By: David Tripp
27 May 2020
Listed as Agenda item 8, Resolution 23-2020 the Marquette County board passed overwhelmingly a resolution declaring itself a Constitutional Sanctuary County.
Verification Citation/Source: Marquette County Board of Supervisors
Resolution date passed: 27 May 2020
Vote Count: 14-3
Nay: Rosenthal, McGwin, Bennett
May 27, 2020 Session Resolution 23-2020
RESOLUTION DECLARING MARQUETTE COUNTY TO BE A CONSTITUTIONAL SANCTUARY COUNTY
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States, is the source of all government powers, and provides important limitations on the government that protect the fundamental rights of United States citizens including freedom of religion, speech, the press, and assembly, the right to petition the Government and to bear and keep arms, among other rights, and protection from unreasonable search and seizure, criminal prosecution and punishment without due process, and guarantees a speedy jury trial by ones peers, among other protections,
WHEREAS, these are fundamental rights and protections held by the people of Marquette County, Wisconsin; and
WHEREAS, the people of Marquette County derive benefits from these constitutional rights, including life, liberty, property, and other economic benefits; and
WHEREAS, the Marquette County Board of Supervisors was elected to represent the citizens of Marquette County, and have sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin; and
WHEREAS, the Marquette County Board of Supervisors does not value anyone right or protection granted by the Constitution above another, and recognizes that all Constitutional rights and protections are of importance to its citizens,
WHEREAS, it is desirable to declare that Marquette County is a Constitutional Sanctuary County, where all constitutional rights and protections are valued and defended, and the County opposes any legislation that would infringe upon any constitutional right or protection afforded the people of Marquette County. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marquette County Board of Supervisors hereby declares Marquette County to be a Constitutional Sanctuary County, and hereby states its opposition to the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon any right or protection provided to the people of Marquette County by the Constitution of the United States including the Second Amendment.