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Laura and I Talking Constitution on Lincoln GML-TV

Give Me Liberty TV Opening

A few months ago, I was invited to a taping of a grassroots tv show by Lincoln, Nebraska’s very own Give Me Liberty TV.

I say GML-TV is grassroots because it is a group of local folks who wanted to have an impact on people in some way that was being tried. They opted to put together a TV show on the local cable access channel. Since they started their efforts late last summer, they’ve gathered footage of many rallies, events, and landed a number of interviews, a couple of them real boons. In January, they managed to wrangle an interview with Judge Andrew Napalitano while he was in the state for the Sovereignty Symposium. In February, they sat down with Oklahoma State Representative Charles Key while he was in Lincoln to testify at the Nebraska Unicameral.

Follow up has included panels of local activists and the interview you see below. State Director of the Nebraska Campaign for Liberty Laura Ebke and I were invited on together because we’ve been working on a number of projects together over the past few months.

Likely, the reason why is evident from the interview – Laura and I enjoy discussing the philosophy regarding the Founding and searching for solutions we can put into action to move back towards that Constitutional, limited government. We particularly focused on State Sovereignty and how States have lost their role in the separation of powers and checks and balances intended for our system to work.

Our interview was split into two shows. This is the first of the two, which first aired last week.

Thanks to Patrick and the rest of the GML-TV crew for hosting the interview and for their efforts overall.

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Nebraska State Sovereignty Hearing FRIDAY with Rep. Charles Key (OK) to Testify

Nebraska State Sovereignty Logo 2010

Grassroots in Nebraska is working with other leaders around the state, including Nebraska Campaign for Liberty, Omaha 9/12, We the People of Hastings, and the Minuteman Patriots of Omaha and Lincoln to support the passage of state sovereignty legislation this Friday at the capitol. We have invited Oklahoma State Representative Charles Key to come and testify and assist us with that effort because of his recognition as a leader on this topic.

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State Rep. Charles Key (OK) – state and national leader calling for a return to our constitutional form of government; author of “The Tenth Amendment Resolution”

There are important events taking place Friday, and a very detailed “action plan” can be found HERE.

Here is a an outline of events with links to additional information:

A hearing before the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee this Friday, February 19 at 1:30pm at the State Capitol. Plan to come early!

For detailed information about the hearing, including location, driving directions, parking maps, and much more, click HERE.

A Dinner Event featuring Represenatative Charles Key at 6:00pm. RESERVATIONS WILL BE OPEN THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

Click HERE to register or make reservations.

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LR 292 full text can be found HERE.

The purpose of this resolution is to remind the United States Congress of the principles of Federalism contained in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution.

You can download and print a flyer about Friday’s events.

If you would like to volunteer to help with these efforts, please click HERE.

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We invite you to get involved and protect our state sovereignty as we work to decentralize power and restore the Republic in a constitutional fashion. Those attending the hearing should submit written statements (12 copies) so they can be recorded into the official hearing record. HERE are some sample statements.

Those who cannot make the hearing should make contact with the Senators on the Committee conducting the hearing and their own Senators.

Here are some points you may find helpful when making contact about LR 292 (Nebraska Sovereignty Resolution):

• The Federal government is already far overstepping its enumerated powers as provided in the Constitution.

• Nebraska can’t afford the unfunded mandates continually imposed upon it by the federal government to pay for programs Nebraskans either don’t want or don’t need, or for programs and services that Nebraskans could provide more cheaply and efficiently solely at the State and local levels.

• The Federal government is increasingly seeking to influence and control matters that have traditionally been solely State and local concerns (e.g., education, health care). This is a threat to individual liberty. This also results in government inefficiencies and higher costs for the taxpayer. Local control is better because people know what they and their neighbors need and want better than a far-removed federal bureaucracy.

• State and local control is what the Founders intended. The Constitution outlines a federal system, as opposed to a national one, where there is limited federal government with most of the power resting with the States and the people. They did this so that government would be close to the people, accessible to the people, and responsive to them. Nebraskans have ready access to their city and county officials. They can also travel to Lincoln to personally visit their Senators at the Unicameral. Washington, D.C., is inaccessible to the average citizen.

• Nebraskans expect their elected officials to take action to protect their rights if the Federal government encroaches upon them.

• State governments must step forward and send a clear message to Washington that they will not forfeit their power to an increasingly centralized and non-responsive Federal government.

For a list of the Senators on the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee and their contact information HERE.

To find your Nebraska State Senator, please click HERE.