Passed by the executive board on 4/2/2013:
WHEREAS The Constitution of the United States is a legal document, and;
WHEREAS terms in a legal document carry a consistent definition throughout, and;
WHEREAS the term “The People” in our Constitution has identical meaning in the Preamble, the 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, the 4th Amendment, 9th Amendment and the 10th Amendment, and;
WHEREAS the right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of resistance of tyranny, and the right to keep and bear arms to defend one’s life and property are Natural Rights, existing prior to the Constitution, and affirmed and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights in its 9th Amendment, and;
WHEREAS the individual right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of defending ourselves from any government who might usurp any of our rights is a Natural Right existing prior to the Constitution, and affirmed and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights in its 2nd Amendment, and;
WHEREAS the Washington State Constitution at Article 1 Section 24 states, “The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired”, and;
WHEREAS any infringement or impairment on the right to bear arms is an offense to our unalienable rights of life and liberty, and is an assault on rights “endowed by our Creator”, all of which are guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States affirmed by the 9th & 10 Amendments and the Constitution of the State of Washington, and;
WHEREAS, any holder of public office who would infringe upon these rights or who votes to fund any agency whose actions infringe upon or impair these rights subverts our Constitution and violates their oath of office;
THEREFORE, be it RESOLVED that:
The Spokane County Republican Party shall refuse to support and may condemn, sanction, organize a recall of and/or recruit opposition to, any holder of public office or any candidate for public office in any branch or at any level of government who the Executive Board of the Spokane County Republican Party finds has taken any action to further infringe, impair, subvert or usurp our Natural and Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, regardless of their party affiliation.
The Board shall issue a press release notifying the public of this Resolution.
Resolved this 2nd day of April, 2013 in Spokane, Washington by the Spokane County Republican Executive Board