We are grateful to Nebraska Governor David Heineman for taking the time to talk with GML-TV’s W. A. Mitchell. The Governor talks about the state budget, federal spending, illegal immigration, he Cornhusker Kickback, and the states’ lawsuit against the ObamaCare “individual mandate.” Will he challenge Sen. Ben Nelson in 2014? He doesn’t say so, but he sounds like someone who’s thinking a lot about what a Nebraska senator needs to do.
Show #10 of the GML-TV series is a montage of footage from several past Teaparty events in Nebraska, and some promotion for the Flag Day Teaparty held last month in Seward, Nebraska. The last part of the first segment and the beginning of the second include part of a speech by Glenn Freeman:
Glenn currently serves as President of the Omaha Chapter Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, a patriotic civic organization that sponsors annual trips to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania for high school juniors to attend a seminar on patriotism and the founding patriots.
In January 1989, the Governor of Nebraska appointed Glenn Commissioner with the State Equal Opportunity Commission. He also served on the Human Relations, and Civil Rights HearingBoards for the City of Omaha.
In January 2000 the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights appointed Glenn to a two year term on the Nebraska Civil Rights Advisory Committee. He was reappointed in 2002 and 2004. He is the author of a published essay on racism in America entitled “Good Racism – Bad Racism”. During1997-98, Glenn served on the Omaha Public School Desegregation Task Force on busing.
I recently spoke with Lory Storm of the Nebraska 912 Freedom Project about their Initiative petition to allow recall of elected officials in Nebraska. The Initiative process in Nebraska allows citizens to place amendments to the state constitution on the ballot by collecting signatures throughout the state in support of the amendment. The purpose of this particular amendment is to increase government accountability by adding a mechanism for the people of Nebraska to remove a politician from office before the end of his/her term. If the amendment reaches the ballot and is enacted, it would apply to Nebraska officials at all levels of government: federal; state; and local.
Give Me Liberty TV episode #9 concludes the interview with Shelli Dawdy (Grassroots in Nebraska) and Laura Ebke (Red State Eclectic / Campaign for Liberty) hosted by GML-TV’s Patrick Tarr. The discussions cover the Federal Reserve, local grassroots organizations for limited government, citizen efforts to report on legislation in the Unicameral, and the new movie, “A New America.” If you missed the first part of the interview, you can check it out here.
The Tea Party Movement consists of hundreds of small groups operating independently around the country. Of course, GMLTV itself is such a group, but there are many others just here in Nebraska. Laura Ebke, who blogs at Red State Eclectic, is the leader of Campaign for Liberty in Nebraska. Shelli Dawdy of Grassroots in Nebraska is another local Tea Party leader. Recently GMLTV’s Patrick Tarr hosted a discussion with Shelli and Laura. Topics ranged from the Tea Party Movement to the Unicameral’s resolution on state sovereignty and the Constitutional balance between state and federal power.
Sorry, but the current show is not on Youtube yet. However, I realized tonight that we never posted the embedded versions of the 4th show, our interview with Judge Andrew Napolitano, here on the GMLTV site. We were particularly pleased to get a chance to interview Judge Andrew Napolitano during his visit to Omaha in January. The Judge was very gracious to make time in his schedule to talk with us, and it was a great discussion. It has been available on Youtube for several months, but, heck, why should we make you work that hard to find it?