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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.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

About that Spending Freeze

"Starting in 2011, we are prepared to freeze government spending for three years." --Barack Obama

All spending? What about the military?

Okay, all spending, except the military.

What about the FBI?

Okay, all spending except the military and the FBI.

What about the CIA?

Okay, all spending except the military, the FBI, and the CIA.

What about the Department of Homeland Security?

Okay, all spending except the military, the FBI, the CIA, and the Department of Homeland Security.

What about the VA?

Okay, all spending except the military, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security, and the VA.

What about Medicare?

Okay, all spending except the military, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security, the VA, and Medicare.

What about Medicaid?

Okay, all spending except the military, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security, the VA, Medicare, and Medicaid.

What about Social Security?

Okay, all spending except the military, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security, the VA, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

What about education?

Okay, all spending except the military, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security, the VA, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and education.

With apologies to Monty Python.

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