As profoundly religious as our founders were, don’t you ever wonder why God is not mentioned once in the U.S. constitution?
RightOFLeft on May 19, 2008 at 10:30 PM
Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth.
To whom does “our Lord” refer?
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To what reference date does “in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven” refer?
The birth of Jesus Christ.
(Similar to how “and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth” refers to 1787 is the twelfth year in reference to 1776 being the first year of the Independence of the United States of America.)
I refer you what I wrote earlier about the Mayflower Compact. Note that the signatory section of that document reads:
In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France and Ireland the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini 1620.
At that time, they were required to call their King “Sovereign Lord”. King James was in his 18th year of reign over England, France and Ireland, and in his 54th year of reign over Scotland. But “Anno Domini” is Latin for “In the Year of Our Lord”, and the document ends “Anno Domini 1620”. See the similarities with how our Constitution’s signatory section reads?
Both documents honor our Lord Jesus Christ.