We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties,
in order to form a more perfect and independent government, establish justice, insure tranquillity,
provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and preserve to ourselves and to our
posterity the blessings of liberty, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the state of South
History: Amendment proposed by SL 1975, ch 1, rejected Nov. 2, 1976.