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Mayoral Proclamation - Law Day - May 1, 2019

05/01/2019

View the signed Mayoral Proclamation Law Day - May 1, 2019](//download.fargond.gov/0/law_day.pdf "Law Day - May 1, 2019")

  • WHEREAS, Law Day is a “day of national dedication to the principles of government under law,” as stated by President Dwight Eisenhower, who established the first nationwide commemoration in 1958; and

  • WHEREAS, The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances;” and

  • WHEREAS, The Fourteenth Amendment incorporates the rights established in the First Amendment to apply to state governments; and

  • WHEREAS, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression: this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers;” and

  • WHEREAS, The Law Day 2019 theme of "Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society" focuses on these cornerstones of representative government and calls on us to understand and protect these rights to ensure, as the U.S. Constitution proposes, “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.”

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED That I, Timothy J. Mahoney, Mayor of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2019 as

LAW DAY

in the City of Fargo and urge the citizens, schools, businesses and media of Fargo to use this occasion to preserve and strengthen the rule of law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Fargo, North Dakota to be affixed this 1st day of May, 2019.