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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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Godless in America: Conversations with an Atheist

George Ricker - 2006 - 180 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." (Indeed, the remark came back to haunt Jefferson when he ran for president in 1800. His critics used...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 strani
...itself. Notes on the State of Virginia, query 17 (1781-1785) 11 It does me no injury for my neighbor is train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with Notes on the State of Virginia, query 17 (1781-1785) 12 Is uniformity [of opinion] attainable? Millions...
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Telling It Like It Was

E. B. Alston - 2006 - 212 strani
...few apt, but pungent, comments to make on the issue. I quote, "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 the preamble to his famous statute for religious freedom in Virginia that passed in 1786, he stated,...
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The Essential Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, Jean M. Yarbrough - 1963 - 328 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." Elsewhere in Query XIV, Jefferson set out his plan for universal education, in which each year "twenty...
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C. Wayne's $.02 Worth Volume #1

C. Wayne Owens - 2006 - 135 strani
...the elements, and owes no homage to the sun." -Sir Thomas Brown "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." -Thomas Jefferson "You don't have to be homely to get into heaven" -Hattie Denton ("The Rifleman")...
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The Faiths of the Founding Fathers

David L. Holmes - 2006 - 240 strani
...in 1785 and in England in 1787), contained certain passages that seemed to display him as a Deist. "It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god," Jefferson wrote in his chapter on religion. "It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." In addition...
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The Gift of Story: Narrating Hope in a Postmodern World

Emily Griesinger, Mark A. Eaton - 2006 - 391 strani
...to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say that there are twenty Gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg" ("Notes on Virginia"). From such sentiments emerges the modern individualism that values freedom, negatively,...
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Modern Histories of Crime and Punishment

...Jefferson mustered this argument in support of his calls for religious freedom and freedom of expression ("[I]t does me no injury for my neighbour to say there...god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." 98) without, however, connecting it to the broader question of the legitimacy of state punishment or...
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Romance in the Ivory Tower: The Rights and Liberty of Conscience

Paul R. Abramson - 2011 - 184 strani
...our God. The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there...or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.1 Jefferson, I believe, is saying the following. The law has the capacity to coerce operations...
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Darwinian Detectives: Revealing the Natural History of Genes and Genomes

Norman A. Johnson - 2007 - 256 strani
...is," Will responded. After quoting Thomas Jefferson, who said, "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," Will notes, "But it is injurious, and unneighborly, when zealots try to compel public education to...
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