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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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Civil Peace and the Quest for Truth: The First Amendment Freedoms in ...

Murray Dry - Philosophy - 2004 - 309 pages
...to all mankind: 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."6 Justice Scalia's rejoinder was twofold: First, the protection was against discriminatory...
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The Founders on Religion: A Book of Quotations

James H. Hutson - Reference - 2009 - 288 pages
...however, has wisely declared, that the "liberty of conscience thereby granted shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of the State."22 In a word, the convention by whom that constitution was formed were of the opinion that the...
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Law and Religion

Peter Radan, Denise Meyerson, Rosalind F. Atherton - Religion - 2004 - 344 pages
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A Nation Under God?: The ACLU and Religion in American Politics

Thomas L. Krannawitter, Daniel C. Palm - History - 2005 - 247 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. Ohio We, the people of the State of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to...
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ERISA Fiduciary Law

Susan P. Serota, Frederick A. Brodie - Law - 2006 - 1157 pages
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The History of the Supreme Court of the United States

Congdon Professor of Public Law at the College of Law and Professor of History William M Wiecek, Owen M. Fiss, William M. Wiecek - History - 2006 - 733 pages
...to all mankind; 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.32 None recognized an absolute freedom: in varying verbal formulas, all limited religious...
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The Dawn of Religious Freedom in South Carolina

James L. Underwood, William Lewis Burke - History - 2006 - 222 pages
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The Trail of Tears and Indian Removal

Amy H. Sturgis - History - 2007 - 164 pages
...within the limits of this Nation; provided, that this liberty of conscience shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this Nation. Sec. 3. When the National Council shall determine the expediency of appointing delegates,...
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Religionsverfassungsrecht in vergleichender und internationaler Perspektive

Christian Walter - Law - 2006 - 664 pages
...to all mankind: provided that the liberty of conscience thereby declared shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State., Art, VIII, Poore, Federal and State Constitutions II, aaO (Anm. 48), 1632f.; die Vorschrift...
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New York State Government

Robert B. Ward - Political Science - 631 pages
...rights are not absolute, however: "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 following three sections of the Bill of Rights provide various protections against...
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