Brevard Commissioner Kristine Isnardi Proposes Resolution to Uphold the U.S. Constitution

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Brevard County Commissioner Kristine Isnardi has requested that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution placed on the January 21 meeting agenda verifying Brevard County’s continuing commitment and efforts to uphold and adhere to the principles embodied in the Constitution of the United States of America.

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Brevard County Commissioner Kristine Isnardi has requested that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution placed on the January 21 meeting agenda verifying Brevard County’s continuing commitment and efforts to uphold and adhere to the principles embodied in the Constitution of the United States of America.

While many cities are adopting resolutions establishing themselves as second amendment sanctuary cities, Isnardi believes in upholding the entire constitution without exception.

Isnardi said that carving out portions of the Constitution could potentially put those items at risk for restrictions by future commissions.

“By approving this resolution and allowing the Constitution to stand on its own in its entirety, the commission is acknowledging the Constitution is the sole most important document in our country,” said Isnard, who has personally paid for framed copies of this resolution for each commission office at the expense of $22.56 each.

“Now more than ever, it is important that we take a stand against those determined to chip away at our unalienable rights. The Constitution does not grant us rights, it was created and intended to protect our liberties and delimit government. Our rights are not privileges granted to us by our government, but rather by our creator.

“Many governmental bodies have recently started adopting resolutions or ordinances declaring themselves as second amendment sanctuary communities out of fear of gun restriction legislation. While I am a huge supporter of the 2nd amendment, I fear that carving out portions of our constitution could put us at greater risk of future restrictions or modifications that could limit those same rights.

“I believe it is most important to demonstrate that Brevard County Government supports the entire Constitution as it stands, and will enact no rules or ordinances that infringe on the rights of Brevard County residents,” said Isnardi.

Isnardi was elected to the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners in November 2016 and recently announced that she will run for re-election in November. She represents District 5, which includes areas of Melbourne, West Melbourne, Palm Bay, Indialantic and Melbourne Village

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The full text of the resolution can be seen below:

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, VERIFYING ITS CONTINUING COMMITMENT AND EFFORTS TO UPHOLD AND ADHERE TO THE PRINCIPLES EMBODIED IN THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States is the cornerstone of our government and represents American values, and

WHEREAS, the first president of the United States and all subsequent presidents have sworn, as required by Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution, “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” and

WHEREAS, local elected officials also swear to uphold the Constitution upon entering office and must understand that the Constitution is the standard against which all laws, policies, and interpretations should be measured, and

WHEREAS, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners strongly believes that all provisions of the Constitution must be upheld without exception, not just sections popular with certain groups in certain times of history,  and

WHEREAS, in recent years, the Board of County Commissioners has adopted resolutions to ensure the County follows all federal laws regarding immigration and to guarantee no action is taken to cause Brevard County to become a sanctuary County, and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has recognized the right to bear arms by allowing employees to carry concealed weapons while at work in appropriate circumstances, and

WHEREAS, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners will not waiver when it comes to preserving and protecting all of the rights provided to the American people in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights at all times.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA:

The Board of County Commissioners directs the County Manager and the County Attorney to ensure that all regulations and proposals presented to the Board of County Commissioners recognize and address all the rights provided to the people in the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. 

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