About Locke and Smith

The Locke and Smith Foundation was named after John Locke and Adam Smith, because their ideas had such a great influence on the foundation of our country. . .



Basis for our Award

Everyone is familiar with Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the brave men who founded this nation and brought forth the Constitution as the ruling document which constrains. . .




The Locke & Smith granite plaque is awarded to the state representative and state senator, who by their voting record, has voted in a manner consistent with limited government, personal. . .




All legislation that reaches the assembly floor will be reviewed using the L&S criteria and the corresponding constitution and the legislators will be scored accordingly.
If the piece of legislation. . .


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Who is John Locke?

John Locke (1632 – 1704) was an English philosopher. Locke is considered the first of the British empiricists, but is equally important to social contract theory. His ideas had enormous influence on the development of epistemology and political philosophy, and he is widely regarded as one of the most influential Enlightenment thinkers, classical Republicans, and contributors to liberal theory. His writings influenced Voltaire. . .

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Who is Adam Smith?

Adam Smith (1723 – 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith is the author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. The latter, usually abbreviated as The Wealth of Nations, is considered his magnum opus and the first modern work of economics. Adam Smith is widely cited as the father of modern economics.  An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. . .

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