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“Whose side are you on?”

“Whose side are you on?”

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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9 comments

  • JGL

    I recently heard an interview with a man that went to Columbia with the president, he stated

    that when he met him he suggested that they get together to discuss their differences (he

    being a known conservative on campus) his comments on the meeting were that Mr. Obama

    said to him ” your that conservative who thinks everybody should have a gun, I don’t believe

    anyone should have a gun” Mr. Obama or Barry said and he dismissed the idea that they get

    together and discuss anything. I have no problem believing his account (I forget his name but

    he was being interviewed by Mark Simon on WOR a couple of days ago.)

    My assessment of the president is that he is a most un American president, by heritage and

    sensibility, and is steeped in liberal / socialism and is a student of Marx, an American version

    of the three. (not that theres anything wrong with that, he is a true believer)

    As a matter of course the Constitution along with its Bill Of Rights must be one big pain in the

    ass to someone of that mind set and its something that must be deconstructed and

    reassembled in the “proper way”. The funny thing about the Constitution is that it contains the

    means of its own destruction, where everyone is offended by someone else and everyone

    becomes a litigant.

    We must be hopeful that the Constitution can withstand this assault, and in addition, if you

    want to restrict or elliminate guns rights the process exists within the document to change it.

    So if you are convinced that the founders were incorrect about the issue then CHANGE IT!

  • Pzatchok

    There is a reason our constitution has no eraser marks.

    Its so our future generations can see, every time that look at the constitution, all the amendments passed throughout time and all the times those amendments were then found to be in error and thus corrected with a later amendment.

    If they attempt to redefine or change the second amendment in any way it will be remembered for all history.

  • JGL

    If and when it is changed (I do not believe it will be or needs to be) then America is over !

    The second amendment is a key part of the counter balance to the abuse of power that is in

    mans nature, the founders basically mandated the the populous be armed, and it was not due

    to the need to hunt.

    This should be the test: When human DNA changes then let the second amendment be

    changed, until then it needs to remain in effect.

    (and it does not matter what goes on in any other country on this planet, their standard is not

    the American standard)

  • jwing

    If american citizens no longer have the right to self defense, impicit in the 2nd Amendment, then no one, including police officers, federal agents or the secret service have the right to bear arms either. Using their logic, only the military (i.e. a well armed militia) can be armed. Now, that’s a pretty sticky wicket, isn’t it?

  • “Mr. President, these are your words: “And finally, Congress needs to help, rather than hinder, law enforcement as it does its job. We should get tougher on people who buy guns with the express purpose of turning around and selling them to criminals. And we should severely punish anybody who helps them do this.”

    Why don’t we start with Eric Holder and thoroughly investigate the Fast and Furious program?”

    Touche’.

  • JGL

    The problem with that is that the militia comes from the populous and the populous is the militia.

    The simplisity of the Constitution is the “problem”, it recognizes an American citizens naturally

    born rights, it does not recognize the rights that the government bestows on the people and

    therefore the government can not take back what they do not give.

    The objective logic of the Founders is unassailable.

  • Pzatchok

    The militia act or 1792 helped define who and what was the militia at the time of the writing of the US Constitution.

    I believe that each amendment(the first ten) was protected by the succeeding amendment.
    The first is protected by the second, the second by the third, and so on.

    If we weaken in any way or even remove any of them the whole thing falls like a house of cards.

    Our for fathers really did think them through and wrote them well.

  • Chris Kirkendall

    Someone pointed out that if they can take away our 2nd Amendment rights, they can take away ANY of our Constitutionally guaranteed rights – including the 1st Amendment right of Free Speech. Just recently, we saw that case of someone being told they only had free speech rights within a certain area, which was just flabbergasting…

  • JGL

    Americans of both parties, must, are obligated, to shake off their comfortable stupor and

    become outraged at the foolish and dangerous agendas being pursued by their government

    and the representatives they empower.

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