A Freethinker Makes the Case For America’s Anti-Biblical Revolution.

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Jon Rowe

Jon Rowe is a full Professor of Business at Mercer County Community College, where he teaches business, law, and legal issues relating to politics. Of course, his views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

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  1. Avatar Will H.
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    I’ll look at the article in a minute.
    Right now, I would like to point out one of those need-meets-opportunity sort of things.
    Each and every review of Gentle Giant’s Civilian falls short.
    I think you could do it well.
    Not only well, but the authoritative review of Civilian.
    When I first heard “Underground,” I thought this was the sound I had been looking for for years.
    Sure, there’s good points and bad, but it’s always being related to Octopus or something, which isn’t a fair comparison.
    I hope you will consider it.Report

    • Avatar Jon Rowe in reply to Will H.
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      I like Gentle Giant, but I doubt I could do the review justice because I don’t listen to them enough. I just don’t know the album well enough.

      From my recollection, they followed Yes, Genesis sans Gabriel, and Gabriel himself in a more “80s” sound that was more commercial but still retained its authentic progginess. (As time — the 80s — went on Genesis seemed to get more commercial, less proggy, and worse in my opinion, but a more commercial sound often means higher sales, at least it did with Genesis).

      Though that album still seemed pretty proggy. It’s hard to tell what direction they would have taken if they continued.Report

      • Avatar Will H. in reply to Jon Rowe
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        As always, I appreciate your insight and honesty in the matter.
        “In a Glass House” is one of the greatest songs of all time, and if you haven’t heard it, you should.
        GG was one of those bands years ahead of their time. Civilian sounds a lot like Rush did 8 years later.
        Someone else pointed this out to me, but there are an awful lot of bands that sound just like King’s X, but always 5 to 7 years after King’s X has been doing it.Report

  2. Avatar Will H.
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    Different thread.
    As I remember, both statutory and common law derive their authority from natural law. Where the former run counter to natural law, their authority collapses. Natural law always wins out.
    I believe the Declaration of Independence is pretty much standing on natural law.
    That’s the sort of thing you get when you ask Jefferson to sit down and write out, “The King is a dick.”
    I think there are other instances in the Bible that demonstrate that as well.
    King Saul throwing his spear at David is one example that comes to mind.
    David would duck and run, the ingrate.
    Clearly in violation of the kingly authority.Report

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