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From the January 1919 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One would scarcely attempt to surmise how well this country would have survived the processes of its birth and its many years of civic advancement, had there not been in the Federal Constitution of the United States the one all-important clause relating to religious liberty. Since a wise creator guides and governs man through his spiritual gifts and religious yearnings, and since progress implies growth into purer ideals and a higher order of citizenship, could the framers of our Constitution have bequeathed to us a greater boon? The declaration of the right to worship God without let or hindrance from any previously existent doctrine was at that time a divine leading far in advance of all previous history.