Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jeopardy Category -- State Of Texas Employees


"The ultimate aim of government is not to rule, or restrain, by fear, nor to exact obedience, but contrariwise, to free every man from fear, that he may live in all possible security; in other words, to strengthen his natural right to exist and work without injury to himself or others. No, the object of government is not to change men from rational beings into beasts or puppets, but to enable them to develope their minds and bodies in security, and to employ their reason unshackled; neither showing hatred, anger, or deceit, nor watched with the eyes of jealousy and injustice. In fact, the true aim of government is liberty." -- Baruch Spinoza

"That principle is, that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant."
-- John Stuart Mill

"Liberty and good government do not exclude each other;
and there are excellent reasons why they should go together. Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end." -- Lord Acton



 " What is coach sports? "

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  1. A little misleading because a major part if not all of those jock salaries come from Athletic Department budgets, which are funded by ticket sales, TV and merchandise revenues, and booster donations, not tax revenues.

  2. reply to Mr. justjohn: ...and then the colleges discover that poor team performance has led to decreasing sales, revenues, and donations, leading to lessened AD budgets and hence to lower jock salaries. Sounds a lot like a business trying to make a profit versus a college trying to educate students for the future. Perhaps it is the nature of man to quest more for bread and circuses than for education.