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Aug 30, 2018

James Madison authored a powerful defense of religious liberty while serving in the Virginia state government, arguing that there should be no tax collected to support any established - that is, state-supported - church or other religious group. Seen as one of the seminal discussions of the topic in American political thought and discourse, Madison's multi-point argument expressed both the belief that the mind is free, and that no man's conscience can be dictated by the state.

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