Q: What does section one of the california constitution do? And does it have any legal binding

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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Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Jess Ranch, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The California constitution is binding on all people in the state, and provides the rights which are explained in this section. Anyone who interferes with your rights as set forth in this section may be held liable for damages which they cause you to suffer as a result of interfering with your use or enjoyment of these rights. The constitution is the bedrock of all the rights you have as a resident or citizen of the State of California.

The United States Constitution is the bedrock of all our rights as residents and citizens of the United States of America. The Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution, which comprise the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution, serve as the framework for most of the rights we enjoy as citizens of the USA. The rights we all have as citizens of the USA protect us from those who would oppress us, or deny us the rights we enjoy under the constitution.

You can learn more by going to the Khan Academy and searching for videos on instruction on the constitution.

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