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A resolution in support of state sovereignty

WHEREAS, Thomas Jefferson, in penning the Declaration of Independence, rightfully proclaimed it a self-evident truth that whenever any form of Government becomes destructive to liberty, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such a form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness and,

WHEREAS, Article 1 Section 1 of the Wyoming Constitution states “ All power is

inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness; for the advancement of these ends they have at all times an inalienable and indefensible right to alter, reform or abolish the government in such a manner as they may think proper” and

WHEREAS, Article 1 Section 7 of the Wyoming Constitution states “Absolute

arbitrary power over the lives, liberty and property of freemen exists nowhere in a republic, not even in the largest majority” and,

WHEREAS, this country was founded on the explicit act of secession from Great

Britain, establishing not only an honored tradition but also an unquestionable

precedent, and

WHEREAS, no generation, no matter how noble, wise, or altruistic has the right to bind down future generations to any cause, program, or institution simply because they believe it to be right and,

WHEREAS, Wyoming is, and of right ought to be a sovereign state and not a

subservient or subordinate subset of the federation and,

WHEREAS, the Constitution is not a contract requiring an external legal framework to enforce it, but rather a compact which, by its nature must be voluntarily maintained and,

WHEREAS, the 10th amendment reserves to the states respectively, or to the people all right and powers not expressly granted the federal government and,

Whereas; no power to maintain the federation in perpetuity exists anywhere in the Constitution,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Wyoming Republican Party calls upon the Legislature of the State of Wyoming to propose an amendment to the Wyoming Constitution

modifying Article 1 Section 37 to simply declare that the U.S Constitution is the

supreme law of the land thereby bringing that section into agreement with the

aforementioned sections of that same article.


Wyoming Republican Party, 22 May 7 State Convention


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