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establishment clause

The 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” This establishment clause has been used by the Supreme Court to ...

Tony Blair

Tony Blair (1953– )   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
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843 words

...tough on the causes of crime tough on the causes of crime tough on the causes of crime Those who seriously believe we cannot improve on words written for the world of 1918 when we are now in 1995 are not learning from our history but living it. on the proposed revision of Clause IV; see anonymous in Independent 11 January 1995 learning from our history My project will be complete when the Labour party learns to love Peter Mandelson. in Guardian 11 February 1995 love Peter Mandelson My project will be complete love Peter Mandelson Ask me my...

John Adams

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2008
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1,322 words

...hundred men his enemies, for every office he can bestow. Presidents were required to make hundreds of government appointments personally, a burden that was somewhat lightened with the establishment of the Civil Service system in the 1880s to his son John Quincy Adams, elected president in 1824 The liberty of the press is essential to the security of the state. Free-Press Clause, Massachusetts Constitution, 1780 Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart. letter to Thomas Jefferson, May 6, 1816 My...

Thomas Jefferson

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2008
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Quotations
Length:
4,114 words

...offices he had attained: governor of Virginia, minister to France, U.S. Secretary of State, Vice President and President. As for the Virginia law guaranteeing religious freedom, he and James Madison fought nine years to get it passed, and it is one of the sources of the religion clauses in the First Amendment, which was written by Madison epitaph written by himself, inscribed on his tombstone at Monticello All men are created equal. Declaration of Independence , July 4, 1776 What is it that men cannot be made to believe! letter to Richard Henry Lee, April 22,...

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