The United States and God






Declaration of Independence




       "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness...."

We The People -- The US Constitution




       Some of these unalienable Rights given by our Creator were spelt out by our Founding Fathers in the Bill of Rights!

Bill of Rights


Amendment. I.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


Amendment. II.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


Amendment. III.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.


Amendment. IV.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


Amendment. V.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, or be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.


Amendment. VI.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defence.


Amendment. VII.
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.


Amendment. VIII.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.


Amendment. IX.
The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


Amendment. X.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


Preambles to Constitutions of the 50 States





Alabama 1901, PreambleWe the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.




Alaska 1956, PreambleWe, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.




Arizona 1911, PreambleWe, 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, PreambleWe, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom.




Colorado 1876, PreambleWe, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe.




Connecticut 1818, PreambleThe People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy.




Delaware 1897, PreambleThrough Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences.




Florida 1885, PreambleWe, 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, PreambleWe, 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 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 1859, PreambleWe, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.




Kentucky 1891, PreambleWe, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties...




Louisiana 1921, PreambleWe, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy.




Maine 1820, PreambleWe 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, PreambleWe, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty...




Massachusetts 1780, PreambleWe...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, PreambleWe, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom establish this Constitution.




Minnesota 1857, PreambleWe, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings.




Mississippi 1890, PreambleWe, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.




Missouri 1845, PreambleWe, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness .. Establish this Constitution.




Montana 1889, PreambleWe, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ..




Nebraska 1875, PreambleWe, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom .. Establish this Constitution.




Nevada 1864, PreambleWe 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. VEvery individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.




New Jersey 1844, PreambleWe, 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 endeavors.




New Mexico 1911, PreambleWe, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty.




New York 1846, PreambleWe, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.




North Carolina 1868, PreambleWe 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, PreambleWe , the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain...




Ohio 1852, PreambleWe 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, PreambleInvoking 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 2All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences...




Pennsylvania 1776, PreambleWe, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance.




Rhode Island 1842, PreambleWe 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, PreambleWe, the people of he State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.




South Dakota 1889, PreambleWe, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties.




Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.IIIThat all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience...




Texas 1845, PreambleWe the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.




Utah 1896, PreambleGrateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.




Vermont 1777, PreambleWhereas 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, XVIReligion, 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 1889, PreambleWe 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, PreambleSince 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, PreambleWe, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility...




Wyoming 1890, PreambleWe, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties .. establish this Constitution.


Opening Prayer -- Kansas State Senate


Rev. Joe Wright


       Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas State Senate on 23 January 1996, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:


"Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.

We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good', but that is exactly what we have done.

...We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

...We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it Pluralism.

...We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism.

...We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle.

...We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

...We have neglected the needy and called it self-preservation.

...We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

...We have killed our unborn and called it choice.

...We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

...We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem.

...We have abused power and called it political savvy.

...We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.

...We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

...We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

...Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; try us and see if there be some wicked way in us; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.

...Guide and bless these men and woman who have been sent here by the people of Kansas, and who have been ordained by you, to govern this great state.

...Grant them your wisdom to rule and may their decisions direct us to the center of your will. I ask it in the name of Your Son, the living Savior, Jesus Christ.

Amen."


Response to Prayer


...A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest.

...In 6 short weeks, the Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively.

...This church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa, and Korea.

...Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, "The Rest of The Story", and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation, and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called,"One Nation Under God!"


Comment: This prayer could have as well been said in all other state governments as well in the U.S. Congress and the Minister would have received the same reaction!



Poem By Judge Roy Moore


Judge Roy Moore


America the Beautiful,
or so you used to be.
Land of the Pilgrims' pride;
I'm glad they'll never see.

Babies piled in dumpsters,
Abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty;
your house is on the sand.

Our children wander aimlessly
poisoned by cocaine,
Choosing to indulge their lusts,
when God has said abstain.

From sea to shining sea,
our Nation turns away
From the teaching of God's love
and a need to always pray.

We've kept God in our temples,
how callous we have grown.
When earth is but His footstool,
and Heaven is His throne.

We've voted in a government
that's rotting at the core,
Appointing Godless Judges
who throw reason out the door,

Too soft to place a killer
in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill a baby
before he leaves the womb.

You think that God's not angry,
that our land's a moral slum?
How much longer will He wait
before His judgment comes?

How are we to face our God,
from Whom we cannot hide?
What then is left for us to do,
but stem this evil tide?

If we who are His children,
will humbly turn and pray;
Seek His holy face
and mend our evil way:

Then God will hear from Heaven
and forgive us of our sins,
He'll heal our sickly land
and those who live within.

But, America the Beautiful,
if you don't - then you will see,
A sad but Holy God
withdraw His hand from Thee.




Here are the words to the song you hear!


Katharine Lee Bates



America the Beautiful - 1913



O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife.
Who more than self the country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America ! America !
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man's avail
Men lavished precious life!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!




       On this web page you have seen how the United States of America was founded on Almighty God and from the prayer and poem you see what it has become! Yet, you do not have to read poetry and prayers to know it is bad in our country! Most of you have seen it! We must pray so that our country will stand with God and His Ten Commandments! Let us hope America can return to the words of Katherine Lee Bates! Please visit my web site:Christians Praying for America.


Remember a Nation without God Cannot Survive!