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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

From the back cover:

This book challenges the assumption that the Constitution was a landmark in the struggle for liberty. Instead, Sheldon Richman argues, it was the product of a counter-revolution, a setback for the radicalism represented by America’s break with the British empire. Drawing on careful, credible historical scholarship and contemporary political analysis, Richman suggests that this counter-revolution was the work of conservatives who sought a nation of “power, consequence, and grandeur.” America’s Counter-Revolution makes a persuasive case that the Constitution was a victory not for liberty but for the agendas and interests of a militaristic, aristocratic, privilege-seeking ruling class.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Collateral Damage

Okay, so a bunch of Pakistani civilians died in a U.S. airstrike intended to kill a top al-Qaida guy. Don't you realize we're at war? Or at least that's what members of the World's Greatest Deliberative Body say.

Sen. John McCain: "We have to do what we think is necessary to take out al-Qaida, particularly the top operatives."

Sen. Evan Bayh: "It's a regrettable situation, but what else are we supposed to do? It's like the wild, wild west out there. The Pakistani border is a real problem."

Sen. Trent Lott: "My information is that this strike was clearly justified by the intelligence."

Besides, the senators are convinced that the U.S. government informed the Pakistani government that the strike would occur.

So what are all those people who object to the murder of of innocent civilians complaining about? Sheesh! Don't the victims realize that the world is safer now that George II has sent troops to the Middle East?


Libertarian Jason said...

Sheldon, Sheldon, Sheldon....

Don't you realize? You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs......

Sheldon Richman said...

Yes, I keep forgetting that.