Preamble to the Texas Constitution

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Adopted February 15, 1876:

Humbly invoking the blessings of Almighty God, the people of the State of Texas do ordain and establish this Constitution.

Editor Comments

This introductory provision has no independent legal effect.

However, the reference to "Almighty God" may inform the proper interpretation of Article I, Section 6.

That section and Sections 4, 5, and 7 of the same article concern religion.

Steve Smith

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