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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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The Last Freedom: Religion from the Public School to the Public Square

Joseph P. Viteritti - Political Science - 2009 - 294 pages
...homage and only such 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.44 The scope of religious liberty defined in the "Memorial and Remonstrance"...
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Rethinking the Just War Tradition

Michael W. Brough, John W. Lango, Harry van der Linden - Political Science - 2012 - 280 pages
...the Virginia debate over religious freedom as its locus classicus: "Before any man can be considered a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe." 24 In the United States, government officials swear their oaths of office on a Bible; coins and bills...
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Balancing Reasonable Justice: John Rawls and Crucial Steps Beyond

Ville Päivänsalo - Philosophy - 2007 - 240 pages
...also, because what is here a right towards men, is a duty towards the Creator."62 He continues that man "must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe" before he "can be considered as a member of Civil Society."63 It is an essential part of Madison's...
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Onward, Christian Soldiers: The Growing Political Power of Catholics and ...

Deal W. Hudson - Religion - 2008 - 368 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. Before any man can be considerd as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governour of the...
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Staat und Religion in Frankreich und Deutschland

Felix Heidenreich, Jean-Christophe Merle, Wolfram Vogel - Church and state - 2008 - 245 pages
...einmal ungekehrt: souverän ist die Religion noch über der »Souveränität des Staates« (BC, 173): »Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society«, heißt es in einem Diskussions-Beitrag von Madison zur Religionsfreiheit im Staate Virginia, »he must...
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Pledge Protection Act of 2004

111 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 § 1 (1785). On May 14, 1787,...
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Three Years in North America, Volume 2

James Stuart - United States - 1833 - 352 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. Before any man can be considered a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe : And...
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Religious Liberty Library, Volume 2, Issues 7-19

Freedom of religion - 1893 - 460 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. Before any man can be considered a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the universe ; and...
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Liberty, Volumes 14-22

Seventh-Day Adventists - 1919 - 1096 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." Having thus laid down these sound principles, Mr. Madison proceeded to draw therefrom some conclusions...
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Niles' Weekly Register, Volume 36

United States - 1829 - 462 pages
...be believ«-i tu be acceptable to him. Thi- dun 10 precedent, both in order of time and d»gre>- "f obligation, to the claims of civil society. Before any man can be considen d as a member ol civil society he must be contidered as a subject of the governor ol the universe;...
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