Wyoming is Wyoming because of our unique way of thinking and getting things done. The worry, therefor, is that folks moving in from out of state, escaping the mess that their states are in, will bring their weird way of doing things to Wyoming.

It needs to be made clear to any refugees escaping to Wyoming that bringing those bad habits that made them a refugee will just make Wyoming as bad as the place they left.

Therefor, before anyone can become a resident we need to have a little sit down chat, just to orient them on how to do it the Cowboy State way.

The following is a rough draft of what will be called 'The Wyoming Citizenship Pledge.'

1). I ___________ hereby understand that Wyoming is a quiet state because there are so many guns. 'An armed society is a polite society.' I understand that I will not be required to own a gun, but it is sort of seen as an embarrassment if I don't own at least six or more.

2). As a citizen of Wyoming I_____________ understand that I will be expected to earn my own way. It is expected that I will help those in need, but being in need of help is never to be a permanent condition.

3). I ___________ understand that I am to mind my own business, as those around me are expected to mind their own.

4). It is understood that I __________ am expected to make fun of Colorado, even if that is where I escaped from.

5). I ____________ promise that I will never ask where the 'safe space' is. I will 'cowboy up' and deal with it.

There were are, the beginning of The Wyoming Citizens Oath. We are now gathering ideas to extend and edit the final draft. Once it is done we will mail it to the governor of Wyoming and the state legislative body for debate and approval. We will keep you up to date on our progress.