Founder’s Quote: Religious Liberty

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We the people

There is not a single instance in history in which civil liberty was lost, and religious liberty preserved entire. If therefore we yield up our temporal property, we at the same time deliver the conscience into bondage. ~John Witherspoon. The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men — 1776

The establishment of Civil and Religious Liberty was the Motive which induced me to the Field — the object is attained — and it now remains to be my earnest wish & prayer, that the Citizens of the United States could make a wise and virtuous use of the blessings placed before them.
~George Washington, letter to the Reformed German Congregation of New York City — 1783