Daniel Webster (1782-1852) was a successful lawyer, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and statesman from Massachussetts. In 1843 Webster expounded on the nature of the New England Puritans and their effect upon the Founding Fathers:
Fisking the 1st Amendment
"The Bible came with them. And it is not to be doubted, that to free and universal reading of the Bible in that age, men were much indebted for right views of civil liberty. The Bible is a book of faith, and a book of religion, of especial revelation from God: But it is also a book which teaches man his own individual responsibility, his own dignity, and his equality with his fellow man." (The Home Book of Quotations- Classical and Modern, Burton Stevenson, 1967.)
In the modern language of enlightened materialist macro-evolution: 'Individual responsibility solely a construction of the oppressive class, dignity equivalent to that of amoeboid ancestry, and equality only among the unwashed masses.'
Thank Gaia (Greek goddess of the Earth, daughter of Chaos, mother AND wife of Uranus!) that the Constitution's 1st Amendment literally demands separation of church and state!
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