What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
14th amendment action adopted Almighty amendment American attend authority Baptist believe Bible bill blessings Chairman Christian church citizens clause committee concerned Congress conscience Constitution Court's decision Engel establishment of religion exercise expression fact faith Federal Founding free exercise freedom further given governmental groups hearings held hold House institutions intended interpretation involved issue James Judiciary Justice liberty majority matter meaning ment moral object official opening opinion parents particular permit person practice pray prayer present President principle prohibit proposed protection public schools question reason recitation recognize record reference regents religious religious freedom resolution respecting ROBERTSON ruling Senator separation of church statement Supreme Court TALMADGE teachers tion true United University violation Virginia Vitale voluntary Washington worship York
Page 252 - That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences...
Page 228 - I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Page 247 - All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent...
Page 139 - Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Page 178 - That no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested or burthened, in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge or affect their civil capacities.
Page 101 - Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects? that the same authority which can force a citizen to contribute three pence only of his property for the support of any one establishment, may force him to conform to any other establishment in all cases whatsoever?
Page 252 - Incompetent to be a witness or juror on account of his opinions on matters of religious belief; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of- licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State.
Page 247 - It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great creator and preserver of the universe.
Page 12 - Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just; And this be our motto :