Posted by: MTR | January 18, 2010

The real object of the First Amendment

On the First Amendment:

“The real object of the First Amendment was not to countenance, much less to advance Mohammedanism, or Judaism, or infidelity, by prostrating Christianity, but to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects [denominations] and to prevent any national ecclesiastical patronage of the national government.”

[J. Story, III, Commentaries on the Constitution [section] 1871 (1833)

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