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Franks, McConnell defend religious freedom

Posted on March 5th, 2012

Rep. Trent Franks last week published an outstanding piece in the Daily Caller, “What’s behind the president’s assault on our religious freedoms?” It reads in part: The Founders believed in a hierarchy of rights, and they saw religious freedom as an “inalienable right” of all Americans. Alexander Hamilton, for example, eloquently wrote, “The sacred rights of mankind … are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the Hand of Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.” In drafting the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, Thomas Jefferson included in the conclusion that, “If any act shall be hereafter passed to repeal the present or to narrow its operation, such act will be an infringement…