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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, January 04, 2014

Liars and Fools

We already knew this, but it's good to see it documented in the February issue of Reason: The advocates of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- Obamacare -- were willing to say anything -- ANY GODDAMN THING -- to get the bill passed. Those who were not outright conscious liars -- and that accounts for many of them -- were so guilty of irresponsible wishful thinking that they should never be trusted with anything of importance for as long as they live.

There will always be people like that. It's the state that gives them power over us. Let's not make it that easy for them.

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