Dove Boyd (17 Nov 2010)
"Who is WE ?"


Who is "We"?  

President Barack Obama said in Turkey : "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation.

 We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values." 
 
I  found this very interesting.  
 
Do you know the Preamble for your state?



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