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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.


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Democratic congresswoman wants to prosecute anyone who ridicules a member of Congress

They’re coming for you next: Democratic congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Florida) said today that she wants to “shut down” and “prosecute” those online who have been ridiculing members of Congress.

“Those people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace and there is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable,” Wilson said during a press conference. “We are going to shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted.”

The Democratic Party today is a party of fascists. If you are registered Democrat you better start reconsidering who you are supporting, or else you will be complicit in some very oppressive abuses of power.


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  • Phill O

    Many are registered democrats and never vote democrat.

    Mind you, those who I know have rejected the disgrace and recently registered as republicans.

  • Cotour

    Oh, there is a disgrace going on, that’s for sure. (As they say, ignorance truly is bliss. AOC is a prime example.)

    Its a disgrace when a member of Congress proposes the blanket suspending of free speech based on their subjective determination about what is offensive or “disgraceful”. Does this woman believe that upon being politically empowered that politicos in Congress are elevated to to a royal status? (She actually does believe that as disturbing as it is)

    This kind of ignorance is what some people in some places in our country see fit to empower, and then re-empower over and over again. And that would include this ignorant woman, Auntie Maxine, and possibly AOC in the future to name only three in a now growing list of just truly ignorant individuals. And amazingly the majority of these ignorant people seem to be mostly newly empowered women. Is this what the women of America have been waiting for?

    How do you get this dumb? You vote Democrat.

    How embarrassing it must be to fully identify as a proud, voting Democrat. I see it more and more as I have conversations these days with self identified Democrats. They squirm, they wiggle, they tap dance, and they intuitively know what is coming in their future. They know.

  • Cotour

    And when Fredrica says “We are going to work with who ever to shut them down”. (She refers to the social media platforms that are being used to violate what ever law she thinks is being violated which would cause the prosecution of the offenders who dare to make fun of a Congress person)

    Bill Whittle:

    Google and Facebook will soon have to be dealt with in anti trust terms because they are now too powerful and are openly endeavoring to pick and choose political winners and losers and they endeavor to deny equal access to who they find offensive to their political cause.

    This must not be allowed to be. Now do you think that Fredrica will be able to understand all of that in the context of our Constitution and our legal system? Does anyone think that she knows the definition of the word “Context” in the previous sentence?

    We all know the answer.

  • Steve

    These Lunatics on the Left are going to lead us into another civil war. We can stop them at the ballot box. Or the other way if need be.

  • t-dub

    “Those people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace and there is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable . . .”

    Well either this is a misquote or she is so stupid to employ a double negative that states exactly the exact opposite to her premise.

  • wayne

    “Gene Simmons fights back tears talking about how much his late mother loved America”
    May 2019

  • wayne

    With all due respect to Cotour–
    –forget phony-baloney progressive “anti-trust,” laws, the last thing we want is the federal government directing the “tech” sector.

    =Eliminated their exemption under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. [aka Title 5]
    Then, they can be sued in the private sector. They aren’t ‘common-carriers,’ and the only way to hurt these people is to take their money away.

  • John

    Do the crimes actually have to be posted on the internet? If they have actual thought police, they’d give me the chair. Without due process or a speedy jury trial either, as is their style.

  • Cotour


    These now huge companies have no longer any self control and they are clearly engaged in abuse of power in their politically choosing sides and actively, even publicly admitting that they are in the process of denying those who they politically oppose equal access.

    Something on the order of an anti trust case is coming their way. How that will be formulated I am not certain, but coming it is. I would prefer the least and smallest dose, but once you are pushed to the point of action, there will be action.

  • “Congress shall make no law . . . ”

    ” . . . and there is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable, . . . ”

    I agree.

    The Congresswoman has demonstrated she can’t read, and can’t speak. Most people that ignorant would not draw attention to themselves.

  • wayne

    Great stuff.

    “Regulation is the Mother of all Monopolies.”
    (size alone btw is no indicator of monopoly. and…exactly how would one break apart YouTube? Into what exactly? If we’re going to leave that to the rocket scientists at the DOJ & FCC, what could possibly go wrong, eh?!)
    >Eliminated their exemption under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.
    They want to remain protected and immune from civil lawsuits, as ‘common-carriers,’ which by their behavior, they clearly are not.
    >Eliminate their State protection and they can no longer control content.

  • Cotour

    What ever form it takes.

    This technology is in the realm of the unknown, never before seen and I am certain it is not fully understood how it will be done and / or how they will work around it. Freely expression / communicating I.E. Free speech is one of the foundation tenets of the Constitution, these private companies threaten that in the name of THEIR interpretation of what should be (And what should not be).

    But one thing that can be agreed on, they have gone too far, they are infested with millennial Leftist / utopians and they are in a rush to cement their advantage before any of this can be dealt with. And then what?

    Abuse of power, the classic, even the ultimate example.

  • wayne

    “The Rise and Fall of Monopolies”
    Lecture 4
    from: The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II
    Murray Rothbard 1986
    (I would highly recommend as well, Lecture 6, “Tariff’s, Inflation, Anti-Trust, and Cartels”

    Referencing Frederica–

    She should be afraid, very afraid. She signed up to be the servant of the People, not the master of the People.

    “Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.”
    John Basil Barnhill 1914

  • wayne

    we have 100 years experience with “networks,” –“whatever form it takes,” isn’t a Policy, it’s an ill-defined hope.
    You really want our current Federal Government, to “fix” this situation by controlling them with phony-baloney progressive anti-trust laws?

    Alphabet (YouTube, et al) operates as common carrier’s, but they are Publisher’s. Remove their government-granted exemption and the only way they can control content is writing huge checks when they get sued.

  • Cotour

    Like I have stated, “What ever form it takes”.

    I am not disagreeing with you, but it is clear to me the Congress is on the road to take some action because of the extreme abuse of power / monopoly. It is inevitable, unless the Alphabet and Facebook Billionaires just buy everyone and take over America and the world. And that would fit perfectly into their agenda.

    This technology is something never before seen nor dealt with and the rules that dictated their control in the past may well not exactly apply today because they will have technological ways around them using said technology.

    Yes, apply or remove the simple incentives and constraints proscribed by the Constitution and our legal system.

    Its coming.

  • Cotour

    Aldous Huxley:

    60 years ago Mike Wallace interviewed Aldous Huxley, I do not think that I have ever heard anyone that was so spot on in his read and predictions of the future.

    Now WE must deal with it.

  • Edward

    t-dub wrote: “Well either this is a misquote or she is so stupid to employ a double negative that states exactly the exact opposite to her premise.

    Watch the video embedded in the article. It is her quote. She isn’t as smart as she thinks she is.

    Congresscritters who think that ridicule of them is a threat against them, or think that such teasing is intimidation, are too thin skinned to be politicians. To seriously think that people using their right of free speech should be prosecuted is to have no understanding of the fundamental civics of this country — it is to be anti-American. To have even one such a person in Congress is a serious threat to the fundamental nature of this country.

    Making fun of Congress, especially its least smart members, is a long standing American past time. Naturally, the least smart would not like being made fun of — especially when their own words make them such easy targets.

    Maybe the next thing that she will consider “a disgrace and there is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable” is ridicule of the president of the United States. Why do I think she will not suggest such a thing until the next time a Democrat in office?

    Wilson now thinks that she is a rock star. It is clear that she does not know what the term means.

  • wayne

    Richard Epstein,
    “A History of Public Utility Regulation in the Supreme Court”
    University of Chicago Law School 2013

  • Phill O

    Here is a strange item. What leaps out at me is the fact that Germany is going back to censorship as it had in the early 1940s. Just so similar to the topic on this thread.

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