Monday, May 5, 2008

James Madison: Religion and Government

James Madison (4th President of the United States) is regarded as the "father of the First Amendment." On June 20, 1785, Madison said:

"Religion [is] the basis and Foundation of Government"

From Robert Rutlend ed. The Papers of James Madison, (Chicago; University of Chicago Press) 1973, Vol. VIII p.299.

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