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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.


“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.


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The liberal response to terrorism: Disarm the innocent!

They say that insanity is the process where you keep trying to do the same thing over and over again, even though it fails each time.

The liberal, leftwing response to the tragic and horrific mass killing by an insane Islamic terrorist, who found comfort and support from that religion for his murderous ideas, is thus a good illustration of insanity.

That’s just three four examples, but there will be more. [I have added the fourth because it is so expected and must be noted.] The simple fact is that the terrorist in Orlando had gotten his guns legally in a state that has numerous gun control laws specifically designed to prevent such a man from becoming armed. Those laws did nothing to protect innocent people from him.

One decent person armed in that nightclub, however, would have stopped him in his tracks. Unfortunately, according to Florida’s same gun control laws, that nightclub was also a gun free zone. Only criminals and terrorists were allowed to be armed, because they are the only ones who don’t care what the law says.

As Ted Cruz noted in his statement concerning the Orlando attack. “Our nation is at war.” And you can’t win a war by disarming yourself.


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  • Garry

    I just got an e-mail from the President of the university my son attends, that basically said, “we are already doing everything we can to prevent this kind of violence, by embracing diversity”(!)

    I admit I haven’t read/watched much coverage on the Orlando shooting, but I’m struck by the superficiality of what coverage I have seen.

    My first question is, how did the gunman get inside? Was there a doorman/bouncer, and if so, was he/they overpowered? This seems a pretty basic measure against copycats; even an unarmed doorman can at least delay things a bit.

    Why did President Obama go out of his way to dismiss connections to overseas terrorist groups? He looked very uncomfortable as he stammered that this is being treated as an act of homegrown terrorism.

    When things slow down for me I’ll be taking a close look at how Trump and Clinton respond to this.

  • Cotour

    Intellectual dishonesty.

    Obama demands that you not believe the thing that is in front of your eyes.

    A man understands that his neighbor dislikes him intensely. He understands that his neighbor dislikes him to the point where the neighbor would like to dispatch him ASAP. He knows the neighbor owns a firearm but he also knows that he can not afford any bullets.

    Obama understands the whole situation and is willing, no insists, that he lend the disgruntled neighbor the money for the ammo.

    Obama calls this “equality” / “social justice”, I call it treason when we are talking about how he is overseeing our country. And I include with him his Secretary of State John Kerry and everyone else who is willing to drink the intellectually dishonest Kool Aid and blindly follow such disturbing and plainly UN-AMERICAN / ANTI-AMERICAN thought process in the interests of this no borders global agenda.

    And we wait for the consequences of the last presidential election to resolve itself:

  • Cotour

    Why am I seeing picture after picture in the media of this latest piece of human waste who chose to kill because of his perverted religious beliefs, which in my opinion just serves to give some kind of incentive to fellow pieces of human waste with similar ideas for future attacks on the innocent?

    Why am I not seeing pictures, as disturbing as they would be, of the poor innocent people that were slaughtered? I think those pictures are more appropriate in order to galvanize the public and get them thinking correctly about the subject.

    Another instance where it was apparently known by family, friends, co workers and the FBI (he worked for Home Land Security?) that this guy was an American, anti American Islamic nut job. What the hell is up with that?

    This insanity begins at the very top and migrates down through the bureaucracy mouth pieces, but stops when the plainly insane ideology is recognized for what it is by the people. The people have had enough!

  • Tom Billings

    As early as 1996 there were both Salafist and Khomeinist websites laying out the same basic 3-Phase plan:

    Phase 1- Raid industrial society to show that the response will be weak and not sustained. That will rally the Ummah of Islam to a new Imperial Caliphate, enriched by MidEast oil.

    Phase 2-The Imperial Caliphate will provide covert bases and inspiration to “Ghazis” to make “razia” throughout industrial society, to defend and enforce the “right” of Muslims to live under Sharia Law.

    Phase 3- Once Sharia Law is universally accepted, the Imperial Caliphate expands to the entire Earth, forcing conversion on all non-Muslims.

    Welcome to Phase 2!

  • wayne

    As well, Bernie Sanders stereotypically gave a long rambling speech wherein in part he demanded that “automatic weapons” be banned. All of which are tightly controlled and have been so since the mid 1930’s. You can’t own or buy/sell a “machine-gun” without a special ATF license.

    Orlando shooter allegedly had an AR style gun– not automatic, a long rifle–not automatic, and a handgun– not automatic. He apparently obtained all his guns lawfully, & after undergoing the electronic background-check procedure.

    I think most people are aware & would agree, this is a radical-islam problem, and not a gun-control problem.

  • Edward

    “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state,” where the militia is the population considered by law eligible for military service. This means that We the People need to be personally able to safely operate arms in order to defend our nation from all enemies, foreign or domestic (e.g. terrorists — home grown, legally immigrated, or invading).

    The Second Amendment recognized that the government could not protect us under all circumstances, and we have one of those circumstances continually attacking us on our own soil. We need to be personally armed in order to combat this war that can pop up at any moment in any location, from army bases to gay nightclubs to Christmas parties. We need to be personally armed in all of those locations, and more. The gun-free zone is only an invitation for armed attack by our enemies and their sympathizers — or rather they treat them as invitations.

    As Mr. Zimmerman noted, attacks pop up mostly in gun-free zones. This is because they can continue an attack unfettered until someone with a gun arrives to stop the terrorist. The attack that popped up in a gun-friendly zone, Pamela Geller’s Cartoon Contest, ended before it started *because* there were armed persons there to stop the attack before it started.

    Obama said that he wants us to pray for the strength to change. We already changed so that we now let self-identified transsexuals (etc.) use whichever restroom they feel comfortable with (no matter how uncomfortable it makes the others in the restroom), and with that change the Muslims started targeting gays. Clearly, Obama already has made us change wrongly.

    WE have to change, but Obama still won’t admit that it is Muslims who are at war with us? What does he want us to change to? Islam? Sharia Law?

    Has anyone else noticed that under Obama’s policies there are more and worse attacks than back when the Second Amendment was in effect in America?

    This attack isn’t the only outrageous thing, but the reaction and the acceptance that attacks on US soil are now commonplace — and that we must not defend ourselves against them — are also outrageous.

  • LocalFluff

    It was clear that Trump would become president already when he won Florida. Now it is clear that he will win BIG, again decided in Florida. A muslim shooting gays, that kills all top three campaign themes of Hillary. Bing bing bing, as someone would say. And while such acts of war always have helped strengthen a president, it won’t help lame duck Obama. He already acts as if his time is over, he endoresed Hillary just a day before. And his popular joking manners won’t work in this situation. People will join behind the strong man now. I think it will look so bad for Hillary that her convent might pick someone else. It’s up to the super delegates, who care about having a chance to get reelected. They will lose the election for sure, but they could still save their dignity as a political party by kicking out Hillary and lose in good order with someone who has not advocated islamic feminism. A retired general maybe would be good for them.

    Oh, and Trump will be proven right about the UK leaving the EU too next week. Obama and Hillary have no knowledge about foreign policies, no knowledge at all, whlie Trump wins, wins and wins again.

  • Cotour

    “Has anyone else noticed that under Obama’s policies there are more and worse attacks than back when the Second Amendment was in effect in America?”

    Fast And Furious, the FBI having interviewed many of these sick mental case radicals and do not include them as potential terrorists (the Tsarnaf brothers, the San Bernadino pair, this guy Marteen among many others interviewed in the system and deemed to be “harmless”) , the flooding of the country with illegals from no one really knows exactly where etc., etc. We can draw a strong line between White House policy, events and proposed further limitations of the peoples rights.

    In the big picture, unfortunately, there is anti Second Amendment profit to be had from these policies that are driven from the president down the line. Just like the “war on terror” where the president himself severely limits and defines the rules of engagement to the point where they endanger our own soldiers.

    These events are craftily IMO being used as a way to keep pressure on the Second Amendment and continuously chip away at it and at the same time being perceived as taking the high moral road. Whether by plan or by happenstance or a combination of the two, America must choose to either take proactive steps in rooting out those among us who seek to perpetrate these heinous crimes against humanity and our country or surrender to these leftist agendas of severely disarming the common law abiding people. Which they can not get enough of.

    The bureaucracy and who and how its policy is written and applied seems to be lending itself to promoting such events.

  • Cotour


    What application of sanity is now going to happen in Florida to combat the potential of gun violence in Florida schools after the fact? Better late than never. (And what is stopping any other locality in the country without demanding some mysterious miracle law granted by the Federal government from doing so?)

    Now implement it in all other schools in the country. Properly trained school employees that are conspicuously and un conspicuously armed and a sign on the entrances of the schools stating so.

    Now we have to mandate that anyone who perpetrates an attack in a school that results in the murder of innocent children or school employees will be fully prosecuted and will not be able to be offered a plea deal that includes the removal of the application of the death penalty.

    No more politics, no more false arguments based in tragedy and political one-upsmanship, just have adults do what needs to be done. What a concept.

  • Steve Earle

    Speaking of the Liberal Response…… This article points out that Florida Schools, including Parkland, adopted “Progressive” policies several years ago of brooming student crimes in order to improve their School Crime Stats….

    After the Treyvon Martin shooting, this policy was briefly in the public eye but nothing changed. The article maintains that these policies contributed to the Parkland shootings.

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