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December 15 in freethought history…

December 15, 1791 – The Commonwealth of Virginia ratifies the Bill of Rights, thus bringing into effect Amendments 1 through 10 of the United States Constitution. These amendments were meant mostly to protect the rights of citizens (including freedom of religion, … Continue reading

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September 25 in freethought history…

September 25, 1789 – The United States Congress approves, for ratification by the states, a slate of twelve amendments to the Constitution. With Virginia’s ratification on December 15, 1791, ten of these amendments became the Bill of Rights, ensconcing freedom of speech … Continue reading

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