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Part two The Rhode Island Constitution and Commentary, Preamble

From: The Rhode Island State Constitution

Patrick T. Conley, Robert G. Flanders, Jr.

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 01 August 2021

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. The preamble is significant for two reasons: (1) its reference to “We, the people of the State of Rhode Island”—rather than the General Assembly—as the sovereign authority that is responsible for ordaining...
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