There is not a shadow of right in the general government to intermeddle with religion. Its least interference with it, would be a most flagrant usurpation. I can appeal to my uniform conduct on this subject, that I have warmly supported religious freedom.

James Madison (1751-1836) American statesman, political theorist, US President (1809-17)
Journal (12 Jun. 1788)
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