All Liberties hinge on Religious Liberties

That’s a pretty broad, sweeping statement, but it’s absolutely true. America was founded by Christians who recognized the danger in using the government to coerce religious beliefs. But at the same time they recognized the importance religious beliefs had in shaping any government. They firmly believed, as their writings clearly show, that the most dependable citizens were the most devout Christians, but true Christianity could only be chosen, never forced, so the only way to ensure the best government, was to provide for the best opportunity for sincere religion, thus their emphasis on religious freedom.

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.” — Patrick Henry

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