1802

Aprecio com indesmentível desânimo a forma como alguns teóricos de tudo, mesmo académicos com notável e numerosa obra publicada, defendem o liberalismo e a liberdade (religiosa, de escolha, qualquer coisa) renegando os princípios de alguns dos seus pais fundadores.

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, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state. (Thomas Jefferson, 1 de Janeiro de 1802)

Jefferson