We are often told that religion is divisive and ought to be kept
away from politics, and that religious liberty means a strict
separation of church and state. But that view is out of tune with
America's Founders, who advanced religious liberty in a way that
would uphold religion and morality and indispensable supports of
good habits and the great pillars of human happiness. Far from
wanting to expunge religion from public life, the Founders
encouraged religion as a necessary and vital part of their new
nation.In this monograph, Gerard Bradley explains the Founders'
view of the relationship between religion and politics, and
demonstrates how the Supreme Court radically deviated from this
view in embarking on a project aimed at the secularization of
American politics and society.An understanding of the history of
religious liberty is necessary if we are going to secure the
blessings of liberty-including especially our religious freedom-for
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