Liberty and Conscience

Published Date: September 22, 2013 | Topics: Civil Rights and Liberties, Constitutional Issues, Politics and Current Affairs

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The Obama administration has brought the question of religious freedom and the rights of conscience to the forefront of American politics. But to understand that question, we need to consider the origins of our traditions of liberty — and of conscience — and to consider why the First Amendment put the freedom of religion first among our rights.

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