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Children and Personhood

Children and Personhood

When John Locke was writing his Treatises, he needed a way to define governmental, or political, power. He started by drawing an outline around political power by defining another kind of power, one related to the state of nature: paternal, or parental, power. In that spirit, let's try to define what kids are by, first, discussing what they aren't.

The Origins of the Bill of Rights

The Origins of the Bill of Rights

I may be an anarchist, but that does not stop me from understanding the logic behind such a document as the Bill of Rights. The Constitution of the United States of America utilizes the same logic as the Declaration of Independence in the establishment of inalienable rights, following a decidedly Lockean tradition...