Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thomas Cooley - Christianity and Common Law

Thomas M. Cooley wrote his General Principles of Constitutional Law in 1890. It said, in part:

"It was never intended by the Constitution that the government should be prohibited from recognizing religion, or that religious worship should never be provided for in cases where a proper recognition of Divine Providence in the working of government might seem to require it, and where it might be done without drawing an invidious distinction between religious beliefs, organizations, or sects. The Christian religion was always recognized in the administration of the common law of the land, the fundamental principles of that religion must continue to be recognized in the same cases and to the same extent as formerly."

See the Consitution Society website

And learn more about Thomas Cooley here...

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