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Draft of a proposed [Christian Amendment] amendment to the Preamble to the United States Constitution (amendment in brackets):
We, the People of the United States [recognizing the being and attributes of Almighty God, the Divine Authority of the Holy Scriptures, the law of God as the paramount rule, and Jesus, the Messiah, the Savior and Lord of all], in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.(3)
(3) David McAllister, Christian Civil Government in America (Pittsburgh: National Reform Association, 1927) p. 21.
Source of Information:
The National Reform Association and the Religious Amendments to the Constitution, 1864-1876. An unpublished Masters Thesis by Steven Keith Green Esq., Ph. D., University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1987. p. 1-2.