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History's lesson: Vote yes on Questions 4 and 6
Maryland was established on the principles of equality, religious freedom, separation of church and state, and creating opportunities for all to achieve economic self-sufficiency. No place is this more clear than at Historic St. Mary's City. St. Mary's City was the first city and capital of Maryland, the first successful proprietary colony in English North America, the first place freedom of religion was established in America, and also the first place to seek the separation of church and state in America. Historic St. Mary's City is situated right next to the school I call home — St. Mary's College of Maryland. It was on a recent trip to "Historic" that it struck me how much the state's founding values apply to Questions 4 and 6 on this year's ballot and how Marylanders should consider where our state came from — why and how it was established — as we vote.
November 5, 2012