Richard Mentor Johnson Quotes

"Our Constitution recognises no other power than that of persuasion, for enforcing religious observances."
- Richard Mentor Johnson
(Related: Power, Constitution, Persuasion, Religious)

"What other nations call religious toleration, we call religious rights. They are not exercised in virtue of governmental indulgence, but as rights, of which government cannot deprive any portion of citizens, however small."
- Richard Mentor Johnson
(Related: Government, Virtue, Rights, Nations, Religious)