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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;
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1266. CHURCH AND STATE, Right of opinion and.—
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1266. CHURCH AND STATE, Right of opinion and.—

The opinions of men are
not the object of civil government, nor under
its jurisdiction. [76]
Statute of Religious Freedom. Ford ed., ii, 238.


Parton in his Life of Jefferson, p. 211, says: “This
vigorous utterance of Thomas Jefferson was the arsenal
from which the opponents of the forced support
of religion drew their weapons, during the whole
period of about fifty years that elapsed between its
publication and the repeal of the last State law which
taxed a community for the support of the clergy; nor
will it cease to have a certain value as long as any
man, in any land, is distrusted, or undervalued, or
abridged of his natural rights, on account of any
opinion whatever.” This extract is not in the Statute
as printed in the Congress Edition.—Editor.