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Tolerance for Minorities Urged at Constitution Day Fete by Senator Davis

United States Senator James J. Davis of Pennsylvania, speaking at the Constitution Day exercises at the New York World’s Fair today pleaded for toleration and protection of minorities.

“In a day when as Americans we are seeking in every possible way to keep our country free from war, it is well that we remind ourselves of the glorious principles of toleration and balanced government which are set forth in this charter of our liberty (the Constitution),” Senator Davis declared. “For these are the principles which have constituted the abiding protection for the rights of minority groups in our land, permitting them to live peaceably here without surrendering their rights as free citizens in our republic; to differ with their neighbors according to their individual consciences.”