On November 2, 2021, Wilkes County, North Carolina Commissioners passed a Resolution in support of the Unborn. The Resolution passed with a vote of 5-0.
Verification Citation/Source: Wilkes County, NC – County Board of Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 2 Nov 2021
Vote Count: 5 Aye – 0 Nay.
RESOLUTION FOR LIFE
A RESOLUTION OF THE WILKES COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DECLARING WILKES COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, TO BE A STRONG ADVOCATE FOR LIFE AND URGING THE CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY TO PROMOTE AND DEFEND THE UNALIENABLE RIGHT TO LIFE AND THE INHERENT DIGNITY OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS, INCLUDING THE UNBORN, FROM CONCEPTION OR FERTILIZATION THROUGH ALL STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT
WHEREAS, the Declaration of Independence affirms that all men are created equal and have been endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights — chief among them the right to life — and that the protection of these rights is an affirmative duty of federal, state, and local governments; and
WHEREAS, the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution provide for the protection of human life and liberty; and
WHEREAS, Article I of the Constitution of North Carolina states that “all persons are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, the enjoyment of the fruits of their own labor, and the pursuit of happiness;” and
WHEREAS, James Madison, who is considered to be the father of the United States Constitution, wrote that “the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands…may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny;” and
WHEREAS, the federal judiciary has, in the opinion of the Board of Commissioners, accumulated and exercised powers far in excess of its proper role under the United States Constitution in its rulings concerning the rights of the unborn and has violated the above stated precepts of the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the North Carolina Constitution; and
WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Poelker v. Doe, 432 U,S. 519 (1977), concluded that “the Constitution does not forbid a State or city, pursuant to democratic processes, from expressing a preference for normal childbirth” instead of abortion; and
WHEREAS, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners desires to express its strong feeling and deep concern that all human beings in the County of Wilkes, at every stage of development, including before birth, should be afforded protection from acts of cruelty, and be treated humanely and with dignity; and
WHEREAS, the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners further desires to declare Wilkes County to be a strong advocate for life and to urge the County’s citizens to promote and defend the unalienable right to life and the inherent dignity of all human beings, including the unborn, from conception or fertilization through all stages of development;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners hereby expresses its strong feeling and deep concern that all human beings in the County of Wilkes, at every stage of development, including before birth, should be afforded protection from acts of cruelty, and be treated humanely and with dignity; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners hereby declares Wilkes County to be a strong advocate for life and urges the County’s citizens to promote and defend the unalienable right to life and the inherent dignity of all human beings, including the unborn, from conception or fertilization through all stages of development; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners hereby resolves to use all means within its power to support the sanctity of human life in accordance with its God-given responsibilities as the people’s elected governing body; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a plaque be erected by the Wilkes County Board of Commissioners at such time and place and in such manner as the Board shall deem appropriate, memorializing this Resolution.
Adopted, this the 2nd day of November, 2021.
Sarah D. Call
Clerk to the Board
Eddie D. Settle, Chairman
Wilkes County Board of Commissioners
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