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" The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. "
Porcupine's Works: Containing Various Writings and Selections, Exhibiting a ... - Stran 199
avtor: William Cobbett - 1801
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Getting Over Equality: A Critical Diagnosis of Religious Freedom in America

Steven D. Smith - 2001 - 214 strani
...different creed than I do? The classic expression was Jefferson's: "[I]t does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." 1 From this perspective, religious intolerance seems a manifestation less of outdated thinking than...
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Understanding Thomas Jefferson

E. M. Halliday - 2009 - 304 strani
...extend to such acts only as are injurious to others . . . But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg ... Subject opinion to coercion, whom will you make your inquisitors? Fallible men, men governed by...
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Sourcebook and Index: Documents that Shaped the American Nation

2002 - 342 strani
...government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither...testimony in a court of justice cannot be relied on, reject it then, and be the stigma on him. Constraint may make him worse by making him a hypocrite,...
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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

Stephen E. Ambrose - 2002 - 265 strani
...government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." In his most famous utterance on religion, Jefferson said, "I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal...
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One Dream Or Two?: Justice in America and in the Thought of Martin Luther ...

Nathan W. Schlueter - 2002 - 173 strani
...dictum in his 'Notes on the State of Virginia (Query 17) that "it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." Yet in the very next passage (Query 17) of the same work Jefferson says, "And can the liberties of...
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Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts

Thomas Jefferson, Jerry Holmes - 2002 - 333 strani
...useful art. Query XV, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781 But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. Query XVII, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781 It can never be too often repeated, that the time...
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Jews and the American Public Square: Debating Religion and Republic

Alan Mittleman, Robert Licht, Jonathan D. Sarna - 2002 - 375 strani
...is true that in Notes on the State of Virginia he claimed that "it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." But Jefferson's neighbor's religious opinion, and his tolerance of it, was an insufficient ground for...
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From Colonies to Country, 1735-1791

Joy Hakim - 2002 - 160 strani
...government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." Harvard historian Bernard Bailyn has called the statute "the most important document in American history,...
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The American Theory of Church and State

Loren P. Beth - 1958 - 183 strani
...makes no difference to me if he is otherwise a good neighbor. "It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."17 "The Religion ... of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man;...
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The Revolution of 1800: Democracy, Race, and the New Republic

James J. Horn, Jan Ellen Lewis, Peter S. Onuf - 2002 - 456 strani
...religious enquiries," they should read histories of Greece, Rome, Europe, and America. His remark that "it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god" because it "neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg" revealed not tolerance but flagrant disregard...
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