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Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: November 23, 1842 (as Amended to November 8, 2016) (Rhode Island)

Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: November 23, 1842 (as Amended to November 8, 2016) (Rhode Island)

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We, the people of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing upon our endeavors to secure and to transmit the same, unimpaired, to succeeding generations, do ordain and establish this Constitution of government. In the words of the Father of his Country, we declare that “the basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and alter their constitutions of government; but that the constitution which...
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