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Friday, January 02, 2004

"I consider the government of the United States as interdicted by the Constitution from intermeddling with religious institutions,
their doctrines, discipline, or exercises. This results not only from the provision that no law shall be made respecting the
establishment or free exercise of religion, but from that also which reserves to the States the powers not delegated to the
United States. Certainly, no power to prescribe any religious exercise or to assume authority in any religious discipline has
been delegated to the General Government. It must then rest with the States." --Thomas Jefferson

[Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Samuel Miller, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Albert Bergh, ed. (Washington, DC: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1904), Vol. XI, p.428, letter on January 23, 1808.]
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