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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, March 04, 2011

Ethics 101

No one has the right to bargain with thieves for a bigger share of the loot.


martin said...

Not even the people they stole it from?

Sheldon Richman said...

It's not loot to them. :)

Marcel Dubois said...

I think that's true, but as I said on facebook, it's just like voting. No one has a right to vote and tyrannize a minority. And yet, people do it, because their livelihood depends on it. I think Spooner had this double-standard that women shouldn't vote because no one should, but elsewhere he said that men acted in self-defense when they voted.

Well, time to take sides. Either you think getting money from thieves is okay, or you don't. Rothbard was for it. I think this argument is also used against immigrants and the social security system. Government can go to hell. It's already printing money anyway. It hasn't got anything to do with us, and everything to do with a castle of cards that's going to just fall down soon.

So, let's support people who wrongly support government, and then tell them a bit about what the truth is regarding how fucked up all governments are. There's so many links we need to create with people who should be interested in what we have to say. We really don't need high-ground talk like this.