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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.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Good for New York!

I’ll say it again. Good for New York!


dennis said...

Hear hear!! We aren't where we need to be yet, the divorce of marriage from the non-consensual sector, but better a reasonable, less unfair mafia family than an utterly bigoted one.

Tom said...

Isn't this an expansion of government?

dennis said...

Not really. If the fire department in a town decided they would only put out fires in straight peoples' houses and a group of activists convinced them that LGBT people also deserved to have fires at their homes put out, it wouldn't be an expansion of the state. The same logic applies here. All the state is doing is applying its approach to couples engaged in a particular contractual arrangement to another group. No one here would argue that the state should be in the marriage business at all, but if they're going to be they should be fair about it.

Sheldon Richman said...

What Dennis said.