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Two Quotes on Religious Freedom

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Two important quotes on religious freedom:

The Religion then 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. This right is in its nature an unalienable right.

James Madison, A Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, 6/20/1785.

It is important for western countries to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit.

Barack Obama, Remarks at Cairo University on a New Beginning, 6/4/2009.

Please note that in the above statement, President Obama departed from his usage of “freedom of worship,” and granted “freedom of religion” instead to those at Cairo University.

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