“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.” – President James Madison
Another day and another presidential birthday… Happy 266th Birthday President James Madison (born 1751 Port Conway Virginia). Madison was one of the key drafters of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, he became our 4th president in 1809. He is considered the “father” of our US Constitution.
Montpelier (featured in the photo) is just a short ride from Jefferson’s home, Monticello – Madison’s house, “Montpelier, is a monument to Madison, a museum of American History, and a center for constitutional education that engages the public with the enduring legacy of Madison’s most powerful idea: government by the people.” (www.montpelier.org)