The National Weather Service Reminds Us of the Difference Between John Locke and Thomas Jefferson (but no one cares)

M. Alex Johnson reports this:

“Someone at the Anchorage, Alaska, office of the National Weather Service has a message for Americans four days into the shutdown of the federal government:

PLEASE PAY US

The message was hidden in the first paragraph of the early morning forecast for the Anchorage region Friday. The first letters of each line of the paragraph spell it out — a type of simple code called an acrostic.”

Head over to the article for a screen shot.  Pretty ingenious if you ask me.

As Johnson notes the NWS is still open because it is considered essential in order “to protect life and property.”

How gruelingly Lockean.  When Thomas Jefferson and his Declaration committee ganked the first 2/3 of Locke’s famous “government should exist to protect life, liberty, and property” formula, they made an important change lost on most of our so-called leaders.

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One comment

  1. Hilarious! Leave it to Alaska to have a great sense of humor in all of this. Honestly though, what’s up with our government? Don’t they release we have important things to tackle and can’t wait on their paid vacations to end? It’s like they are children in a school yard arguing.

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