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“Every word out of their mouth was, ‘we don’t care,'”

“Every word out of their mouth was, ‘We don’t care.'”

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Now available in hardback and paperback as well as ebook!


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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  • chris babcock

    I’m currently reading a great book “Individual Rights and Government Wrongs” by Brian Phillips. Heresome excerpts about this very subject:

    pg 159 “In a capitalist society, you are free to act acording to your own judgment. You are free to set goals, determine a course of action, and then take the actions you think best. You are free to exercise your property rights–the right to earn,use, own, keep, and dispolse of material values–in pursuit of your goals. In short, you are free to plan and act on your plan. However, government intervention, including zoning, prevents you from acting on your judgment–your plan. Your plan becomes subservient to the plan of others. you are compelled to sacrifice your self-interest–your goals and dreams–in the name of the “public interest.” For example, you might be forced to move trees that you planted years before, or you might be cvompelled to lop twelve stories off of your building. This is just one more example of how the altruist morality harms the lives of individuals.”

    pg 164 “Land-use regulations, like all regulations, are founded on the premise that your property–and therefore your life–ultimately belongs to society, to be used for whatever purpose is deemed to be in the “public interest.” This is the premise that must be rejected. Morally, your property is your to use as you choose. And your life is yours to live as you choose.”

    Like I said, it’s a great book, without any exageration, as poor Denise Morrison found out.

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