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Of primary importance to the Founding Fathers was their belief that all religions should be protected by law whether Christian or non-Christian. This is the first time that this premise of religious equality had been protected by law, a legal charter or constitution. The Founding Fathers felt that religious freedom was paramount to the functioning of a moral free society.
Our Founding Fathers were fearful of their Federal government becoming abusive to the people. The accompanying fear of an abusive system of government is a run-a-way government that is not being prudent in how the people’s money is spent. Due to these fears the Founding Fathers sought ways the central government’s powers could be controlled. A system of Checks and Balances was established to bridle the activities of the Federal government.