Samuel R. Staley
| Monday July 8, 2013 at 11:39 AM PST
I had a glimmer of hope for the 2013 film The Lone Ranger when I read that young U.S. attorney John Reid, aka The Lone Ranger, arrives in untamed west Texas with a copy of John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government. After watching the otherwise entertaining summer action film, I left the theater wondering...
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| Tuesday June 1, 2010 at 2:19 PM PST
What gives some people the right to rule others? At least since John Locke’s time, the most common and seemingly compelling answer has been “the consent of the governed.” When the North American revolutionaries set out to justify their secession from the British Empire, they declared, among other things: “Governments are instituted among Men,...
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Tags: American Revolution, British Empire, Civil Society, Constitution, Founding Fathers, individual liberty, libertarianism, Liberty, Morality, Personal Liberty, Philosophy, Power, Proudhon, social contract, Statue of Liberty, Surveillance, Taxation, The State