HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 4030
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1992 Regular Session
By Representatives Betrozoff, Peery, Brough, Jones, Neher, Vance, G. Cole, Broback, P. Johnson, Carlson, Bowman, Orr, Casada, Morton, Silver, Nealey and May
Read first time 01/16/92. Referred to Committee on Education.
TO THE HONORABLE BOOTH GARDNER, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, AND TO JUDITH BILLINGS, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE STATE:
We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, respectfully represent and petition as follows:
WHEREAS, The Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and the Federalist papers embody our precious freedoms and our rich heritage of liberty; and
WHEREAS, The Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and the Federalist papers are lasting monuments to those dedicated citizens who created the greatest democracy in the world, the United States of America; and
WHEREAS, The Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and the Federalist papers, having arisen from the conviction that progress could be achieved through enlightened self-government, remain sources of inspiration world-wide to those who love liberty; and
WHEREAS, Young people need to realize that inherent in citizenship are duties including participation in the governmental process, being intelligently informed, and voting; and
WHEREAS, Students need to read, discuss, and understand the Washington State Constitution, United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Federalist papers as basic documents of this nation and state; and
WHEREAS, As citizens of this great nation, we are mindful of our responsibilities and motivated to perpetuate the love of liberty;
NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully urge each school district to instruct all students in the meaning and history of the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and the Federalist papers, so that students of public schools of the state of Washington may fully understand the nature of liberty and may fully appreciate their rich heritage as United States citizens; and
BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately transmitted to the Honorable Booth Gardner, Governor of the State of Washington, Judith Billings, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Board of Education, and all school districts in the State of Washington.