Friday, September 26, 2014

Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

Looking for a date? You can find one in Conimicut Village in Warwick: 1643. The religious strictures of the Puritans sent free-thinkers scattering. Rhode Island was the beneficiary. Along with Pennsylvania, it pioneered a principle that is now ingrained in American culture: freedom of religion. Yes, Virginia, it preceded Thomas Jefferson. [2009]

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