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Part Two The South Dakota Constitution and Commentary, Preamble

From: The South Dakota State Constitution

Patrick M. Garry

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 June 2021

We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties, in order to form a more perfect and independent government, establish justice, insure tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and preserve to ourselves and to our posterity the blessings of liberty, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the state of South Dakota. In 1976, the voters of South Dakota rejected an amendment to the Preamble. This amendment read:We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to almighty God for our civil,...
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