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Constitution of the State of Virginia: July 1, 1971 (as Amended to November 8, 2016) (Virginia)

Constitution of the State of Virginia: July 1, 1971 (as Amended to November 8, 2016) (Virginia)

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A DECLARATION OF RIGHTS made by the good people of Virginia in the exercise of their sovereign powers, which rights do pertain to them and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government. That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. That all power is...
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