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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.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Op-ed: Kill the Insurance Mandate

Everyone who believes he lives in a free country should be asking himself, By what authority do the Congress and the president force me to buy insurance?
My latest FFF op-ed is here.


Joe said...

Sheldon, you're misunderstanding. It's not a mandate. Weren't you aware that Harry Reid says paying the income tax is voluntary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7mRSI8yWwg)? It stands to reason that if paying tax is voluntary, then getting and paying for health insurance will also be voluntary.

TD said...

Great column.

You're right: It's ominous that this essential question is largely ignored. It's THE essential question, as far as I'm concerned. Not only do few people discuss this basic premise, I suspect you'd have a hard time getting most modern Americans to understand it on even the most fundamental level.

It's stuff like this that (painfully) reminds me just how far America has slipped off its founding bearings.