Virginia Declaration of Rights

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All men are free, equal and independent and have the rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness and safety
II
All power is derived from the people
III
Government is for the people and when it is inadequate the people can abolish it
IV
No man gets special privileges and public offices are not hereditary
V
Legislative and executive power should be separate from judicial power. Legislative and executive power will be checked by elections
VI
Elections for representatives are free. All men with interest and attachment to the community may vote, and cannot be taxed or have property taken away for public use without their consent.
VII
You cannot suspend or execute laws without the consent of the representatives of the people
VIII
Everyone gets due process
IX
No excessive bails, fines, or punishments
X
Warrants must be supported by legitimate evidence and cause
XI
Trial by jury is sacred and necessary in controversies
XII
There must be freedom of the press
XIII
The people have a right to their own militia, there should be no standing armies in times of peace, and the military is subordinate to civil power
XIV
There will be no government other than the Virginia government
XV
A good government must adhere to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, virtue, and other principles
XVI
There will be freedom of religion