The Constitution Party of Wyoming
The Constitution Party of Wyoming gratefully acknowledges the blessings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and the United States of America, and the state of Wyoming. We hereby appeal to Him for mercy, aid, comfort, guidance, deliverance, and the protection of His Providence as we work to restore and preserve the Republic of the United States.
OUR FOUNDATIONAL PLANK
The sole object and only legitimate end of government is to secure our God-given rights of life, liberty, and ownership and control of property. Individuals have the right and responsibility to protect these God-given rights, and proper government is an extension of the individual’s right of self-defense. When government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression.
CHARACTER & MORAL CONDUCT
Party leaders and candidates of the Constitution Party of Wyoming (CPWyo) are expected to be of good character – exhibiting qualities of honesty, integrity, reliability, moral uprightness, fidelity, prudence, temperance, justice, fortitude, self-restraint, and courage.
Each elected official will be conversant with the Constitution of the United States of the state of Wyoming and principle of proper government.
These officials, our party leaders, and all candidates for public office endorsed by the CPWyo must commit themselves to adhere to these qualities and this platform. We support the removal of elected and appointed officials who violate their oath of office as stated in the Constitution.
Whereas the State of Wyoming has the right to a militia, we support an active, trained, and equipped state militia. No foreign forces are to be used on Wyoming soil for any purpose. We will not recognize any orders or laws directed by the United Nations.
We support Wyoming managing its own emergencies to the exclusion of federal agencies.
COST OF BIG GOVERNMENT
We propose to cut spending substantially by reducing the structure and functions of Wyoming State government to their Constitutional limits.
CRIME & LAW ENFORCEMENT
The individual is the first line of defense against crime and shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability for maintaining self-defense. Crime should be dealt with by state and local governments. No active duty military will be used as a police force.
The county sheriff is the primary law officer in his county; any active law enforcement entity who enters a county must first obtain permission form the sheriff. We insist that the sheriff protect individuals against unconstitutional federal intrusion.
SANCTITY OF LIFE
Whereas life is an inalienable right, we believe in life at conception and oppose ending a human life by unnatural means.
Federal funds will not be accepted for education. The authority and responsibility of educating children belongs to their parents. We oppose compulsory attendance laws, testing, and taxation as mandated by government. We support the unimpeded right of parents to provide for the education of their children in the manner they deem best, including home, private, religious, or other schools.
We oppose Executive Orders that make law or otherwise usurp the constitutional authority of the legislative and judicial branches of the federal government, or those of the State or the people.
The law of our Creator defines marriage as the covenanted union between one man and one woman, which is the foundation of the family. We oppose any legal recognition of homosexual unions, civil unions, and oppose government funding of “partner” benefits for unmarried individuals. We do not recognize such unions from other states.
>The God-given right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. We uphold this right; we reject attempts by the federal or state government to control or restrict the possession and use of guns and ammunition. We oppose attempts to require registration of guns and ammunition. We oppose all restrictions on the right to own, carry, or conceal weapons.
HEALTH CARE & GOVERNMENT
We oppose any governmental intrusion in American medicine. WE support the freedom to choose medical coverage and medical treatment without government interference. We support the Health Care Freedom Amendment of Wyoming and the nullification of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act.
STATE & FEDERAL RELATIONS
Whereas the acceptance of federal funds always results in the imposition of federal regulations, we support operating Wyoming government without federal funds, to avoid federal regulations.
We oppose all warrantless federal electronic surveillance as violations of the privacy guaranteed by the fourth amendment. We also oppose national computer databases, and national identification cards or numbers for people as in violation of the 9th and 10thamendments.
Whereas the Constitution of the United States grants no authority to the federal government either to grant or deny the religious expressions of its citizens in any place, we oppose taxpayer financed religious practices. Bothe the First and Tenth Amendments of the United States Constitution forbid such tyranny.
The provision of charity by any government is not only unconstitutional; it is immoral and socially destructive. Under no circumstances should citizens be taxed to fund welfare. Charity must voluntary. Individuals, families, religious entities, and other private organizations are God’s intended providers.
We favor the transfer of all federal lands, including resources, within the state borders (except existing military bases) to the authority of the state of Wyoming.
The State of Wyoming has the right to manage all wildlife within its borders for the benefit of the people.
All powers relating to Wyoming, its people, lands, and issues, not specifically delegated to the United States by the Constitution nor prohibited by it to Wyoming, are reserved to the State of Wyoming respectively, or the people.
Whereas ownership and control of property is an inalienable right and key to successful free market, and federal or international regulations inhibit the aforementioned; we oppose any third party entities (organizations, agencies, persons) that would impose their agenda causing a diminished control over the owners’ private property rights.