To the Editor of THE EAGLE:

Former Governor Palin, self appointed "defender of the faith" pines for the days when the literal interpretation of the Bible informed both civil and religious matters to a far greater degree and when the government did not have its tendrils suffocating the sacrosanct rights of the individual.

Sadly, Governor Palin bespeaks Darwin’s admonition that ignorance inspires confidence to a greater degree than intelligence.

JIM NORCHI

Pittsfield