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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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Brick thrown through window of Democratic senator

They are coming for you next: This morning staffers arrived at the regional Roanoke office of Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia) to find the front window smashed by a brick.

“This morning prior to 8 a.m., an individual threw a brick through the front office window of Sen. Warner’s Roanoke office,” Warner’s communications director Rachel Cohen said in a statement to CNN. “Thankfully due to the early hour no one was in the office at the time.

Local police were reportedly called to the office after being notified of an individual carrying bricks walking around the area. The suspect, who has yet to be identified, is a slender white man expected to be in his early to mid-20s with light-colored hair, according to CNN. Local police are also reportedly looking through surveillance footage of the incident to identify the man.

We do not yet know if this was politically motivated. It if was, however, it is unacceptable. You cannot have a freely elected government of, for, and by the people if the opposition parties are at each other’s throats with guns, bricks, pitchforks, and torches. And that applies to conservatives as well as liberals.

In the end, the evil people who commit this violence will team up, and use their power against everyone, regardless of party or policy. It will be a bloodbath, a reign of terror, as has been seen repeatedly from France in the 1700s to Soviet Russia in the 1920s to Germany in the 1930s to Cambodia in the 1970s to Rwanda in the 1990s to Venezuela today.

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