Constitution of Virginia

Constitution of Virginia
12/14/2017

Article I. Bill of Rights

Section 1. Equality and rights of men

That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.