“We have abundant reason to rejoice that in this Land the light of truth and reason has triumphed over the power of bigotry and superstition, and that every person may here worship God according to the dictates of his own heart. In this enlightened Age and in this Land of equal liberty it is our boast, that a man’s religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws, nor deprive him of the right of attaining and holding the highest Offices that are known in the United States.
George Washington: Letter to the New Church in Baltimore January 22, 1793
I’m in the final editing phase of my book about the Constitution. I can’t wait to tell you about it!!
If you have any quotes from the Founders or the Founding period that you think would be of interest to others, please send them to me.
Susan C. Rempel, Ph.D.