Section 2.  All persons are free by nature and are equal in their inherent and inalienable rights.  Among these rights are the enjoyment of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and the acquiring and possessing of property.  These rights cannot endure unless the people recognize their corresponding obligations and responsibilities. [Am Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]

Case Notes

  See also notes to U.S. Const. Amend. 14.

  HRS §746-6, making presence in barricaded place a crime, was invalid as it denied the freedom of movement and freedom of association guaranteed hereunder.  52 H. 604, 483 P.2d 997.

  HRS §286-81(1)(A), requiring motorcycle safety helmets, is not a mere self-protective legislation and is valid.  55 H. 138, 516 P.2d 709.

  Traffic statutes, §§286-25, 286-102, 291-11.6, and 431:10C-104(b), did not violate defendant’s freedom of movement.  77 H. 222 (App.), 883 P.2d 644.

  A chapter 586 protective order does not unconstitutionally curtail a person's freedom of movement.  85 H. 197 (App.), 940 P.2d 404.

  As §711-1102's limit on freedom of association and movement is only within the immediate vicinity of the disorderly conduct and there is no "unlimited and indiscriminately sweeping infringement upon the freedom of movement and association", §711-1102 does not violate this section.  101 H. 153 (App.), 64 P.3d 282.

  Mentioned:  51 H. 516, 465 P.2d 573; 53 H. 327, 493 P.2d 306.