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September 25: A Secular Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights Passed by the U.S. Congress (1789) It was on this date, September 25, 1789, that the U.S. Congress passed and sent for ratification the first ten amendments to the Constitution, which came to be known as the

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September 8: Pledge of Allegiance … to God?

Pledge of Allegiance Published (1892) It was on this date, September 8, 1892, that the issue of The Youth’s Companion, containing the original version of the Pledge of Allegiance to the US flag, was published. The author, Francis Bellamy, was

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January 17: Benjamin Franklin

“When a religion is good,” wrote Franklin, “I conceive it will support itself; and when … its professors are obliged to call for help of the civil power, ’tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one.”

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John Mill