In the Beginning:
God created the heavens and the earth.He created the light; dry land and the seas; vegetation;the sun, moon and stars; and all living creatures.Then, God created man.And God gave man dominion over the earthand all things in it.
giveman dominion over man.
The Declaration of Independence Notes thePrinciple of Liberty and declares:
―We hold these truths to be self
-evident, that all Men are created equal, thatthey are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
That to secure these rights, Governments are institutedamong Men, deriving their just Powers
from the Consent of the Governed…‖
The Principles of Liberty
The Bill of Rights Acknowledges this Principle.
Amendment : ―The rights of the people to be secure in their
persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches andseizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but uponprobable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing
the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.‖
Amendment, in part: ―…nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property,
without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use
without just compensation.‖
The Oklahoma Constitution Acknowledges thisPrinciple of Liberty.
Art. 2, Sect.1: ―All political power is inherent in the people; and government
is instituted for their protection, security, and benefit, and to promote their
Art. 2, Sect. 2: ―All persons have the inherent right to life, liberty, the pursuitof happiness, and the enjoyment of the gains of their own industry.‖
Art. 2, Sect. 7: ―No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property,without due process of law.‖