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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