John Adams Quote
Government has no right to hurt a hair on the head of an atheist for his opinions. Let him have a care of his practices.
Letter to John Quincy Adams (16 June 1816). Adams Papers (microfilm), reel 432, Library of Congress. James H. Hutson (ed.), The Founders on Religion: A Book of Quotations. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007, p. 20