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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, November 04, 2008

Staying Home

That's what I'll be doing today.


ehanneken said...

I guess that's one way to avoid the obnoxious peer pressure to vote. Unfortunately, I can't work from home.

Sheldon Richman said...

I wish I had peer pressure to vote. It would give me further satisfaction in not voting. I will be at an election "party" tonight with a group of Obama idolaters. We'll see how that goes.

steven said...

I can tell you from first hand experience (peer pressure to vote), the more frustrated my peers get at not being able to convince me to vote, the more satisfying it is for me. I hope you have a very satisfying evening, Sheldon.

Anonymous said...

I actually stayed home from work altogether, just to avoid the barrage of "Did you vote??" questions that people feel compelled to ask.

Edward said...

I didn't vote either and enjoyed telling people I didn't vote.

Robert Virasin said...

All day today, they asked me if I voted for Obama or McCain.

I wish that they had a "None of the Above" selection like in some countries.

Lucy Stag said...

I wore my "Don't vote, it only encourages them" shirt today. I got so many glares. I also flipped off the pro vote propaganda chalk covering my college campus -- especially the much hated "If you don't vote, you have no right to complain."

It was a depressing day that further confirmed how unpopular my views are, and just how much people are attached to these harmful absurdities.

I voted for None of the Above for Prez, and Libertarian for PA stuff, but well done for defying the masses and not voting at all. My dad did the same. Clearly you both just don't care about politics at ALL.

Jimi G said...

Yea for principled non-voting!

Edward said...

Unprincipled non-voters get points too.