Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptists?
To messers. Nehemiah Dodge, Ephraim Robbins, & Stephen S. Nelson, a committee of the Danbury Baptist association in the state of Connecticut.
The affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist association, give me the highest satisfaction. my duties dictate a faithful and zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, & in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more and more pleasing.
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:07 PM on Jan. 31, 2010
There are places that include religion in their educational curriculum, they're called parochial schools and folks have the option and freedom of using those schools. Public school have too much other information to teach and expectations to meet in the school day. Further, there are far too many different denominations that would need to be presented/included/covered/pandered to. Why should the schools meet the religious expectation of family A if they could not assure the same for ALL families? If you want YOUR child to have religion in their school day, exercise your right and open your pocketbook or homeschool and control your child's entire educational experience.
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