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“All Governments Derive Their Just Powers From The Consent Of The Governed”

Robert Ingersoll:

“There has been in our country a divorce of church and state. This follows as a natural sequence of the declaration that ‘governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.’ The priest was no longer a necessity. His presence was a contradiction of the principle on which the Republic was founded. He represented, not the authority of the people, but of some ‘Power from on High’ and to recognize this other Power was inconsistent with free government. The founders of the Republic at that time parted company with the priests, and said to them: ‘You may turn your attention to the other world — we will attend to the affairs of this.'” –Ingersoll

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God in the Constitution.