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Preambles, 50 States - No 'God' in Government??
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Posted on 08/21/2006 7:50:52 AM PDT by WmCraven_Wk

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.

Alask a 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 worshippin g 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 18 70, 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 peop le 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, grate ful 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 le. 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, gratef ul 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 i ndividual 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 endeav ors.

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 t o 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.

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 are wrong! 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.

Please note that at no time is anyone told that they MUST worship God.

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


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It looks like all of the US state constitutions need a 'Politically Correct' rewrite.
1 posted on 08/21/2006 7:50:53 AM PDT by WmCraven_Wk
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To: WmCraven_Wk

Great post. I never thought about the preambles to the 50 state constitutions before. Now I'm concerned that you've tipped off the enemy and they'll embark on a new crusade.


2 posted on 08/21/2006 7:54:44 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: WmCraven_Wk
It looks like all of the US state constitutions need a 'Politically Correct' rewrite.

Or not.

It would be impossible to argue that what was intended is different from what is written. That is not to say that the usual suspects won't try to.

Additionally, arguing that all the founders of the various states got it wrong (never mind the national preamble), should be a magnificent display of sophistry.

I can hardly wait...

3 posted on 08/21/2006 7:56:57 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: WmCraven_Wk
Good post! Thanks.

BTTT!

4 posted on 08/21/2006 7:59:14 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Eastbound

I believe the Massachusetts reference to the "Great Legislator of the Universe", refers to Billy Bulger, and if you don't believe it, his brother will kill you.


5 posted on 08/21/2006 8:01:20 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: WmCraven_Wk

Blessed is that nation whose God is The Lord. - Psalm 33:11

In God is our trust.


6 posted on 08/21/2006 8:03:31 AM PDT by RoadTest (I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.Ps3)
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To: WmCraven_Wk
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 ..

I've got bad news for you folks...the Massachusetts preamble is making reference to Ted Kennedy (the "Great Legislator") and his intention to control Rhode Island through his son Patrick.

7 posted on 08/21/2006 8:04:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."- Dwight Eisenhower)
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To: massgopguy

Damn it,you beat me to it! ;-)


8 posted on 08/21/2006 8:05:00 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."- Dwight Eisenhower)
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To: WmCraven_Wk

Where is Missouri?


9 posted on 08/21/2006 8:05:58 AM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Publius6961
Additionally, arguing that all the founders of the various states got it wrong (never mind the national preamble), should be a magnificent display of sophistry.

I can hardly wait...

The Preambles to these States' Constitutions were written by angry, Eurocentrist, bigotted, homophobic, zenophobic, prejucial, WHITE MALES, don't you know and thus, this automatically makes their thoughts and writings suspect and justification to nullify and ignore same. /sarc

10 posted on 08/21/2006 8:06:32 AM PDT by seasoned traditionalist (ALL MUSLIMS ARE NOT TERRORISTS, BUT ALL TERRORISTS WHO WANT TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY, ARE MUSLIMS)
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To: WmCraven_Wk

Not to quibble, but I counted 46.


11 posted on 08/21/2006 8:11:11 AM PDT by flada (Posting in a manner reminiscent of Jen-gis Kahn.)
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To: WmCraven_Wk

BTTT


12 posted on 08/21/2006 8:11:38 AM PDT by kidd
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To: HapaxLegamenon

"Where is Missouri?"

It is in the same paragraph as Mississippi.


13 posted on 08/21/2006 8:13:42 AM PDT by L98Fiero (Evil is an exact science)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Yeah, Show me!!


14 posted on 08/21/2006 8:14:13 AM PDT by JRios1968 (This kid knows how to wallop a baseball!!!!!!)
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To: WmCraven_Wk
Colorado 1876, Preamble. We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe.

Was Bill born in 1876?

Shalom.

15 posted on 08/21/2006 8:15:04 AM PDT by ArGee (The Ring must not be allowed to fall into Hillary's hands!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Now I'm concerned that you've tipped off the enemy and they'll embark on a new crusade.

That ought to drain their coffers.

Shalom.

16 posted on 08/21/2006 8:15:49 AM PDT by ArGee (The Ring must not be allowed to fall into Hillary's hands!)
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To: RoadTest
Blessed is that nation whose God is The Lord. - Psalm 33:11

To those who doubt that G-d has blessed the United States of America I offer this thought.

In the late 1700s two nations embraced instituted a Republic. One founded its laws on its faith in G-d. The other founded its laws in its faith in human enlightenment.

300 years later one has had a consitent history of progress. The other is a mess.

Shalom.

17 posted on 08/21/2006 8:18:47 AM PDT by ArGee (The Ring must not be allowed to fall into Hillary's hands!)
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To: WmCraven_Wk

Great post!

Perhaps you shouldn't be surprised that I think so, since this "email" is an exact copy of most of my FR homepage...the one I've had up for a long time! ;-)

Click on my screenname...


18 posted on 08/21/2006 8:19:43 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (What would the Founders do?)
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To: WmCraven_Wk

Excellent.


19 posted on 08/21/2006 8:54:55 AM PDT by vpintheak (Yep.)
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To: WmCraven_Wk

wow.


20 posted on 08/21/2006 9:40:39 AM PDT by gobucks (Blissful Marriage: A result of a worldly husband's transformation into the Word's wife.)
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To: ArGee

> In the late 1700s two nations embraced instituted a Republic. One founded its laws on its faith in G-d. The other founded its laws in its faith in human enlightenment.


Well, the US founded it's laws on the principles of the Enlightenment, with a legal system with a basis stretching back to the pagan Saxon common law system.


21 posted on 08/21/2006 10:50:01 AM PDT by orionblamblam (I'm interested in science and preventing its corruption, so here I am.)
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To: WmCraven_Wk
when i was in high school my dad pointed out the following to me from the US Constitution:

Done in convention by the unanimous consent of the states present the seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of the independence of the United States of America the twelfth.

In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,

22 posted on 08/21/2006 10:56:20 AM PDT by TWfromTEXAS
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To: orionblamblam
Well, the US founded it's laws on the principles of the Enlightenment, with a legal system with a basis stretching back to the pagan Saxon common law system.

Nice try, but wrong.

Shalom.

23 posted on 08/21/2006 11:04:53 AM PDT by ArGee (The Ring must not be allowed to fall into Hillary's hands!)
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To: ArGee

You might want to research that a bit.


24 posted on 08/21/2006 11:31:38 AM PDT by orionblamblam (I'm interested in science and preventing its corruption, so here I am.)
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To: WmCraven_Wk

South Dakota may not have a reference in the preamble but did proclaim "Under God the people rule" as the state motto...


25 posted on 08/21/2006 1:46:23 PM PDT by philled ("Enshrine mediocrity, and your shrines are razed." -- Ellsworth Toohey)
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To: philled

Oops- my mistake. SD wasn't separated from SC in the text and I missed it. Yes, it does have the reference in the preamble- and also in the motto.


26 posted on 08/21/2006 1:52:06 PM PDT by philled ("Enshrine mediocrity, and your shrines are razed." -- Ellsworth Toohey)
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To: orionblamblam
No - rabbit trails don't interest me.

Revisionist history is ongoing. There may well be similarities between English common law at the time that the colonists borrowed from it and pagan law, but that only serves to show that G-d's truths are universal truths. The basis for our Founders was their faith.

They were very clear about that.

Shalom.

27 posted on 08/21/2006 2:15:16 PM PDT by ArGee (The Ring must not be allowed to fall into Hillary's hands!)
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To: HapaxLegamenon
Where is Missouri?

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

28 posted on 08/21/2006 2:30:42 PM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: ArGee

Correction. One is the greatest success of government "of the people, by the people, for the people" ever seen in human history. The other is made up of "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" who delusionally think that they actually matter in the grand scheme of things.


29 posted on 08/21/2006 2:36:28 PM PDT by medscribe
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To: WmCraven_Wk
I would like to add my observations regarding America's Constitution and God.

First the Preamble: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Article 7: done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven

Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

What I concluded from these observations is that the people established a Constitution for the people that did not profess a belief in the existence of a God. However, the mere mention of religion makes it clear that the Constitution acknowledged that the nation’s citizens may have a belief in the existence of a God. To that end, the Constitution the people ratified ensured that the government would not be allowed to interfere with how the citizen chose to recognize his beliefs by way of his religion.

30 posted on 08/21/2006 2:58:49 PM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: ArGee

> There may well be similarities between English common law at the time that the colonists borrowed from it and pagan la

English common law was *derived* from Saxon common law.

> that only serves to show that G-d's truths are universal truths.

Oh, agreed, Odin (Wotan to the Saxons) is one impressive god, and well worth paying attention to. Unlike the death cults the Middle East kept springing upon the world... bleah!

> The basis for our Founders was their faith.

>They were very clear about that.

That's nice. But they were Enlightened enough to *not* insert their faith into the Constitution of the United States.


31 posted on 08/21/2006 4:49:44 PM PDT by orionblamblam (I'm interested in science and preventing its corruption, so here I am.)
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To: MosesKnows

Thank you.


32 posted on 08/22/2006 3:01:19 AM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: orionblamblam
But they were Enlightened enough to *not* insert their faith into the Constitution of the United States.

I think you confuse inserting doctrine with inserting faith.

Their faith told them that all men were created equal (despite the scandal of slavery).

Their faith told them that men had unalienable rights.

Their faith told them that government was a contract between the governors and the governed.

And their faith told them that faith could not be coerced and, therefore, should not be mandated by their government.

Shalom.

33 posted on 08/22/2006 5:26:01 AM PDT by ArGee (The Ring must not be allowed to fall into Hillary's hands!)
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To: medscribe
Correction. One is the greatest success of government "of the people, by the people, for the people" ever seen in human history. The other is made up of "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" who delusionally think that they actually matter in the grand scheme of things.

I strongly object to the term "cheese-eating surrender monkeys."

I LIKE monkeys!

Shalom.

34 posted on 08/22/2006 5:26:57 AM PDT by ArGee (The Ring must not be allowed to fall into Hillary's hands!)
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To: WmCraven_Wk
...maybe the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong!

Wrong about what, Daddy-O?
35 posted on 09/05/2006 6:19:03 AM PDT by MuddyWaters2006
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To: WmCraven_Wk
Who can hear Christ declare, that his kingdom is, not of this world, and yet believe that this blending of church and state together can be pleasing to him?"

-Founding Father Isaac Backus from "An Appeal To The Public For Religious Liberty" By Isaac Backus (1773).

http://www.churchstatelaw.com/historicalmaterials/8_2_7.asp1
36 posted on 09/05/2006 6:51:33 AM PDT by MuddyWaters2006
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To: wagglebee

I've seen something like this before... I'll see if I ping the list this time! (In a while - showed the house yesterday...I think again today...)


37 posted on 09/05/2006 7:37:01 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: WmCraven_Wk
The Constitution could not be clearer. Amendment I places restrictions on Congress ONLY. There is nothing - I repeat NOTHING - that restricts the States in this regard.

The equal protections afforded in Amendment XIV extend to all the states in that each citizen of each state has equal protection from acts of Congress per the restrictions placed by Amendment I.

38 posted on 09/05/2006 7:47:05 AM PDT by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: WmCraven_Wk; TexasJackFlash
..the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong!

What exactly are the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts wrong about, Buckaroo?
39 posted on 09/06/2006 5:45:33 AM PDT by TexasJackFlash
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To: Hoodat
The Constitution could not be clearer. Amendment I places restrictions on Congress ONLY. There is nothing - I repeat NOTHING - that restricts the States in this regard.


Do you mean nothing nothing in the U. S. Constitution, or do you mean nothing whatsoever?
40 posted on 09/06/2006 5:49:47 AM PDT by TexasJackFlash
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To: MosesKnows
The Constitution ensured that the government would not be allowed to interfere with how the citizen chose to recognize his beliefs by way of his religion.

Was President George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789 an interference with the right of conscience of the type the Constitution was intended to prevent?
41 posted on 09/06/2006 5:57:21 AM PDT by TexasJackFlash
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To: TexasJackFlash
Was President George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789 an interference with the right of conscience of the type the Constitution was intended to prevent?

No.

42 posted on 09/06/2006 6:54:55 AM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: TexasJackFlash

Nothing in the Constitution.


43 posted on 09/06/2006 7:36:16 AM PDT by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: WmCraven_Wk

It must be true. Snopes has nothing on it.

Snopes hates to put a TRUE marker on anything religious


44 posted on 09/06/2006 7:38:43 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: MosesKnows; MuddyWaters2006

What method or rules of Constitutional interpretation did you apply to the words of the Constitution to arrive at the conclusion that President George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789 was not an interference with the right of conscience of the type the Constitution was intended to prevent?


45 posted on 09/06/2006 7:49:34 AM PDT by TexasJackFlash
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To: WmCraven_Wk; MuddyWaters2006
It appears, judging from the excerpt presented below from the Judge's opinion, that the purpose of the Ten Commandment Monument was an assumption of authority over the people's religion by part time minister Mike Bush. Mr. Bush used the authority of the County Government and public land to commit his foolish and sinful trespass upon the prerogatives of God in defiance of Christ's sacred and holy law of Separation of Church and State ordained by the Savior himself when he declared, "My Kingdom is not of this world" and “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” Christ's ordinance to separate the things of God from those of Caesar is embodied in the U. S. Constitution in its non-delegation of power over religion to the general government and its establishment clause, which is found in the First Amendment.
Mike Bush is a lifelong citizen of Stigler and a part-time substitute minister for various churches in the area. One day while having lunch with a friend, he felt as if “the Lord laid a burden on [his] heart.” This burden involved erecting a Ten Commandments Monument on the courthouse lawn. On September 27, 2004, Bush was on the Board’s agenda for its 10:30 a.m. meeting to discuss the Monument. Bush told the Board about the Lord placing a burden on his heart to erect the Monument, and advised the Commissioners he would take care of all the expenses for the project. Bush apparently had no drawings or plans for the Monument. The minutes of the meeting state:
“The Board met with Mike Bush to discuss getting a monument with the Ten Commandments on it to put on the courthouse lawn. The Board agreed Mike could go ahead and have the monument made and Mike is taking care of all the expenses.”
Other than Bush, no one else at the meeting discussed religion with regard to the decision to allow the Monument’s erection. The Board discussed the historical aspects of the project. Erecting the Monument was solely the idea of Bush and not of any of the Commissioners. Bush proceeded to raise the funds to create the Monument with the help of local religious leaders and church groups, all of the Christian faith.

46 posted on 09/06/2006 8:47:16 AM PDT by TexasJackFlash
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To: What a hell of way to die

Welcome to FR troll.
One Nation, Under GOD.


49 posted on 09/18/2006 1:48:11 PM PDT by Darksheare (The deer expired due to adult onset truck bumper.)
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To: What a hell of way to die

Comment 48 removed by Moderator.... in 8, 7, 6, 5, 4....


50 posted on 09/18/2006 1:48:43 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (1 year guarantee against congenital defects.)
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