WHEREAS, President Reagan said: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
WHEREAS, history education is lacking in the teaching of Wyoming History, the Wyoming Constitution and American History, specifically the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution (as originally interpreted), and world history,
WHEREAS, Wyoming students are not being adequately educated on the principles of American democracy, our system of government, our rights and responsibilities as free citizens of the United States, or the very history of this country; and
WHEREAS, we risk the extinction of this greatest experiment in self-governance in the history of the world. Now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Wyoming Republican Party urges the Wyoming school districts to require passage of the 100-question United States Citizenship Test prior to receiving a high school diploma.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that American civics, with a firm foundation in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution be required curriculum.
Wyoming Republican Party, 22 May 7 State Convention