Flushing - home of mediocre baseball and Religious Freedom
December 27, 2007 7:11 PM Subscribe
"“If any of these said persons come in love unto us, we cannot in conscience lay violent hands upon them, but give them free egress and regress unto our town. For we are bound by the law of God and man to do good unto all men and evil to no man.”
Today is the 350th anniversary
of the Flushing Remonstrance - a precursor of the Constitution
, and "an iconic record of early Dutch colonial government that proclaimed the necessity of religious freedom of conscience and toleration."
As this NYT Op-Ed
notes, this document originated (and is currently on display) in "the most diverse neighborhood in the most diverse borough in the most diverse city on the planet."
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