rabbee: not quite repeated: here is a sample of the colorado constitution, which is simular to the many states other than the commonwealth of virgina:<quoted text>
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the
pursuit of Happiness.— That to secure these rights,
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just
powers from the consent of the governed…”
This of course is repeated in “state” constitutions such as
Arizona:“governments … are established to protect and maintain
individual rights.” Arizona constitution article II § 2 . This is why
standing and jurisdiction must always involve a plaintiff’s rights.
We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, in order to form a more independent and perfect government; establish justice; insure tranquillity; provide for the common defense; promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the "State of Colorado".
all of them specificly and strongly mention, some kind of reverence for G-D. with virgina's constitution, the only one specificly mentioning jesus christ.
thought they are all simular, to the us constitution. only because each state, was initially considered republics not democracies.