Monday, April 27, 2009

Do you know the Preamble for your state?........



I received this e-mail from a close friend and wanted to share it here on blogland.



Alabama 1901 - "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 - We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land...

Arizona, 1911 - We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...

Arkansas 1874 - We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government...

California 1879 - We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom...

Colorado 1876 - We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe...

Connecticut 1818 - The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy...

Delaware 1897 - 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 - We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution...

Georgia 1777 - We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

Hawaii 1959 - We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance...Establish this Constitution...

Idaho 1889 - We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings...

Illinois 1870 - 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 - 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 - 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 - We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution...

Kentucky 1891 - We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties...

Louisiana 1921 - We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy...

Maine 1820 - We, the People of Main, acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity...And imploring His air and direction...

Maryland 1776 - We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty...

Massachusetts 1780 - 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 - We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, establish this Constitution...

Minnesota 1857 - 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 - We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work....

Missouri 1845 - 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 - We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution...

Nebraska 1875 - We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom. Establish this Constitution...

Nevada 1864 - 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 - 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 - We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty...

New York 1846 - 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 - 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 - We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain...

Ohio 1851 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - We, the people of the State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

South Dakota 1889 - We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties...

Tennessee 1706 - Art. XI...III. That all men have a natural and indefinsible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience...

Texas 1845 - We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God...

Utah 1896 - Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this constitution...

Vermont 1777 - 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 - We, the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...

Virginia 1872 - 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 - We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility...

Wyoming 1890 - We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish this Constitution...

I had seen this and was aware of these. Based on the attack that our country is going through at this time, especially on our Christian based liberty and freedom, I felt the need to post this.

May we stand firm in defending our Rights that have been bestowed on us, not only in our National Constitution but in the Preamble of each and every one of our 50 states. These stood the firm test of time from 1776 to 1959 - 183 years. Surely, we must not cave in now.

My apologies to my intenational readers. I know that many other areas of the world are also facing many of the same issues we are here in America. I pray God leads you to stand firm to His word also.

Addendum: After posting the above my dear friend, Pea, from Sudbury, Canada left this comment which I wanted to add here to be a permanent part of this:

The Preamble to the Canadian Constitution.......Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law.

Thanks Pea!!!!!

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21 comments:

PEA said...

This is the Preamble to the Canadian Constitution...

"Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law".

As you say, dear Susan, we must fight to maintain our rights. xoxo

Mari said...

Susan - this was very interesting. It shows how far we have fallen as a country.

Joy said...

I haven't read these before. God, liberty, gratitude are all common threads that run through most of these. How interesting. I loved the Texas one. It made me proud.


Joy

Momma Roar said...

To dream of the days when it was written and people took it seriously.

diana said...

how interesting. it's obvious that time has changed the politics of our country, but it can't change the deep, unshakable faith of many of it's citizens.

thanks for sharing.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Awesome...thanks for sharing this with us Susan!

~Ginger said...

Once again, it's time for our people to humble themselves and pray!

Maxine said...

This is amazing! Who would have ever thought. At least we can find some comfort in how it used to be. I cannot believe that the Preamble to my state (new Jersey) reads that way considering how we think as a state in this day. unbelievable.

Your words of exhortation are well taken. Amen.

Tiffany said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing. Oh, I hope you noticed that one of the awards on my blog was for you. So, come claim it and pass it along. Blessings!

Kansas Bob said...

Great info Susan.. thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

That IS amazing! Oh, we must be on our knees in prayer!

Karen said...

That was soooo good and inspiring. I hope you don't mind if I post that on my myspace page. I get many more readers on it than I do blogger.
www.myspace.com/wareaglewoman

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

This was a neat post, Susan! We as Christians need to read our state preamble more often, to remind us of what our forefather's fought for and what WE need to actively retain!

I enjoyed getting caught up on your posts! You have been busy! My dad tried to raise bees a couple of years ago, but all of his bees disappeared. He was pretty disappointed!

I am, with my regret going to have to step down from Hearts in One Accord. I have gone back to work part time, and we also started a very active prayer chain in our Church SS class. It has grown and we have many requests each day. I strongly believe in prayer, but am not able to honor my commitment of praying during my alloted time slot of Hearts.... My time lately, has been spent praying for the needs on our local prayer chain at church. I know your desire was to have continous 24 hour prayer, and I don't want to be the one the break that cycle. I pray that the Lord bless each one of you that remain in Hearts in One Accord. I do hope you will still visit my blog. I'm not able to devote as much attention to it either, but I do appreciate your's and my other fellow blogger's friendships!

~hugs, Rhonda

Pear tree cottage! said...

wow! Susan that was a great post to read being an Aussie!!

from down here Lee-ann

Dawn said...

Awesome - and very sad.

Susan Skitt said...

Wow - amazing! God Almighty, when we stop acknowledging that, we as a country are in trouble...

Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Yep...Texas...you were required to recite this in Texas History class back in school. The other states I have never had a motivation to look up or read. Interesting.

Lisa said...

hey susan - just another thing i noticed...look at how many states mention GOD! That's Wonderful!

char72 said...

It makes me furious the way the left is rewriting history.
I got an email from a friend today that I thought was cute. It was said "A black man will become president when pigs fly."
Then the next line was "swine flu."
Have a wonderful weekend.
Charlotte

Dan said...

I got this emial also. Isn't it amazing how far we've come. The evidence of our heritage is everywhere, in fact its so abundant that ignoring it expends a lot of energy.

groovyoldlady said...

Hmmm. I think that neither our governor nor our legislature have ever read that...