Thomas Jefferson rejoiced about the religious freedom law, noting that it would ensure religious freedom for "the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan, the Hindoo, the infidel of every denomination." Even in the Treaty with Tripoli the United States stated that "the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion?"
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However, it would be impossible to count all the distinct religious denominations that exist in the United States. The individual rights and diversity we enjoy cannot be maintained if the government promotes Christianity or if our government takes on the baggage of a "faith-based" state... Showed next 250 characters
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Freedom Of Religious Expression
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