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Wyoming State Sovereignty Over Matters Within the State Boundary

WHEREAS, all mankind is created equal and are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, 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 form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their safety and happiness; (Taken from Declaration of Independence); and

WHEREAS, these inalienable rights are being unduly abridged by Federal Acts such as the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, American Clean Energy and Security Act, etc. and innumerable regulations coming from unelected Federal agencies, bureaus, and organizations; and

WHEREAS, through local stewardship, local input, and local accountability Wyoming citizens can better manage our public lands and resources for multiple use while enhancing environmental values; and

WHEREAS, Wyoming State Statute 36 Chapter 12 explicitly states that Wyoming, through the U.S. Constitution, retains sovereignty over all matters within its boundaries excepting those specifically delegated to the federal level and that federal claims of control over land and minerals within the State’s boundaries is unconstitutional and should be void; and

WHEREAS the state of Ohio sued the federal government for complete ownership of federal lands and won by a decision of the United States Supreme Court, making all federal public lands state public lands;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Wyoming Republican Party call upon the leadership of the State of Wyoming, the Wyoming Congressional Delegation, and the leadership of our Federal Government to recognize Wyoming State Statute 36 Chapter 12 and promote and fully implement it to ensure the security of our Constitutionally protected inalienable Rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, as specified by the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


Wyoming Republican Party, 19 Apr 2024 WYGOP State Convention


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