And whereas, in the course of human events games must be played:
And whereas, it is occasionally necessary for people to assemble in person
and in great numbers to play such games:
That the inhabitants who play these games hailing from the District of Columbia,
the state of Maryland, the commonwealth of Virginia and other points beyond, in the
great and United States of America, by the immutable laws of nature, the
principles of the American constitution, and the several charters or compacts, have
the following RIGHTS:
Resolved, That they are entitled to peaceably assemble to play a wide variety
of games with only a minor fee of entrance.
Resolved, That they are entitled to join tournaments
of skill, so long as games are present to accommodate them.
Resolved, That by such arrangement, the market for games is to be opened
such that vendors might display their wares with little cost, used games may
be sold at the bring and buy, and that
math trades may be made.
Resolved, That all that enjoy the liberty of free and open gaming are
entitled to the space necessary for such gaming, without fear of quartering
another's game at one's table or the egregious offense of spilled drinks
upon a board.
Resolved, That all that desire to demonstrate a new and innovative design shall
be given that opportunity.
All and each of which the aforesaid deputies, in behalf of themselves, and their
constituents, do claim, demand, and insist on, as their indubitable rights
and liberties, which cannot be legally taken from them, altered or abridged
by any power whatsoever, without their own consent, by their representatives in
their several provincial legislatures and so long as they are in accordance with
the applicable rules and regulations.