like everyone else."


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