Vital Questions Answered in SUSTAINABLE

  • The only true solution to eradicating poverty
  • 10 points to define true property rights
  • What is Sustainable Development?
  • 6 real questions city planners should ask the public
  • 10 questions property owners should ask before signing a conservation easement
  • An agenda to restore property rights



Sustainable: The WAR on Free Enterprise, Private Property and Individuals describes in detail the process being used at every level of government to reorganize our society under the excuse of environmental protection. Author Tom DeWeese pulls back the curtain to reveal the policies and the powers behind them that are systematically changing our culture and system of government to impose a political agenda of top-down control at every level. He provides invaluable insight as to how elected officials are pressured by an army of private organizations, planners and federal agencies, armed with federal grants to impose specific regulations in the name of Sustainable Development. Sustainable serves as a hand book for property rights activists to organize opposition. It provides vital information to a news media that is basically clueless to these policies, and it provides a blue print for fighting back as it offers hope to those who are its victims. Read more


About the Author

Tom DeWeese passionately believes in the rights of the individual over a powerful, tyrannical, collective society. He is the author of the policy book Now Tell Me I Was Wrong, and the fictional political thriller, ERASE. To promote his strongly held philosophy of free enterprise, national sovereignty, and limited government, he travels extensively across the nation speaking out as an advocate of private property rights and personal privacy protections. Recognized internationally as an expert in these fields, Tom DeWeese has been quoted in such national publications as the New York Times, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, while making regular appearances on a large list of national and local radio and television news programs. 


What Others Are Saying About Tom DeWeese

Tom DeWeese writes with a flair and the purpose of 'Common Sense' in a time when we dearly need some. - C.J. Hadley, publisher, RANGE magazine  

One of America's best informed and most respected champions of free enterprise and principled government is Tom DeWeese. - Ron Arnold, author and executive vice president, Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise  

Tom DeWeese is a vital force in the battle for American liberty because he tells it like it is, holding back nothing as he cuts through the politically-correct smokescreen to get out the truth. - Jerome Corsi, Author  

From afar, I have long admired your courage and your immense talent for writing. You personally represent that which I admire above all else: the brave American patriot upon whom free people everywhere depend to save America from the Socialism that now threatens it and thereby the Free World. - Judi McLeod, Editor,  

Our country should always feel a great debt to people like Tom DeWeese and others, who literally make it their business to monitor what Washington is doing, where big government is taking us, and alerting us that "we the people" can still be in charge, if we're informed and active. Keep it up, Tom! - Pat Boone  

I've read hundreds of political books over the years - and rank yours as one of the most eye-opening of all - but more than that, I think it is perhaps the most nuts and bolts (how to) solution-oriented book of this class I've ever read, placing it on a pedestal in the midst of a very small class of valuable books. - Steve Farrell, Founder, Self-Educated American



The American system of free enterprise, private property ownership and individual liberty is under attack by a political force that, while plainly out in the open for all to see, is little understood and mostly ignored. Yet an army of private non-governmental organizations (NGOs), city planners and federal agencies have teamed up specifically to change human society under a banner called Sustainable Development. It is gaining power in every state, county and community under the false threat of Environmental Armageddon, demanding that we completely reorganize our economic system, our representative form of government and our individual lifestyle. While termed in positive sounding purposes, in reality Sustainable policy imposes massive government regulations enforced through state and local governments. These policies place severe restrictions on energy and water use. Development schemes seek to ban the use of cars, instead forcing ridership on massively expensive and inconvenient public transportation systems. Meanwhile, so-called "Visioning" programs follow enforcement of international policies to reorganize communities into a one-size-fits-all straightjacket. In the rural areas such policies are purposely designed to make it nearly impossible to live on the land, leading to the destruction of the ranching and timber industries. In the cities, the policy known as Smart Growth is using federal grant money and public/private partnerships between developers and government officials to impose eminent domain, destroying private ownership. In the inner cities development policies routinely bulldoze low income and ethnic neighborhoods. These are replaced with expensive high-rise condos which the original residents can't afford, forcing them into government housing and federal welfare programs from which there is no escape and no hope of building a life of their own. Private property ownership is the single most effective tool to eradicate poverty, yet it is being systematically eliminated under these programs. For homeowners across the nation, property rights have been reduced to the obligation to pay taxes and the mortgage, while nearly every other decision about the use of the property is made by a government agency. Without the right of unrestricted use, property ownership becomes a barren right. Individual choice is eliminated by the dictates of the collective and free enterprise is replaced by partnerships between government and huge corporations. Those private corporations then use their tight connections with government to help eliminate competition, all under the innocent sounding excuse of Sustainable Development. In Sustainable, author Tom DeWeese clearly makes the case that such policies are a war on free enterprise, private property ownership, and individual choice.  

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