ARTICLE 3 balances NATURAL RIGHTS (see Article 2) with the compromises and exchanges necessary to SOCIETY:

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SOURCE = NH State Constitution / “Bill of Rights” 

Article 3. [Society, its Organization and Purposes.]  When men enter into a state of society, they surrender up some of their natural rights to that society, in order to ensure the protection of others; and, without such an equivalent, the surrender is void.

June 2, 1784

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