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Lawsuit Filed Against City to Defend Manufactured Home Owners Rights, led by Equal Justice Non-Profit

July 18th, 2018 No comments
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NEWARK, ARKANSAS – on Tuesday, 7.17.2018, Equal Justice Under Law – a national civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C. – filed a federal civil rights complaint against the City of Newark for blocking and banishing residents simply because they do not own an expensive home.

 

In 2015, the Newark City Council [AR] passed an Exclusion Ordinance forbidding any mobile home worth less than $25,000 (single-wide1) or $35,000 (double-wide1) from existing within the city limits,” Equal Justice told the Daily Business News on MHProNews in a statement. “Failure to do so is punishable with fines up to $500 a day.”

Newark’s poverty exclusion scheme heightens a serious problem across the state of Arkansas: a lack of access to affordable housing,” stated Chrysse Haynes Director of Communications & Development for Equal Justice Under Law.  “For every 100 working family households living on extremely low income, the state has only 50 affordable homes available. Many Newark and nearby residents, including our plaintiffs, are personally affected by this – who either cannot find affordable housing or who are prevented from offering it.”

Among those affected are Veneda and Robert Marshall a retired married couple.

In order to supplement their social security income, they purchase used manufactured homes, which they fix up and rent out throughout Newark, AR.

With a vacant lot available on Thomas Creek Drive, the couple decided to place a multi-sectional manufactured home there.  But they were prevented from doing so because it did not appraise at $35,000. Yet, dozens of interested responses came to the Marshall’s from an online rental listing.

The Marshall’s stated that they are committed to providing affordable and safe housing to local residents. None of their four properties have ever been cited for a health or safety violation.

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This is an important legal action for manufactured home (MH) owners, affordable housing advocates, public officials, and MH industry professionals to consider. Photo supplied by Equal Justice, text graphic added by MHProNews.

Equal Justice believes the city’s arbitrary ordinance is preventing a retired couple on a limited income to utilize the property and resources they have available to them, while further exacerbating the need for affordable housing citywide.

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Executive Director of Equal Justice Under Law Phil Telfeyan says, “a society and the basic principles of fairness embodied in our Constitution.”

Equal Justice Under Law seeks a declaration from the federal court that the Exclusion Ordinance unconstitutionally discriminates and penalizes individuals based off their wealth status, and seeks an injunction prohibiting the City from banishing residents simply because they are poor, and want to live in an affordable, safe, manufactured home.

 

Key Manufactured Home Industry Takeaway

While Equal Justice is suing on behalf of citizens who want to own an inexpensive manufactured home, this suit and a prior one that was already successful are arguably legal actions that benefit manufactured home sellers too.

The MH Industry and our industry’s millions of home owners owes a note of thanks to the Equal Justice non-profit. See related reports for more details. Editorially, MHProNews applauds such efforts.

 

About Equal Justice Under Law

Equal Justice Under Law offers pro bono assistance to those most in need, giving voice to the silenced and disenfranchised. Our work focuses on a range of criminal and social justice issues. Since our founding in 2014, we have filed 31 lawsuits in 12 states and Washington, DC to end wealth-based discrimination and create a justice system that is truly equal,” the nonprofit told MHProNews. ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

Footnote 1) The terminological error is in the original statement, the preferred terminology for a manufactured home, which is what these described homes are, would be single-section and multi-sectional.  Equal Justice will be advised of that, for more details on proper terminology and its significance, see the article linked here.

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McCrory Lawsuit – “Significant Victory Against Zoning Discrimination” – Manufactured Homes

What local officials may or may not realize, is that there is more than a legal cost to their town for such discrimination. There is an economic and development cost too. The report below reflects an academic view that it can costs even modest sized cities millions, and the nation trillions a year, because of discriminatory land use that harms affordable housing such as manufactured homes. Read the report and downloads from the article below for more details.

YIMBY vs. NIMBY, Obama Admin Concept Could Unlock $1.95 Trillion Annually, HUD & MH Impact

 

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Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 7.8.2018 to 7.15.2018

July 15th, 2018 No comments
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Albert Einstein, Zig Ziglar, Martha C. Nussbaum, and Manufactured Housing

 

There are those who mistakenly think they don’t understand the value of an honest critique

But the truth is that we all know the value of objective analysis, because we all rate things – be they spoken, written, expressed by 1 to 5 stars, social media likes, and the critiques one keeps to oneself.

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The manufactured housing industry stands at the edge of great potential. That’s the logic from various third-party factoids found on Saturday’s Daily Business News report, linked below.

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How does a manufactured housing industry professional, advocate or investor best tap into the potential of manufactured homes during this raging affordable housing crisis?

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In part, by understanding reality.

The ideal balance for achieving that reality check is SWOT. 

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The four quads of a good SWOT analysis. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats.

Part of SWOT is identifying threats and weaknesses. Those who only do cheer leading are arguably hobbling progress.

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SWOT is a critical analysis, using a different phrasing. 

It’s like an employee evaluation, the more objective it is, the better. After all, the principle is that one gets more of what we encourage, and less of what we discourage, right?

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The truth or evidence can be disturbing, but usually it’s uncomfortable because it’s misunderstood, or due to someone being in denial.

No good parent or coach let’s a child or team mate keep making the same mistakes without guidance. No good doctor would fail to warn a patient about risks to life or limb.  All of those are examples of critiques.

The quotes from Martha C. Nussbaum, Albert Einstein, and Zig Ziglar are useful reality checks from respected minds, that come from a variety of disciplines.

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For baseball or sports fans, Tony reminds me periodically of the Mickey Mantle quote shown.

 

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What hall of famer Mickey Mantle said about baseball applies to manufactured housing too.

When an industry that has as much potential as manufactured housing has today  – and yet is still underperforming – there must to be objective reasons for it.

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Objective analysis and critique are essentially for growing a business or location’s sales, and thus the industry to its potential.

The quotes shown remind readers that critique is useful, necessary, and – surprisingly! – positive, but only when it is properly viewed and understood.

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On MHProNews, we hunt for, curate, and share information that’s designed to inspire superior performance for those who tune in, objectively think matters through, and thus ‘get it.’

With those insights and thoughts in mind, let’s dive into the headlines from the week in review.

 

What’s New on MHLivingNews

 

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Exposé! Heartbroken Conventional Housing Buyers? Dare to Compare Site Built with Modern Manufactured Homes


What’s New on the Masthead

 

Profits, Understanding Human Events, and Manufactured Housing

Profits, Understanding Human Events, and Manufactured Housing

 

What’s New on the Cutting Edge

 

Savvy Stealth Marketing – and “Product Placement” Storytelling

Savvy Stealth Marketing – and “Product Placement” Storytelling

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News

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Saturday 7.13.2018

7 Reasons Why Manufactured Housing is Poised to for More Rapid Growth

7 Reasons Why Manufactured Housing is Poised to for More Rapid Growth

 

Friday 7.12.2018

Really? Taxes are Cut, Tax Collection and Revenue Grows?

Really? Taxes are Cut, Tax Collection and Revenue Grows?

Stocks Just Did What? Plus Manufactured Housing Industry Market Updates

 

City Fighting to KEEP Dozens of Manufactured Home Communities

City Fighting to KEEP Dozens of Manufactured Home Communities

Friday the 13th, Mobile Homes, Fires, Tornado Magnets and the 2020 U.S. Census

Friday the 13th, Mobile Homes, Fires, Tornado Magnets and the 2020 U.S. Census

 

Thursday 7.11.2018

Capitalism, Socialism, & Manufactured Housing

Capitalism, Socialism, & Manufactured Housing

“Protecting & Promoting Competition” Stunned Defendant, as DOJ OK’s Anti-Trust Appeal, Plus MH Market Updates

“Protecting & Promoting Competition” Stunned Defendant, as DOJ OK’s Anti-Trust Appeal, Plus MH Market Updates

Manufactured and Modular Housing Factoids, and Profitable Analysis

Manufactured and Modular Housing Factoids, and Profitable Analysis

Investors, Heartbroken Home Owners, Site Building Giant DR Horton, and Manufactured Housing

 

 

Wednesday 7.10.2018

DOJ Anti-Trust Division Looking to Appeal Decision, Plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates

Proper Definitions, Mobile Home, Manufactured Home, or Trailer House – Civil Rights, Respect, Public Policy, & Value Issues

Proper Definitions, Mobile Home, Manufactured Home, or Trailer House – Civil Rights, Respect, Public Policy, & Value Issues

“Fear Mongering,” and Manufactured Housing Advancement

“Fear Mongering,” and Manufactured Housing Advancement

How Warren Buffett Built Berkshire Hathaway Investment Empire, Infographic

How Warren Buffett Built Berkshire Hathaway Investment Empire, Infographic

 

Tuesday 7.9.2018

Texas Commission Talks West Texas Oil Boom, Plus Manufactured Home Market Updates

Forbes Boast$ about Manufactured Home Community Operation

Forbes Boast$ about Manufactured Home Community Operation

“RESTORING THE RULE OF LAW TO MANUFACTURED HOUSING REGULATION” – MH Leader Call to Action

“RESTORING THE RULE OF LAW TO MANUFACTURED HOUSING REGULATION” – MH Leader Call to Action

Dog Whistles, as Epic Battle for Business Effecting Manufactured Housing, Others Looms

 

 

Monday 7.8.2018

U.S. vs China, SCOTUS Pick, Biz Effects, and MH Market Updates

“Unconstitutional Taking,” “Gentrification on Trial” in Recent Oak Hill Manufactured Home Community Ruling

“Unconstitutional Taking,” “Gentrification on Trial” in Recent Oak Hill Manufactured Home Community Ruling

Beautiful Dreamers, Looks vs. Results? Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Sales, Marketing Meeting

Beautiful Dreamers, Looks vs. Results? Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Sales, Marketing Meeting

Winners and Losers, 5 Midwestern States, Manufactured Home Shipment Breakdown

Winners and Losers, 5 Midwestern States, Manufactured Home Shipment Breakdown

 

Sunday 7.7.2018

Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 7.1.2018 to 7.8.2018

Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 7.1.2018 to 7.8.2018

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“Fear Mongering,” and Manufactured Housing Advancement

July 11th, 2018 No comments

 

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It’s going to get worse, before it gets better.”

–         Jim Reitzner, Asset Development Group (ADG).!

 

It’s about the rule of law.

 

It’s about laws that make good sense and were properly passed by the representatives of the people.

And the rule of law is going to be front and center with respect to the nation, and manufactured housing (MH) in the months ahead.

Who says?

Several MH industry, and national, voices.  Some examples.

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The role of judges in the US is to rule on what laws apply and what they mean.  Only when laws are ambiguous should the meaning of the law be determined by sources outside the written law itself,” said manufactured housing industry attorney, Kurt Kelley to MHProNews. “And when there is ambiguity, that source must only be from writings contemporaneous with the written law.  Seeking any other outside sources results in random results or results which are the product of a judge’s biases.  The concept of a “Living Constitution” is an prescription for results that reflect whatever biases a judge has.  Predictability in the law is a prerequisite to predictable liberties and thriving commerce.

Once again staying true to his campaign promises, President Trump just nominated Brett Kavanaugh as his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. It’s an excellent choice — though the coming wave of fear-mongering may hide that fact for a while,” the New York Post Editorial Board writes.

Judge Kavanaugh, 53, is widely seen as one of the top legal minds of his generation — so much so that now-Justice Elena Kagan recruited him to teach at Harvard Law, where students across the spectrum rave about him,” per that NY Post editorial.

Judge Kavanaugh understands the proper role of the judiciary and will faithfully honor the Constitution. That’s why I will lift heaven and Earth to see that he is confirmed,” Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) writes in the Washington Examiner. “He will be a strong, principled voice on the Supreme Court.”

 

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Mark Weiss, President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).

The rule of law, and the supremacy of law over the arbitrary whims of individuals who happen to wield government power, was a profound concern for the founders who debated and developed the Constitution of the United States. For over two centuries, legal scholars have pointed to the primacy of the “rule of law” in the system of limited government and defined powers established by the Constitution, stating, for example: “The rule of law may be the most significant and influential accomplishment of Western constitutional thinking. The very meaning and structure of our Constitution embody this principle. Nowhere expressed yet evident throughout the Constitution, this bedrock concept is the first principle on which the American legal and political system was built.”

–   Mark Weiss, J.D., President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).

 

The Battle Over the Rule of Law

Needless to say, there are a range of voices that disagree.

That tension was dramatically showcased just minutes after the announcement of Judge Kavanaugh, when anti-Trump protesters were prepared to protest any nominee he would name.

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Reports indicated that anti-Trump protestors had signs made up for each of the most likely nominees for replacing retiring Justice Anthony “Tony” Kennedy. These are not spontaneous protests, they are carefully organized and are well funded.

Some of those protesters at the Supreme Court on Monday are reportedly politically aligned with forces that have ties to the MH Action, leftist protest group.

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Knowing that protests in front of the Supreme Court Building would draw cameras and headlines, it is part of the stage-crafted use of mainstream media. It raises a range of questions that will be explored in the days ahead.  The same points are true for the MH Action group, only on a far smaller scale.

Suffice it to say for now,

  • that however qualified Judge Kavanaugh may be,
  • and however important his being confirmed is for all business,
  • including the manufactured home industry’s,
  • return to a rule of law — it will be strongly opposed.

Those opponents will be examined by MHProNews in the coming days.

 

Dependability, Certainty in Law Are Essential for Business, for Workers, and Commerce

Industry attorneys Weiss, Kelley plus those cited above all argue for a dependable rule of law, that is the bedrock of the authentically American system.  Certainty is one of the most common terms used by investors in manufactured housing.   Warren Buffett phrases it differently, at times – such as his point about an industry or business having a durable competitive advantage – but the point is similar.

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Why are hundreds of billions of dollars pouring back into the United States? Yes, tax reform is an important part of the motivation.

But another key part is ‘Regulatory Reform,’ which President Donald J. Trump has himself touted repeatedly. Dependable, common sense regulations can harm or advance business, and thus harms or advances job creation too.

Regulatory reform is also a theme which MHARR and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) have both been successfully arguing for in Washington.

While NFIB, which sources there have told the Daily Business News reportedly has a similar number of manufactured housing business members as MHI, and whose total numbers dwarf all of manufactured housing employment combined, MHARR is laser focused on regulations that have specifically harmed manufactured housing.

Weiss argues for enforcement of laws that could create millions of new manufactured home owners in the coming years.

The thrust of Weiss’ thesis is enforcement of existing laws, especially at HUD, which is the prime federal regulator of manufactured homes.

 

 

Left, Right, Center?

The problem with activist judges is that they undermine the rule of law. They also undercut the proper role of the legislative branch, which alone is given authority in the Constitution to make new laws.

Fear-mongering” is exactly what is already taking place, mostly by the political left, but also from some in the “never Trump” camp. For the left, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has been a useful tool to get or defend positions which on their face are found no where in the Constitution.

When now Justice Clarence Thomas was undergoing his confirmation hearings, he went thought a barrage of attacks which he called “a high-tech lynching.”

Volunteer, family man, praised legal mind, and literarily an altar boy in his youth, Brett Kavanaugh could well face his own high-tech lynching.

It’s the price some are paying to drain the swamp of what Weiss called the “deep state” efforts in Washington that have harmed our industry for well over a decade.

The Importance for Businesses and Investors in Manufactured Housing for Selecting the Next Supreme Court Justice

Kelley’s prior comments on this topic are linked above, while Weiss’ new commentary are found at the link below.

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“RESTORING THE RULE OF LAW TO MANUFACTURED HOUSING REGULATION” – MH Leader Call to Action

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The rule of law, and the supremacy of law over the arbitrary whims of individuals who happen to wield government power, was a profound concern for the founders who debated and developed the Constitution of the United States. For over two centuries, legal scholars have pointed to the primacy of the “rule of law” in the system of limited government and defined powers established by the Constitution, stating, for example: “The rule of law may be the most significant and influential accomplishment of Western constitutional thinking. The very meaning and structure of our Constitution embody this principle. Nowhere expressed yet evident throughout the Constitution, this bedrock concept is the first principle on which the American legal and political system was built.”

   Mark Weiss, J.D., President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR).

 

 

MarkWeissJDPresidentCEOManufacturedHousingAssocRegulatoryReformDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsFor too long, though, the rule of law, as envisioned by the nation’s founders, has been undermined, ignored, or bypassed by the so-called “Fourth Branch” of government – the permanent, overgrown and largely unaccountable bureaucracy that has ballooned within the federal government, often in concert with overpaid and largely unaccountable government contractors,” said Weiss in a MHARR release to the Daily Business News. 

While this is a major socio-political issue with ramifications that extend far beyond the scope of this column, federally-regulated manufactured housing faces challenges of its own regarding the rule of law, and with a new Administration – with a new regulatory philosophy — now in place, there is no time like the present to clearly address this issue within the unique context of manufactured housing regulation,” said Weiss.

In the manufactured housing arena, the most fundamental expression of the primacy of the rule of law is the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000,” Weiss said

It’s a theme that MHARR, and editorially MHProNews, have held for years. 

Indeed, the 2000 reform law is a direct outgrowth of – and a direct congressional response to and remedy for – administrative abuses that had piled-up within the federal manufactured housing program over the first quarter-century of its existence. These included, but by no means were limited to:

 

(1) de facto rulemaking by “interpretation;”

(2) circumventing, evading, or ignoring notice and comment requirements;

(3) abuses of the “Interpretive Bulletin” process;

(4) closed-door standards development activity;

(5) non-consensus standards development;

(6) contracting abuses resulting in a non-competitive, de facto “sole-source” program monitoring contract, the same monitoring contractor for the (now) entire 40-year-plus history of the program, and the delegation of governmental power to an unaccountable private entity; and

(7) activity to subvert the operation and objectivity of the former Manufactured Housing Advisory Council, and a host of other actions that undermined the basic fairness, reasonableness and, ultimately, legitimacy of the federal manufactured housing program.   

Weiss, an attorney known for being detail-oriented, got into the weeds in his analysis. 

He also commented on the “Deep State” style “subversion” of the HUD Code program. 

Just as importantly, through nearly every step of this decade-plus subversion of the 2000 reform law, “deep state” regulators at HUD have been aided and abetted by “institutional” program contractors – i.e., de facto sole-source contractors, such as the program monitoring contractor – which constitute a “deep state” of their very own, wielding unlawfully-delegated and largely unaccountable governmental power, together with a built-in incentive to continually expand both the scope and cost of regulation, thereby increasing their own power and influence and, not surprisingly, their contract revenues,” stated Weiss, adding that “This needless regulatory expansion, in itself, has excluded hundreds-of-thousands of Americans from the benefits of manufactured home ownership, based on studies conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and has unnecessarily slowed and stunted the industry’s recovery from its modern production low in 2009, disproportionately harming smaller industry businesses.  Nor does the industry itself escape part of the blame for this activity, as far too many of its largest corporate conglomerates – and their representatives — have provided protection and “cover” for the HUD status quo and program “leaders” who have gone to extraordinary lengths to undermine the most important elements of the 2000 reform law.” 

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The change in presidential administrations, however, has opened the door to potential remedies for this fundamentally lawless regulatory activity. In particular, the Trump Administration’s “top-to-bottom” review of HUD’s manufactured housing regulations and “regulatory activities,” under Executive Orders 13771 (“Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs”) and 13777 (“Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda”) provides a viable basis for action to repeal both the 2010 HUD interpretive rule and the slew of “field guidance” and other sub-regulatory mandates issued by HUD based on the Department’s unlawful construction of section 604(b)(6),” wrote Weiss.    

And indeed, MHARR in its February 20, 2018 regulatory review comments to HUD, specifically urged the program to return to the rule of law, through the withdrawal of the 2010 interpretive rule and all of the program’s sub-regulatory mandates issued without MHCC consideration and notice and comment rulemaking.” 

This effort…received a major boost when the U.S. Department of Justice notified federal agencies, through memoranda issued on November 16, 2017 and January 25, 2018 that it would no longer enforce administrative “guidance” documents issued without notice and comment rulemaking.  In part, the Justice Department stated: “Guidance documents cannot create biding requirements that do not already exist by statute or regulation.  Accordingly … the [Justice] Department may not use its enforcement authority to effectively convert agency guidance documents into binding rules.  Likewise, Department litigators may not use noncompliance with guidance documents as a basis for proving violations of applicable law…” said MHARR’s president.

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Dog Whistles, as Epic Battle for Business Effecting Manufactured Housing, Others Looms

July 10th, 2018 No comments

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As Campus Reform humorously pointed out, the battle over the next nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States began almost immediately after the announcement that Justice Anthony “Tony” Kennedy would retire.

 

While the manufactured home industry veteran did not mention SCOTUS or the vacancy, in what reads like an anticipatory statement, Mark Weiss, JD, President and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) said in a new article that it is time for a return to the rule of law, as it applies to manufactured housing. See that, linked here.

If certainty is an important issue for business and investing – and investors routinely tell MHProNews that it is – then dependability from the courts is a crucial issue for manufactured housing, and all others too.

Much of what has occurred in transforming American business and the legal landscape in recent decades has come from political and legal changes that flowed from Washington, D.C.

So like it or not, these issues matter to MHVille.

 

Increased Certainty for Business?

It is against a backdrop of certainty for business – rather than red herring issues like abortion, which even if someday it would be overturned, it would simply go back to the states – that this Daily Business News post examines the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  He stated last night that “A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law. A judge must interpret statutes as written, and a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent.”

That is the essence of what certainty is. That a law means what it says, and thus provides certainty for business and all others. The rest are details and commentary.

Showing off their sometimes-subtle whit, right wing Breitbart – which provided some of the pull quotes used here – shared a video from left wing MSNBC to show their readers what Judge Kavanaugh had to say in his 8 minutes of initial fame. Our video will be from CSPAN.

 

 

Kavanaugh was a Bush Administration appointee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on May 30, 2006, per federal records.

Kavanaugh said, “The framers established that the Constitution is designed to secure the blessings of liberty. Justice Kennedy devoted his career to securing liberty. I am deeply honored to be nominated to fill his seat on the Supreme Court.”

The D.C. judge later added some of the most important talking points that will doubtlessly come up during his confirmation process, “My judicial philosophy is straightforward. A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law. A judge must interpret statutes as written, and a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent. For the past 11 years, I’ve taught hundreds of students, primarily at Harvard Law School. I teach that the Constitution’s separation of powers protects individual liberty, and I remain grateful to the dean who hired me, Justice Elena Kagan. As a judge, I hire four law clerks each year. I look for the best. My law clerks come from diverse backgrounds and points of view. I am proud that a majority of my law clerks have been women.”

 

The View from the Oval Office

In a release to the Daily Business News, the White House press room said last night that Kavanaugh was “the best of the best.”

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Campus Reform and Democratic Push Back

Millions will be spent by both major parties and their backers, primarily in battle ground states where Democrats have senators up for re-election this November in ‘red states’ that President Donald J. Trump won in 2016.

 

As MHProNews previously reported, several potential issues are expected to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming years that will impact manufactured housing. So this business of certainty and following the law and Constitution matters.

The Importance for Businesses and Investors in Manufactured Housing for Selecting the Next Supreme Court Justice

 

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The Fourth of July is not about Barbecues, or Fireworks, It’s About This – Stossel

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We celebrate the Fourth of July because that’s the day the Declaration of Independence was signed, 242 years ago. You might call July 4 America’s birthday,” said Stossel in the Reason video posted below, and quoted on Fox News.

 

The Declaration didn’t just declare our independence from Britain; it vowed to create a government that respected all people’s rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” said Stossel.

America became great because the Declaration (and the Constitution that followed) set down rules that kept government small and out of the way,” stated the author and TV personality, Stossel,  “That [freedom from government] let creative individuals flourish.”

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Thomas Jefferson and his colleagues wrote the Declaration to assert that our “natural rights” could not be taken away by any government, and to set the stage for the creation of a government through which people could rule themselves,” the libertarian leaning Stossel wrote.

At the time, America was considered a backwater. Just a few years later, America had become the most prosperous, and probably the freest, country in the world.” – and that last line hits a point that the Daily Business News on MHProNews has hit home upon numerous times over the years.  Generally, the more limited government power is over its citizens, the greater our freedom and the higher our potential earning power.

Note that the video is similar, but different from the quoted text.

 

The Fourth of July is…about that idea: that people have the right to rule themselves,” within specific limits, of course, that are designed to keep some from harming others.

Trust no man with too much government power,” wrote Jefferson. “(B)ind them with the chains of the Constitution.”

By limiting the federal government – and likewise limiting state and local governments – “We, the People” are able to retain the maximum fruits of our labors.

It’s good that the Declaration and Constitution have those “chains.” No matter how insistent the state’s busybodies get, they may not arbitrarily search our homes or jail us. We have a right to bear arms, to practice whatever religions we choose, to exercise free speech and more,” declares Stossel.

He explains that the Constitution which followed the successful revolution in America created a division of power.  Again, the purpose was to keep any branch of government from becoming too strong.

Mindful of the experience with England, Americans didn’t want a domestic king or tyrant to rule over them.  Dividing the powers of government up, and reserving all of the other rights to “We, the People” is how the founders sought to protect citizens.

Unfortunately, those limits on government haven’t exactly kept government small,” Stossel laments.  “Thomas Jefferson wanted “a wise and frugal government” that leaves people “free to regulate their own pursuits.” Now we’ve got 180,000 pages of federal rules and $21 trillion in debt.”

But among the reasons for that erosion of personal freedom in the U.S. is arguably because too many Americans have lost sight of why the colonists sought freedom in the first place.  Our industry has suffered from over-reach at all levels of government. The result?  Affordable housing is in decline in almost every part of the nation.

The American Dream, Manufactured Homes, and America’s Independence Day

Stossel’s ode-to-independence is thought provoking, and coupled with regular doses of other MHProNews and MHLivingNews content, makes for useful inspirational and educational material to share with those who aren’t as informed on their rights as you, or supporters or we happen to be.

Achieving the American Dream, with Quality, Appealing, Affordable Home Ownership

Sharing this type of knowledge is one of the few things that given away, multiplies for all involved.

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Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 6.24.2018 to 7.1.2018

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There is no question that Dinesh D’Souza is a partisan.

 

There is also no doubt that D’Souza was pardoned for his minor offense during the Obama Administration by the new occupant of the White House.

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The question that those on both sides of the left-right partisan divide should ask themselves is this.

Is D’Souza’s movie premise correct?

Or are his points mere theatrics?

Having gone to the theater, as well as purchased prior D’Souza videos, we can only speak to his prior work with first hand authority.

His prior movie hits were:

  • thought provoking,
  • entertaining, and
  • fact-based, meaning, historically grounded.
  • One ranked as the number 2 political docudrama of all time.

D’Souza’s films2016: Obama’s America and America: Imagine A World Without Her, are respectively the #2 and #6 highest political documentaries of all time. D’Souza’s latest feature-length filmHillary’s America, is widely credited with contributing to Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016, and quickly joined his first two films in the top 10 political documentaries of all time,” says his website.

Meaning, there’s broad appeal to his movies, because they are well done.  Watch the video of his movie’s “trailer,” and you’ll get the feel for him.

Some believe that Americans should ignore what divides the nation or our industry. There is an argument to be made for that viewpoint.

But others believe that a house divided can’t long stand.   Abraham Lincoln took that view, and risked a civil war to unite a divided nation.

That should suggest that on a range of issues, Americans and industry professionals ought to seek to engage in civilized discourse.  Why wait until open violence breaks out?

Come let us reason together.” Reads a plaque behind the desk of former Arkansas Governor and modular mansion resident, Mike Huckabee. It’s a quote from the Good Book.

Our industry has a case to be made. It sounds counter-intuitive to most marketers. But the case that must be offered to the public needs more than looks and emotion.  It must have evidence-based reason. The research shows that’s true. That’s our consulting operation’s experience as well.

Tony has said time and again, that if pretty pictures, slick videos or even 3D tech was all that was needed to grow the industry, then manufactured housing would already be selling 500,000 to 1,000,000 (+/-) new HUD Code manufactured homes per year.

Modular home sales would be on top of that total.

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Facts are facts. They are neutral measures of reality. Once facts and their causes are understood, then the opportunities can be tapped. What the above means is that the typical retailer could potentially be selling 10x (+/-) more homes in a typical market

 

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Learn more about the above, linked here.

Evidence and logic – with appeal that is well presented – are what millions of home seekers need to buy into the manufactured housing industry’s rebirth.

The same is needed to avoid the death of our nation’s Republic.

As we approach July 4th, our country’s glorious Independence Day, let’s recall that Freedom is never free.

With no further adieu, let’s dive into the headlines that link news, inspiration, commentary, and reports.

 

What’s New on the Masthead…

Life, Liberty, Property – Supreme Court – and Manufactured Housing

Life, Liberty, Property – Supreme Court – and Manufactured Housing

What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews.com…

 

Saturday 6.30.2018

I Hate Politics!” – Bedminster Watch, and Manufactured Housing Shipments

“I Hate Politics!” – Bedminster Watch, and Manufactured Housing Shipments

 

Friday 6.29.2018 

POTUS Trump Announces SoftBank Boosting U.S. Investments by Billions, Details, Plus MH Market Updates

Associated Builder’s President Michael Bellaman says How Congress Can Keep Momentum Going

Manufactured Home Industry Board Member Surrenders to Cancer, R.I.P.

Manufactured Home Industry Board Member Surrenders to Cancer, R.I.P.

Billion Dollar Startup Modular Builder, Using Robotics, Could Soon Rival Clayton Homes’ Total Sales

Billion Dollar Startup Modular Builder, Using Robotics, Could Soon Rival Clayton Homes’ Total Sales

 

Thursday 6.28.2018

People are “Creatures of Habit,” Says New Study, Valuable Manufactured Housing Industry Professional Insights

People are “Creatures of Habit,” Says New Study, Valuable Manufactured Housing Industry Professional Insights

Move Over Saudi Arabia? Latest U.S. Oil Production, plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates  

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies 2018 – Affordability, Manufactured Homes, and Modular Housing Report

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies 2018 – Affordability, Manufactured Homes, and Modular Housing Report

Manufactured Housing Program Review Addressed by HUD Secretary Carson during Oversight Hearing

Manufactured Housing Program Review Addressed by HUD Secretary Carson during Oversight Hearing

 

Wednesday 6.27.2018

Bloomberg’s World’s 25 Richest Families Net Worth Tops $1 Trillion, List, Plus MH Market Updates

Salena Zito Tweet Wakeup on Recent High Court Rulings, Touts the “Great Revolt,” SCOTUS Kennedy Shakeup

Salena Zito Tweet Wakeup on Recent High Court Rulings, Touts the “Great Revolt,” SCOTUS Kennedy Shakeup

Billions in American Cash Flowing Back to U.S., Repartition Yields Capital for Manufactured Housing or Other Projects

Billions in American Cash Flowing Back to U.S., Repartition Yields Capital for Manufactured Housing or Other Projects

New High Mortgage Rates, Latest Core-Logic Housing Price Data

 

 

Tuesday 6.26.208 

Warren Buffett Strikes Deal with Lee to Manage Berkshire Units, plus MH Market Updates

Warren Buffett Strikes Deal with Lee to Manage Berkshire Units, plus MH Market Updates

New Manufactured Home Industry National Association Related Statements

New Manufactured Home Industry National Association Related Statements

Barack Obama, Maxine Waters, President Donald J. Trump, Amway, and Manufactured Housing

Barack Obama, Maxine Waters, President Donald J. Trump, Amway, and Manufactured Housing

HUD Approves Additional $5 Billion Disaster Recovery Plan

 

Monday 6.25.2018 

How US Stocks Compare with Other Nations in Trade Wars? Plus MH Market Updates

Manufactured Home Community Owners Lost Troubling Creekside Appeals Case

Manufactured Home Community Owners Lost Troubling Creekside Appeals Case

What’s Your Location’s Potential? Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Marketing Sales Meeting

What’s Your Location’s Potential? Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Marketing Sales Meeting

What “Made in Space” Housing Plans Should Tell Manufactured Housing Industry Professionals

What “Made in Space” Housing Plans Should Tell Manufactured Housing Industry Professionals

 

Sunday 6.24.2018 

Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 6.17.2018 to 6.24.2018

Sunday Morning Manufactured Home Industry Research, Reports, Headline News Recap 6.17.2018 to 6.24.2018

 

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“I Hate Politics!” – Bedminster Watch, and Manufactured Housing Shipments

June 30th, 2018 Comments off

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I hate politics,” say millions, including some industry professionals. “I hate history,” say others, who simply don’t get it. That’s music to the ears of savvy politicians, and even some businesses and investors, who know that historic insights and political influence can be worth millions to billions annually. 

 

That “I hate politics and history” also begs for a response, because those who loathe those two topics could legitimately benefit, given the proper understanding. 

Why do politics or history matter to manufactured housing professionals? 

For the thousands who logon daily to read MHProNews, they instinctively know that local, state or federal policies – which involves politics – are a key to unlocking hundreds of thousands of more new manufactured home sales annually.

The evidence from linked reports at the end of this column suggests that’s not hyperbole.

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Taking the “wheat and chaff” approach to everyone, every organization or every topic is how one can learn and benefit from even controversial people or organizations.

The Daily Business News will succinctly make the point about history and politics with two controversial figures who are widely known in America and in the manufactured housing industry.  

The first is Warren Buffett. One wheat takeaway is the fact that Buffett says he spends 5 to 6 hours a day reading. Much of his reading relates to business history and politics, as that may relate to his business interests.  Buffett’s reading for understanding is what he says gives him a great advantage, one that CNBC noted that almost anyone could do too.

Be you a Donald Trump fan or not, the controversial president is likewise correct when he said that it ‘pays to know everything you can about the issues that impact your business.’  Again, that’s politics and history too. 

Two highly successful men, two distinctly different styles and politics, and both embrace political and historically significant issuesThat’s wheat. 

Be it:

   zoning,

   Dodd-Frank,

   rent-control,

   ObamaCare,

   property rights,

   privacy,

   or a range of political or judicial issues,

politics and who sits on the bench are important topics that every prudent manufactured housing industry pro should want to know about.  

Politics and the law impacts your business daily.

Failures to engage on those issues only guarantees more of the same. For America and our industry to progress, thoughtful understanding is required.

 

Importance of Clear-Eyed Understanding

Often, only the history of an issue can unlock the underlying understanding necessary to advance on something critical for profitable progress. 

Once clarity exists on hot topics involving politics or history, then those insights can be more effectively and efficiently dealt with. As the best-selling  7 Habits of Highly Successful People author Stephen Covey said, one must seek first to understand, then to be understood.

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All 7 habits are pillars for success, but today’s spotlight for this post is habit #5.

Once there is an underlying understanding, then that ought to be shared as needed with one’s circle of influence.

Even if clarity on an issue doesn’t yet exist, asking others you know about that topic can prove useful. That can be as easy as sending a link about an article via a message, and asking for feedback from your peers on the political, legal, or historical topic. See what they say or think. Then, whatever they say, for even further understanding, ask, help me to better understand, why do you think or say that?’

 

The Investment of Time

There may be a small percentage of individuals who can only spare 30 minutes in daily reading about their industry here on MHProNews. But if each post or article is carefully examined, tens of thousands could be learning more, to earn more. Each subject published is curated with the industry professional, advocates, or investor in mind.  

There are no throw away topics on MHLivingNews.com, nor on MHProNews.com. Our view or understanding may evolve on an issue, but that’s also a reason why history matters. Thinkers ask, ‘why was there an evolution on that issue?’

Seeking understanding is a key that all motivated and great performers in any profession seek.

  

A Competitor Said  

A few weeks ago, a competitor messaged to say that while ‘onlyMHProNews is covering certain hot-button or controversial manufactured home industry issues, he said that a thousand pros are discussing those same topics.

It was a backhand compliment, as he admits he won’t touch the same issues raised on the Daily Business News or elsewhere on the industry’s largest and most popular trade media site.

But what that competitor may not realize is that it’s more than “a 1,000,” it’s thousands daily. For an industry of the modest size of manufactured housing, it’s an achievement.  But the purpose here is to support the growth of the industry, so that tens of thousands more are proudly serving well in this crucial profession.

The reason so many industry pros read here is we curate meaty, useful topics for industry professionals to chew on. Want muscle?  Get some intellectual protein here. 

Part of the proof comes from professionals who may agree or disagree on an issue, but they come daily to MHProNews either way. An industry attorney, not the one that will be quoted below, called recently to say that he realized after reading several articles on the same subject, that our motivation was sincere.  

That’s a long way to set the table for what we’re dubbing, Bedford Watch.”  But we teed it up a step-at-a-time, because we seek to engage ever more deeply with you, our readers, in a meaningful way. The goal, once more, is to fuel industry growth.  The industry’s success is our mutual victory, as the 7 Habits calls “think win-win.”

 

Bedford Watch

The President of the United States (POTUS) Donald J. Trump will reportedly be meeting at his Bedford, NJ property meeting with some of his short list for potential nominees for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).

There are informed sources that tell the Daily Business News why they think that nominating the “right” justice could be a sea change. 

Other sources thing that one or more manufactured housing related issues will be heard by the Supreme Court in the next few years. The article linked below can be read later, for greater understanding.

Life, Liberty, Property – Supreme Court – and Manufactured Housing

Consider what Kurt Kelley, a long-time periodic contributor to MHProNews, and well-known industry attorney from Texas, had to say about the importance of the replacement of retiring Justice Anthony “Tony” Kennedy.

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Predictability in law is the key to a prosperous Republic.  Laws must be interpreted based on the language in them first and foremost. Only, when the language is unclear, should a judge seek evidence on related legislative discourse and legislative intent at the time the law was passed to help interpret it.  Otherwise, law risks becoming whatever a particular Judge or powerful person/group wants it to be,” Kelley said. 

This was the consistent judicial philosophy of former Justice Antonin Scalia, and often adopted by Justice Kennedy,” Kelley noted. Note the attorney’s nuance on Kennedy?

 

Seeking Justices who interpret the laws based on their personal conclusion of what culture wants or what one Legislator said about a law, or what the law means in another country, results in the creation of different law created by the Judicial Branch, the branch of government neither elected by nor accountable to the people.” 

Kelly shared a recent example of a hot-button topic.  

Supreme Court “Justice Sotomayor’s recent dissenting opinion regarding the “President Trump Travel Ban” is an example of the danger of violating Scalia’s decision formula.  She [Sotomayor] based her emotional opinion on what she viewed as President Trump’s intent as evidenced by select things President Trump said while campaigning, versus what the law specifically said in plain English.  Justice Sotomayor concluded the law was a ban on all Muslims entering the United States.  However, the “Trump Travel Ban” neither states this nor is it applied in such fashion by Border Control.”

It’s a well reasoned statement intended for our publication’s audience, from a thoughtful and successful manufactured housing industry professional.  You can see the unedited comments from Kelly at the link below.

The Importance for Businesses and Investors in Manufactured Housing for Selecting the Next Supreme Court Justice

It’s an example of fine wheat that any industry pro can embrace.  

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It’s a valuable principle that can be applied to anybody, or any group.

And it deals with politics and history, the latter of which is what every legal case must study.  Sometimes, by increasing one’s understanding, and embracing what one thought they hated – like politics and history – a surprising and beneficial outcome can result. 

MHProNews will continue to bring Daily Business News readers curated, thought-provoking comments, columns, and commentary that prudent professionals can benefit from. The goal remains sustainable, ethical industry growth. So stay tuned, and you can sign up for the industry’s most popular emailed headline news at the link below. That’s “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use.” © ##   ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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Associated Builder’s President Michael Bellaman says How Congress Can Keep Momentum Going

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The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) president and CEO is Michael Bellaman. Earlier this year, Bellman was celebrating the passage for the tax cuts, along with other pro-business, pro-growth policies instituted by the Trump Demonstration.

Now, 6 months after the passage of the bill that the Trump Administration calls historic, Bellman-led ABC is calling for more.

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In this regard, Bellman’s pushing for items that complement the list that the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) has, found in the prior Daily Business News report linked below.

Act Now to Make Tax Cuts for Small Business Permeant

 

From the White House Press Room…

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the first real overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduced taxes for the middle class, made American employers more competitive, and ensured that all American workers are able to keep more of their hard-earned money,” said the White House press room in the release today to MHProNews.

Six months later, unemployment has fallen to 3.8 percent, and more than 500 companies have announced benefits for their workers that include pay raises, bonuses, and expanded education support,” the statement said.

Fresh from a meeting at the White House with President Trump, Bellaman lays out his case for the bright future for building in America.

The ABC CEO says there is a current need for 500,000 jobs in construction, and that it could grow over the next 2 to 3 years by another 600,000 to 700,000 jobs.

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Salena Zito Tweet Wakeup on Recent High Court Rulings, Touts the “Great Revolt,” SCOTUS Kennedy Shakeup

June 27th, 2018 Comments off

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For manufactured housing professionals who believe that the Trump Administration has been good for the industry, the following will be of interest.  For those in MHVille who believe that the 45th president and his GOP party has been a problem for the industry, this will be of equal interest.

 

If you do not think 5-4 #scotus decisions aren’t being scrutinized by conservative populist
voters, then you have not been paying attention to how Evangelicals & #2A voters view courts & politics
,” tweeted Washington Examiner writer Salena Zito, adding” That slim margin energizes them to come out 2018 and 2020. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/564518/the-great-revolt-by-salena-zito-and-brad-todd/9781524763688/ …

That tweet was prior to the announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy saying today he will retire on July 31, 2018.

Justice Kennedy, is seen as a moderate, and was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, says Wikipedia.

Conservative Townhall notes Kennedy authored landmark rulings relating to gay rights, the death penalty and campaign finance.

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There has been periodic speculation for months that Kennedy would retire at the end of this term. He announced today he will step down on July 31st, 2018. President Trump thanked him for his service, and pledged to replace him from the same list that produced Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Zito’s tweet above is noteworthy, because if she is correct, the Kennedy decision could further energize the Trump base for 2018 and 2020.  Zito and her co-author did in depth research on the Trump voter, and what she discovered is reported in their book, “The Great Revolt.”

The Great Revolt” by Salena Zito and Brad Todd does much to tell the story of our great Election victory,” tweeted President of the United States (POTUS) Donald J. Trump on May 7, 2018, adding, “The Forgotten Men & Women are forgotten no longer!”

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Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, reminded voters via Twitter that his decision not to allow then President Barack Obama’s pick, Neil Gorsuch to be seated on the U.S. high court, is considered to have been a motivating factor for the political right.

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President Trump, as well as Democrats and their strategists, have pointed to POTUS Trump’s SCOTUS appointee to Justice Gorsuch as a key figure in the recent 5-4 split votes that went this week the 45th president’s way.

Coupled with dozens of other judicial appointments, political strategists say that President Trump is shaping the high court as much as POTUS Obama did during his 8 years in office.

Expect both Democrats and Republicans to be energized by today’s announcement. Both sides will be fundraising off this.

If Zito is correct, and this motivates the conservative-centrist Trump base as much as it did in 2016, this could be a high turnout for the 2018 midterms.

That in turn could make a difference in how the next Congress will be poised for more regulatory, tax, immigration reforms plus other domestic policies are handled in the next Congress. Stay tuned, because this promises to be as wild a ride as 2016, which will have an impact on your manufactured home business and investments. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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