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Mar 15

March 15: Cesare Beccaria

Cesare Beccaria

Cesare Beccaria (1738) It was on this date, March 15, 1738, the famous Italian legal reformer Cesare, Marquis of Beccaria-Bonesana, was born in Milan. He opposed the death penalty and believed education would reduce crime – a belief borne out in practice so frequently to this day that only a Christian Dominionist would dispute it. …

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Jul 11

July 11: John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

There are in this country… a certain proportion of restless and turbulent spirits who must always have something to quarrel about with their neighbors. These people are the authors of religious revivals.

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Jun 10

June 10: Treaty with Tripoli (1797): Is America a Christian Nation?

Joel Barlow, negotiator

“The government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion”

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