Wednesday, January 13, 2010

On the Haitian Revolution

In colonial days, the island of Hispanola was wealthier, per capita, that the US colonies.

The US Revolution in 1776 was founded classical liberal ideas of inividual liberty and limited government.

The Haitian revolution in 1791 held to the French ideals of a strong central government engaged in restributive justice.

If redistributive justice was truly the superior foundation for a society to individual liberty, Haiti, not the US would be the premiere power of North America.

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