Constitutional reminders.

Author:Kendall, Walter J., III
Position::Correspondence - Brief Article - Letter to the Editor

In "Publick Religion: Adams v. Jefferson" (March), John Witte, Jr. reminds us of John Adams' and Thomas Jefferson's views on the proper relationship between church and state. However, he conspicuously fails to focus on the one source of a rough consensus statement of the Founders' views that we have readily available. This is the text of the Constitution itself. We all know of its anti-establishment and free exercise provisions. Perhaps more relevant to Professor Witte's point is the clause that says that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the...

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