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" 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. Before any man can be considered... "
Niles' National Register - Page 289
1817
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America's God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations

William J. Federer, William Joseph Federer - Literary Collections - 1994 - 868 pages
...Establishment of Religion by Law: It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage.... Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil...considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe. l: Because the policy of the bill is adverse to the diffusion of the light of Christianity. The first...
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Religious Liberty in Western Thought

Noel B. Reynolds, W. Cole Durham - Religion - 2003 - 320 pages
...(of unalienable natural rights and higher law]" and thereby invade the realm of religion — since "[b]efore any man can be considered as a member of...Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governour of the Universe." (pp. 271-273). Professor Sandoz concludes with a discussion of the union...
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On Faith and Free Government

Daniel C. Palm - Political Science - 1997 - 230 pages
...unalienable right . . . because what is here a right towards men, is a duty towards the Creator. . . . Before any man can be considered as a member of civil...as a subject of the Governor of the universe. And . . . every man who becomes a member of any particular civil society [must] do it with a saving of...
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Interpreting the Free Exercise of Religion: The Constitution and American ...

Bette Novit Evans - Religion - 1997 - 308 pages
...such only, as he believes to be acceptable to him, this duty is precedent, both in order of time and degree of obligation, to the claims of civil society....who enters into any subordinate association, must also do it with a reservation of his duty to the general authority, much more must every man who becomes...
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The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal ...

Lance Banning - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 566 pages
...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...as a subject of the Governor of the Universe: And . . . every man who becomes a member of any particular civil society [does] it with a saving of his...
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The Virtues of Liberalism

James T. Kloppenberg - Political Science - 2000 - 258 pages
...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...considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe. ... We maintain, therefore, that in matters of religion no man's right is abridged by the institution...
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Theology, History, and Culture: Major Unpublished Writings

Helmut Richard Niebuhr - Religion - 1998 - 286 pages
...and such only, as he believes acceptable to him. This duty is precedent bodi in order and time and degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society. Before any man can be considered a member of Civil Society, he must be considered a subject of the Governor of the Universe: And if...
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Mill on Liberty

Jonathan Riley - Philosophy - 1998 - 260 pages
...should never be subject to interference by law and opinion: This duty is precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society ... We maintain therefore that in matters of Religion, no man's right is abridged by the institution...
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The Politics of Truth and Other Untimely Essays: The Crisis of Civic ...

Ellis Sandoz - Political Science - 1999 - 253 pages
...precedent to all claims of civil society, and thus derives from a natural right resting on higher law. "Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil...Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governour of the Universe" — Creator, Universal Sovereign, and Supreme Lawgiver, as God is variously...
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Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1998: Hearing Before the ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - Political Science - 1999 - 338 pages
...its nature an (inalienable right" because it relates to duties that are "precedent, but in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society." * While this hearing rightly focuses on issues of United States constitutional law, it is worth remembering...
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