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Date: Thu Feb 25 22:15:22 MST 2016
February 25, 2016
Honorable Utah Legislator’s,
SUBJECT: Bill to repeal Article I, Section 29 of the Constitution for Utah.
We have an excellent way for state's rights to step forward. It is surprisingly simple and will solve several pending problems. Please introduce a bill in the Senate to repeal Article I, Section 29, Utah Constitution.
As you know, change in the Utah Constitution is a legislative process supported by vote of the people. Article XXIII. Also, as you know, the Executive Branch issues marriage licenses which violate the Constitution, Section 29. This is an attempt to accommodate the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage decree which is entirely outside of federal authority relative to Utah. Utah is not a federal territory.
A bill to repeal Art. I, Sec 29: (1) Honor the limitations of federal jurisdiction and enhance the lawful rights of Utah State. (2) Require Utah to follow the long established law required in every change in the Constitution. (3) Remove the Executive Branch from de facto repeal of Section 29. (4) Reestablish the sovereignty of Utah State. (5) Restore the right of the people to vote on constitutional changes. (6) Give full faith and credit to Article I, Section 2, Utah Constitution the inherent political power of the people. (7) Eliminate the long, tedious and unnecessary process of correcting, rewriting and fixing numerous parts of the Constitution and Code. (8) Ad infinitum.
In the meantime, the people should know that marriage licenses in violation of Section 29 are unconstitutional.
Hal Massey, State Chairman,
Independent American Party of Utah
4270 Normandie Lane
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107