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In constructing its new church government, the Long Parliament showed a greater desire than either the Scottish kirk or the New England churches to sort judicial cases into spiritual and secular categories, and to ensure that the church did not intermeddle with the latter.
Thomas Jefferson, president and principle author of the Declaration of Independence, said, "Reading, reflection and time have convinced me that the interests of society require the observation of those moral precepts only in which all religions agree (for all forbid us to steal, murder, plunder, or bear false witness), and that we should not intermeddle with the particular dogmas in which all religions differ, and which are totally unconnected with morality.
14) As to the appropriate amount, Chief Justice Pratt explained, "it is very dangerous for the Judges to intermeddle in damages for torts; it must be a glaring case indeed of outrageous damages in a tort, and which all mankind at first blush must think so, to induce a court to grant a new trial for excessive damages.
On April 2 of that year, Kiffin led a group who successfully petitioned the House of Commons indicating that the concern of the Calvinistic Baptists was "not at all to intermeddle with the ordering or altering civil government (which we humbly and submissively leave to the supreme power), but solely for the advancement of the Gospel.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court found, "The known characteristics of children, including their childish propensities to intermeddle, must be taken into consideration in determining whether ordinary care for the safety of a child has been exercised under particular circumstances.
Our first and fundamental maxim should be, never to entangle ourselves in the broils of Europe; our second, never to suffer Europe to intermeddle with cis-Atlantic affairs.
V states: "Synods and councils are to handle or conclude nothing but that which is ecclesiastical, and are not to intermeddle with civil affairs which concern the commonwealth, unless by way of humble petition in cases extraordinary; or by way of advice for satisfaction of conscience, if they be thereunto required by the civil magistrate.
73) This approach was also turned back by the courts on the grounds that the federal government was trying to use its power over aliens "to intermeddle with the conduct of the insurance business.
Plutarch says that a skillful flatterer "loveth to be a curious polypragmon" and "to intermeddle in all matters; he hath a mind to be privy and party in all deep secrets" (42), and Iago is more than willing to admit as much.
Forsomuch as the life of William Tyndale author of this treatise immediately following, is sufficiently and at large discoursed in the book of Acts and Monuments, by reason whereof we shall not need greatly to intermeddle with any new repetition thereof, yet notwithstanding because as we [i.
Already in 1900, a letter from the general secretary to the Eastern (British) section of the Alliance, asking the churches there to use their influence with the British government to ensure "a prompt and fair settlement" of the Boer War, elicited a negative response: "it is not within the sphere of the Alliance to intermeddle in political questions" -- this despite the fact that the council meeting in Washington the previous year had spoken of the need for Christians to refuse to obey their government in an unjust war.
117) As I repeated thirty years later, the question of Divorce, like Marriage, should be settled as to its most sacred relations, by the parties themselves, neither the State nor the Church having any right to intermeddle therein.