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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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Students defy school restrictions on free speech

Defiance: Students in two high schools in Virginia and Texas this week pushed back against school officials who punished them for wearing flag emblems the school disapproved of, specifically the American and Confederate flags.

In the case of the American flag, the student was threatened with suspension because he was wearing a shirt with the flag on it and the school insists shirts must be solid. When he and his family questioned the suspension, the school backed off.

In the case of the Confederate flag, it appears the students had organized a protest against the school’s ban of that symbol.

“This is nothing about racism. This is about where we come from, what our ancestors did and what everybody here’s family has fought for, the right to do what we want,” Christiansburg High senior Andrew Love said.

Rules at Christiansburg High School and three other county schools do not allow students to display the Confederate flag because it’s considered offensive. Last month students were told to remove Confederate flag bumper stickers from their cars.

The issue here has nothing to do with racism. It has to do with free speech. The school has no business telling anyone what they can say or cannot say, even if that statement is contained in their clothes. That the school had the nerve to demand that the students remove bumper stickers on their cars is beyond outrageous and illustrates that this has nothing to do with maintaining discipline in the school The administrators want to stamp out opinions they disagree with.

Kudos to the students for fighting back. We need more courage like this.

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One comment

  • Edward

    It is news like this that keeps my hope alive that liberty can be saved.

    From the second article: “Since 2002, Montgomery County Public Schools has engaged in social justice and diversity training for staff members and students. ”

    Social justice is just a way to punish a person over here for the deeds of someone else over there (in space or time), just because they have some resemblance, relation, or connection to that someone else. The best part of social justice (for those “Justices” who mete out that sort of justice) is that their victims receive no trials and no defense. The self selected “Justices” accuse, convict, and punish their victims, and the rest of society allows them. The social justice training is how to unjustly perform these activities on their victims in a way that minimizes trouble from the rest of society.

    The main purpose of social justice is to shut up and shut down opposition to socialist and tyrannical activity, and another good part — for the “Justices” — is that they get to practice tyranny while meting out their form of justice. The “Justices” have become good at that:
    http://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/what-ever-you-do-dont-shut-up

    It is kind of like The Tiny Dot, except with unjust punishment instead of punishing taxes:
    http://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/the-tiny-dot/

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