Have You Ever Read The Pre~Amble of Your State? I Think You Will Find It ~

@Adoniah (7515)
United States
June 6, 2011 4:02pm CST
Very Interesting... 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 choose our form of government. Iowa 1857, Preamble We, the People of the St ate 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 Carol ina 1868, Preamble We the people of the State of North Carol ina, 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 Carol ina 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... There seems to be a couple of references to G'd in these preambles...Do you suppose that if Hussein O actually ever read these, he might have a slight problem with them? I am really surprised that these have lasted unmolested all of these years. How innocent they have stood.
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@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
7 Jun 11
I have read the Preamble of my state but they aren't in any way actual laws. The Preamble in legal documents more clearly talks of what led them to the creation of the document or what the intention of the document is. Also as you will notice these are from the 1800s when most people on the Planet where following one denomination of Christianity or another. This is a part of our history. I mean our founders where mostly either Diest or some variation of Christian most of them however weren't fans of the Church this is apparent from them rebelling against the King also due do them holding beliefs that where outside the Church they where subjected to persecution hence why the First Amendments protects the Free Exercise of Religion and something that the Government City,County, State or Feds can't violate per that very important Amendment.
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
8 Jun 11
The video you linked to has been deleted due to violations of the Community Guidelines of Youtube.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
8 Jun 11
The link is gone, but I did not see a statement to support your statement....
@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
9 Jun 11
I went to it and it showed up at the very top last night but it didn't show up when I did it today.
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
8 Jun 11
I would have to say my favorite part of our state's constitution is Article X. [Art.] 10. [Right of Revolution.] "Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind."
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
8 Jun 11
Awesome!
@cole585 (167)
• United States
7 Jun 11
Yea we had to memorize our preamble in the 8th grade! I hated it. I suppose it is an important thing to know though so its all good. Why is it that Ohio's preamble is how it is? Can someone explain this to me because i am actually interested in it. we the people blah blah blah tranquility blah blah blah justice. Thats about all i remember from 8th grade.... That is kinda sad.
@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Jun 11
Thank you for making me interested in researching this. Being from one of the most liberal states, Massachusetts, I was amazed to find these words still on a governing document. "We, therefore, the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the goodness of the great Legislator of the universe, in affording us, in the course of His providence, an opportunity, deliberately and peaceably, without fraud, violence or surprise, of entering into an original, explicit, and solemn compact with each other; and of forming a new constitution of civil government, for ourselves and posterity; and devoutly imploring His direction in so interesting a design, do agree upon, ordain and establish the following Declaration of Rights, and Frame of Government, as the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." If only they still sought His direction...
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
6 Jun 11
It is not something that gets changed too often obviously. It is also something that very few people even think about. You would be surprised at the number of people who do not even know the National Pre~amble. As I said above, I published a few of these years ago, but the post was deleted for some reason. I hope this lasts long enough for a lot of people to read it.
@peavey (16856)
• United States
6 Jun 11
Awesome! But... shh... if we don't tell anyone, maybe they'll not notice and leave them alone. As sure as we start talking about it, someone will make a fuss and there it goes.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
6 Jun 11
I am sure that there are folks out there that know this. In fact years ago I posted a couple of them for another reason. I thought it would be cool to lay them all out for everyone. I hope more folks show up to see their own...
@GDTimothy (446)
• United States
7 Jun 11
Though I find it interesting, it doesn't really surprise me. The preambles are basically just records of how the respective state constitutions were ordained and established. And at the time, I suspect there would have been few significant objections to including references to a god. However, I suspect there would be plenty of objections to such language were it to be used today for the preamble to the constitution of a new state. But as a matter of history, the language of the state preambles need not have any special meaning or implications to those of us around today. And I doubt that very many folks are still alive today who witnessed the making of those preambles. I think it's just the way it was, the way it happened, history as it were. So even though I am an atheist, these preambles don't bother me terribly much.
• United States
6 Jun 11
I'm pretty sure President Obama knows about them. I doubt he minds, first because pre-ambles are inoperative text; secondly because even if they were operative the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States would render them inoperative. Quite illustrative, really: The several states may have seen themselves as explicitly Christian entities, but that ended when they joined the Union -- note the lack of any such language in the CoTUS.