Legitimate Powers of Government

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“The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. 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

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About TJ

In 2015 my family moved from a small village in mid-Michigan to five beautifully forested acres in Northern Michigan. We love the lakes and rivers, the forests, and the billions of stars we can see in the night sky, as well as the many cultural and historical activities in our area. We also love that the deer and wild turkeys come right up to our house. This is where our hearts are! I have multiple cats (five the last time I counted), and a sweet introverted dog who rarely barks and who deeply loves the six adorable ducks and nine chickens that have become part of our family. I enjoy reading, studying, writing, and learning new things. I also enjoy walking my dog, cuddling my cats, and gardening. I love nature. The world fascinates me.

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  1. This is one of the great quotes from Jefferson. When the founding fathers began to develop the plans necessary to move on the succession from England, they realized they needed to have a country united. In pursuit of this goal the founding fathers launched a PR campaign of sorts to influence the citizens to become more tolerant of others, their views, languages, practices and religious beliefs.

    Today, perhaps we need to revisit this kind of effort and all of us unite once again in the practice of tolerance. On Tolerance – http://wp.me/p1EoHE-1O

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