Conscious Choice cover

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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Abolish the TSA

Now here’s a good idea: Abolish the TSA.


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  • Kelly Starks

    TSA was started as political pork to federal unions (by giving them the jobs commercial airport security was doing much better) then just became theater (most of the over blown security meassure are done more for show to reassure folks, then because they had any security advantage). And beyond that its widly became a source of abuse of people by the TSA.

    Its too much trouble to let friends and others through security, or to keep enough scaning gates open to handel traffic – so they just demand pasengers arive a hour early, and find whoever is supposed to pick them up in the bagage area.

    Making special efforts to search sullen mideaster looking young males makes you look biased so they are the least likely to get special searches. Shapely young women on the other hand are the most likely to be pulled aside and searched, or asked to pull down or up their cloths a bit, etc.

    Sites testing the full body scanners that we were assured didn’t store the semi nude looking images – did store them, and could be outload them to a flash drive. Some images wound up on the web in a couple hours. I expect famous folks images will go to auction.

    Beyond that of course, the rate of theft of personal property has gone way up under the TSA, and they can take anything they like in seraches. In one famous case a WW-II verteran was told his congressional medal of honor was going to be taken as a potential weapon. He had to argue so long to keep it – he missed his flight, adn hence missed his giving his commencement address at west point.

  • Or at least abolish the 4th amendment exclusion zones.. what’s the point of having a Bill Of Rights if the federal government can just create exclusions for government agents?

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