Who are we?

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is…as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

Thomas Jefferson

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> > President Barack Obama said in Turkey : "We do not consider ourselves a
> > Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation.
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> > We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a
> > set of values."
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> > I found this very interesting.
> > Do you know the Preamble for your state?
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> > 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 ofConnecticut , 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.
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> > 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 theblessings 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 end
> > eavors.
> > 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
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> > 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…
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> > After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions,
> > one is faced with the prospect that maybe, Obama, the ACLU and the
> > out-of-control federal courts are wrong!
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