Podcasts Give Me Liberty: The Making of American Exceptionalism

Episode 2: Religious Liberty Begins in Queens

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For years, individuals far and wide have traveled to the United States of America to escape religious persecution. A freedom that is uniquely American, religious freedom has come to be known as a cornerstone of liberty. Rick and Luke recall the story of how some thirty residents of a small settlement embodied the principle of religious liberty in the Flushing Remonstrance.

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