Conscious Choice cover

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 rules against goverment unions

The leftist losing streak continues: The Supreme Court today ruled that government employees cannot be forced to pay dues to government unions.

The court’s conservative majority scrapped a 41-year-old decision that had allowed states to require that public employees pay some fees to unions that represent them, even if the workers choose not to join.

The 5-4 decision fulfills a longtime wish of conservatives to get rid of the so-called fair share fees that non-members pay to unions in roughly two dozen states. Organized labor is a key Democratic constituency.

The court ruled that the laws violate the First Amendment by compelling workers to support unions they may disagree with. “States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from nonconsenting employees,” Justice Samuel Alito said in his majority opinion in the latest case in which Justice Neil Gorsuch, an appointee of President Donald Trump, provided a key fifth vote for a conservative outcome.

Since government workers tend to be leftist anyway, especially in the federal government, I don’t expect this ruling to impact their fund-raising that much, initially. Over time, however, the unions are going to see their power recede as more and more employees decide they don’t need, or want, the unions.

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3 comments

  • Phill O

    The bottom line with people (especially leftists) is their own pocket book.

    Consider Victoria British Columbia, a very leftist city. It has minimal sewage treatment in many areas and people have refused taxes to fix the problem. They want another jurisdiction to pay for it! This I got from a leftist friend!

  • A Owen

    “they don’t need, or want, the unions”

    Or just prefer to have the money in their own pockets.

    Some Exposé of the lifestyle of the Union bosses would certainly make some members decide to keep their cash.

  • Col Beausabre

    “Some Exposé of the lifestyle of the Union bosses would certainly make some members decide to keep their cash.”

    They live in the sane areas as the company execs, have the same type of houses, send their kids to the same schools, shop the same stores, wear the same clothes, vacation the same places, drive the same model cars, etc

    One reason is because way, way too many union bosses are ex-labor lawyers, who have never spent a day in the factory or mine and have no idea of how to do the job of the rank and file. One reform would be for union constitutions require the bosses to have spent a period time on the shop floor.

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