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How the Constitution of FIFTY States Of The United States Begin

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Alabama 1901, Preamble. We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.

Alaska 1956, Preamble. We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.

Arizona 1911, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...

Arkansas 1874, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government...

California 1879, Preamble. We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom.

Colorado 1876, Preamble. We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe.

Connecticut 1818, Preamble. The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy.

Delaware 1897, Preamble. Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences.

Florida 1885, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution...

Georgia 1777, Preamble. We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

Hawaii 1959, Preamble. We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance .. establish this Constitution.

Idaho 1889, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.

Illinois 1870, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

Indiana 1851, Preamble. We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to chose our form of government.

Iowa 1857, Preamble. We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings establish this Constitution.

Kansas 1859, Preamble. We, the people o f Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.

Kentucky 1891, Preamble. We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties...

Louisiana 1921, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy.

Maine 1820, Preamble. We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of_the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity ... and imploring His aid and direction.

Maryland 1776, Preamble. We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty...

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble. We...the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe ... in the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction ..

Michigan 1908, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom establish this Constitution.

Minnesota, 1857, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:

Mississippi 1890, Preamble. We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.

Missouri 1845, Preamble. We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness .. establish this Constitution .

Montana 1889, Preamble. We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ...
Nebraska 1875, Preamble. We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom .. establish this Constitution.

Nevada 1864, Preamble. We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom establish this Constitution ...

New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V. Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

New Jersey 1844, Preamble. We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

New Mexico 1911, Preamble. We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty

New York 1846, Preamble. We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.

North Carolina 1868, Preamble. We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those .

North Dakota 1889, Preamble. We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain...

Ohio 1852, Preamble. We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common

Oklahoma 1907, Preamble. Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty ... establish this ..
Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I. Section 2 All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences..

Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble. We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance

Rhode Island 1842, Preamble. We the People of 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

South Carolina, 1778, Preamble. We, the people of he State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

South Dakot a 1889, Preamble. We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties ...

Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III. That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience...

Texas 1845, Preamble. We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.
Utah 1896, Preamble. Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.

Vermont 1777, Preamble. Whereas all government ought to . enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man ..

Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI ... Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator .. can be directed only by Reason . and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other

Washington 1889, Preamble. We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution

West Virginia 1872, Preamble. Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God .

Wisconsin 1848, Preamble. We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility

Wyoming 1890, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties .. establish this Constitution.

After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions, one is faced with the prospect that maybe, just maybe, the out-of-control federal courts that are "outlawing God" from our culture are Wrong!

Consider what William Penn said, "Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." At the rate we are going, it won't be long coming!
 

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-Cp said:
After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions, one is faced with the prospect that maybe, just maybe, the out-of-control federal courts that are "outlawing God" from our culture are Wrong!

Consider what William Penn said, "Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." At the rate we are going, it won't be long coming!

They're not "outlawing" anything. Merely trying to maintain a healthy separation between church and state.

And as for William Penn's quote, he obviously never lived under the Taliban. They claimed to govern in God's name and created one of the most repressive theocracies in history. Come to think of it, that's how all theocracies wind up. Oppressive, authoritarian, tyrannical, totalitarian...That's the government you get when church and state are joined. History has shown us this time and again. Why don't you pay attention?
 

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Bullypulpit said:
They're not "outlawing" anything. Merely trying to maintain a healthy separation between church and state.

And as for William Penn's quote, he obviously never lived under the Taliban. They claimed to govern in God's name and created one of the most repressive theocracies in history. Come to think of it, that's how all theocracies wind up. Oppressive, authoritarian, tyrannical, totalitarian...That's the government you get when church and state are joined. History has shown us this time and again. Why don't you pay attention?

A "healthy" separation OF church and state?? Sounds like you would like all the Christians isolated and quarantined like they are some kind of bug.
 
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Bullypulpit said:
They're not "outlawing" anything. Merely trying to maintain a healthy separation between church and state.

And as for William Penn's quote, he obviously never lived under the Taliban. They claimed to govern in God's name and created one of the most repressive theocracies in history. Come to think of it, that's how all theocracies wind up. Oppressive, authoritarian, tyrannical, totalitarian...That's the government you get when church and state are joined. History has shown us this time and again. Why don't you pay attention?

There's no such thing as "separation of Church and State" that exists outside the minds of libs like yourself...

Mr. Penn's quote made no mention of Church, so I'm not sure what your point is...
 

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Nowhere in my skimming (after the 4th state i didn't want to read anymore) did i see Jesus, Mary, Elijah, Muhammad, Zeus, Brahmah... or any other religious figure or reference. The state constitutions just mention an abstract power, (no religion specifically).

I don't believe that the state constitutions, having the word 'God', validify or disprove the actions of the federal government, nor do I believe that they validify or disprove the existence of a God.

I myself am athiest, I believe in no higher power, yet I still will say the Pledge of Allegiance (including 'under God'), I still will use US currency (with 'in God we Trust'), I wont complain about about prayer sermons before Congressional meetings and before Presidential Inaugurations, I wont protest the use of the 'Ten Commandments' in court rooms, and I won't get angry when a cashier says "Merry Christmas" to me during the Holiday Season (though I was brought up Jewish, but now dont believe in god)... I act accordingly because it is tradition, it is not meant to insult me, it is not meant to demean my own religion (or lack thereof). It is disrespectful and uncalled for, when other athiests, or (religion-bound) liberals who think that they are voicing the opinions of athiests, feel that they are doing the US a service by burning flags, protesting money, the pledge of allegiance... These people have nothing better to do with their time but complain. These people would rather cause a headache during the holiday season rather than enjoying themselves and going on vacation to Florida like every other American family.

Honestly, its nothing but a waste of time to try and get Constitutional Amendments keeping the 10 commandments out of the courtroom, and changing the Pledge... Whether you like it or not, the foundations of our legal, social, and moral systems lie with Judeo-Christian religious beliefs, and our legal, social, and moral systems seem to be getting along just fine in comparison to the rest of the world. Get used to it.
 

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Arizona 1911, Preamble. [/B] We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...

From the Arizona Constitution:

12. Liberty of conscience; appropriations for religious purposes prohibited; religious freedom

Section 12. The liberty of conscience secured by the provisions of this constitution shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace and safety of the state. No public money or property shall be appropriated for or applied to any religious worship, exercise, or instruction, or to the support of any religious establishment. No religious qualification shall be required for any public office or employment, nor shall any person be incompetent as a witness or juror in consequence of his opinion on matters of religion, nor be questioned touching his religious belief in any court of justice to affect the weight of his testimony.

I didn't dig into all of them, but I imagine you can find similar clauses in most state's Constitutions.

Maybe the courts are RIGHT afterall.
 

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From the Arizona Constitution:



I didn't dig into all of them, but I imagine you can find similar clauses in most state's Constitutions.

Maybe the courts are RIGHT afterall.


If these laws were enforced equally and included ALL religions I might respect them. Now religions other than Christianity are disguised as "mutliculturalism".
 

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