I hold that in this country there must be complete severance of Church and State; that public moneys shall not be used for the purpose of advancing any particular creed; and therefore that the public schools shall be nonsectarian and no public moneys appropriated for sectarian schools.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) US President (1901-1909)
Speech, Knights of Columbus, New York City (12 Oct 1915)
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