All 50 States...

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  1. Bible-boy

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    The Preambles of all 50 States Of The United States:

    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 the 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 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 he 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.
     
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    Uh oh...all those documents must be overturned and re-written. They are in violation the U.S. Constitution.:rolleyes:
     
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    New Hampshire, Oregon, Tennessee and Virginia - those are not preambles, you know. You ought to change the title to "Some 46 States..."

    Some of the others are kind of iffy: Hawaii, Washington, Vermont, Massachusetts.
     
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    Interesting.:thumbsup:

    Good OP.
     
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    Commonwealth Of Australia Constitution Act 1900, Preamble. Whereas the people of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, and Tasmania, humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God.....

    But every time I see it it reminds me of a line in Orwell's 1984 "...rejects and vilifies every principle for which the Socialist movement originally stood, and it chooses to do this in the name of Socialism..."

    Also reminds me of Jeremiah chapter 7 and similar passages...
     
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    Amazing how all of these at least given God some small type of recognition, but the US Constitution totally leaves any concept of God out.

    The US framers knew what they were doing.
     
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    The point was not that all 50 states make reference to God in their Preambles. The point is that all 50 state constitutions (which include but are not limited to the preambles) make reference to God. Thus, there is no need to change the thread title.
     
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    Some of the references are only that citizens have the right to worship as they see fit.

    How about the subtitle then? "The Preambles of All 50 States Of The United States" should be "The Preambles of Some of the 50 States Of The United States"

    Isn't 'the Great Legislator of the Universe' just a little ambiguous? "...Grateful for Divine Guidance..." is kind of indirect, but ok.
     
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    The term God came mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

    Ask someone in Wicca about God/Goddess and they will tell you, but it won't be what you read/heard about in our church.

    I agree with Daisy, the reference is there to show our independence that we can believe in whatever we want without the interferece of the government.

    Jamie
     
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    Oh... I see. I thought you were talking about the title of the thread. I did not realize that you were talking about the title at the top of the e-mail text that I cut and pasted in my OP. Sorry for the confusion. How about I edit that part of the OP to read, "From the Constitutions of all 50 States"? Doing so would more accurately reflect the main point that I was trying to make in posting the material.
     
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    You are applying your own 21st century (post-modern) thinking back onto the texts. The majority of the quoted texts were written before post-modern thinkers began to espouse the idea that words have multiple meanings and that those multiple meanings reside solely in the mind of each individual using the words. Therefore, it would be a mistake to attribute the meaning for "God" that you indicate to the original author's intent.
     
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    I don't think so when you consider the fact that God gave His Law orally to Adam in the garden (with commands like be fruitful and multiply, subdue the earth and rule over it...). Likewise, He gave His Law to be written by Moses in the first five books of the Bible (10 Commandments etc.). Finally, it is God who put the physical laws of the universe into place and it is Him that upholds those physical laws to this very day. I'd say that pretty much without question makes him the "Great Legislator of the Universe."
     

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