Today, many Americans are of the belief that the framers of the constitution saw faith in God as a potential threat to the freedoms that once define so much of this nation. But is that really the case? Furthermore, has this understanding always been as prominent as it is today?  Those who hold to the idea that government and God must never share the same moral voice would be well advised to look at the words that touch the pages of the constitutions of all fifty states – every one of which acknowledges the presence of a divine God. As you read them ask yourself: COULD FIFTY STATES BE WRONG?   

 

 

Alabama Constitution (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 Constitution (1956): Preamble
 

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

 

 

Arizona Constitution (1911): Preamble

    We the people of the state of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution…

 

 

Arkansas Constitution (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 Constitution (1879): Preamble

    We the people of the state of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…

 

Colorado Constitution (1876): Preamble

    We the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe…

  

 

Connecticut Constitution (1818): Preamble

    The people of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy…

   

Delaware Constitution (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 Constitution (1885): Preamble

    We, the people of the state of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty…establish this constitution.

  

Georgia Constitution (1777): Preamble

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

 

Hawaii Constitution (1959): Preamble

    We, the people of Hawaii, grateful for Divine guidance...establish this Constitution.

 

Idaho Constitution (1889): Preamble

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

 

Illinois Constitution (1870): Preamble

    We, the people of the state of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He has so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

 

Indiana Constitution (1851): Preamble

    We, the people of the state of Indiana, grateful to ALMIGHTY God for the free exercise of the right to chose our form of government.

 

Iowa Constitution 1857): Preamble

    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 Constitution (1859): Preamble

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

 

Kentucky Constitution (1891): Preamble

    We, the people of the commonwealth of Kentucky, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy, and invoking the continuance of these blessings, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

 

Louisiana Constitution (1921): Preamble

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

 


Maine Constitution (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 Constitution (1776): Preamble

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

 

Massachusetts Constitution (1780): Preamble

    We… the people of Massachusetts, acknowledge 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 Constitution (1908): Preamble

    We, the people of the State of Michigan,, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom… establish this Constitution…

 

 

Minnesota Constitution (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 Constitution (1890): Preamble

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

 

Missouri Constitution (1845): Preamble

    We, the peopleof Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness… eatablish this constitution…

 

Montana Constitution (1889): Preamble

    We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty, establish this Constitution…

 

 

Nebraska Constitution (1875): Preamble

    We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom… establish this Constitution

 

 

Nevada Constitution (1864): Preamble

    We the people of the state of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom establish this Constitution…

 

New Hampshire Constitution (1792): Article 1 Section 5

    Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

 

New Jersey Constitution (1844): Preamble

    We, the people of the state of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endevors…

 

New Mexico Constitution (1911): Preamble

    We, the people of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty

 

 

New York Constitution (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 Constitution (1868): Preamble

    We, the people of the state of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Soverign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those…

 

 

North Dakota Constitution (1889): Preamble

    We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain…

 

Ohio Constitution (1852): Preamble

    We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty Godfor our freedom, to secure its blessings…

 

 

Oklahoma Constitution (1907): Preamble

    Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in orderto secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty establish this…

 

Oregon Bill of Rights (1857): Article 1 section 2

    All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences…

 

 

Pennsylvania Constitution (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 Constitution (1842): Preamble

    We the people of the state of Rhode Island, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He has so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing…

 

South Carolina Constitution (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 Constitution (1889): Preamble

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

 

Tennessee Constitution (1796): Article XI.III

    That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates ot their conscience…

 

 

Texas Constitution (1845): Preamble

    We the people of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God…

 

Utah Constitution (1896): Preamble

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

 

Vermont Constitution (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 Constitution (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 Constitution (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 Constitution (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 Constitution (1848): Preamble

    We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility…

 

Wyoming Constitution (1890): Preamble

 

    We, the people of the state of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties… establish this Constitution…

 

In God We Trust