Sunday: Legal Aspects of the First Day of the Week
The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2003 - 321 pages
Ringgold, James T. Sunday. Legal Aspects of the First Day of the Week. Jersey City: Frederick D. Linn & Co., 1891. xxii, 321 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-332-4. Cloth. $75. * This treatise surveys all known laws relating to Sunday and urges their rejection while it refutes any arguments defending their legality. Contents: "Constitutionality of Sunday Laws in the United States," "Sunday as a Dies Non Juridicus," "Sunday in the Computation of Time," "Sunday Liquor-Selling" and "The Prohibition of Sunday-Labor." With a chronological outline of laws concerning Sunday observance from Antiquity to the present and a table of Sunday laws in each state.
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Sunday: Legal Aspects of the First Day of the Week (Classic Reprint)
James Trapier Ringgold
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Page 288 - That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; that no man can, of right, be compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent...
Page 286 - The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed in this state to all mankind ; and no person shall be rendered incompetent to be a witness on account of his opinions on matters of religious belief; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this state.
Page 73 - One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord ; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it.
Page 73 - Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days : which are a shadow of things to come ; but the body is of Christ.
Page 284 - Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent; no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience and no preference shall ever be given by law to any religious establishments or modes of worship.
Page 288 - ... nor can any man be justly deprived or abridged of any civil right, as a citizen, on account of his religious sentiments, or peculiar mode of religious worship ; and that no authority can, or ought to be vested in, or assumed by, any power whatever, that shall in any case interfere with, or in any manner control, the rights of conscience, in the free exercise of religious worship...
Page 174 - That in all cases in which any particular number of days, not expressed to be clear days, is prescribed by the rules or practice of the courts, the same shall be reckoned exclusively of the first day and inclusively of the last day...
Page 8 - Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbathday. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates.