DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
Section 1.1 - Inherent Rights.
This constitution is dedicated to the principles that all persons have a natural right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the enjoyment of the rewards of their own industry; that all persons are equal and entitled to equal rights, opportunities, and protection under the law; and that all persons have corresponding obligations to the people and to the State.
Section 1.2 - Source of Government.
All political power is inherent in the people. All government originates with the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the people as a whole.
Section 1.5 - Freedom of Speech.
Every person may freely speak, write, and publish on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right.
Section 1.6 - Assembly; Petition.
The right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government shall never be abridged.
Section 1.19 - Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The individual right to keep and bear arms shall not be denied or infringed by the State or a political subdivision of the State.