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Quotes from - Tocqueville and Jefferson Quotes on Race and Religion in US"Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions any more

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Tocqueville and Jefferson Quotes on Race and Religion in US “Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics  or geometry; that therefore the proscribing any citizen as unworthy the public confidence by laying  upon him an incapacity of being called to offices of trust and emolument, unless he profess or  renounce this or that religious opinion, is depriving him injuriously of those privileges and advantages  to which, in common with his fellow citizens, he has a natural right…that the opinions of men are not  the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction” –Jefferson 252 We the General Assembly of Virginia   do enact  that no man shall be compelled to frequent or 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” –  Jefferson 253  “The rights of conscience we never submitted, we could not submit. We are answerable for them to  our God. The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But  it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god.” – Jefferson 210 “Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error. Give a loose to them, they will  support the true religion” – Jefferson 211 “Religion is well supported: of various kinds, indeed, but all good enough; all sufficient to preserve 
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