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WHEREAS, the United States has unique values of liberty which do not exist in foreign legal systems, including freedom of religion, speech and press, due process, and the right to privacy or marriage as defined by the South Dakota constitution; and
WHEREAS, no United States citizen or South Dakota resident should be denied the liberties, rights and privileges guaranteed in our constitutional republic; and
WHEREAS, foreign laws and legal doctrines are finding their way into United States court cases and conflict with United States constitutional principles of equal protection and due process; therefore be it
RESOLVED, that we call upon our congressional representatives and our South Dakota legislators to safeguard the constitutional fundamentals of the United States and South Dakota Constitutions, particularly the individual guarantees in the Bill of Rights, as applied to the States by the 14th Amendment, the sovereignty of our state and our nation and the people, while honoring tribal laws within the border of South Dakota and the principles of the rule of law by introducing and passing a bill that protects its citizens from the application of foreign laws, legal codes, and systems if application will result in violation of a right guaranteed by the United States or South Dakota Constitution.