June 10 in freethought history…

June 10, 1797 – The Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary (a.k.a. the Treaty of Tripoli), having been passed unanimously by the US Senate three days earlier, and signed by President John Adams, becomes law. Much to the chagrin of pious 21st century historical revisionists, the Treaty contains the matter-of-fact declaration “the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion…”

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