Political Science Questions-James Madison

Political Science Questions-James Madison - Name: Nicole...

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Name: Nicole Barbour _________ 1. What is one of Madison's arguments against the religious assessment in terms of individual rights? Many of the arguments that Madison makes has to do with the rights of the individual and how this assessment would be a violation of these rights. One of the arguments made is that each person has the “unalienable right” to decide if and what religion they will be. Madison further addresses this point by claiming, “The Religion of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate”. Through his arguments it is shown that Madison does not want any established religion but rather religious freedom for every person. Madison maintains the belief that “all men are to be considered as entering into Society on equal conditions; as relinquishing no more, and therefore retaining no less, one than another, of their natural rights,” and people should have the natural right to choose what or if any religion they deem fit. Madison had the desire for there to be not one set religion but instead, for religion to remain neutral so that the individual rights of citizens
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course POL SCI 202 taught by Professor Barnes during the Winter '09 term at Pierce College.

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