PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION (1789)
"The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretext, infringed."
"Congress should not establish a [national] religion, and enforce the legal observation of it by law, nor compel men to worship God in any manner contrary to their conscience."
"No religion shall be established by law, nor shall the equal rights of conscience be infringed."
"Congress shall make no laws touching religion or infringing the rights of conscience."
"Congress shall make no law establishing religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, nor shall the rights of Conscience be infringed."
"Congress shall make no law establishing articles of faith, or a mode of worship, or prohibiting the free exercise of religion."
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
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