Wyoming Liberty Group
by Boyd Wiggam, Tim Kingston
The Cheyenne City Council is expected soon to vote on an ordinance that will amend the Unified Development Code to make special provisions for election and ideological signs.
This is necessary because the current rules governing signs do not comply with the First Amendment’s Free Speech guarantee.
Councilman Dicky Shanor’s arguments in the most recent City Council meeting most accurately stated how the Constitution protects election or ideological signs more than commercial signs.
The ink had barely dried on the Tax Foundation’s latest State Business Tax Climate report before the Wyoming Business Council trumpeted out our state’s number one ranking. As I recently explained, this ranking is more symbolic than grounded in economic reality. For one, our state is not exactly brimming with economic activity – we are not even able to keep up with the lackluster national economic recovery.
Burns, a small town in eastern Laramie County, has demonstrated how even small town governments can ride roughshod over people and disregard the history and foundation of a community. Both Veterans Day and my mother’s birthday are approaching as I write. Either of these normally would be an occasion to place flowers at the graves of my mother and my grandfather who was a World War II veteran. However, because they are buried in the Burns cemetery, this basic act of remembrance is not permitted.
Wyoming Liberty Group stands for the principled application of commonsense to leverage good policy so as to limit government interference in our lives. We stand behind our faith, our families, and our culture — these are things our political process has forgotten and ignored. It is high time to take back Our lives, Our Dreams, and Our Way of Life.
We are proud of those truckers who dare to make a point of the urgent necessity for restoring constitutional law in America. We like the fact that the Constitution of the United States, must coordinate with the Wyoming Constitution under the principle of dual sovereignty, because state constitutions can provide specific protections.
Regulations requiring folks to plant trees and grow lawns? Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But that’s precisely what Cheyenne’s current ordinance mandates. The Cheyenne City Council recently bungled an opportunity to rectify this craziness by voting against an ordinance that would have modified the existing landscaping mandates.
Recently, I wrote about the City of Cheyenne Planning Commission’s failure to adhere to procedural rules and how that undermines the rule of law. At the Monday, September 16 meeting, the Planning Commission devoted a great deal of its time to discussing how to handle two needed text amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC) while following procedural rules to the letter. This discussion showed great progress by the Planning Commission in adhering to the letter of the law.