Richard Mentor Johnson

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Born Tuesday 17 October 1780, died Tuesday 19 November 1850

Professions: Politician, Vice President

Nationality: American

Let the professors of Christianity recommend their religion by deeds of benevolence - by Christian meekness - by lives of temperance and holiness.

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Our Constitution recognises no other power than that of persuasion, for enforcing religious observances.

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What other nations call religious toleration, we call religious rights. They are not exercised in virtue of governmental indulgence, but as rights, of which government cannot deprive any portion of citizens, however small.

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