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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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The Obama administration has ordered the closure of a park that gets no federal funding.

Shut down fascism: The Obama administration has ordered the closure of a park that gets no federal funding.

The park withstood prior government shutdowns, noting in a news release that the farm will be closed to the public for the first time in 40 years. “In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm,” Eberly explained in an emailed statement. “In all the years I have worked with the National Park Service … I have never worked with a more arrogant, arbitrary and vindictive group representing the NPS,” Eberly said.

The park officials should defy the order, publicly and with vigor.

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3 comments

  • Richard

    Obama’s 2/3 far leftist and 1/3 Chicago politician. It’s not a good combination.

  • ted

    “The park officials should defy the order, publicly and with vigor.”

    The local police ought to be arresting park officials as trespassers.

  • Pzatchok

    Give it till Monday.

    by then the financial hit will be calculated for over the weekend and the locals will not stand for this long.

    They will find private ways around this closure and the park officials will be forced to start arresting people for walking around the barriers.

    Such as for Mt. Vernon a private citizen could open his yard to parking and offer van rides up to the house.

    The local police would be the ones who would file any charges against his breaking of any local ordinances. But that could take weeks. And first offenses are normally thrown of court for stuff like this.

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