Misuse and abuse of the Constitution

I’ve read a document going around that supposedly forms the primary arguments for SB 113. I’ll have more on this next week, after I gather together all the bits.

One part of it quotes section 2 of the Missouri State Constitution Bill of Rights:

Section 2. That all constitutional government is intended to promote the general welfare of the people; that all persons have a natural right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of the gains of their own industry; that all persons are created equal and are entitled to equal rights and opportunity under the law; that to give security to these things is the principal office of government, and that when government does not confer this security, it fails in its chief design.

Too bad the same people didn’t spend more time on Section 1.

Section 1. That all political power is vested in and derived from the people; that all government of right originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.

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