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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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Iran deal gets enough Democratic votes to pass

Democrats now have enough votes to sustain a veto and thus allow President Obama’s Iran deal to go into effect.

Ed Morrissey says it best:

What’d the GOP get out of all this? What did their huge advantage in the House and their eight-seat majority in the Senate ultimately amount to in terms of concessions? It’s one thing to lose a momentous fight on foreign policy, ceding all of your constitutional leverage in the process, but if you can get some goodies for your side at least you can say it’s not a total loss. Unless I missed something, we got … nothing. Not a thing — not even, in all likelihood, the right to crow and say that our resolution of disapproval passed the Senate with plenty of Democratic support. This fiasco will end with an essentially party-line vote on cloture, leaving Obama free to argue to the world that the deal has the acquiescence of the U.S. Congress. The only thing we get from this is the right to point out later, when this agreement eventually ends with Iran going nuclear and the Middle East being further destabilized, that this disaster is owned lock, stock, and barrel by the Democratic Party. That’s a nice consolation prize, but we’ve known since the beginning that we’d be getting that. What we’ve added to our “winnings” since this congressional kabuki began is precisely nothing.

The reason the Republicans failed here is that the leadership, led by Bob Corker (R-Tennessee), wrote and passed a bill that allowed this treaty to pass without even a majority of Congress. In other words, before they even saw the treaty they agreed to it. And once they saw the treaty they made loud noises, including Corker, about how bad it was, but they themselves had already made it impossible for them to block it.

It is time for these Republican leaders to be fired. It isn’t just Democrats who have betrayed the American people and our friends in the Middle East with this deal, it is this Republican leadership that has decided to help Obama and the Democrats get everything they want. And in turn, this has given the Iranians — still eager to instigate terrorism attacks and war against the U.S. and Israel — everything they want as well.


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  • Cotour

    Israel now launches a simultaneous preemptive strike?

    On Washington and Iran?

    I would like to nominate the president, John Kerry and all who made this all possible for the Treason award. Or as any good leftist would call it “the right thing to do”. And realize that there are people in the country that truly believe this to be as Martha would say “A good thing”.

    You never, ever enrich / empower your enemy. NEVER. Unless you get very significant and verifiable concessions and you come out of the deal way ahead. This is by design empowering an enemy and that IMO is treason. There is no other way to interpret this.

  • Phill O

    Does GE now get to do the business they were stopped doing? That is a thing US companies get. It does not matter (to the Dems) that world stability is shot to crap. Remember, there were big companies competing to build the gas chambers and crematoriums for the NAZIs.

  • jburn

    Corporations related to the military industrial complex are looking forward to another arms race, this time with the oil wealth of the Middle East. Many Democrats will see generous donations to their respective foundations. Don’t be surprised to suddenly see a very large one appear for Obama — it will make a nice retirement package.

    Everything is going as planned; except it’s their plan, not ours.

  • Cotour

    Unbridled or unregulated anything becomes in the end an evil. And that goes for capitalism as much as it goes for communism or any other kind of ism.

    I have to assume that the agenda for this document of surrender comes from many high level elite sources that controls the tool Obama and his people as well as the Republicans who have changed rules to pave the way for its passage, pay no attention to their protestations, they are one.

    I have pointed out before, expect anything in the acquisition or retention of power, AND I MEAN ANYTHING. This agreement or what ever its called is a prime example, it does not make one bit of sense but here it is about to freely funnel 150 billion dollars to those who swear to our destruction.

    I don’t quite know what should be followed here, the money or the ideology? There is tons of money involved, maybe Obama will be back end rewarded after the fact, you know like the Clintons and many other elite politicians were rewarded after the fact, party affiliation aside. Or is it just an ideology that says that America must be leveled in order to accomplish the One World Government model? Or a combination of the two? Your guess is as good as mine.

    Can you imagine the pressure, threats and the payoffs offered for the last representatives (read traitors) that hold out on this deal.

  • Hondo

    Issue aside – are we looking at a replay of the Whig/Republican thing of the 1850s.

  • Ted Savas

    In 1979, 89 (Eighty-Nine) senators sent President Carter a letter telling him to lay the hell off Israel.

    Let that sink in a moment as you consider just how far the Democrat party has fallen. And I have searched all the DC databases for surgeries, and am still unsure when, exactly the Republican party went in for Testiculardectomy. But I did see Bob Corker lean over in a dress, and his private area had been wiped smooth.

    Tennessee should impeach that treasonous bastard and then tar and feather his sorry ass and banish him to an ice flow.

    I am so sick of weak elites selling out my country and our allies.

    Stand the hell up or get the hell out.

  • Cotour

    Lets go to crazy land:

    When we ask ourselves why is everything political 180 degrees from what common sense would say was reasonable, why would that be? What if there was a fact or a strong indication that one party (the Republicans) was complicit in something so offensive to the American people that it would spell total destruction of the two party system and the Republican organization and that fact or indication was being used to leverage them (read blackmail) to allow this one sided crazy situation to exist when the Republicans have real power recently given to them by the people and they are actually sitting on their hands to allow it?

    Obama clears out of Iraq and in time total chaos ensues and Islamic refugees flood into the Christian dominated country’s of Europe and America.

    Remember, this is crazy land but this forced acceptance of people further accomplishes the goal of culturally blending the entire world where there are no borders and the U.N. now has dominion over those blended people.

    Anything is possible in crazy land when we are talking about the acquisition of, retention of and the application of power. All you have to do is have a dream, and some awesome leverage, from a father or where ever.

    Think about it.

  • Edward

    Cotour wrote: “Unbridled or unregulated anything becomes in the end an evil. And that goes for capitalism …”

    Although this is true, any free market system (capitalist or not) should only be regulated to the extent that the regulation prevents anti-competitive practices. As you note, Cotour, the acquisition and retention of power can permeate commerce, as large businesses encourage government (over)regulation to hinder competition, such as entrepreneurs who have figured out more efficient use of resources and can out perform the existing businesses.

    The government is easy to convince into overregulation, because it, too, is eager to acquire additional power. This is why the Founding Fathers believed that the US would eventually devolve into a tyranny and why they put mechanisms in place to slow the devolution and to reverse the tyranny.

    Unfortunately, we live in a time when one of those mechanisms has failed, and now a treaty is allowed to be illegally signed by a power hungry, dictatorial tyrant without the Constitution’s mandated approval of 2/3 of the Senate. No matter what laws Congress may have passed, any legal treaty still must be approved by 2/3 of the Senate. Any law that says otherwise is unconstitutional.

    But by the time we can straighten out this mess, Iran will already have their cash, and they may even have their bomb.

  • Cotour

    To my point, someone else has my same thoughts on the subject:

    “The answer seems to be that a million Muslim refugees are being told — by their own leaders and mullahs, by the UN, by the media, and by the United States government, that they can resume their lives as devout Muslims and practice Sharia Law in their new homes in Europe and the United States.”

    Its not rocket science, the solution? Commit to send them all back in a time certain. If not, Obama out smarts everyone.

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