Dear Rural Landowner, government types and the news
Thank God there are still some
politicians out there that still understand the principle of Federalism and
state's rights and aren't blinded by environmental radicalism. I just ran
across the following declaration (see below) from
the Governor of Wyoming that was absolutely relevant to our fight here in King
County and Washington State. Essentially it says that Congress is out of
control with its environmental regulations and the State of Wyoming is declaring
a separation of powers between the Feds and his state, based on constitutional
law and court cases. You will find it interesting, especially the part
where the Governor of Wyoming declares the so-called endangered wolf a
"federal dog" and is offered no protection under
Further, in a letter to the Vashon
Beach Comber Newspaper yesterday, I wrote the following
paragraphs. They are directly appropriate to how we got here in the
these environmentalists work. First they create a false
declaration of an environmental "emergency" and get
so-called experts to back up their call for an
"emergency", so that they can justify writing more
draconian ordinances and laws to solve the false emergency. Then they
lobby government to pass those laws. Endangered Species Acts, Growth
Management Acts, CAO's, and moratoriums are just a few of
their weapons against us. The process is never ending. The are at
work at this endeavor, 24/7/365. Overt environmental protection and
conservationism has become a religion and a cult.
So let's examine the real reason
behind what these environmentalists do in back rooms and as
lobbyists. It first starts with the mindset that humans are a stain on the
Earth and must be crammed into large cities at 55,000 people per square
mile, in 25 story buildings, living in 800 square foot apartments and driving
their bicycles to work. (just visit the Seirra Club
website) That folks is the environmentalists view of the
people vs. the Earth. So any and all regulations and ordinances that
emanate from these very narrow focus radical environmentalists is to stop all
growth in any rural area, including regulating to death the poor folks who just
happened to live there. This and overt conservationism are the basis
for all environmental regulation and it is shoved down our throats by a very few
activists who have hijacked the legislative and judicial processes of
government, while you were sleeping. Their premise and their means for all
of this is that suburban sprawl is bad and every species must be protected
at any cost. Ask yourself, for what sound,
logical reasons is suburban sprawl bad? Then
ask yourself, since 99.9% of all species that ever lived on Earth are now
extinct, why should we pay billions in taxes and lost freedoms for a 30-year
program that essentially has not saved one single species, but has listed over
1,300 to be saved. The reality is that the environmentalists have
drummed these and other myths into our heads for so long
now, that everyone believes it. Will we one day wise up to this folly and
FROM THE GOVERNOR
OF THE STATE OF
"Therefore, as Governor, I hereby declare:"
- I, as Governor, declare the Endangered Species Act is no longer in
force in Wyoming. We hereby rescind our cooperative agreement with the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service as applies to that act. We also invoke Title 18 Rule
54(c) of the United States Code which says "Act of Congress" is "any
Act of Congress which is applicable and is in force in the District of
Columbia, in Puerto Rico, in U.S. Territories, and insular possessions."
Wyoming is not a part of that definition, and the ESA is an Act of Congress.
- As Governor I invoke Wyoming Statute Title 36 "Public Lands"
Chapter 12 "State Control of Certain Land" which prohibits federal agents from
operating on "public land" within Wyoming, except in National Parks and
wilderness areas set up prior to 1980. This means USFWS agents cannot operate
on BLM or Forest Service land to propagate and protect the wolf. I, as
Governor, for my authority to do this, not only stand on Wyoming law WS 36 Ch
12, but also on the following Supreme Court ruling, which has not been
They [the feds] cannot put their foot in a state to claim jurisdiction
without its consent. No principle is more familiar than this, that, whilst a
state has granted a portion of its sovereign power to the United States, it
remains in the enjoyment of all the sovereignty which it has not voluntarily
parted with. Pollard's
Lessee v. Hagan et al., 3 How. 212 (1845) quoted in linked case.
- I, as Governor, declare Wyoming has not "voluntarily parted with"
jurisdiction over our wildlife.
- I, as Governor, declare, effective immediately, any animal
classified as a "predator" under Wyoming law has no protection. This
specifically applies to the wolf. Wyoming statute also says that dogs
harassing wildlife shall be shot. Wyoming now considers the wolf as a federal
- I, as Governor, ask the Wyoming Legislature and our Game and Fish
Department to remove the raven and magpie from the protected list under state
statutes and regulations. They are allegedly protected under the Migratory
Bird Treaty, but thousands of them live their whole life in Wyoming, and don't
migrate. They continue to destroy our sage grouse and scavenge lion kills so
rapidly that the lion can only feed on it for one day, and must make another
kill, thus damaging our deer and elk herds. I, as Governor, stand on the
following Supreme Court ruling in negating the Migratory Bird Treaty;
The government of the United States, as was well observed in the
argument, is one of limited powers. It can exercise authority over no
subjects, except those which have been delegated to it. Congress cannot, by
legislation, enlarge the federal jurisdiction, nor can it be enlarged under
the treaty-making power.
Mayor New Orleans v. U.S., 35 U.S. 662 (1836) The feds claim
international treaty as their authority for the Endangered Species Act.
- I, as Governor, declare that the Court erred in ruling that the
Commerce Clause gave the feds authority to interfere with our wildlife, as per
the following Court ruling;
... the commerce clause... has always been understood as limited by
its terms; and as a virtual denial of any power to interfere with the
internal trade and business of the separate states. United
States v. DeWitt, 76 US 41 9 Wall 4, 19 L. Ed 593
- I, as Governor, declare that the federal court dismissal of our
lawsuit does not bind Wyoming to whatever the USFWS chooses to inflict on us,
or mandate for us. I stand on the following Supreme Court ruling;
What, then, is the extent of jurisdiction which a state possesses? We
answer, without hesitation, the jurisdiction of a state is co-extensive with
its territory; co-extensive with its legislative power,....The article which
describes the judicial power of the United States is not intended for....
general jurisdiction... United
States v. Bevans, 16 U.S. (3 Wheat.) 336 (1818)
- I, as Governor, observe that federal judicial power is not intended
for general jurisdiction.
"In conclusion, by the authority vested in me as the Governor of the State of
Wyoming, I, Dave Freudenthal, declare that Wyoming is a sovereign state which is
a part of the Union of States, but has full control of its destiny, particularly
regarding wildlife. We will now begin to manage our own wildlife exclusive of
any federal interference."
I hope you found the Wyoming Governor's declaration
of independence as enlightening and as heartening as I did.
Fall City, WA