The idea that “we” are the government is the great lie of american history.

It was not true 200 years ago and it is not true today.

Sure, they point to elections and say that we have the power, but the whole thing is rigged to ensure that we are left to choose between two sociopaths from the ruling elite whose differences are superficial at best. The voting population is led to choose between the lesser of two evils. 

The result? Evil.

Then they look down upon us from the inaugural podium, proclaim that the people have spoken for change, and go and do the same things we didn’t approve of when the last guy did them.

No, we are not the government.

They are the government.

We are mere subjects, serfs, or slaves, and they know it.

U.S. History to 1877

I just finished the Liberty Classroom course U.S. History to 1877, and think that it was fantastic. I particularly enjoyed the lectures by Brion McClanahan, which opened my eyes to the fact that the war between the states from 1861 to 1865 was about much more than just slavery. This was an idea that I had never considered. In retrospect, it is very odd that no one ever questions why the Emancipation Proclamation wasn’t issued until almost the third year of a war that is supposed to only be about slavery, or why the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was necessary if the Emancipated Proclamation and the Civil War ended slavery.

The Lectures in this course are:

Colonial Background (McClanahan)
Virginia and the Cavaliers (McClanahan)
Puritan Society (Woods)
Puritans and Indians (Woods)
The Southern Colonies and the Celts (McClanahan)
The Middle Colonies and the Quakers (McClanahan)
The French as an English Problem (McClanahan)
The Imperial Crisis (Gutzman)
The American Revolution (Gutzman)
The Constitution Movement (Gutzman)
The Philadelphia Convention (Gutzman)
The Ratification Campaign (Gutzman)
The Washington Administration (Gutzman)
The Crisis of 1798-1801 and the Jeffersonian Victory (Gutzman)
The Jefferson and Madison Administrations (Gutzman)
The Monroe Administration (Gutzman)
The Marshall Court (Gutzman)
The Age of Jackson, I: From the Corrupt Bargain through the Van Buren Administration (Gutzman)
The Age of Jackson, II: Tyler, Polk, and the War with Mexico, Part I (McClanahan)
The Age of Jackson, II: Tyler, Polk, and the War with Mexico, Part II (McClanahan)
Abolitionism (Gutzman)
The Political Crisis of the 1850s, Part I (McClanahan)
The Political Crisis of the 1850s, Part II (McClanahan)
Secession, Part I (McClanahan)
Secession, Part II (McClanahan)

“Mr. Lincoln’s War,” Part I (McClanahan)
“Mr. Lincoln’s War,” Part II (McClanahan)
North Over South: Recreating the Union, Part I (McClanahan)
North Over South: Recreating the Union, Part II (McClanahan)
Corruption, Compromise, and the End of Military Reconstruction (McClanahan)
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