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Separation of God and State? Liberal Judges and ACLU Ought to Read History
The Asheville Tribune ^ | April, 2005 | William J. Federer

Posted on 04/24/2005 9:29:10 AM PDT by yoe

America's founders did not intend for there to be a separation of God and state, as shown by the fact that all 50 states acknowledge God in their state constitutions:

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 ...

Florida 1845, 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 of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges ... establish this Constitution.

Kentucky 1891, Preamble. We, the people of the Commonwealth of 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 or 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 ... establish this

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 ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong!

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William Federer is a best-selling author and president of Amerisearch, Inc. http://www.amerisearch.net/ a publishing company dedicated to researching America's noble heritage.Comments to Tribuneeditor@bellsouth.net


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: churchandstate; cnim; constitution; gd; onenationundergod
The next time the secularists, the ACLU or the Supreme Court of America try to stop law abiding, God fearing Americans from using the word GOD in anything……stop them with this and remind them of the United States Constitution and the oath the states swore to uphold concerning matters of religion. Belief in the Almighty and being a Conservative is ALRIGHT!
1 posted on 04/24/2005 9:29:14 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe
Belief in the Almighty and being a Conservative is ALRIGHT!
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Likewise... Disbelief in the Almighty and being a Liberal is ALL WRONG !!!

Furthermore... "Liberalism Is An Extremely Dangerous Mental Disorder" -- Michael Savage

2 posted on 04/24/2005 9:47:44 AM PDT by GeekDejure ( LOL = Liberals Obey Lucifer !!! -- Impeach Greer !!!.)
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To: yoe

BTTT!


3 posted on 04/24/2005 9:57:39 AM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real political victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: yoe

The problem is NOT that the ACLU, supreme court and others don't know. The problem is that they DO know, but they love darkness rather than light. They are wicked and therefore they do wicked things. This is what evil looks like.


4 posted on 04/24/2005 10:08:30 AM PDT by vigilo
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To: yoe

We the people of the republican party are greatful to almighty GOD for our civil and religious liberty .

All who are not greatful can GO TO HELL !!!!!


5 posted on 04/24/2005 10:12:01 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (justice separate but more equal ?)
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To: yoe

Even if there WAS separation of church and state, WE STILL HAVE VISITATION RIGHTS!!!


6 posted on 04/24/2005 10:19:20 AM PDT by smokeyb
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To: yoe; Jay777; cybersaint

Good post yoe!

Ping!


7 posted on 04/24/2005 11:03:29 AM PDT by loboinok (Gun Control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: GeekDejure

"Disbelief in the Almighty and being a Liberal is ALL WRONG !!!"


It's not "wrong" - but it is stupid. But .. we must remember that Jesus said, "Whosoever will may come". GOD gave everyone the CHOICE - from the beginning of man (with Adam) Adam still had a choice - and he didn't choose very well at all.

So .. I disagree with the assumption that not choosing GOD is wrong - but it is stupid.


8 posted on 04/24/2005 12:14:03 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: lionheart 247365
All who are not greatful can GO TO HELL !!!!!

Why an atheist is troubled by someone telling him to go to hell is a mystery.

9 posted on 04/24/2005 12:39:12 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: yoe

Does God have any rights under US law? I think the answer is no, and that may be why the ACLU has had many of its successes, both symbolic and substantial.


10 posted on 04/24/2005 2:39:28 PM PDT by Dumb_Ox (Be not Afraid. "Perfect love drives out fear.")
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To: RepCath; Liz; IronJack; Grampa Dave; MeekOneGOP; Iris7; wkdaysoff; ApesForEvolution; EdReform; ...

Ping! Wow! I will have to use this over at my site soon!


11 posted on 04/24/2005 6:46:58 PM PDT by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.blogspot.com)
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To: All
You can join the fight against the ACLU and their ilk by becoming involved with and supporting the following organizations:

Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) - http://www.alliancedefensefund.org

Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) - http://www.thomasmore.org

American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) - http://www.aclj.org

The Rutherford Institute - http://www.rutherford.org/

Stop the ACLU Coalition - http://www.stoptheaclu.org


Here are a few examples of how two of those organizations are fighting back:

ADF Contacts Over 3,600 School Districts Over Attempts To Censor Christmas

ADF: 700 lawyers ready to fight ACLU lawsuits

ADF: Pentagons' Warning About Boyscouts Is Absurd

Thomas More Law Center: Town of Palm Beach Pays $50,000 In Attorney Fees Apologizes To Women In Nativity Lawsuit


Additional information:

The ACLU must be destroyed: Joseph Farah supports Boy Scouts, urges Americans to fight back

Citizens mobilized to stop ACLU (seeks to consign group to 'ash heap of history')

ACLU fulfilling communist agenda

Revealing FACTS on the ACLU from its own writings

See how YOUR Senator or Representative ranks with the ACLU

This group just started on December 3, 2004 and are looking for new members to their yahoo group


My Personal Anti-ACLU Blog (Check it out and leave a comment!)

Let me know if you would like to join my ACLU Ping List!
12 posted on 04/24/2005 6:47:29 PM PDT by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.blogspot.com)
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To: yoe
Excellent, I will be including this in tomorrows issue of Christian-news-in-maine.com .

Jake

13 posted on 04/25/2005 4:41:21 AM PDT by newsgatherer
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To: lionheart 247365

All who ignore John 3:3 will!


14 posted on 04/25/2005 4:43:14 AM PDT by newsgatherer
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To: yoe

Ironic how the ACLU and the rest of the lefties disreguard what the Constitution does say in their quest to understand "the spirit" of the Constitution. They will disreguard the fact that the 1st Amendment ONLY forbids Congress from establishing a national religion. It says nothing about the other two branches of the federal government or the states themselves. The 10th Amendment states " The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." I take that to read that if a state wishes to create a state religion, it is free to do so. There is no language in the US Contitution prohibiting this right to the states. So, in effect, the schools are actual arms of state governments not the federal government, to the implied separation of church and state as argued by those on the left cannot apply to state public schools. Especially since Congress itself doesn't administrate the public schools in this country.

Activist judges have been tearing away at the liberties granted to the states and to the people year by year since Roe v. Wade. The ACLU in their zeal to free people to do what they want, when they want, to whom they want, without reprecussion, has ignored other rights granted. The Bill of Rights was intentially drafted in the fashion that they are for a spacific purpose. Each right granted in the bill of rights protect the others. When you start to tamper with those rights by looking for some hidden meanings, you start in infringe on the other rights that are expressly stated. Our judges need to quit applying implied meanings of the Constitution and other laws, and follow the texts as written. Thank you for the excellent post yoe.


15 posted on 04/25/2005 2:58:24 PM PDT by Gribbit (http://gribbitsword.blogspot.com)
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To: yoe

Interesting. Is there any evidence that the founders opposed the establishment of an official religion at the state or local level?


16 posted on 04/25/2005 3:09:46 PM PDT by k2blader (Immorality bites.)
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To: k2blader

America has freedom of religion, an official religion would have defeated the liberty of worshiping however one wants to. The founders were very careful about this. No. In answer to your question.


17 posted on 04/25/2005 6:00:08 PM PDT by yoe
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