On August 18, 2020, the Dodge County, WI Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in support of the United States Constitution. The resolution passed with a vote of 29 to 1.
Verification Citation/Source: Dodge County, WI – County Board of Supervisors
Resolution date passed: 18 Aug 2020
Vote Count: 29 Ayes – 1 Noes – 3 Absent
RESOLUTION NO. 20-14
Dodge County Advocates the Constitutional Rights of its Citizens
TO THE HONORABLE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF DODGE COUNTY, WISCONSIN
WHEREAS, the United States Constitution is the oldest written national constitution in the world and serves as the fundamental document that establishes the role of government and defines the basic rights of all people; and,
WHEREAS, the Constitution’s first three words, “We the People” affirm that the United States government exists to serve the people of this nation and not the other way around; and,
WHEREAS, the Bill of Rights added the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution in order to provide specific guarantees of personal freedoms, clearly defined limitations on the government’s power, and explicit declarations that all rights and powers not granted to the U.S. Congress are reserved for the states or the people; and,
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin which was ratified in 1848 and is one of the oldest U.S. state constitutions still in use ratified the Bill of Rights and contains a Declaration of Rights which states in Article I:
“All people are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; to secure these rights, governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”; and,
WHEREAS, each member of the Dodge County Board of Supervisors took an Oath of Office swearing to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Dodge County Board of Supervisors reaffirms the oath that each of its members has taken; and,
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Dodge County Board of Supervisors shall at all times uphold its duty to honor and respect the rights of the citizenry and shall zealously protect the fundamental liberties and freedoms “We the People” hold dear and sacred and challenge all those who would seek to infringe upon the rights of the people.
All of which is respectfully submitted this 18th day of August, 2020.
Special thanks to the Wisconsin GrandSons of liberty for sending over this resolution.