Founder’s Quote: Religious Liberty

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I consider the government of the U.S. as interdicted by the Constitution from intermeddling with religious institutions, their doctrines, discipline, or exercises.  ~Thomas Jefferson, letter to Samuel Miller — 1809

I have often expressed my sentiments, that every man, conducting himself as a good citizen, and being accountable to God alone for his religious opinions, ought to be protected in worshipping the Deity according to the dictates of his own conscience.  ~George Washington, letter to the General Committee of the United Baptist Churches in Virginia — 1789

It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage and such only as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society.  ~James Madison, Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments — 1785