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Part Two The Louisiana Constitution and Commentary, Art.I Declaration of Rights

From: The Louisiana State Constitution

W. Lee Hargrave

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 May 2021

All government, of right, originates with the people, is founded on their will alone, and is instituted to protect the rights of the individual and for the good of the whole. Its only legitimate ends are to secure justice for all, preserve peace, protect the rights, and promote the happiness and general welfare of the people. The rights enumerated in this Article are inalienable by the state and shall be preserved inviolate by the state. Virtually a second preamble, this section continues the first section of the 1921 Constitution. One can expect the same dearth...
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