Thursday, February 26, 2009

Vermont Constitution - Blessings Are from the Author of Existence

The Constitution of the state of Vermont (1777) says:

"Whereas all government ought to be instituted ... to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man . . ."

Article 3rd. 'Freedom in religion; right and duty of religious worship':
"That all persons have a natural and unalienable right, to worship Almighty God, according to the dictates of their own consciences and understandings, as in their opinion shall be regulated by the word of God;... every sect or denomination of Christians ought to observe the sabbath or Lord's day, and keep up some sort of religious worship, which to them shall seem most agreeable to the revealed will of God."

Read the entire Vermont Constitution

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