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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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More Democratic senators discover that Obamacare is a train wreck about to happen.

More Democratic senators discover that Obamacare is a train wreck about to happen.

They wrote it. They rammed it through Congress. It is their baby, lock, stock, and barrel.


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  • DDZ

    I don’t think that the Democrats would say “lock, stock, and barrel.”

  • JGL

    What would you say?

  • Scott

    They’d say, “The Republicans want to destroy the health care bill we fought so hard to give you by stubbornly refusing to help us correct a few minor oversights in the legislative language. They’d rather repeal the entire bill and abandon the elderly, the children, women, and those with pre-existing conditions to the private insurance sector of the 1960’s in order to protect their special interests supporters.” (or something to that effect)

  • JGL

    And so it should be “destroyed”, just because something is called a health care bill does not mean that that is what it is. It should be destroyed because it is Un Constitutional. It was designed and represented as a penalty and then judged to be a tax. See a problem with that? I do.

    It is fraudulent, it is the further infantilization of adult Americans, just as the Marxist / socialist model demands. Look at your public schools, your welfare culture, your food stamp roll. Need I go on? The government is the natural enemy of the peoples freedom, and its not either black or white, the solution is some shade of gray, but the government knows no shade of gray. The people must introduce the concept to them.

    And thats both party’s and all politicians.

  • Pzatchok

    Let them choke on it.

    They forced it through now they can find a way to fix it.

  • Obamacare will lower the standard of care for all Americans because by it the government will be forced to divide the money for care among all citizens rather than allow the citizens to decide what level of care they want, in consultation with their physicians.

  • JGL

    The problem is that them is us!

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