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" State ; and no person shall be rendered incompetent to be a witness on account of his opinions on matters of religious belief; but the liberty of conscience, hereby secured, shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices... "
Acts of the General Assembly of the State of South-Carolina, from February ... - Page 139
by South Carolina - 1808
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The Minnesota State Constitution: A Reference Guide

Mary Jane Morrison - Political Science - 2002 - 349 pages
...establishment or mode of worship; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices...inconsistent with the peace or safety of the state, nor shall any money be drawn from the treasury for the benefit of any religious societies or religious...
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Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush: A Documentary History, 1849-1880

Ava Fran Kahn - History - 2002 - 549 pages
...matters of religious belief: but the liberty of conscience, hereby secured, shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State." I ... 1 RF Morrison followed on the other side. He remarked [ . . . | that the case before...
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The Amish and the State

Donald B. Kraybill - Law - 2003 - 351 pages
...establishment or mode of worship; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices...inconsistent with the peace or safety of the state, nor shall any money be drawn from the treasury for the benefit of any religious societies or religious...
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Sunday: Legal Aspects of the First Day of the Week

James Trapier Ringgold - Business & Economics - 1891 - 321 pages
...matters of religious belief; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this state. 82, 3. NORTH CAROLINA. All men have a natural and unalienable right to worship Almighty...
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Rediscovering America's Sacred Ground: Public Religion and Pursuit of the ...

Barbara A. McGraw - Religion - 2003 - 241 pages
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The North Dakota State Constitution: A Reference Guide

James E. Leahy - Law - 2003 - 236 pages
...matters of religious belief; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this state. The foundation for Section 3 and the other sections of Article I that guarantee certain...
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Rebellion in the Temple of Justice: The Federal and State Courts in South ...

Warren Moise - History - 2003 - 200 pages
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The Waite Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

D. Grier Stephenson - Law - 2003 - 349 pages
...allowed . . . : Provided, That the liberty of conscience, hereby granted, shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State." The US Supreme Court generally followed Waite 's construction of the free exercise clause...
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Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution

Richard Brookhiser - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 272 pages
...offered and carried a small but significant amendment: that liberty of conscience not be construed so "as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices...inconsistent with the peace or safety of the state" (italics added). 4 Jay's motion could have been used to prosecute beliefs; Morris wished to be guarded...
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