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  • John Locke: On the Dissolution of Government (II)

    06/22/2016 12:26:41 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies ^ | June 21st 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In view of the increasing failures of national, state, local government from San Jose, CA to Sweden to protect their citizens from thugs, both secular and religious, where do innocent people turn when the institutions designed to serve the community fail to do so, or worse, actually turn against the people? From my last post, John Locke explained in Chapter XIX of his Second Treatise, the legislative power, or, simply the legislative, granted by society to government is the essence of republicanism. When any force, from outside or within, alters the legislative, government is dissolved. Locke writes: "When the legislative...
  • John Locke: On the Dissolution of Government

    06/20/2016 9:02:02 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies ^ | June 19th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The spark for this squib is the failure of western governments to protect the persons and property of their citizens from politically or religiously motivated criminals. Among just a few of the outrages: • Swedish elementary school children recently beseeched their principal to protect them from islamic students. • Closer to home, the mayor of San Jose California directed his police force and firefighters to stand idly by as paid Leftists assaulted Trump rally attendees: • Last year, the mayor of Baltimore so much as encouraged rioters to destroy property. What gives? Is this why societies create governments? John Locke...
  • Berkeley students outraged course reading includes Plato, Aristotle but nothing from transgenders

    01/22/2015 12:58:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 22, 2015 | Maggie Lit
    Two students at the University of California, Berkeley are calling for students to “Occupy the syllabus,” or consider dropping a course if it only includes the works of white men as class material. Students Rodrigo Kazuo and Margaret “Meg” Perret wrote an op-ed in The Daily Californian, the independent student newspaper, titled “Occupy the syllabus” where they called for a student-wide occupation of all social science and humanities classes after they found their upper-division course on classical social theory lacked the works of women, trans people, and people of color. “The course syllabus employed a standardized canon of theory that...
  • Locke proposes ending the transabdominal fetal ultrasound requirement before abortions

    12/16/2014 2:43:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Daily Press ^ | Dec. 16. 2014 | Dave Ress
    State Sen. Mamie Locke, D-Hampton, has filed a bill that would removes the requirement that a woman undergo a fetal transabdominal ultrasound prior to an abortion. The General Assembly enacted the requirement in 2012, generating a national uproar. Abortion advocates said the measure was a medically unnecessary invasion, while anti-abortion advocates said the aim was to help women be better informed.
  • DC (stories from outten the hills)

    03/13/2012 4:45:57 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 2 replies · 1+ views
    For a very long time now our representatives neither write nor read the legislation they pass into law, nor need they. Proposals of import arrive in their hands fully formed by the real government. Those owed exceptions are excepted and those owed favors are favored, and they call it consensus. Those who express contrary opinion are bribed, threatened, extorted or otherwise neutered, and why not, they represent nobody, which is what The People have become—nobody. Contrary opinion itself is politicized, medicalized or militarized until it's not merely contrary but illegitimate and dangerously so. In short, our actual opinions as we...
  • This Mortal Coil: Shangri-La & the 2nd Death

    02/05/2011 4:28:21 PM PST · by wizkid · 12 replies
    JohnQuincy ^ | 01/09/2011 | WizKId
    In the end of days, an elite class shall arise under a despot. While the elites shall enjoy every comfort, for the average citizen, life will become a living hell: More dominant males will go berserk, attacking females, juveniles and less dominant males. Sexual deviancy will become the norm. Males will pursue females relentlessly. Rates of bisexuality and homosexuality will skyrocket. In the final phase, all society will collapse. People will stop reproducing altogether, mothers will stop caring for and attack their young and our civilization shall disappear.
  • Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit

    06/25/2010 3:42:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies ^ | June 24, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 24, 2010 Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 3:08 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, good afternoon, everybody. It is a pleasure to be here with my friend and partner, President Medvedev, and I want to thank him again for his leadership, especially his vision for an innovative Russia that’s modernizing its economy, including deeper economic ties between our...
  • Exclusive! Terror-Defending Publisher's Inside Track

    04/08/2010 2:40:58 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 197+ views SNIPPET: "A government agency sponsors a community outreach program, but limits media access solely to representatives of the community involved. In doing so, the most powerful press representative present was a publisher who has repeatedly endorsed two groups the United States has designated as terrorists. That's what happened last October when the Commerce Department co-sponsored a "Muslim-American Business Outreach Meeting" with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Dearborn, Michigan. Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) revealed that 75 people attended the invitation-only event. Most were touted as local Muslim and Arab-American business and community leaders. Invitations indicate...
  • A Little Reading on Liberty . . . from John Locke's <i>The Two Treatises of Civil Government</i>

    03/18/2010 6:43:14 PM PDT · by MrChips · 3 replies · 234+ views
    §. 221. There is therefore, secondly, another way whereby governments are dissolved, and that is, when the legislative, or the prince, either of them, act contrary to their trust. First, The legislative acts against the trust reposed in them, when they endeavour to invade the property of the subject, and to make themselves, or any part of the community, masters, or arbitrary disposers of the lives, liberties, or fortunes of the people. §. 222. The reason why men enter into society, is the preservation of their property; and the end why they chuse and authorize a legislative, is, that there...
  • Houston Election May Prove Historic

    HOUSTON -- It was no great surprise when some religious leaders and conservative activists voiced fierce opposition to the mayoral candidacy of Annise Parker, a gay woman. But voters here have largely dismissed the issue as insignificant, even though she could become the first openly lesbian mayor of a major American city. Ms. Parker, a city controller who has been elected to local office six times with little controversy over her sexual preference, is the leading candidate in Saturday's election runoff. "This is about the best person for the job, period," said taxi driver Arthur Berry, 48 years old, who...
  • Marxism of the Right

    11/16/2009 1:55:31 PM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 34 replies · 1,252+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | 14 March 2005 | Robert Locke
    The most fundamental problem with libertarianism is very simple: freedom, though a good thing, is simply not the only good thing in life. Simple physical security, which even a prisoner can possess, is not freedom, but one cannot live without it. Prosperity is connected to freedom, in that it makes us free to consume, but it is not the same thing, in that one can be rich but as unfree as a Victorian tycoon’s wife. A family is in fact one of the least free things imaginable, as the emotional satisfactions of it derive from relations that we are either...
  • Obama gets in a round of golf on a sunny morning

    04/26/2009 9:57:09 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 53 replies · 1,710+ views
    Google News ^ | April 26, 2009 | CHRISTINE SIMMONS
    <p>ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama took advantage of the summer conditions in Washington on Sunday to play a round of golf for the first time since taking office.</p> <p>His motorcade left the White House at midmorning Sunday for the course at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.</p>
  • Statistical Voodoo Witch Doctor Tapped for Census Post

    04/03/2009 9:28:38 AM PDT · by vadum · 1 replies · 281+ views
    American Spectator ^ | April 3, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    A practitioner of the statistical voodoo known as "sampling" has been selected by President Obama to head the Census Bureau, which is poised to carry out the decennial census next year with ACORN's help. Liberal pressure groups and Democrats have long favored using statistical modeling, a practice controversial because it's flagrantly unconstitutional and because it opens up the counting process to political manipulation. "A sampling process would open the census to the worst kind of political manipulation," Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) recently said. "The Constitution clearly requires a count of every person, not a best guess that could be influenced...
  • Boredom at Commerce

    03/25/2009 12:03:14 PM PDT · by vadum · 3 replies · 201+ views
    American Specator ^ | March 25, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Once improbably hailed as a rising star in the Democratic Party, Gary Locke is deadly dull. The narcolepsy-inducing Locke was confirmed by the Senate Tuesday. The fact the former governor of Washington is boring might be the reason Obama selected him as a third choice to be his commerce secretary. [...] Boring but competent became politically attractive after two spectacular cabinet-level flameouts. First, the colorful Democratic governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, had to pull out as nominee because of an embarrassing probe into the awarding of his state's contracts. Next conservative Sen. Judd Gregg, a New Hampshire Republican, who...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Commerce pick tied to China cash

    03/18/2009 6:22:44 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 421+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2009 | Bill Gertz and Jerry Seper
    Commerce Secretary nominee Gary Locke, whose job would include approving sensitive exports to China, has performed legal work for companies doing business with Beijing and was forced to refund several political donations that he received in the 1990s from key figures in a Chinese influence-buying investigation. The former Washington state governor is expected to face questions about both issues during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Senate aides and an Obama administration official familiar with the vetting told The Washington Times. Mr. Locke was the first Chinese-American to become governor when Washington state voters elected him in 1996, and he served...
  • Obama's New Commerce Secretary Nominee: Not So "Squeaky Clean"

    02/26/2009 11:00:18 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 16 replies · 1,343+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 2-27-09 | Michelle Malkin
    Obama's New Commerce Secretary Nominee: Not So "Squeaky Clean" Michelle Malkin Friday, February 27, 2009 Liberal media outlets are doing their best to boost former Washington Gov. Gary Locke, President Obama's third pick for the beleaguered Commerce Secretary job. "Obama's New Commerce Pick Has Clean Reputation," declared National Public Radio's Tom Banse. The Democrat possesses "a largely scandal-free resume" reported The New York Times. He is a "safe choice," the Washington Post asserted, because of his "strait-laced reputation." But repeating the Mr. Clean claim doesn't make it so. Those in his home state who know Locke best paint a far...
  • The Chinagate/Buddhist temple cash skeletons in Gary Locke’s closet

    02/25/2009 8:53:21 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 9 replies · 634+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 24, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Is it possible for Barack Obama to pick a Commerce Secretary nominee who’ll actually make it past first base? Bill Richardson withdrew in the midst of a pay-for-play scandal. Judd Gregg withdrew in the midst of a humiliating power play over the Census and porkulus bill. Now, former Democrat Gov. Gary Locke — a lawyer for international firm Davis, Wright, and Tremaine who specializes in China — is rumored to be the next nominee for the post. The MSM is pulling for him. WaPo writes: “Locke is regarded as a safe choice by senior officials in the Obama administration given...
  • Obama chooses Gary Locke for commerce secretary

    02/25/2009 8:36:43 AM PST · by maggief · 45 replies · 1,105+ views
    AP ^ | 2/25/09
    WASHINGTON – Hoping the third time will be the charm, President Barack Obama named former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as his nominee for Commerce secretary Wednesday. "I'm sure it's not lost on anyone that we've tried this a couple of times. But I'm a big believer in keeping at something until you get it right," Obama said, standing with the fellow Democrat in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White House.
  • Locke Called Commerce Pick (let the fun begin)

    02/24/2009 3:22:27 AM PST · by tobyhill · 11 replies · 952+ views
    washington post ^ | 2/24/2009 | Chris Cillizza
    Former Washington governor Gary Locke is likely to be President Obama's choice to head the Commerce Department, according to several administration officials briefed on the decision. Locke would be the third person put forward by Obama for the job, after withdrawals by New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D), because of an ongoing pay-to-play investigation of his administration, and Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), who backed out after concluding that his ideological differences with the administration could not be resolved. Locke did not reply to an e-mail seeking comment, and the White House said no announcement would be made about the post...
  • First Chinese-American governor likely Obama commerce pick

    02/23/2009 2:35:46 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 622+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb. 23, 2009
    President Barack Obama will "likely" name Gary Locke, the first Chinese-American governor in US history as his pick for Commerce Secretary, a senior administration official said Monday.