James Madison

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1884 - 342 Seiten
 

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Seite 63 - States, to devise such further provisions as shall appear to them necessary to render the constitution of the federal government adequate to the exigencies of the union...
Seite 17 - That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and, therefore, that all men should enjoy the fullest toleration in the exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience...
Seite 68 - ... support any religious worship, place or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested or burthened, in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge or affect their civil capacities.
Seite 18 - Because we hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth, "that Religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator and the Manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.
Seite 46 - There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
Seite 109 - We have obtained a right to recover our slaves in whatever part of America they may take refuge ; which is a right we had not before.
Seite 107 - Mr. MADISON thought it wrong to admit in the Constitution the idea that there could be property in men.
Seite 337 - A Series of Biographies of Men conspicuous in the Political History of the United States.
Seite 104 - Religion and humanity had nothing to do with this question. Interest alone is the governing principle with nations. The true question at present is, whether the Southern States shall or shall not be parties to the Union.
Seite 68 - Virginia do enact that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever...

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