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It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong-Voltaire
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong-Voltaire

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In November of 1694 was born one Francois-Marie Arouet, better known by his pen name Voltaire. It was a pen name he used frequently; Voltaire wrote not only plays, poetry, and essays, but more than 2,000 books and 20,000 letters over the course of his lifetime. Many of these works were not especially kind to the French monarchy or the Catholic Church, which led to frequent imprisonments and exiles. On one such forced vacation to England, Voltaire had the opportunity to study England’s constitutional monarchy and was very impressed. Many of his later works compared it favorably to France’s absolutist monarchy, and did nothing to make him any more friends in the aristocracy.

Voltaire’s lifelong commitment to justice and reason was frequently offended by the dogma of established religion. Though it appears he had no personal animosity against God, he refused to abide by the ritualistic superstition of a church. For Voltaire, no freedom was more precious than the freedom to think for oneself. He argued strongly against state religion because, he reasoned, the more occasions a government tried to think for its people, the more likely it would be quite wrong. His work was yet another Enlightenment-era inspiration to the American founding fathers, who were just coming into their own at the time of his death.