Compared with other states in existence when Oklahoma’s Constitution was written, Oklahoma’s contained a moderate list of rights. Some states had more (Massachusetts’ contained 45) and some had less (Louisiana’s had 15). Oklahoma’s contained 33. With few exceptions, these rights are similar, if not identical, to those found in the U.S. Constitution. The first two sections are theoretical statements concerning the role of government. These express ideas similar to those found in the Declaration of Independence. Some “rights” included that are not in the U.S....
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