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" Almighty God hath created the mind free, and manifested his supreme will that free it shall remain by making it altogether insusceptible of restraint; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments, or burthens, or by civil incapacitations,... "
A History of Pendleton County, West Virginia - Page 122
by Oren Frederic Morton - 1910 - 493 pages
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The Founders on Religion: A Book of Quotations

James H. Hutson - Reference - 2009 - 288 pages
...alterations, Article 38 of the New York Constitution of 1777. altogether insusceptible of restraint; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments,...from the plan of the holy author of our religion, who being lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as was...
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Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously: Spiritual Politics on America's Sacred ...

Barbara A. McGraw, Jo Renee Formicola - Religion - 2005 - 344 pages
...manifested his supreme will that free it shall remain by making it altogether insusceptible of restraint; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments,...from the plan of the holy author of our religion. . . ,57 Furthermore, religious voices have been raised in defense of the two core principles and the...
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A Nation Under God?: The ACLU and Religion in American Politics

Thomas L. Krannawitter, Daniel C. Palm - History - 2005 - 247 pages
...insusceptible of restraint; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments, or burthen, or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget habits...from the plan of the holy author of our religion, who being lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as was...
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Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order

Mark Crispin Miller - Political Science - 2004 - 343 pages
...attempted emendation in the wording of that law's preamble: Where the preamble declares that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word "Jesus Christ," so that it should read "a departure...
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How Free Can Religion Be?

Randall P. Bezanson - Law - 2006 - 286 pages
...Liberty" originally written by Thomas Jefferson. The preamble to that Bill stated among other things that: Almighty God hath created the mind free; that all...departure from the plan of the Holy author of our religion who being Lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either ... ; that...
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The Essential Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, Jean M. Yarbrough - Presidents - 1963 - 328 pages
...manifested his supreme will that free it shall remain by making it altogether insusceptible of restraint; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments,...from the plan of the holy author of our religion, who being lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as was...
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Faith and the Presidency From George Washington to George W. Bush

Gary Scott Smith - Religion - 2006 - 680 pages
...the mind free," Jefferson argued in the preamble to the statute Virginia passed in 1786. Therefore, "all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments...from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion." When either civil or ecclesiastical authorities "assumed dominion over the faith of others," he argued,...
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The Truth: About the Five Primary Religions and the Seven Rules of Any Good ...

Laurel - Religion - 2005 - 434 pages
...Jefferson Whereas, the Almighty hath created the mind free; and Whereas, all attempts to influence mankind tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness...departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our existence who, being the Source of body, mind, and spirit, yet chose not to undermine freedom by coercions...
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Land and Liberty I: A Chronology of Traditional American History

David Warren Saxe - History - 2006 - 228 pages
...influence it by temporal punishments or burdens or by civil incapacitations [only] tend to [produce] habits of hypocrisy and meanness and are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion ... Be it enacted by the General Assembly that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any...
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Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract With America, Part 4

Newt Gingrich - Political Science - 2006 - 271 pages
...God hath created the mind free All attempts to influence it by temporal punishments, or burthens ... are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion. . . . The second to the right is a famous excerpt from the Declaration of Independence: We hold these...
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