A Man compounded of Law and Gospel, is able to cheat a whole Country with his Religion, and then destroy them underColour of Law; And here the Clergy are in great Danger of being deceiv’d, and the People of being deceiv’d by the Clergy, until the Monster arrives to such Power and Wealth, that he is out of the reach of both, and can oppress the people without their own blind Assistance.

Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood No. 9, July 23, 1722

And why, again, does so much of the Christian Right think our founders intended religion to be mixed in with our government?

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