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I have contributed to the Tenth Amendment Center before, but because of Mr Nelson's bigotry, I cannot in good conscience support you in the future. My money will go to those who respect individual rights across the board, and who do not see the current national emergency as an opportunity to impose their religious views upon others.Bill Bucko

2 years, 11 months ago on What A Little-Known Colonial Pamphlet Tells Us About the Constitution

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I usually value highly the arguments of Tenth Amendment Center thinkers; but I must strongly disagree with the false interpretation of the First Amendment given above. The Boston Pamphlet does not protect irreligion, but the First Amendment DOES--given both the plain meaning of its language, and the comments of Thomas Jefferson, who, though not present at the Convention, was in a position to know:

"Believing... that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their Legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State." --Thomas Jefferson to Danbury Baptists, 1802. Millenium Edition 16:281Jefferson respected atheists--see his letter of advice to his ward and nephew Peter Carr, Aug. 10, 1787 -- "Question with boldness even the existence of a God"--"WHY CAN'T YOU?Bill Bucko

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2 years, 11 months ago on What A Little-Known Colonial Pamphlet Tells Us About the Constitution

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