My take on law and culture written from the heart of the Inland Northwest
Friday, June 3, 2011
American independence means religious liberty
When I signed the Declaration of Independence I had in view not only our independence from England but the toleration of all sects.
- Charles Carroll,
letter to G.W. Parke Custis
, February 20, 1829, quoted in
The Essential Wisdom of the Founding Fathers
, edited by Carol Kelly-Gangi (Fall River Press: 2009), pg. 31.
(1737-1832), a member of the planter aristocracy of Maryland, was the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Mark in Spokane
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