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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.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Recent Writings

The writer Michael Kinsley is very intelligent. He is also very glib, and his glibness often gets in the way of his intelligence. The expression "too clever by half" seems to have been coined for him. This is most obvious when he writes about the libertarian philosophy, as he did recently for the Washington Post website.
The rest of the latest TGIF, "Those Too-Consistent Libertarians," is at the Foundation for Economic Education website.

Consistent advocates of individual liberty often point out that government restrictions on free immigration violate the rights of people not born in the United States. Not only are they denied their freedom to move and improve their lot in life, but if they make it into the United States, they are subjected to police-state raids and exploitation because their illegal status denies them access to justice.

While the immigrants themselves bear the brunt of U.S. immigration policy and will suffer even more regardless of who becomes president next year, they are not the only victims. Additional victims are to be found among American citizens.

The rest of my latest op-ed, "More Victims of Immigration Control," is at The Future of Freedom Foundation website.


Brandybuck said...

Mr. Kinsey also fails to note that there are legitimate reasons for wanting to consume unpasteurized milk and milk products. There is a thriving black market in young unpasteurized cheeses in the states. It is not the poor and downtrodden who partake of these unregulated fares, but the rich and sophisticated.

Of course, the utility of unpasteurized milk is irrelevent to the morality of banning it...

Niccolo said...

Definitely. I know so many children of "undocumented citizens" that I really feel for them on a personal level when I hear people talk about the evils of the coming Mexican invasion. Good grief! It hurts me because it hurts them!

Robert Virasin said...

Thank you keeping the drumbeat on the inconsistency of a free enterprise system and our immigration laws. When I hear the Republican candidates speak about Immigration, I just have to shake my head.