The earliest mention of 'God' in Govt. is in 1865, 76 years after the constitution took effect.
'When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God
entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.'
and that's just the first paragraph. I was trying to paraphrase a paper my teacher passed out. I came to him and corrected his mistake, but he told me I was wrong...
God bless that man for moulding the minds of our youth in the right way. Nevertheless, I'm still embarassed about the misquote
(or, rather, 'the quotation of misinformation.) I'm glad, though to see so many posts. I guess that means that some people still care.
PeterD, Evlalia is a beautiful name, Apollon would be pleased.