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The Magnificent Fifty: Foundation of Faith (Utah)

Salt Lake City, Utah (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)

Utah Constitution Preamble (1896)

Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.

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The Magnificent Fifty: Foundation of Faith (Tennessee)

Nashville, Tennessee (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)

Tennessee Constitution, Article 1, Section 3 (1870)

That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own conscience.

 


Tennessee is my home State. I am thankful that the Constitution of my State affirms my right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of my conscience. However, federal law trumps State law, and one day this freedom may be taken away in its entirety. Nevertheless, the right to worship God is not a right given by Tennessee or Washington, D.C.; it is a commandment given by the Almighty, Himself. 

Should the right to worship according to the dictates of my own conscience be denied, including the right to publicly speak the name of Jesus, I will have to echo the words of Peter in Acts 4:20, “We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”

The dictates of any constitution will have no bearing on the command to “go into all the world and preach the gospel,” including Tennessee.

Go Vols! 🙂

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The Magnificent Fifty: Foundation of Faith (South Dakota)

Pierre, South Dakota (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)

South Dakota’s State Motto and Seal (1889) and Flag (1992)

Under God the People Rule

 


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The Magnificent Fifty: Foundations of Faith (South Carolina)

South Carolina Executive Proclamation (1994): WHEREAS, We each have been richly blessed by The Almighty whose divine providence our founding fathers sought as they established these United States of America…WHEREAS, The importance of our Christian Heritage to the Institutions, values and vision of our nation is immeasurable…THEREORE, I, Carroll A. Campbell, Jr., Governor of the State of South Carolina, proclaim November 20-26, 1994, as “CHRISTIAN HERITAGE WEEK” in South Carolina.

 


Well, there ya’ go. 🙂

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The Magnificent Fifty: Foundation of Faith (Rhode Island)

Providence, Rhode Island (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)

Constitution Preamble (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.

 


If you want to read the purpose behind these posts featuring state capital buildings, CLICK HERE to read the introduction.

I would encourage you to share these as much as you would like, even with those in your state capitals.

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The Magnificent Fifty: Foundation of Faith (Pennsylvania)

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)

Constitution Preamble (1776)

We, the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance.


Folks, is there no such thing as irony? The men and women of the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) make bold claims about a “godless” Constitution and the godlessness of our Founding Fathers, yet the words above seem to stand in stark contrast to their claims. Again, the “wall of separation” as defined by the modern “intellects” was nowhere to be found in 1776.

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The Magnificent Fifty: Foundation of Faith (Massachusetts)

Boston, Massachusetts (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)

Constitution Preamble (1780)

We, therefore, 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.


What’s that? Talk of a Lawgiver? The Great Legislator? And what’s this “devoutly imploring” talk? Do they mean prayer? For crying out loud! This was 1780! Hadn’t they been informed about the “wall of separation” between Church and State?

Jefferson didn’t write that letter to the Danbury Baptists until 1802, you say?

I guess there must have been a lot of unconstitutional praying for guidance until Jefferson set them straight, eh?

Or, do you think the founding fathers of Massachusetts knew the Constitution better than the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF)?

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