Category Archives: Sovereignty


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.

Charles Key mediumOklahoma State Representative Charles Key

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.


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.


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.


Why Everyone Should Watch The Texas GOP Governor Debate NOW

People outside of Texas might wonder they should watch a Texas Gubernatorial Republican Primary Debate.

I highly recommend it because I think this race is illustrative of a number of phenomenon that are at work right now on the “right” side of the aisle. And boy do I use THAT term loosely. Please understand that loose term includes those committed to restoring the Republic as originally intended by the Founders (and mean it, understand it), people who call themselves “conservative”, Republicans, RINOs, etc., etc.

In other words, everyone who says they are on the side of limited government and individual liberty whether they mean it or not.

This Texas GOP Gubernatorial Primary has a nice little collection of examples for us all, as it includes current Texas Governor Rick Perry, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, and activist Debra Medina.

Who the Republicans of Texas ultimately choose as their candidate will tell the rest of us around the country just how serious Texas Republicans are about the Constitution, liberty, and if the Texas reputation of “Don’t Mess With Texas” and “Come and Get It” really have meaning, or not.

I watched much of the first debate. I knew I was no fan (that’s putting it mildly) of either Perry or Hutchinson, but didn’t have any real first-hand exposure to Medina.

What I saw was two RINOs pointing fingers at one another, playing politics, dodging tough questions, and talking about…how government can solve things. And I also saw someone who knows the Constitution, keeps her eye on the ball, isn’t afraid to answer a question, and rightfully views her fellow debate participants as a couple of politicians who are good at twisting words.

What WILL the people of Texas decide? Will they recognize their governor is a guy who is about as slick as a used car salesman who has figured out to ride whales like the Tenth Amendment issue while on the other hand is the same guy who tried to force Gardasil vaccine on teenage girls. Will the people of tax look any deeper into Governor Perry?

Will the people of Texas recognize Kay Bailey Hutchinson as an establishment politician who likes to straddle such issues as life? Hutchinson was actually laughed at repeatedly at the last debate as she tap danced better than Sammy Davis, Jr. through a series of pin-point questions on whether or not she supported a repeal of Roe v. Wade.f

Will the people of Texas recognition a candidate who is committed to adhere to the Constitution?

Watch Live on KHOU

And check out the R3publican post on the event:

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