ARTICLE 1


Section 1.  Natural rights inherent in the people
We declare that All men, when they form a social compact are equal in right:
that all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness, and they have a right to alter, reform, or abolish the government in such manner as they may think proper.------------

Section 8.  Freedom of speech and press.
No law shall be passed restraining the free expression of opinion, or restricting the right to speak, write, or print freely on any subject whatever.....but every person shall be responsible for the abuse of this right.----------

Section 9.  Unreasonable searches or seizures.
No law shall violate the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable search or seizure, and no warrent shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath, or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or thing to be seized.------------

Section 10. Administration of justice.
No court shall be secret, but justice shall be administered, openly and without purchase, completely and without delay, and every man shall have remedy by due course of law for injury done to him in his person, property, or reputation.------------

Everyone can obtain a copy of the Oregon Constitution wherein the Bill of rights is Article 1.

Call the office of the secretary of state (503) 986-1518 and they will send you a copy of Oregon Election laws, and the Constitution is in the back of this book.

OR go to http://www.sos.state.or.us and print from the site