Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Louisiana Constitution - Grateful to Almighty God for Liberty

The Constitution of Louisiana, from 1921, says in its Preamble:

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

Notice later in Section 8 where the Constitution has its own Establishment and Free Exercise clauses. As in our own Constitution, the restriction here is on the making of laws, not on common practice or ceremonial recognition of religion:

"No law shall be enacted respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

See the whole Louisiana Constitution

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