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Subject:  Re: Quakers Date:  2/6/2002  9:38 PM
Author:  W505a Number:  73171 of 195082

In particular, the freedoms and guarantees against infringements by government were an early innovation of the Quakers

Man, did I botch that up! (No wonder, I was writing at 12:45 in the morning . . .)

The freedoms were not an early innovation of the Quakers. The freedoms that the Quakers sought to protect come from God, not the government. What I was meaning to convey, was that the Quakers recognized these liberties as coming from God, and set up a government that guaranteed that it would not infringe on those freedoms.

The Quakers, as an oppressed religious minority in the United Kingdom, obviously had a keen interest in preventing another bullying government from arising in the New World.
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