Preamble

Whereas Four hundred and eighty-one years ago the rediscovery of this Family of Islands, Rocks and

Cays heralded the rebirth of the New World;

 

And Whereas the People of this Family of Islands recognizing that the preservation of their Freedom

will be guaranteed by a national commitment to Self-discipline, Industry, Loyalty, Unity and an abiding

respect for Christian values and the Rule of Law;

 

Now Know Ye Therefore:

 

We the Inheritors of and Successors to this Family of Islands, recognizing the Supremacy of God and

believing in the Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the Individual, Do Hereby Proclaim in Solemn

Praise the Establishment of a Free and Democratic Sovereign Nation founded on Spiritual Values and in

which no Man, Woman or Child shall ever be Slave or Bondsman to anyone or their Labour exploited or

their Lives frustrated by deprivation, and do Hereby Provide by these Articles for the indivisible Unity

and Creation under God of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

 

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