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The Great Law of Peace of the Iroquois Confederacy

September 11, 2011 By: John Kindley Category: Albert Jay Nock, Iroquois

Via Wikipedia, I’ve been reading Exemplar of Liberty: Native America and the Evolution of Democracy, by Donald Grinde and Bruce Johansen. The thesis of the book is that the Founders’ contact with Native Americans and their forms of government inspired Revolutionary fervor and ultimately influenced the U.S. Constitution. Personally, I believe, with Albert Jay Nock, that, rhetoric aside, subsequent history (including the genocide of Native Americans) demonstrates that the prospects for Old World-style exploitation in the New World, and the wresting of the mechanisms for such exploitation from British hands into American hands, was a far greater motivator for the Founders and the U.S. Constitution than the libertarian example of their indigenous neighbors. Nevertheless, the Native American exemplar remains as a reminder of what America could have been, and as an indictment of what America has become.

3 Comments to “The Great Law of Peace of the Iroquois Confederacy”

  1. You said genocide but yet you have been to the 4 winds casino I presume.

  2. genocide: the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group.
    From Websters Dictionary 2011 edition.

    • why would you say genocide? nothing ever really happened that bad that a genocide happened. if you know much about the great law of peace by the iroquois group (witch i was origanlly looking for) then you know that our constitution is based on the great law of peace. seesh!!


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