The Preamble of the Constitution of the State of Mississippi: “We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking his blessing on our work, do ordain and establish this constitution.”
January 16, 2015–Senator Chris McDaniel today released the following statement in support of National Religious Freedom Day.
National Religious Freedom Day commemorates the adoption of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom that became the basis for the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.
Senator McDaniel authored Mississippi’s landmark Religious Liberty Law in 2013 that re-established the state’s commitment to the rights of all to freely worship.
“I join today with millions across the country to celebrate National Religious Freedom Day and with those who believe that if we are ever going to get our country back on track, it is going to start in our churches,” Senator McDaniel said.
“The foundation of everything we believe, the cornerstone of society, is religious freedom. It is the driving force of engagement and involvement that comes from that freedom that has made our country the most prosperous…
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