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Religious Liberty.

Freedom of religious profession, worship, and propaganda. US Constitution: “No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States” (Art. VI); “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (1st Amendment); the 14th Amendment (“No State … shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law”) was interpreted 1922 by the US Supreme Court to assure “the right of the individual … to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.”

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