As always, giving credit to my source, 50states.com.
Now let's head over to the birthday of the first amendment!
Hail Rhode Island!
Rhode Island was the last of the original thirteen colonies to become a state. Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. Its distances North to South are 48 miles and East to West 37 miles.
Rhode Island's official state name is Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, established the first practical working model of Democracy after he was banished from Plymouth, Massachusetts because of his "extreme views" concerning freedom of speech and religion.
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams publicly acknowledged Roger Williams, as the originator of the concepts and principles reflected in The First Amendment. Among those principles were freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of public assembly.
My Favorite Paranormal shows The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) is located in Warwick RI.
This is a youtube video of the top ten clips from the show.
I personally love this shot. Unfortunately the embed option has been removed. But it's really a great clip.
The original inhabitants of Rhode Island were:
The Narragansett tribe
The Niantic tribe
The Wampanoag tribe
I found this video related to the Narragansett tribe, The United For Justice campaign and how 30 acres of land was being removed from their tribe. It was filmed on March 20th and 21st, 2009
Learning about our past will help us prevent the same mistakes in the future. The founder of Rhode Island understood the separation of Church and State. We should take this information and apply it going forward. We do not need to govern our land with religion. We should all be free to practice as we wish.
Sending light and love to the great state of Rhode Island.
Namaste & Blessed Be