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thoughtful point

But it seems to me that taxation implies subjugation, or in other words "prohibiting the free exercise thereof". I interpret the 1st Amendment as basically saying churches are sovereign - outside of state jurisdiction, regulation and taxation powers - so the "special exemption from taxation" is written into this "government, you can neither define a church nor incorporate it into your purposes" clause.