John Leland; Jack Nipps

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If government can answer for individuals at the day of judgment, let men be controlled by it in religious matters; otherwise let men be free. Religion & God
Is it the duty of a deist to support that which he believes to be a cheat and imposition? Is it the duty of the Jew to support the religion of Jesus Christ, when he really believes that he was an imposter? Must the papist be forced to pay men for preaching down the supremacy of the pope, whom they are sure is the head of the church? Government has no more to do with the religious opinions of men than it has with the principles of mathematics Religion & God
It is not possible in the nature of things to establish religion by human laws without perverting the design of civil law and oppressing the people. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Law should rule over rulers, and not rulers over the law Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
May our exports be so great, and our imports so small, that the balance of trade may be in our favor. Foreign Trade
May the debt of the United States be discharged with speed and punctuality; and let not the people be deceived, by having the funds, established for that purpose, put to other uses. Budgets & Budgeting
Ministers should share the same protection of the law that other men do, and no more. To proscribe [prohibit] them from seats of legislation, etc., is cruel. To indulge them with an exemption from taxes and bearing arms is a tempting emolument [benefit]. The law should be silent about them; protect them as citizens, not as sacred officers, for the civil law knows no sacred religious officers. Religion & God
The liberty I contend for is more than toleration. The very idea of toleration is despicable; it supposes that some have a pre-eminence above the rest to grant indulgence; whereas all should be equally free, Jews, Turks, Pagans and Christians. Test Oaths and established creeds should be avoided as the worst of evils. Freedom & Liberty
This article would read much better in a catechism than in a state constitution, and sound more concordant in a pulpit than in a statehouse. Freedom & Liberty
To say that religion cannot stand without a state establishment is not only contrary to fact (as has been proved already) but is a contradiction in phrase. Religion & God