• The divorce between Church and State ought to be absolute. It ought to be so absolute that no Church property anywhere, in any state or in the nation, should be exempt from equal taxation; for if you exempt the property of any church organization, to that extent you impose a tax upon the whole community.

    Remark during Congressional debate. "Congressional Record", 43rd Congress, 1st Session, p. 5384, June 22, 1874.
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