Friday, February 01, 2008

Your state's preamble - ready for a surprise?

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Eric Standlee

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lawrence Leathermon

Do you know the Preamble for your state? . . .   Interesting--Important commentary at the end.

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  worshiping 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  l, 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 choose 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 of 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 the State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this  Constitution.

South  Dakota   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  the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts arewrong!  If you found this to be "Food for thought" copy and  send
to  as many as you think  will be enlightened, as I hope you were .


"Those  people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by
tyrants."  -  William Penn  


-----GOD  BLESS AMERICA ------

 



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