On March 8, 2021, Jerome County, Idaho Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment and other Constitutional Rights. If you know the vote count for this resolution, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Verification Citation/Source: Jerome County, ID – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 8 Mar 2021
Vote Count: Unknown.
RESOLUTION NO. 2021-16
A Resolution with Respect to Constitutional Rights in Jerome County
Jerome County will continue to support vigorously and to defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Idaho.
WHEREAS, after gaining independence, this nation adopted the United States Constitution as the supreme law of the land; and
WHEREAS, the United States of America is a constitutional republic, wherein the rights of the states and the people are ensured; and
WHEREAS, the first ten amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were adopted with the stated purpose of “extending the ground of public confidence in the Government” to “best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution;” and
WHEREAS, freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion, the right to assemble peaceably, the right to due process under the law, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms are some of the many rights preserved in the Bill of Rights; and
WHEREAS, equal rights for men and women and civil rights for all citizens regardless of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin are secured by the Constitution; and
WHEREAS, Idaho is a state within the United States and has full rights as a state, and a republican constitution, which ensures freedom for its citizens; and
WHEREAS, the Idaho State Constitution protects the rights of Idahoans to freedoms of speech, assembly, and keeping and bearing arms; and
WHEREAS, ALL RIGHTS contained in the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Idaho are held in highest esteem by Jerome County; and
WHEREAS, the Jerome County Board of Commissioners opposes any law that infringes upon the constitutional rights of Jerome County’s citizens; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of Jerome County are opposed to any legislation proposed by the Idaho State Legislature, the Governor of Idaho, the United States Congress, or the President of the United States that would infringe upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms or would ban the possession and use of firearms, magazines, ammunition, or accessories necessary to citizens of Jerome County for the defense of life, liberty, and property; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of Jerome County are opposed to any legislation considered by the Idaho State Legislature, the Governor of Idaho, the United States Congress, or the President of the United States that would require a firearms owner ID card, registration of firearms, or a tax on the possession of firearms or ammunition within Jerome County.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Commissioners of Jerome County, Idaho; hereby affirm our oaths of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of State of Idaho.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Commissioners of Jerome County oppose any efforts by any entity to infringe on the constitutional rights of Jerome County citizens and will continue to defend and protect these constitutional rights.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Commissioners of Jerome County encourage all Jerome County citizens to exercise their rights to vote in elections as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of Idaho.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Commissioners of Jerome County encourage the United States Congress and the Idaho Legislature to protect the freedoms of our citizens under the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Idaho and to reject any proposed law or regulation that would infringe on or burden these freedoms or undermine the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of Idaho.
DATED this 8th day of March 2021
Michelle Emerson, Clerk
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
A. Ben Crouch, Chairman
John Crozier, Vice Chairman
Charles M. Howell, Commissioner
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