The real object of the First Amendment was…

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Guest post by William J. Federer

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His father was a Boston Tea Party “Indian.” He graduated second in his class from Harvard, was a U.S. Representative, then was elected Massachusetts Speaker of the House.

At age 32, he was appointed as the youngest Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

His name was Joseph Story.

Story served on the Supreme Court for 34 years.

He helped establish the illegality of the slave trade in the Amistad case, 1841.

He also helped found the Law School at Harvard, stating in a speech there in 1829:

“There never has been a period of history, in which the Common Law did not recognize Christianity as lying at its foundation.”

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