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Gore & Tolerance

From a reader:

Jonah,

I’d love for you to look up (and comment on) some of the governing documents

of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and see if John Winthrop and the like

escaped Europe to start a secular government, or one of divine-moral

underpinnings. Or, how about when Roger Williams left Massachusetts and

founded Rhode Island-Providence, Rhode Island, that is (named because he

said it was God’s Providence that brought him there). Of course Williams

was more tolerant of religious pluralism, but he still, as founder of a

colony and future state, started the first Baptist church in America.

Wonder if present day New Englanders realize that their founders had more in

common with Jerry Falwell than George Soros?

There are only 12 cylon models.

Shane McGuire

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now. @jonahnro

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