WHEREAS the Constitution of the United States is our charter of liberty and enshrines fundamental rights of Americans, including the freedoms of religion, speech, assembly, privacy and petitioning the government for a redress of grievances; AND
WHEREAS each of [Location]’s elected public servants has sworn to defend and uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of [state]; AND
WHEREAS an infringement of the constitutionally guaranteed rights of any person, under the color of law, is an abuse of power, and a breach of the public trust, a misappropriation of public resources, and is beyond the scope of governmental authority; AND
WHEREAS Federal counter-terrorism policies adopted since September 11, 2001, including provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act (Public Law 107-56), The Homeland Security Act (Public Law 107-296), and related Executive Orders and Department of Justice regulations and actions, have unlawfully authorized the federal government to infringe upon fundamental liberties guaranteed by the United States and [State] Constitutions; AND
WHEREAS [# from BORDC.org] communities from across the country have enacted resolutions, speaking out against these government actions, demanding accountability from local and federal government;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by [Adopting Body] of [Location] that:
This Resolution will take effect immediately upon passage. The provisions of this Resolution shall be severable, and if any portion is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to the Constitutions of the United States or [State], the validity of the remainder of this Resolution shall not be affected thereby.