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Part One The History of the Mississippi Constitution

From: The Mississippi State Constitution (2nd Edition)

John W. Winkle III

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 May 2021

Constitutions are special documents that reflect our fundamental faith in the rule of law. They record, moreover, the first principles of self-governance for political communities. Federal and state constitutions express our basic belief in the classic notions of popular sovereignty, limited government, and civil freedoms, among others. They symbolize our perpetual quest for good government. Unlike statutes, constitutions are designed to endure and, therefore, defy easy manipulation or expedient alteration. Our national experience reveals that the process of...
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