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Supporting Conveyance of Federal Lands to States

WHEREAS, the continued United States government ownership and control over the public lands unappropriated to the Western States at statehood has yielded repeated injuries, and a long train of abuses and usurpations, all having the direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States; and,

WHEREAS, the United States government promised all newly created states-- in their statehood enabling acts and acts of admission-- that they would be admitted to the Union “on equal footing with the original states in all respects” and with “the same rights of sovereignty, freedom and independence” as the original states; and,

WHEREAS, the United States government has erected a multitude of new agencies and departments populated by unelected bureaucrats, and sent hither swarms of these officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance; and

WHEREAS, these Western States are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States; and,

WHEREAS, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that we should

declare the causes which impel us to this Resolution, but the Republican National

Committee asks that Resolutions be limited to one page; and

WHEREAS, the United States government has abolished the founding principle of

federalism, establishing in the Western States an arbitrary government, enlarging its boundaries and instituting absolute rule into these Western State colonies; now, therefore, let it be

RESOLVED, that the Wyoming Republican Party calls upon President Biden, Senator John Barrasso, Senator Cynthia Lummis, Representative Liz Cheney, Governor Mark Gordon, the United States Congress, and the Judiciary to honor to all willing Western States the same statehood promise to dispose of the federal, public lands that it honored with all states east of Colorado and Hawaii, and convey to the Western States the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God and the Constitution entitle them; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Republican National Committee calls upon all national and state leaders and representatives to exert their utmost power, influence and authority to urge the legal, responsible transfer of the federal, public lands to all willing Western States for the benefit of these Western States and the entire nation.


Wyoming Republican Party, 21 May 15 SCC


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