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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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Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1998: Hearing Before the ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - Political Science - 1999 - 340 pages
...its nature an unalienable 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." 1 While this hearing rightly focuses on issues of United States constitutional law, it is worth remembering...
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The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics

Major Garrett, Tim J. Penny - Political Science - 1998 - 239 pages
...their own words demonstrate, they considered religious faith central to survival of the new nation: Before any man can be considered as a member of civil...considered as a subject of the governor of the universe . . . religion is the basis and foundation of government. . . . We have staked the whole future of...
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Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1998: Hearings Before the Subcommittee ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - Law - 2000 - 266 pages
...its nature an unalienable right" because it relates to duties that are "precedent, both 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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A Free Society Reader: Principles for the New Millennium

Michael Novak, William Brailsford, Cornelis Heesters - Business & Economics - 2000 - 456 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 Civil Society." The great problem today is not the threat that religion poses to public life, but the threat that the...
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Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Catharine Cookson - Religion - 2001 - 288 pages
...its nature an unalienable right. . . . This duty [to one's Creator] 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 mans [sic] right is abridged by the institution...
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Faith and Public Policy

James R. Wilburn - Political Science - 2002 - 188 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....considered as a subject of the Governor of the universe." James Madison, "Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments," Amendment I, No. 43, quoted...
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Protecting the Rights of Conscience of Health Care Providers and a ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Health - Family & Relationships - 2002 - 78 pages
...every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate."51 He explained why: Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil...of the Governor of the Universe: And if a member of a Civil Society, who enters into any subordinate Association, must always do it with reservation of...
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Jews and the American Public Square: Debating Religion and Republic

Alan Mittleman, Robert Licht, Jonathan D. Sarna - History - 2002 - 396 pages
...it was unalienable because it was "a duty towards the Creator," a duty "precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society." From such beginnings Madison was able to move with great address to the necessary conclusion that religion...
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The First Liberty: America's Foundation in Religious Freedom, Expanded and ...

William Lee Miller - Religion - 2003 - 300 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...Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governour of the Universe: And if a member of Civil Society, do it with a saving of his allegiance...
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A Documentary History of Religion in America to 1877

Edwin S. Gaustad, Mark A. Noll - History - 2003 - 652 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...Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governour of the Universe: And if a member of Civil Society, who enters into any subordinate Association,...
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