To Bigotry No Sanction

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From Geo Washington’s letter:

The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for giving to Mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights. For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection, should demean themselves as good citizens. {more…}

“It [Touro] is not only the oldest Synagogue in America but also one of the oldest symbols of liberty.  No better tradition exists than the history of Touro Synagogue’s great contribution to the goals of freedom and justice for all.” President John F. Kennedy, September 15, 1963

Karl Rove: “45 percent of NPR listeners were Saddam Hussein.”

Karl Rove Npr

GOP strategist Karl Rove and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean discussed the merits of various media outlets Monday night, unsurprisingly finding themselves on polar opposites of the debate.  [Read more…

Islamophobia and Homophobia. The NY TIMES Opinionater has this: “As if we needed more evidence of America’s political polarization, last week Juan Williams gave the nation a Rorschach test. Williams said he gets scared when people in “Muslim garb” board a plane he’s on, and he promptly got (a) fired by NPR and (b) rewarded by Fox News with a big contract.” [Read it all…]

Java, Indonesia

Villagers prayed at the burial of a victim of the Mount Merapi eruption at Umbulhardjo village in Sleman, on the island of Java, on Wednesday.  [Story…]

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