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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

TGIF: Free the Children, Cut the Budget

Will School be separated from State any time soon? Unlikely. The public-school industry, including the unions and all the vendors selling things to school districts, is big, rich, and powerful. The education-industrial complex surely rivals the military-industrial complex in its capacity to consume tax revenues.

But if for no other reason, the dismal fiscal condition of the states makes this a good time to talk about separation. It certainly won’t happen if nobody ever mentions it.

Read the rest here.


N. Joseph Potts said...

So, the idea would be, get the state out of our children's education in order to get it out of our purses (in at least THAT respect)?

Too good to ever come true, I'm sorry to say I'm habituated to think. Probably a symptom of my public education!

Andy said...

Education costs money, who should pay? The people being educated. Should education be compulsory? Do we want to live in a country of largely uneducated citizens? Why should a government agency in Washington determine what and how a child in Wyoming should learn? What is the purpose of education anyway?