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Calvin Coolidge's thoughts on the true meaning of tolerance still ring true


Glenn Beck reminds his viewers that Calvin Coolidge roundly rejected the motto "America First," which was espoused by the Ku Klux Klan and other isolationist groups at the time of his presidency. Glenn reads from Coolidge's stirring response to this philosophy, in which our nation's 30th president condemned bigotry and promoted international cooperation.

Glenn pauses to repeat a particularly powerful portion of the quote: "Here again we must apply the rule of toleration. By toleration, I don't mean indifference to evil. I mean a respect for different kinds of good."

Coolidge's support for equal protection under the law, particularly for African-Americans, was well documented, leading Glenn to call him "probably the best president of the 20th century."

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