Dan Itse, Author at Granite Grok

Dan Itse

John Locke

Chapter 10 of the forms of a Common-wealth

Locke begins by defining the three fundamental forms of government. When men first unite into a society, they have all the power of the community naturally in themselves.

John Locke

“Of the beginning of Civil Society” – Part 3

Further treating the idea of consent, he describes consent. A child of an English man and woman born in France is subject to neither the king of England nor the king of France, except as much as they subject to the law of the land.

John Locke

“Of the beginning of Civil Society” – Part 1

John Locke having defined what qualifies as a civil society in Chapter Seven. That it is not merely family groups, or master-slave relationships, but is a coming together of equals for mutual benefit and protection. He opened with this declaration which ought to be familiar to the people of New Hampshire.

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Andru Volinsky – trying to outdo Grimm’s fairy tales?

Recently, Executive Councilor Andu Volinsky suggested that gubernatorial vetoes should be subject to Executive Council approval. Fortunately, there is one thing that stands between Councilor Volinsky and vetoes: The Constitution of the State of New Hampshire. This isn’t the first time Councilor Volinsky has tried to end run the Constitution. Most of you may not …

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NH Constitution

HB696 is an affront to the American legal system and the United States and New Hampshire  Constitutions

February 17, 2019 Dear Member of the House of Representatives; I am writing to you in opposition to House Bill 696, Establishing a Protective Order for Vulnerable Adults.  By way of background, I am the former Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Review and Statutory Recodification, and former Vice Chairman of the Committee on Children …

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What Makes a Good NHGOP Chairman?

I was sitting with Secretary of State William Gardner yesterday discussing the 2018 election. He is very concerned with manner in which the Democrats fought this last election. They created Political Action Committees (PAC) upon PACs, designed to obscure the source of the money, most of which was from out of State. They began their …

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John Locke

Of the State of War

Locke’s third chapter is on the State of War. It is an expository on the concept presented in the previous chapter regarding when one individual broaches another’s right to life, liberty and property. In the Of the State of Nature, we learned that one person broaches another’s natural rights he declares himself an enemy to …

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Will a ‘no guns’ sticker protect State House?

“If the Democrats in the State House don’t trust their fellow legislators, do you think they trust you?… Why do they expect to be in fear of violence from their constituents? WARNING! The new Democrat majority in Concord is planning to assault your Constitution. They are planning to ban firearms from Representatives Hall and possibly …

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