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    The Most Important Ballot Question In America

    The Most Important Ballot Question In America

    Should the name of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations be changed to State of Rhode Island?

    Background here, Is Rhode Island’s Name Racist?

    AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE

    (CHANGING THE OFFICIAL NAME OF THE STATE)

    (Section 1 of Article XIV of the Constitution)

    Approval of the amendment to the Title, Preamble and Section 3 of Article III of the Rhode Island Constitution set forth below will have the effect of changing the official name of the State from “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations” to “State of Rhode Island”:

    Full text of amendment for Question 1

    The Title of the Constitution shall be amended to read as follows:

    CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

    The Preamble of the Constitution shall be amended to read as follows:

    We, the people of this State which state shall henceforth be known as the state of Rhode Island, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing upon our endeavors to secure and to transmit the same, unimpaired, to succeeding generations, do ordain and establish this Constitution of government.

    Section 3 of Article III of the Constitution shall be amended to read as follows:

    Section 3. Oath of general officers.

    – – All general officers shall take the following engagement before they act in their respective offices, to wit: You being by the free vote of the electors of this state of Rhode Island, elected unto the place of do solemnly swear (or, affirm) to be true and faithful unto this state, and to support the Constitution of this state and of the United States; that you will faithfully and impartially discharge all the duties of your aforesaid office to the best of your abilities, according to law: So help you God. [Or: This affirmation you make and give upon the peril of the penalty of perjury.]

    Bonus question:  How long before an amendment is proposed to remove the words “grateful to Almighty God”?

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    Are the folks in Rhode Island no fun any longer?

    That is one of the great trivia questions of all time . . . "Which state has the longest official name?" . . . and most of those who do not know the answer immediately begin thinking of the four "Commonwealth" names. You can actually see them counting the number of letters in "Pennsylvania" and "Massachusetts" on their fingers! And when each (of the ones who can actually count) triumphantly announces, the "Commonwealth of Massachusetts," you can then say, "Nope, but it borders on the Bay State!" leading them to begin thinking there must be some trick with the official name of "Connecticut."

    What fun! Silly, to be sure — but fun.

    And now these bland idiots want to sink further into obscurity? Even if they switched the name to the Commonwealth of Rhode Island, they would still lose one of the charming distinctions they have always held.

    This is a very disturbing trend, this business of erasing one's heritage for the sake of some imagined PC nonsense. It has something to do with the left's obsession and insistence on the belief that history is to be seen as a straight line progression, one that will culminate in achieving the socialist utopian ideal.

    Next I suppose they'll start renaming some of the shore communities having American Indian names — like Weekapaug or Misquamicut — based on some bogus claim that these are now somehow insulting and degrading.

    Ex Phile, I remember the whole debate about White Settlement. I didn't know a single idiot who approved of it. I mean…really? Why? Stupidest thing ever. So glad it failed.


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