Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1984: Reprogramming funds for the United States mission to the Vatican

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1983
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Pagina 119 - Neither can force nor influence a person to go to or to remain away from church against his will or force him to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion. No person can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or non-attendance. No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion. Neither a state...
Pagina 118 - establishment of religion' clause of the First Amendment means at least this : Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another.
Pagina 138 - When the power, prestige and financial support of government is placed behind a particular religious belief, the indirect coercive pressure upon religious minorities to conform to the prevailing officially approved religion is plain.
Pagina 145 - I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen...
Pagina 149 - US 306, 313 (1952) , we gave specific recognition to the proposition that "[w]e are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.
Pagina 138 - Its first and most immediate purpose rested on ,the belief that a union of government and religion tends to destroy government and to degrade religion.
Pagina 138 - The Establishment Clause thus stands as an expression of principle on the part of the Founders of our Constitution that religion is too personal, too sacred, too holy, to permit its "unhallowed perversion
Pagina 40 - I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute — where no Catholic prelate would tell the President (should he be a Catholic) how to act and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote...
Pagina 137 - Ordinarily political debate and division, however vigorous or even partisan, are normal and healthy manifestations of our democratic system of government, but political division along religious lines was "one of the principal evils against which the First Amendment was intended to protect.
Pagina 8 - An Act making Appropriations for the Consular and Diplomatic Expenses of the Government for the Year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and for other Purposes.