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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

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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, February 11, 2012

Insulting Our Intelligence

Updated below.

According to the Obama administration, forcing insurance companies to provide free contraception to women won’t cost the companies a penny. How can that be? Because, officials explained, by providing contraception, insurers won’t have to pay for baby delivery and prenatal care. Brilliant!

Well, not so brilliant.  That bogus argument assumes that women who don’t get free contraception through insurance won’t get it at all. How likely is that?

Mario Rizzo nails this point.


MarkZ said...

Pretty likely, actually. There are some PP programs to fall back on, but those serve only a small portion of the populace.

Ben said...

Condoms are pretty inexpensive. You can prevent pregnancy and diseases using something that costs the same amount or less than the price of a cup of coffee.

MarkZ said...

Condoms don't work very well (usually not the fault of the condom, but that doesn't matter...). There's a reason people take birth control pills, or other even more idiot-proof forms of contraception.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Ahhhh! Do I long for the days when the Patriarchy didn't have to worry about women voters and we could just tell them what to do!

Forcing women good!
Forcing health insurance ponzi schemers bad!

Sheldon Richman said...

Very glib, but where's the force?

Sheldon Richman said...

Leaving birth control to the mercy of the male-dominated State ... now that's patriarchy.