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The Iowa State Constitution, 2nd Edition by Pettys, Todd E (9th February 2018)

Part Two The Iowa Constitution and Commentary, Preamble and Boundaries

From: The Iowa State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Todd E. Pettys

We the People of the State of Iowa , grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of those blessings, do ordain and establish a free and independent government, by the name of the State of Iowa, the boundaries whereof shall be as follows: Like nearly every other state constitution in the United States, 1 the Iowa Constitution begins by acknowledging a deity and by articulating the document’s overarching ambitions. Consistent with the general understanding of preambles at the time of the...
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