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  •  Locke has a better answer (1+ / 0-)
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    I meant to add:
    Locke provides us with the concept of a social contract.
    We form a govt as sort of a team effort to safeguard rights and express and enact desirable polices.

    A simple example is a pizza night.
    Several people go out to a pizza place to watch a game. They decide to get a large pizza rather than individual pizzas, because they will get more for their money.
    In deciding on agreements, they may have to make compromises in what ingredients will be on there. This is not some big force imposing an arrangement on anyone, they are making an agreement amongst themselves.
    If they decide next week to go to a different place, it's not big govt interfering with their choice, they made a different choice,

    Ideally this is how a government should work as well.

    •  Pizza Nights (1+ / 0-)
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      do they still have those

      down at Capitol Hill?

      Perhaps someone should reinstate

      some of Franklin"s Taverns too.

      and watch the dynamic to pick up the tab?

      or stick someone else with it?

      Where's the Note?    -- SEIU

      by jamess on Mon Nov 08, 2010 at 08:39:21 PM PST

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