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Article 6. Public trustees; right of people to reform old or establish new government

West's Annotated Code of MarylandConstitution of Maryland Adopted by Convention of 1867

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Constitution of Maryland Adopted by Convention of 1867
Declaration of Rights
MD Constitution, Declaration of Rights, Art. 6
Article 6. Public trustees; right of people to reform old or establish new government
That all persons invested with the Legislative or Executive powers of Government are the Trustees of the Public, and, as such, accountable for their conduct: Wherefore, whenever the ends of Government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the People may, and of right ought, to reform the old, or establish a new Government; the doctrine of non-resistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
MD Constitution, Declaration of Rights, Art. 6, MD CONST DECL OF RIGHTS, Art. 6
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