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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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In God We Trust: How the Supreme Court's First Amendment Decisions Affect ...

Kathryn Page Camp - Law - 2006 - 232 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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God's Country, Uncle Sam's Land: Faith and Conflict in the American West

Todd M. Kerstetter - Lakota Indians - 2006 - 225 pages
...addressed his "Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments" to the Virginia Assembly in 1785: "Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil...considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe." Although Madison argues against governmental establishment of religion, later in the same document...
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Shut Up & Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN are ...

Laura Ingraham - Political Science - 2006 - 404 pages
...that Madison helped to author. Modern elites reject (and would be shocked by) Madison's belief that "before any man can be considered as a member of civil...considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe." The elites love to quote from Lincoln, but assiduously avoid his more "divisive" comments on his source...
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Perspective

Charles Gaines - Religion - 2006 - 422 pages
...concerning the relationship between God and civil government are clear: "Before any man can be considered a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the governor of the Universe. Religion is the basis and foundation of government." Madison believed the future of America rested...
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In Their Own Words: Founding Fathers & the Bible

Bob Gingrich - History - 2006 - 262 pages
..."Divine Author," his contemporaries knew, was the JudeoChristian God to whom all men are accountable. "Before any man can be considered as a member of civil society," Madison pointed out, "he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe." "The belief...
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In Their Own Words

Bob Gingrich - History - 2006 - 261 pages
..."Divine Author," his contemporaries knew, was the JudeoChristian God to whom all men are accountable. "Before any man can be considered as a member of civil society," Madison pointed out, "he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe." "The belief...
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From Tyndale to Madison: How the Death of an English Martyr Led to the ...

Michael Farris - Political Science - 2007 - 528 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. . . . Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all...
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God & Government: An Insider's View on the Boundaries Between Faith & Politics

Charles Colson - Religion - 2010 - 451 pages
...James Madison insisted, "This duty [homage to the Creator] is precedent, both in order of time and degree of obligation, to the claims of civil society....be considered as a subject of the governor of the universe."14 A nation under God was no idle phrase. Nor did the separation of church and state mean...
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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - History - 2007 - 1236 pages
...homage and such only as be believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent, both in order of the king, and all commitments and prosecutions for...keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time Governour of the Universe: And if a member of Civil Society, who enters into any subordinate Association,...
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Head and Heart: American Christianities

Garry Wills - United States - 2007 - 646 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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