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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.

Friday, December 14, 2007

A Matter of Priorities

'Tis the political season, which means the season to bash immigrants. This goes especially for so-called illegal aliens, i.e., residents without government papers. (As if that's a big deal.) Candidates and others who are so set on securing the Mexican border -- the Canadian border seems of less concern -- and expelling those who had the audacity to come to the land of the free without permission mainly rely on two arguments: jobs and welfare. If those are the best arguments they've got, they haven't got much.
The rest of this week's TGIF, "A Matter of Priorities," is at the Foundation for Economic Education website.


Robert Virasin said...

The Immigration issue is keeping me from supporting Ron Paul. For someone who makes decisions based the Constitution, he doesn't seem to understand the 14th Amendment or the right to contract. The Constitution protects all people in the United States.

Sheldon Richman said...

Robert, I share your concern. When Ron Paul used the word "invasion" in referring to immigration, I was outraged.