“The improvements made by the dead form a charge against the living.”
And why he believed religion was a prerequisite for democracy.
“Before any man can be considered as a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.”
Envisioning a greater role for religion, and a smaller one for government.
Freedom for or freedom from?
“Freeing religious exercise from political control will allow religion to flourish—not simply be tolerated.”
Why the National Conference of Christians and Jews mattered.
Madison believed that liberty would lead religion to flourish.