An Age of Tolerance

St. Paul (Minn.) Globe

The defeat of the anti-Christian Science healing bill in the legislature of New Hampshire by a vote of 194 to 70 reveals the fact that American traditions are still strong in New England, and that religious and professional intolerance cannot find in the Granite State a lodgment in the statute book.

It was the emphatic adverse report of the judiciary committee, the committee which sits as a tribunal for the adjustment of bills to the principles of constitutional right, that settled the fate of this appeal to sectarian intolerance and professional prejudice. Often the judiciary committee of a legislative body is attacked as a graveyard for progressive legislation; but, as in this case, it may also serve as the bulwark of fundamental principles.

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