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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, January 04, 2013

Priorities

Hey, no big deal if the U.S. government murders people in other countries.
No big deal if it sends people off to be tortured. 
No big deal if if holds people indefinitely without due process. 
But God forbid it should miss a bill payment!

1 comment:

BARBBF said...

You said..

Hey, no big deal if the U.S. government murders people in other countries.
No big deal if it sends people off to be tortured.
No big deal if if holds people indefinitely without due process

You don't mention any names. The situation was bad enough under Bush..but I figured he was not very smart. I don't know what Obama's excuse is. I guess many who voted for and supported Obama thought things would get better. Instead, Obama seems to have morphed into Bush.

Among other things since becoming president, Barack Obama has:

Signed the NDAA into law - making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial.

Initiated, and personally oversees a 'Secret Kill List'.

Waged war on Libya without congressional approval.

Started a covert, drone war in Yemen.

Escalated the proxy war in Somalia.

Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan.

Maintained a presence in Iraq even after "ending" the war.

Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan.

Secretly deployed US special forces to 75 countries.

Sold $30 billion of weapons to the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia.

Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia.

Opened a military base in Chile.

Touted nuclear power, even after the disaster in Japan.

Opened up deepwater oil drilling, even after the BP disaster.

Did a TV commercial promoting "clean coal".

Defended body scans and pat-downs at airports.

Signed the Patriot Act extension into law.

Deported a modern-record 1.5 million immigrants.

Continued Bush's rendition program.

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"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the
oppressed." --Steve Biko