The care of human life and happiness … is the first and only legitimate object of good government.




The care of human life and happiness … is the first and only legitimate object of good government.

The care of human life and happiness … is the first and only legitimate object of good government. --Thomas Jefferson

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.

Thomas Jefferson

Year: 1809
Context: Letter to The Republican Citizens of Washington County, Maryland
Tags: Maryland, destruction, first and only, good government, happiness, human life, object



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