30th June 2009

“In no instance have the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.”

James Madison1751 – 1836

One Response to “30th June 2009”

  1. Chris Says:

    In case Mr. Madison wasn’t clear:

    “What influence, in fact, have ecclesiastical establishments had on society? In some instances they have been seen to erect a spiritual tyranny on the ruins of the civil authority; on many instances they have been seen upholding the thrones of political tyranny; in no instance have they been the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who wish to subvert the public liberty may have found an established clergy convenient auxiliaries. A just government, instituted to secure and perpetuate it, needs them not.”
    [Pres. James Madison, A Memorial and Remonstrance, addressed to the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1785]

    Christian nation? Perhaps, but in opposition to the founders that evangelicals SAY they revere yet seek to subvert.