"As to religion, I hold it to be the indispensable duty of all government to protect all conscientious professors thereof, and I know of no other business which government hath to do therewith."
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Thomas Paine
(1737-1809) US Founding father, pamphleteer, author
Source:
Age of Reason, 1783
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That is an excellent expose on a secular representative republic. A Very, Very, heart felt Merry Christmas to each and everyone.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Not bad coming from a drunken alcoholic.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    Seems to be the quintessential foundation of religous liberty in America.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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