Constitution of the Republic of Liberia 

We the People of the Republic of Liberia:
Acknowledging our devout gratitude to God for our existence as a Free, Sovereign
and Independent State, and relying on His Divine Guidance for our survival as a
Realizing from many experiences during the course of our national existence which
culminated in the Revolution of April 12, 1980, when our Constitution of July 26,
1847 was suspended, that all of our people, irrespective of history, tradition,
creed, or ethnic background are of one common body politic;
Exercising our natural, inherent and inalienable rights to establish a framework of
government for the purpose of promoting unity, liberty, peace, stability, equality,
justice and human rights under the rule of law, with opportunities for political,
social, moral, spiritual and cultural advancement of our society, for ourselves and
for our posterity; and
Having resolved to live in harmony, to practice fraternal love, tolerance and
understanding as a people and being fully mindful of our obligation to promote
African unity and international peace and cooperation,
Do hereby solemnly make, establish, proclaim, and publish this Constitution for the
governance of the Republic of Liberia.
Article 1
All power is inherent in the people. All free governments are instituted by their
authority and for their benefit and they have the right to alter and reform the
same when their safety and happiness so require. In order to ensure democratic
government which responds to the wishes of the governed, the people shall have
the right at such period, and in such manner as provided for under this
Constitution, to cause their public servants to leave office and to fill vacancies by
regular elections and appointments.
Article 2
This Constitution is the supreme and fundamental law of Liberia and its provisions
shall have binding force and effect on all authorities and persons throughout the
Any laws, treaties, statutes, decrees, customs and regulations found to be
inconsistent with it shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void and of no

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