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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.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Reason Sets the Record Straight on Ron Paul

Good post by David Weigel at Reason's Hit & Run blog smashing Michelle Malkin's baseless charge that Ron Paul believes the U.S. government perpetrated the 9/11 attacks. It's here. Of course, as Weigel notes at the end, Paul's position as stated in the "debate" would have to be condemned by the "9/11 Truth Movement": "Have you ever read the reasons they attacked us? They attack[ed] us because we've been over there; we've been bombing Iraq for 10 years." (Emphasis added.) That hardly sounds as though he believes the U.S. government did the deeds.

Malkin tries to make much out of Paul's stated mistrust of government and his belief that government investigations often cover things up. Wow! These are things conservatives find subversive? Have they fully embraced the Fuhrer principle? I guess so. All the more reason for kudos to Ron Paul.

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