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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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Data from the Census Bureau reveals that in 2011 the number of people working full time was outnumbered by those getting government aid.

The day of reckoning looms: Data from the Census Bureau reveals that in 2011 the number of people working full time was outnumbered by those getting government aid.

Many of those getting aid according to these numbers could also be full time workers. Nonetheless, the data is stark and depressing, as it illustrates how American culture has declined. Once it was considered shameful to be “on the dole.” Now everybody does it. You can’t have a robust healthy society under those conditions.

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3 comments

  • according to the Census Bureau, there were 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers.

    Shame they didn’t break down that number too.

    Apparently there’s about 22 million government employees, although only 17 million are full time.

    This also doesn’t count all the “contractors” who work for privately owned companies that only have a single customer – the government. Many of these workers actually got sent home during the government shutdown, because they literally have nothing to do without the government around.

    The idea that the US has a small government is.. antiquated. The pre-war German government wasn’t even this big.

  • Who in the world thinks the U.S. has a small government? The U.S. hasn’t had a small government in almost 70 years. And worse, the size has been growing exponentially for decades. That’s the problem!

  • Believe it or not, a lot of democrats!

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