The preamble is what sets the context for the way in which the rest of a document is written. You understand that, don't you?
1. an introductory statement; preface; introduction.
2. the introductory part of a statute, deed, or the like, stating the reasons and intent of what follows.
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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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
This is the one Preamble that actually matters.
Also, let's actually look at the use of God in some of the state constitutions:
CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS
We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government, for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings and secure the same to our selves and posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
Grateful for the privilege for choosing a non-religious government. Invoking the name of God means nothing.
CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA
We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution.Each one of these, and many others, has nothing to do with God and government. They are thanking God for the ability to be free and to choose their own form of gevernment. Sorry, you are way off base here.CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT
We, the people of the State of Connecticut acknowledging with gratitude, the good providence of God, in having permitted them to enjoy a free government, do, in order more effectually to define, secure, and perpetuate the liberties, rights and privileges which they have derived from their ancestors; hereby, after a careful consideration and revision, ordain and establish the following constitution and form of civil government.
CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
(As revised in 1968 and amended to 1975)
We, the people of the State of Florida, being grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, in order to secure its benefits, perfect our government, insure domestic tranquility, maintain public order, and guarantee equal civil and political rights to all, do ordain and establish this constitution.
CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA
(As amended through the November 1998 general election)
To perpetuate the principles of free government, insure justice to all, preserve peace, promote the interest and happiness of the citizen and of the family, and transmit to posterity the enjoyment of liberty, we the people of Georgia, relying upon the protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
2: As for the rest of your rant,... why would a non Christian government give thanks to the Christian GOD in such an official document as the State's Constitutions,... if not to recognize his (perceived) role in the founding of the nation?
I digress,... I have bigger fish to fry.
You can deny the relevancy of the use of Christian references in so many of the State's Constitutions,... but you can't deny that they are there.
I have nothing to gain by convincing you of the significance of the wording the States ratified. I offer it only to illustrate the mindset at the time the documents were written.
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