A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS TO PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS

This post has been updated to provide a working template for your city to use.  Please download here: Resolution_2nd_Amendment_Template.docx.  Also, here is a copy of an alternative Resolution by Council Member Michelle Smith of Rockwall, TX:  Final_Rockwall_Resolution.docx.

RESOLUTION NO. 2013-10

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS TO PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS; AND PROVIDING OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO THE SUBJECT

WHEREAS, a government of, by, and for the people has long been a cherished American value and the foundation of our freedom; and We The People’s fundamental and inalienable right to self-govern, and thereby secure rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness is guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and; 

WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: "A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed," and; 

[Ed Note: recommend addition of additional authority from the Bill of Rights, ref: Gonzales, Texas] WHEREAS, the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized," and;

WHEREAS, the Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people," and;

WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people," and; 

WHEREAS, the Texas Constitution, Article 1 Section 23a declares: “Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State," and; 

[Ed Note: recommend addition of additional authority from Texas Constitution below, ref: Rockwall, Texas]  WHEREAS, the Texas Constitution, Article 1 Section 29 declares: "To guard against transgressions of the high powers herein delegated, we declare that everything in this 'Bill of Rights' is excepted out of the general powers of government, and shall forever remain inviolate, and all laws contrary thereto, or to the following provisions, shall be void," and;

WHEREAS, the citizens of League City, Texas recognize their duty as law-abiding citizens to act in accordance with the U.S. Constitution and the Texas Constitution, and agree that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon by any government or organization, political or otherwise. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS, as follows: 

Section 1. The citizens representatives, City Council and Mayor of League City, Texas hereby call upon our state legislators and elected officials to join with us in the affirmation of the rights of our citizens under the 2nd Amendment.

Section 2. All federal acts, laws, executive orders, agency orders, and rules or regulations of all kinds with the purpose, intent, or effect of confiscating any firearm, banning any firearm, limiting the size of a magazine for any firearm, imposing any limit on the ammunition that may be purchased for any firearm, taxing any firearm or ammunition therefore, or requiring the registration of any firearm or ammunition therefore, infringes upon Texans’ right to bear arms in direct violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and therefore, any such law is not made in pursuance of the Constitution, is not authorized by the Constitution, and thus, is not the supreme law of the land, and consequently, is invalid in the State of Texas and shall be further considered null and void and of no effect in this City. 

Section 3. That all agencies of the City of League City are instructed to refuse requests or directives by federal agencies acting under unconstitutional powers enumerated in Section 2 above that would infringe upon our residents’ second, fourth, ninth, and tenth amendment rights, or other inalienable rights not here explicitly enumerated.

Section 4. The City of League City, State of Texas calls on other communities and jurisdictions to join with us in this action by passing similar Resolutions. 

Section 5. That copies of this Resolution be immediately transmitted to the President of the United States; the President of the United States Senate; the Speaker of the House of Representatives; each member of Congress from the State of Texas; each justice on the United States Supreme Court; the Attorney General of the State of Texas; the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Texas’ legislature; each individual legislator that represents our district in the State of Texas; and the Sheriff of Galveston County.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED on the 12th day of February, 2013. 


 

Approved_2nd_Amend_Res.pdf

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commented 2013-11-24 08:06:39 -0600 · Flag
TY :)
commented 2013-03-06 14:11:11 -0600 · Flag
Here is a new link to a HOW TO article on getting this resolution passed in your town: http://www.heidifortexas.com/how_to_pass_a_second_amendment_resolution_in_your_town
commented 2013-03-06 10:37:39 -0600 · Flag
I would like to have some help getting this rolling in Sacramento, CA. I know that it will be tough being that we are surrounded by Liberals in this state but I do believe in our Constitution and trust that God will provide the “momentum” we need once we get the ball rolling. Please contact me at sarinsac@gmail.com. Thank you.
commented 2013-03-01 13:28:18 -0600 · Flag
I think there are a lot of strong women in this country!!!! I am from Greenville, South Carolina. I enjoy keeping up with information from all our 50 plus states. Keep it coming!!!!!! obama can take us all down.
commented 2013-02-28 16:44:51 -0600 · Flag
Let’s hear it for Texas!! That’s 2 states now, Arizona & Texas, that have strong bold women taking on our Government to make sure our rights as LEGAL U.S. citizens are protected!! Go ladies GO!!
commented 2013-02-28 10:04:55 -0600 · Flag
pray for America by first repenting for our counties sins against Israel then abortions. …the American holocaust.Then we have the rightness with God to ask HIM to keep HIS hand of protection over this nation and the people in it that are His. Be active. Do what is right.
commented 2013-02-28 08:19:30 -0600 · Flag
I have updated the post above to include a .DOC file for you to download and edit for your own city. You will see the link at the top of the post.

I have also included a version of the Resolution that was crafted by Council Member Michelle Smith of Rockwall, Texas, for passage in her city, and to accommodate the concerns of her fellow Council members and City Attorney. I am including it because for those city officials that have issue with the “teeth” of this Resolution, and may use that excuse to do nothing, you can present them with an alternative. They may find the language of this alternative to be helpful in passing the Resolution. In my mind, passing something that is strong and assertive is far better than doing nothing at all, and I’m so proud of CM Smith for never retreating, only reloading. Remember, together we are far stronger than any of us could be one our own. I am so appreciative of the input of other patriots. I hope that as this situation evolves, you’ll find something you can use in your own City and State.

I will answer as many emails as I can today, including those of you who asked for an email copy. I apologize for the delay as I’ve been out of my office for the past couple of days. -Heidi
commented 2013-02-27 00:09:13 -0600 · Flag
Heidi please send me this in an e-mail so i can send it to the tea party and many others but please make sure that Rick perry is behind us in this and if he is not then we need to fire him and get people in that are with the rest of us like minded folks
commented 2013-02-26 23:23:24 -0600 · Flag
These filthy rotten Progressive Liberal Courts have been obfuscating the 2nd amendment infringement gun bans for over 16 years now, and you can thank the Lautenberg Domestic Violence infringement gun ban for that also that was passed in 1996, and you know who was president then. These filthy rotten Progressive Liberal Courts have re-defined the meaning of no Bills of Attainder or Ex Post Facto law, the Fourth Amendment, the Ninth Amendment and the Tenth Amendment when it comes to the 2nd Amendment through the use of obfuscation: CRS Report for Congress; Firearms Prohibitions and Domestic Violence Convictions: The Lautenberg Amendment. I wanted to throw-up; it had so much obfuscation in reviewing courts have rejected these challenges to the Lautenberg Amendment, determining that its provisions fall within acceptable constitutional parameters; Ex Post Facto; it prohibits post-enactment possession and does not criminalize conduct occurring before its enactment, or the Equal Protection Clause. What a joke!

Why would those men who designed and crafted what they envisioned as the best system of government possible, a republican government, see a need to prohibit bills of attainder, and why did Madison and Hamilton include the prohibition it in the original text of the Constitution? The answer lay in what they saw everyday and knew from British history – even well-intentioned and well-structured government can go wrong. As Madison wrote in the fourth paragraph of Federalist #51, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.”

The bill of attainder (also called a “bill of pains and penalties”), first employed in England as early as 1459, was a parliamentary act sentencing one or more specific persons to death (or punishment). British monarchs often obtained bills of attainder from the parliament in sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth century as a means of dealing with persons who had attempted, or threatened to attempt, to overthrow the government. United States v. Brown, 381 US 437, 441 (1965). The method became infamous during the reign of the Tudor monarchs – especially Henry VIII – who used the attainder blatantly to punish political dissenters, many of whom could not be found guilty in an otherwise lawful manner – with a trial and judicial finding of guilt.

The British parliament issued bills of attainder in colonial America against those who were disloyal to the Crown, i.e. wealthy landowners and colonial leaders most likely to call for independence. Yet the use of bills of attainder and bills of pains and penalties were not limited to England. Shortly after the American Revolution, in the late 1770s, the legislatures of all thirteen States passed statutes directed against the Tories – those loyal to the British crown; among these statutes were a large number of bills of attainder and bills of pains and penalties. Brown at 442

Hence drafters and signers of the Constitution were well aware of such bills, their practice and abhorrent nature. In a natural law sense, the decree of attaint is abhorrent for when a person was attainted, through legal condemnation, the “attaint” corrupted in his blood. Subsequently the attainted one’s land and other property were forfeited to the Crown. Because the blood was corrupted, the outlaw (literally one who was outside the protection of the laws and the sovereign) could neither inherit land nor transmit land (or any other property) to his children.] Against the allegation of the “sins of the father,” there was no defense – one was guilty through an association over which one had no control, i.e. a link due to their biology.

The only reason is that the courts and government, state and federal will not address the ‘Has Been” language is because of political pressure from the feminist groups and anti-gun groups. I have been beating the drum on this filthy rotten Progressive Liberal Lautenberg gun ban on the language of “has been”. No help and no success in getting it repealed. I have warned, I jumped up and down, I screamed and got on talk shows and no one seems to care. I have said that as long as this filthy rotten infringement gun ban language is still on the books, more gun infringement laws will be passed until there is no longer a second amendment. Guess what folks…It’s happening. Buckle up your seat belts because you’re going for a long hard ride, and the filthy rotten Progressive Liberals; the executive, the legislative and the judicial are all in bed together. How’s that for a stacked house?

www.civilrightstaskforce.info
commented 2013-02-26 22:57:34 -0600 · Flag
print can be done by copy and paste
commented 2013-02-26 21:32:07 -0600 · Flag
IMPEACH, Obumba !!!!!!!
commented 2013-02-26 21:06:45 -0600 · Flag
Would be nice if we could print this
commented 2013-02-26 21:06:44 -0600 · Flag
great job we need more like her.
commented 2013-02-26 19:47:38 -0600 · Flag
You go lady, we are behind you
commented 2013-02-26 19:07:46 -0600 · Flag
lets elect her as pres!!
commented 2013-02-26 19:04:11 -0600 · Flag
This document is an effective tool to begin the process of decentralizing the federal government. We are a republic that should remain self-governed!
commented 2013-02-26 17:16:37 -0600 · Flag
We Need the 2nd Amendment!!!!
1. For protection against oppressive government tyranny.
2. For protection from a president shoveling his own regime, with out counsel, or any kind of appeal.
3. Because the president, passes laws with out the benifit of the puplic even having a chance to read the bill he shoving threw congress.
4. Because, the president thought, one way to cut expences, was to cut a services men breakfast from the budget. While he take millions and millions to go on vacation after vacation! And take along all his friends too. obama is having a blast at the American people’s expense…. At least with Bush, I am sure he would travel other places too, but for the most part, he would go to a personally own ranch. Not like obama has done running off to Hawii, when ever he takes a whime.
5. obama has done nothing but to spend, and spend, with no budget in mind at all.
6. What has obama really done, but try to start a race war within the border of the United State itself. Which majority of us were smart enough to see through. With the help of all American’s, we will make a differents, and move forward, for together we stand united.
7. For our future!!!!
commented 2013-02-26 17:14:25 -0600 · Flag
DHS buys over 2 billion rds of ammunition stating the purpose is for civil unrest. Civil unrest is the job of the local police dept. and the National Guard. This government is preparing for civil war. That is why we citizens here in Colorado have not been able to obtain simple 22 cal. ammo for the past 10 weeks!
commented 2013-02-26 16:51:43 -0600 · Flag
Remember the Alamo, remember Goliad, follow League City, Texas lead and stand up to the high powers trying to destroy America.
commented 2013-02-26 16:18:43 -0600 · Flag
Go Texas…time to stand up to The Democratic Socialist Party…enough is enough…now where are our other states…what no guts…just as i thought…Why is everyone scared? Stand up for the greatest country in the world before they destroy it.
commented 2013-02-26 16:15:24 -0600 · Flag
Good job League City.
Doug – Littleton, CO
commented 2013-02-26 16:15:02 -0600 · Flag
Hopefully Tulsa and then the rest of Oklahoma will follow suit.
commented 2013-02-26 16:05:00 -0600 · Flag
Draw the line at Texas – no more search and seize without warrant, no more declarations of mental health issues to keep veterans and seniors from owning guns, no universal registry so that the Obama Regime can itimidate, harrass, and imprison anyone at their descretion without a hearing, without counsel, without appeals. Pull back to Texas, bring your guns and your resources with you. Build the New Free America in Texas where the flame of Liberty still burns brightly. No more puking and urinating on our Constitutional rights by the Obama Regime.
commented 2013-02-26 15:41:46 -0600 · Flag
now if Fla will do the same
commented 2013-02-26 15:16:53 -0600 · Flag
thank you so much now we have to get every town in Texas to declare the same
commented 2013-02-26 14:59:44 -0600 · Flag
The bandwagon is quickly filling up with disgruntled Americans.
commented 2013-02-26 14:54:56 -0600 · Flag
Good work Heidi, I wish i still lived in Texas we need more people like you!!!
commented 2013-02-25 19:11:15 -0600 · Flag
hey! good work. I will now check and see what indiana is doing and try to wake up THE STATE OF INDIANA
commented 2013-02-25 14:34:20 -0600 · Flag
Thank You so very much Heidi and ALL the Citizens of League City, Texas who helped pass this Resolution! Stand tall and be proud! Let Us keep America free by whatever means necessary.
Heidi Thiess - City Council Member, League City, Texas