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Wyoming is tolerant - Laws and the WY GOP platform
« on: June 06, 2003, 12:42:06 am »

Compared to several other states that are largely controlled by Republicans (AL, AZ, TX, ID, UT, SC, OK) Wyoming is tolerant.  Look at some of its laws.  Look at even its Republican Party platform.

Euthanasia is legal, no hate crimes laws, no sodomy laws, automobile passengers can drink alcohol, very high speed limits, Sunday hunting is legal, adults do not have to wear motorcycle helmets, open carry of firearms is legal, no intermediate stage driver’s license laws, much better than average homeschool laws, very high hunting freedoms, weak building code laws, and no invasive income tax.

2002 Wyoming Republican Party Platform
Under the ‘HEALTH AND SOCIETY’ section:
4. Supports an individual’s right to die with dignity and continues to support their right to refuse medical treatment.  
5. Welcomes all individuals on both sides of all issues, encourages their open discussion, solicits their active participation in the Party.
6. Supports outlawing partial birth abortion unless the mother’s life is in danger.  
7. Supports adoption as a preferred alternative to abortion, and supports “Regan’s Basket” legislation where the parent would be immune from prosecution.  

This seems pretty libertarian and not ultra-conservative to me.
1. They support Euthanasia
2. Do not want to ban partial birth abortion if the woman’s life is in danger
3. Are otherwise, pro-choice
4. They want to loosen the restrictions on adoption
5. They welcome everyone to talk about all sides of all issues
6. They welcome everyone into the Republican Party
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Re:Wyoming is tolerant - Laws and the WY GOP platform
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2003, 01:11:03 am »

Wyoming Senator Michael Enzi is co-sponsoring a bill in the Senate what would end travel restrictions to Cuba.  Why did he decide to make this bill?

Michael Enzi's reason, Senator Enzi from Wyoming said, “We’ve been trying the same thing for 40 years – over 40 years, and it hasn’t worked...It seems foolish to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results...One of the reasons I became involved in this issue is because a Cuban-American from Jackson, Wyoming, had been in Cuba visiting his family, doing his one [U.S. permitted] visit a year. As he left and was on the plane coming back to Wyoming, one of his parents died. He couldn’t go back there for a year. This is not a good situation for any family...

Some may ask why we want to increase dialogue right now, why open the door to Cuba when Castro is behaving so poorly. No one is denying that the actions of Castro and his government are deplorable, as is his refusal to provide basic human rights to his people. But if you truly believe that Castro is dictator with no good intentions, how can you say we should wait for him to behave before we engage. He controls the entire media there. The entire message that is coming out unless we have people interacting is his message. Keeping the door closed and hollering at Cuba on the other side does nothing. Let’s do something, let’s open the door and talk to the Cuban people.”

Source: http://www.uusc.org/news/alert053003p.html
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Re:Is Wyoming too tolerant?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2003, 04:21:04 am »

This law passed in Wyoming in 2003.  This is the type of libertarianism that Harry Browne speaks of in his book, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World.  This is ultra libertarianism and might make some of the FSP members feel strange.  Well, if Wyoming is picked, get ready to be free.  Yes, in Wyoming, you are even free to abandon your child.  Sounds real bad, but many people think it is another useful laws that lowers abortion without making abortion against the law.


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Child Abandonment: SB 142 creates safe havens for abandoned newborns. The measure allows parents or a designee to leave a newborn at a police station, fire station, hospital, church or other facility that is open 24 hours, seven days a week. If there is no suspected abuse or neglect, the parents will have no criminal liability and may maintain anonymity. Children will be placed in the custody of local child protection agencies.
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Re:Wyoming is tolerant - Laws and the WY GOP platform
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2003, 07:17:53 am »

Well, this sort of law on infant abandonment is getting pretty common; you could almost say it's "sweeping the nation."  CT passed a law like this while I lived there, and I believe NH recently did as well.
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Re:Wyoming is tolerant - Laws and the WY GOP platform
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2003, 08:14:51 am »

Well, this sort of law on infant abandonment is getting pretty common; you could almost say it's "sweeping the nation."  CT passed a law like this while I lived there, and I believe NH recently did as well.

Yes - this passed in NH (HB 104-FN):

This bill declares that a hospital or safe haven shall assume temporary care and control of an abandoned child and shall notify the department of health and human services and law enforcement officials. This bill also creates an exception to the crime of endangering the welfare of a child where a parent delivers the child to a hospital or safe haven and the parent does not express an intent to return for the child and repeals the statute on abandonment by a wife.
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Re:Wyoming is tolerant - Laws and the WY GOP platform
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2003, 09:24:51 am »

>>safe haven for abandoned infants

Even California gets this right.  Sadly, they still find infants abandoned in the street, possibly because many low-income people and migrant workers don't know of the safe haven law.

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