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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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

About Flag-Burning

It is the right of everyone to express their opinion, choose a profession and practice it, to dispose of property, and even to abuse it; to come and go without permission, and without having to account for their motives or undertakings. [Emphasis added.]
 --Benjamin Constant

So shouldn't the first question be: whose flag is it?

1 comment:

MarkZ said...

The widespread criticism of Colin Kaepernick's heroic* protests demonstrate that it's not just about the flag but also about the songs. Some people even advocate eliminating free speech protection, and compelling people to stand and pray to the America songs, so people who otherwise may have some inclination to support property rights have transformed the issue into a new domain.

Speaking of Kaepernick, did you see that when he declared that he's a principled non-voter all hell broke loose?

(I say "heroic" up there, given his standing as a has-been football player who may have seen his last real payday... I can't think of very many sports figures willing to make that kind of risk)