Sunday, March 2, 2014

First Amendment Quote of the Day - Texas Declaration of Independence - March 2, 2014

Among the reasons listed in Texas Declaration of Independence was freedom of religion:   

"...[The Mexican nation] denies us the right of worshipping the Almighty according to the dictates of our own conscience, by the support of a national religion, calculated to promote the temporal interest of its human functionaries, rather than the glory of the true and living God....

                   Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico, March 2, 1836  (Among the many conditions and causes that resulted finally in Texas' Declaration of Independence from Mexico, the most serious was Santa Ana's dissolution of the Consitution under which the Texians had established themselves as Mexican Citizens. Without that Constitution, Santa Ana became a dictator, declaring new laws or refusing to enforce existing laws.)

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