Resolution #53: Resolution on Equality
RESOLUTION NO. 53
WHEREAS: The Declaration of Independence states in part that “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
WHEREAS: the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution staates that, “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law chich shall abridge thprivileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
WHEREAS: Article I, Section I, of the Idaho Constitution states that, “All men are by nature free and equal, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are enjoying and defending property; pursuing happiness and securing safety.”
THEREFORE,be it resolved that Georgetown City, State of Idaho supports these great principles.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Georgetown City, State of Idaho supports the concept that all of its citizens be treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, or religious conviction.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that City Council be and hereby is directed to send a signed copy of this resolution to the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, Box 548, Coeurd’Alene, ID 83814.
DATED this 5th day of June, 1986
Leland M. Hayes Mayor
Boyd C. Cook CITY COUNCILMEN
Elmer Wilcox CITY COUNCILMEN
Paul Clark CITY COUNCILMAN
Jane Bnnderson City Councilmen