Saturday, January 17, 2009

Massachusetts Constitution - Grateful to the Great Legislator of the Universe

The Massachusetts Constitution, from 1780, has the following in its Preamble:

"We... the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe..."

And then later we find this:

Massachusetts Bill of Rights, Part the First

"It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly and at stated seasons, to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religion profession of sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship...."

Read the whole Mass. Constitution

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