@Bob LaBlah: Those pilgrims wanted religious freedom for themselves, but prohibited other religious beliefs. They fined people if they didn’t show up in church on sunday and had all sorts of compulsory rules regarding their religion. It was run more like an autocratic cult than a nascent democracy. It’s no wonder they eventually had the witch trails a few decades later. They sure were a jealous and insecure bunch of idiots.
Oh and they stole all the land form the indians.