Jefferson Signature
"ALL MEN SHALL BE FREE . . . IN MATTERS OF RELIGION"
THOMAS JEFFERSON
". . .no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of Religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge or affect their civil capacities . . ."
— Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
VIRGINIA STATUTE
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The Wisdom of Porcupines
December 10, 2014
How can antagonistic factions coexist in the same civil space? A parable about porcupines offers lessons for religious freedom.
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A Case for Why Religious Freedom is the First Freedom
October 28, 2014
Religious freedom is truly a star in the firmament of rights.
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