Article I, Oklahoma Constitution

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Oklahoma Constitution
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Article I of the Oklahoma Constitution is entitled Federal Regulations and consists of seven sections.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Supreme Law of Land

The State of Oklahoma is an inseparable part of the Federal Union, and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Religious Liberty - Polygamous or Plural Marriages

Perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured, and no inhabitant of the State shall ever be molested in person or property on account of his or her mode of religious worship; and no religious test shall be required for the exercise of civil or political rights. Polygamous or plural marriages are forever prohibited.

Section 3

Text of Section 3:

Unappropriated Public Lands - Indian Lands - Jurisdiction of United States

The people inhabiting the State do agree and declare that they forever disclaim all right and title in or to any unappropriated public lands lying within the boundaries thereof, and to all lands lying within said limits owned or held by any Indian, tribe, or nation; and that until the title to any such public land shall have been extinguished by the United States, the same shall be and remain subject to the jurisdiction, disposal, and control of the United States. Land belonging to citizens of the United States residing without the limits of the State shall never be taxed at a higher rate than the land belonging to residents thereof. No taxes shall be imposed by the State on lands or property belonging to or which may hereafter be purchased by the United States or reserved for its use.

Section 4

Text of Section 4:

Territorial Debts and Liabilities

The debts and liabilities of the Territory of Oklahoma are hereby assumed, and shall be paid by the State.

Section 5

Text of Section 5:

Public Schools - Separate Schools

Provisions shall be made for the establishment and maintenance of a system of public schools, which shall be open to all the children of the state and free from sectarian control; and said schools shall always be conducted in English: Provided, that nothing herein shall preclude the teaching of other languages in said public schools.

Section 6

Text of Section 6:

Right of Suffrage

The State shall never enact any law restricting or abridging the right of suffrage on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Section 7

Text of Section 7:

Right of Suffrage

Repealed by State Question No. 386, Ref. Petition No. 121, adopted at election held April 7, 1959.

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