Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hawaii Constitution - Grateful for Divine Guidance

Hawaii's constitution is unusual in that it doesn't use the word "God" or "Creator," but rather refers to "Divine Guidance." The "D" and "G" are upper case letters in the sentence of the preamble where the phrase is used.

The Preamble begins with:

We, the people of Hawaii, grateful for Divine Guidance, and mindful of our Hawaiian heritage and uniqueness as an island State, dedicate our efforts to fulfill the philosophy decreed by the Hawaii State motto, "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono."

The state motto translates to "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness."

Read the entire constitution

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