Richard Mentor Johnson - Quotes

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Let the professors of Christianity recommend their religion by deeds of benevolence - by Christian meekness - by lives of temperance and holiness. ---->>>

Our Constitution recognises no other power than that of persuasion, for enforcing religious observances. ---->>>

What other nations call religious toleration, we call religious rights. They are not exercised in virtue of governmental indulgence, but as rights, of which government cannot deprive any portion of citizens, however small. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: October 17, 1780
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Die: November 19, 1850
Occupation: Politician
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Richard Mentor Johnson (October 17, 1780[a] – November 19, 1850) was the ninth Vice President of the United States, serving in the administration of Martin Van Buren (1837–41). He is the only vice president ever elected by the United States Senate under the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment. Johnson also represented Kentucky in the U (wikipedia)