I wonder how many readers know that Matt Mead committed Wyoming to accepting Refugees. When several of our legislators were asked what they knew of Mead’s request for refugees, they said they knew nothing about it. So, if our law makers knew nothing about it, and you were not aware of it, where does Matt Mead come off telling the Obama administration that “the state of Wyoming has elected…”? See Mead’s letter below:
“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
~ Winston Churchill
The cost to the American people of hidden taxes within government regulations is staggering! Congress continues to abdicate their authority to unelected bureaucrats in several federal agencies forcing businesses to pay for compliance. In the end, the consumer is left holding the bag for these compliance costs.
And we see local politicians adding to this big government scheme by adding their own regulations. Wyoming is seeing this happen right before our eyes. Wyoming politicians continue to spend, spend, and spend some more. They claim they had to raise gasoline taxes to pay for roads and associated infrastructure instead of budgeting wisely. The governor claims to have saved us money yet appoints an education czar at $205,000 salary, more than twice than what the Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) is paid, and keep in mind the SPI was still receiving her salary too. And this is not to mention the cost of his witch hunt over the SPI position costing the taxpayer over $2 MILLION.
16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec 256:
The general misconception is that any statute passed by legislators bearing the appearance of law constitutes the law of the land. The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and any statute, to be valid, must be in agreement. It is impossible for both the Constitution and a law violating it to be valid; one must prevail. This is succinctly stated as follows:
The General rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of it’s enactment and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it. An unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed. Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted.