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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

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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.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Praise the State

I believe the government-media complex quite likes when an old ex-president dies of natural causes. Short of an attack on our soil, nothing gives the power-worshipers such an opportunity to feed the public big doses of the secular religion we call statism. No matter how big a mediocrity a man (and perhaps soon a woman) may have been, if he has occupied the office of President of the United States, even if only for 2 1/2 years as the result of appointment by cronies, he becomes bigger than life, worthy of having his life examined as a Man of History.

In the case of Gerald Ford, a man who spent most of his adult life "reaching across the aisle" to impose laws on other people and taxing and spending their money, isn't it almost uncanny how destiny happened along and picked just the right man exactly when he was needed? And isn't it remarkable that in hindsight his decision to pardon Criminal-in-Chief Nixon (whose offenses, domestic and foreign, were endless) was the wise decision after all? (Why couldn't we see it back then?!)

I feel so secure knowing the locomotive of history is always on the right track, even when it doesn't appear that way. We can count on the government-media complex to be there to remind us just when we need reminding.

Cross-posted at Liberty & Power.

2 comments:

James Greenberg said...

The Ministry of Information hard at work. It must be heck keeping the memory hole from clogging.

I love all the public praise from on high about Ford's "honesty" and "integrity."

Who was it who said, "The more he went on about his honor, the more we counted our silverware." Emerson?

Is "honest politician" the greatest of oxymorons?

America is the land of insanity. I'm thankful for my strong stomach.

Keep on keeping on, Sheldon.

saturdaynightspecial said...

A socialist is a criminal disguised as a politician.

Let's see now; Nixon is in hot water over watergate; Agnew gets into trouble with the law; Agnew resigns; Nixon appoints FORD to replace Agnew; Ford pardons Nixon. Naw, too simple. "They wouldn't do that."