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Wisdom from Williams

Walter E. Williams, Professor of Economics, George Mason University

“There’s such a broad ignorance or contempt for constitutional principles among the American people that any politician who bore truth, faith and allegiance to the Constitution would commit political suicide.” – Walter E. Williams, Is It Permissible? 2005

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The Magnificent Fifty: Foundation of Faith (Oklahoma)

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)

Constitution Preamble (1907)

Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty…we, the people of the State of Oklahoma, do ordain and establish this Constitution. 


To read the introduction to and purpose of this series, CLICK HERE.

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The Magnificent Fifty: Foundation of Faith (North Dakota)

Constitution Preamble (1889)

We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain and establish this constitution.


Have you been noticing how many of the state preambles have verbiage similar to this? So many have stated their gratefulness to “Almighty God” for their civil and religious liberties. How is it, then, that the Freedom From Religion Foundation can make the claim that faith and religion should not be referenced as part of the fabric of our founding?

To read the introduction to and purpose of this series, CLICK HERE.

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The Magnificent Fifty: Foundation of Faith (New Jersey)

Trenton, New Jersey (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)

New Jersey Constitution Article I, Section 3 (1947)

No person shall be deprived of the inestimable privilege of worshiping Almighty God.


To read the introduction to and purpose of this series, CLICK HERE.

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The Magnificen Fifty: Foundations of Faith (New Hampshire)

Concord, New Hampshire (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)

New Hampshire Constitution, Bill of Rights, Article 5 (1784)

Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God…and no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained…for worshipping God.


To read the introduction to and purpose of this series, CLICK HERE.

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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 (Des Moines, Iowa)

Des Moines, Iowa (Artist: Susan Cassidy Wilhoit)

Constitution Preamble (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 constitution of these blessings establish this Constitution. 


CLICK HERE to read the introduction to this series of posts.

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