Saturday, January 30, 2010

Howard Zinn: Central Government and the Class Document

Constitution The Class Document

Excerpts from Howard Zinn's speech:

Nox says to George Washington, "These people who have rebelled. They think because they fought in the revolution, they fought in the war against England. That they deserve an equal share of the wealth of this country"... No..

Those are the kinds of letters that went back and forth. We got setup a government that will be strong enough to put down the rebellions of the poor, slave revolts, the Indians, who many resent our going into their territory. That's what a strong central government is for. ... The Constitution is a class document written to protect the interests bond holders and slave owners and land expanionists.

Howard Zinn on Holy Wars, Central Government, and the Constitution

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