James Madison's _Memorial and Remonstrance_ (1784) was circulated
in response to a bill in the Virginia legislature to levy a tax
to support "Teachers of the Christian Religion." In it, Madison
argues for strict church/state separation. The bill was eventually
voted down. Madison's later writings, such as his "Detached
Memoranda," also express a strict church/state separation view.
-- Jim Lippard Lippard@CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU