I am familiar with the concept of a “natural right” to SEEK happiness… but do we have a “natural right” to OBTAIN happiness?  Let’s consult ARTICLE 2:

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SOURCE = NH State Constitution / “Bill of Rights” 

[Art.] 2. [Natural Rights.] All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights – among which are, the enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting, property; and, in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by this state on account of race, creed, color, sex or national origin.

June 2, 1784

Amended 1974 adding sentence to prohibit discrimination.


One response to “NH Constitution Article 2: Natural Rights”

  1. NH Constitution Article 3: Society, its Organization and Purposes – Live Free and Draw by Marek Bennett Avatar

    […] 3 balances NATURAL RIGHTS (see Article 2) with the compromises and exchanges necessary to […]

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