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    Erecting the wall of separation between church and state is absolutely essential in a free society.
         — Thomas Jefferson, 1808 (Jefferson was the principle writer of the Declaration of Independence, altho others added to it; the Preamble was not changed from Jefferson's words.)
    More to the point for the authors of the US Constitution:
    The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.
         — James Madison, 4th President of the US, and one of the principal architects of the US Constitution
    Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect.
         — James Madison, 4th President of the US, and one of the principal architects of the US Constitution
    The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.
         — James Madison, 4th President of the US, and one of the principal architects of the US Constitution
    And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.
          — James Madison, 4th President of the US, and one of the principal architects of the US Constitution

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 06:21:35 PM PDT

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