“Pray for Liberty of Conscience to revive among us”: The Myth of Religious Freedom in America

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A group of Pilgrims, led by William Brewster, is shown giving thanks for their safe voyage after their arrival in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. (Architect of the Capitol)
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The Winthrop Fleet — Headed by John Winthrop, who dreamed of and led a theocracy that suppressed all dissent.
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A response to the persecution of Quakers in the colonies.
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There were many and good reasons why the Constitution established no religion.

Writer, ESL instructor, editor, traveler, seasonal ex-pat— my life is both an intentional and serendipitous circumstance. Motto — “Buy the ticket, and go!”

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