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Episode 8: First Principles
 
After much deliberation, and many prayers following the appeal made by Benjamin Franklin, our U.S. Constitution took shape and was approved by delegates at the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787.

But despite the brilliance of the document, many felt that something very important was missing. Several states refused to approve it unless they received a commitment that a Bill of Rights be added. And the first of the five rights listed in the First Amendment, which was the first of the ten rights listed in the Bill of Rights, was the freedom of religion. This fact is worth pondering as it reflects the priorities in the thinking of our founders and framers. How significant is this seemingly insignificant fact?