Tocqueville on Religion and Law

The religion which declares that all are equal in the sight of God, will not refuse to acknowledge that all citizens are equal in the eye of the law. Religion is the companion of liberty in all its battles and all it conflicts; the cradle of its infancy and the divine source of its claims. – Alexis de Tocqueville, as quoted in Edwin Hall’s “The Puritans and their Principles,” 1846

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