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He stuck to it that the Russian peasant is a swine and likes swinishness, and that to get him out of his swinishness one must have authority, and there is none; one must have the stick, and we have become so liberal that we have all of a sudden replaced the stick that served us for a thousand years by lawyers and model prisons, where the worthless, stinking peasant is fed on good soup and has a fixed allowance of cubic feet of air.
The NSI agents' manual provided that, except for certain specified programs, which did not include fitness-club insurance, agents did not have authority to rate and bind coverage unless they had received a prior quote and approval from NSI.
Furthermore, the SEC would have authority to set specific timelines, frequency of information disclosure, and content of disclosures and financial statements and other financial and operating information.
Others, however, have opposed women's ordination by following cultural traditions, by adhering to biblical inerrancy and a literal Bible, by appealing to narrow, woman's-submission views of the Creation accounts in Genesis, by taking the apostle Paul's writings out of context, by viewing ordination as conveying authority, prestige, and special powers, and by teaching that women should be submissive to men and should not teach or have authority over men.
While we often talk about objects, people, or offices having authority--as in "the pope has authority" or "the Bible has authority"--the truth of the matter is things don't have authority, nor even do people in and of themselves.
And it is the affiliative order of Orientalism that allowed it, as a style of thought, to exist and to have authority over the Orient through its representation of that part of the world and all of its peoples.
He did not, however, have authority to hire and fire top managers.
Even if an association volunteer does not in fact have authority, the law will nevertheless hold the association liable if third parties reasonably believe that the volunteer had such authority.