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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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Supreme Court justice Kennedy to retire

The leftist losing streak continues: Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy has announced that he is retiring from the court.

In a statement, the Supreme Court said the 81-year-old Kennedy will step down effective July 31. The judge called it “the greatest honor and privilege to serve our nation in the federal judiciary for 43 years, 30 of those years in the Supreme Court.” Kennedy wants to spend more time with his family, even though they were content with him staying on the court.

He also sent a letter to Trump on Wednesday notifying the president of his decision.

Kennedy, though leaning conservative, has often been the court’s swing vote, and has frequently voted with the court’s leftists. He will be replaced with a far more conservative justice, which will likely give the conservatives in the court its first real majority in decades.

Note that while many news reports will scream about an upcoming battle over the new nominee, this will be smoke and mirrors. Democratic opposition to the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch forced the Republican leadership to abandon the filibuster for Supreme Court picks. All the Republicans need is a majority to get a confirmation, and they have that.

This article provides Trump’s list of candidates

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5 comments

  • wodun

    Democrats can take heart that a Trump nominee will be grounded in the judicial philosophy of textualism and originalism. They wont get a nominee that rules based on marxist ideology but they will get one that rules based on the constitution and laws as they are passed.

  • Tom

    Does anyone else find the situation with Judge Ginsburg telling? She openly criticized candidate Trump to any that would listen but did not recuse herself from passing judgement on cases involving him. In the Travel Ban case, she cites his pre-election utterances as justifiable reason for over-turning any and all travel restrictions he might attempt to implement. “Do as I say, not as I do” seems to be the Leftist credo.

  • eddie willers

    This is my happy dance.

  • Localfluff

    Ginsburg is 85. She won’t survive Trump in office. There will soon be a 6-3 majority. And the next one is 79. This is a morbid system! Wouldn’t it be better to have long term periods, like 10 years, and bit more of them, like 17, so that one president can’t set a fixed majority for decades to come? The increased longevity of people has screwed up this detail of the constitution (like industrialized communications have made the electors pointless).

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