California Constitution
Article I - Declaration of Rights
Section 1.

Universal Citation: CA Constitution art I § 1
SECTION 1.  

All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.

(Sec. 1 added Nov. 5, 1974, by Proposition 7. Resolution Chapter 90, 1974.)

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