"In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are under-written, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc."
loyal subjects of the king!
"Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith,"
I'm sure you LOVE THAT part...
but what about this one;
" and honor of our King and Country, "?
God AND King?
we are BRITISH CHRISTIANS?
the meat and potatos;
"a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine our selves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the eleventh of November [New Style, November 21], in the year of the reign of our sovereign lord, King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Dom. 1620."
all of which means; "we will try to govern ourselves fairly"
FAIRLY meaning; drive out believers in wrong religions, ban christmas, execute people for adultery, ban gays and atheists, ban gambling and fancy clothing, church attendance was MANDATORY!
the Mayflower Compact DOES NOT represent the creation of the USA!