While We’re on the Nexus Between Religion and Politics…
Here’s some Biblical inspiration specifically for Rhode Islanders (Proverbs 28:28)
When the wicked gain pre-eminence, other men hide;
but at their fall the just flourish.
I’d append the suggestion that the second clause goes the other way, as well: the flourishing of the just leads the wicked to fall.
So let’s start flourishing!