The Trump Administration Is About To Make a HUGE Mistake


Last week the American Policy Center issued an urgent Sledgehammer Action Alert (see SLEDGEHAMMER ALERT below) demanding that the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) immediately withdraw the nomination of Neal Rackleff as Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development.

If ratified to that position, Rackleff would oversee such programs as the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), an Obama policy that is a direct threat to private property owners and local governments.

HUD is using the program for pure social engineering to change the very culture of the nation, and destroy the concept of property ownership. In the process HUD is using law suits and intimidation to destroy the Founder’s concept of local rule that is elected by the people.

During the campaign Candidate Trump promised to end AFFH. Rackleff’s appointment to oversee this dangerous program would be a disaster. That’s because he is a partner in a Houston law firm that is a major force behind promoting such HUD grant schemes. In short, Neal Rackleff is the swamp that President Trump promised to drain!

As APC launched this action alert the response from our supporters was outstanding. Americans from across the nation quickly began to make the calls to HUD and to Congress to protest the Rackleff nomination. Reports began to come into the APC office that HUD’s phone lines were jammed and their voice mail boxes were full. Our voice of opposition is absolutely being heard! Now we need to keep up the pressure until the nomination is withdrawn.

So today I am again issuing the action alert (Please read SLEDGEHAMMER ALERT below) to media across the nation to help others learn of this fight and why it is so important.

For more information on AFFH please read my article “Listen This Time or HUD Will Destroy Your City.”

For interviews please email me at [email protected] or call 540-341-8911 and press 2.

Self-Educated American Contributing Editor, Tom DeWeese, is the President American Policy Center.



The Trump Administration Is About
To Make a HUGE Mistake

Your Action Needed At Once!!!


President Trump promised to DRAIN THE SWAMP.

Specifically President Trump promised to defund and roll back AFFH. But that may not be possible because his Administration has made a huge mistake in nominating a very bad choice to oversee these development programs.

AFFH is one of the worst assaults on local property rights and your property values. It is also the greatest threat to local home rule in communities across the nation. AFFH is being used by HUD to sue cities and put federal HUD agents in charge of local development programs.

But somehow someone in the Trump Administration has nominated a man named Neal Rackleff to be the Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development at HUD. This will be the man to oversee AFFH and much more.

Why is his nomination such a mistake?

  • Neal Rackleff is the former Director of Public Housing for Houston, Texas.  In that job he led the programs President Trump promised to eliminate.
  • Currently Neal Rackleff is a partner of a law firm called Locke Lord. They specialize in dealing with “community and economic development, affordable housing, and municipal and public law.” In short, they are lobbyists pushing the HUD policies and grant programs onto local governments. These are basically the guys hiding in the back rooms, out of sight, spreading the poison of AFFH!
  • In short, Neal Rackleff is the swamp!


Unless his nomination is withdrawn there is no way to stop the HUD tyranny.

That’s why I need you to take immediate action.

First: Please call HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s Chief of Staff – Sheila Greenwood. She has the power to withdraw Neal Rackleff’s nomination. Tell her he has a severe conflict of interest to serve in this vital position. Tell her Neal Rackleff is the very swamp President Trump pledges to remove!! Her phone number is (202)708-2713

SecondPlease call Senator Mike Crapo. He is the chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee. His committee will decide on Rackleff’s nomination. Again, explain that Rackleff and his law firm create a major conflict of interest and that the nomination must be defeated. Senator Crapo’s number is (202) 224-6142. Fax (202) 228-1375.

Third: If you can, please call any or all of these Republican members of the committee with the same message:

Richard Shelby R AL phone (202) 224-5744 fax (202) 224-3416

Bob Corker R TN phone (202) 224-3344 fax (202) 228-0566

Pat Toomey R PA phone (202) 224-4254 fax (202) 228-0284

Dean Heller R NV phone (202) 224-6244 fax (202) 228-6753

Tim Scott R SC phone (202) 224-6121 fax (202) 228-5143

Ben Sasse R NE phone (202) 224- 4224 fax (202) 228-9642

Tom Cotton R AR phone (202) 224-2353 fax (479) 927-1092

Mike Rounds R SD phone (202) 224-5842 fax (202) 224-7482

David Perdue R GA phone (202) 224-3521 fax (202) 228-1031

Thom Tillis R NC phone (202) 224-6342 fax (202) 228-2563

John Kennedy R LA (202) 224-4623 fax (202) 228-0447

Self-Educated American Contributing Editor, Tom DeWeese, is the President of the American Policy Center.