Man is a religious being. To him, everywhere and always, religion and religious institutions have been and will be of prime concern. He is also a social being. As such he has always found it necessary to live in an organized society, under some form of government. Man never has lived to himself alone. Government is not an invention, a necessary evil, to which men submit. On the contrary, from the most primitive beginnings it has been man's natural though imperfect instrument for controlling and developing the social estate so essential to his very existence. And universally this government has been more or less closely related to religious institutions.
Goddard, Edwin C. "The Law in the United States in Its Relation to Religion." Mich. L. Rev. 10 (1912): 161-77.