This site makes the claim: https://donotlink.it/N72k

Indeed, our second president and co-author of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams, issued a fervent warning to future generations that “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

The ancient foundation-stone of all modern human rights law in the world today is the Magna Carta, signed in Britain in 1215. Importantly, that document, too, sets as its first principle “ that the Church of England shall be free, and shall have all her whole Rights and Liberties inviolable.”

  • Your quote doesn't include the term "bible." Are you sure you quoted the relevant portion? – Barry Harrison May 13 '19 at 2:55
  • Thanks Barry. I fixed it – Jacob Blaustein May 13 '19 at 3:42
  • No problem. Seems like you need to further edit your question. – Barry Harrison May 13 '19 at 3:58
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    If you are asking "What motivated the authors of this document?", then the question is about motivation of individuals and is explicitly off-topic. If your question is more a post-modern interpretation of the text, then it is opinion-based. – Oddthinking May 13 '19 at 3:59
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    There are only three parts of Magna Carta which have not been repealed: the liberties of the Church of England, the liberties of London, and no imprisonment or confiscation contrary to law. The first was to protect the church leadership from the king, a reference to King John's father's battle with Thomas Becket; it did not suggest that the English people were particularly moral or religious – Henry May 13 '19 at 7:57

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