-a German noun meaning a comprehensive conception or image of the universe and of humanity's relation to it.

Societies are made up of religion reason and government. These all need to be in the perfect ratio to each other to have a perfect society. It can be learned from the past what happens when this ratio is disrupeted. All are important but not equally so. The most important is government, more specifically, a government by the people or where the poeple rule and one that maintains freedoms and enforces punishment. Religion is next on the scale of importance because, as the past shows, times of peace happened when the people were united by religion and acknowledged all religions. The lowest but still important component is science. The purpose of science is to improve humanity's life style. Reason is not as important in maintaining peace but, when applied, it raises the standard of living which defines the success of a country.

That to secure these rights, governments are instututed among men
Deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed
We remain at present under those only imposed by the common law
Yet that institution which treated me as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up
Forgets man can detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within.

If [Jesus] did what He said, then it's nothing for you to do but to throw away everything and follow Him
And accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of you contemporaries, the connection of events
Yet it is certain that the power to produce this delight, does not reside in nature, but in man
And to believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men - that is genius

It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg
This is a summary view of that religious slavery, under which a people have been willing to remain for the establishment of their civil freedom
Had the Roman government permitted free enquiry, Christianity could never have been introduced
But government is just as infallible too when it fixes systems in physics,
The government had declared it to be as flat as a trencher, and Galileo was obliged to abjure his error
Reason and free enquiry are the only effectual agents against error

That government is best which governes least
You can hold up the crime to the punishment and see do they match and in the end you'll have somthing to prove
One might think the atmosphere was made transparent with this design, to give man, in the heavenly bodies, the perpetual presence of the sublime
But the Newtonian principle of gravity is now more firmly established, on the basis of reason

Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now
Let us reflect that [the earth] is inhabited by a thousand millions of people
That these profess probably a thousand different systems of religion
Those men are not fascists. I call them so, but they are not. They are poor men as we are.
Constraint may make him worse by making him a hypocrite, but it will never make him a truer man.

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Works Cited
Declaration of Independance

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