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I recently contacted Representative Jack Landon (R) Sheridan - concerning state sovereignty legislation proposing an amendment to the Wyoming Constitution as follows:
97-1-037. Wyoming is a Sovereign State.
The Sovereign State of Wyoming, being a part of the federal union, recognizes the Constitution of the United States as the supreme law of the land within the limits of those powers exclusively delegated to the United States by the Constitution. All other powers, including jurisdiction over intrastate commerce, not prohibited by the Constitution to the states, are reserved to the State of Wyoming, or to its citizens.
Landon was firmly in opposition of an amendment to our state constitution, as if it would be better to do nothing.
Currently sovereignty legislation being proposed are only “House Joint Resolutions” and Landon agrees these resolutions will do nothing, on the other hand he stated anything more than this means waging war against the federal government. So, what's Landon's plan? he said “we need to repeal the 17th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution” as if he can somehow exert power over congress to do so.
What exactly would this do? “NOTHING”, you see the 17th amendment defines how we elect U.S. Senators and the thinking is - it would be better if our state legislators selected U.S. Senators. I don't think so, at the present time it would be prudent that the voters continue to make this selection and not the politicians!
Landon's real plan, to do nothing and wait. Maybe because of incompetence - Landon recently stated publicly that “he was not versed in constitutional law”. Not surprising, since he was first elected into office in 1999 Landon has failed to introduce any groundbreaking legislation that protects liberty in Wyoming.
Another thing we should remember is Landon is a staunch supporter of Real I.D. or what I call Dangerous I.D.. This new central I.D. of you and your loved ones only means yielding to a strong central government, you know the same one that is ramming health-care down your throat. Do we really need a Wolf in the hen house?
Since the polls indicate that candidates supporting strong tenth amendment protections are more likely to be elected, by his actions or better said in-action, Landon must be choosing not to be re-elected. In my opinion his inability on this issue is the call for someone to step up and replace him.
After ten years in office, it's time for some "new blood" that will take the oath to uphold the constitution seriously.