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A Priest-Ridden People

Posted by Rick · November 17th, 2004 · No Comments

History furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes. — Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Alexander von Humboldt (1813), in The Writings of Thomas Jefferson vol. 14, p. 21 (Lipscomb and Bergh, eds. 1904).

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