“ The error seems not sufficiently eradicated, that the operations of the mind, as well as the acts of the body, are subject to the coercion of the laws. But our rulers can have authority over such natural rights only as we have submitted to them. The rights of conscience we never submitted, we could not submit. We are answerable for them to 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 are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. ”
Thomas Jefferson in Notes on the State of Virginia
Making some “deerty” rice and I can’t help but wonder about the demand for antelope meat here in east TN. #eatlocal
I’d like to see this “statue” #Florida has issuing laws and regulations…
#30a (at Blue Lupine Beach Condominium)
Enjoying a nice dinner at the Destin Crab Trap after a day trip to Pensacola.
Visited the naval aviation museum and the lighthouse. Spent several hours going through the museum compiling a shopping list of aircraft.
We decided to attempt the lighthouse again, since it had been struck by lightning last time. It was open, but in the process of being redone. We paid our six bucks and headed inside.
After listening to the docent’s explanation of the tower and the 170 some odd steps we would need to climb, Brooke and I set off for the top. We only made it to step 50 before succumbing to our fears and turning back.
We looked out a window and mom shot a photo from the ground. When we got out, she showed us the window and we felt like total dorks; It was barely higher than the three sections of scaffolding that had been erected for the refurbishment.
Now we understand why they’ve started to collect admission at the front.
It was just a regular departure, but I particularly enjoyed this #boeing727 taking off just before the show started this afternoon. #boeing #airplane #airplaneporn