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At US Citizen Watch, our goal is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public-policy making so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family, integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.

By being informed, as citizens, we can affect government policies in Congress, state legislatures, city councils and school boards; elect candidates at every level; and articulate conservative and pro-family policies through media.

We hope you will join us in those efforts!

We are all busy working hard to pay our taxes and make a living, but please take time to hear who is dipping into your pocket now:  the refugee resettlement program!

LB505, recently introduced in the Nebraska Legislature, seeks to make the financial piece of refugee resettlement “transparent” to citizens and those governing our State.  It is important that this bill is passed!

Here are few facts that will hopefully peak your curiosity and motivate you to be actively involved!

On average, each Middle Eastern refugee resettled in the United States costs an estimated $64,370 in the first five years, or $257,481 per household.”[1] This figure is “61 times what it costs to care for one Syrian refugee in a neighboring country for a single year or about 12 times the cost of providing for a refugee for five years.”[2] These figures do not include welfare and food stamps, many public schools costs, Head Start, Earned Income Tax Credit and more.  Heavy welfare use by Middle Eastern refugees include 91% receive food stamps and 68% received cash assistance.

 The hearing on LR6 was held Feb. 1, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. by the Government, Military and Veteran Affairs Committee.  Currently, LR6 remains in Committee. 

What should you do now?  Be sure to contact Committee members and encourage them to vote "NO".  Include a few brief statements as to why you do not want Nebraska to call for an Article V Convention.

If passed, LR6 could lead to a Constitutional Convention (they call it an Article V Convention so people don't panic) that could result in the destruction of our U.S. Constitution!

This is a great time to talk with your neighbors and write a letter to the Editor of your local newspaper to let them know why LR6 is dangerous to our future.

Find members of the Government, Military and Veteran Affairs  

 

 


Points in Opposition to NEBRASKA LR6

I. How would LR6 change the U.S. Constitution?

LR6 is an application to Congress from Nebraska for Congress to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution to propose amendments, supposedly to limit the federal government. When Congress determines they have received 34 state applications, they are to call a convention; four states have passed “Convention of States”-sponsored applications to date.

“Convention of States Project (COS),” the sponsors of LR6, claim that the federal government has usurped the legitimate role of the States in the Constitution. They claim there are two Constitutions, the one we all know and love; and the one we are living under, as interpreted by the Supreme Court.

But this shows that the problem is not the Constitution; but that the Supreme Court violates it!  In Federalist No 81 (8th paragraph), Hamilton says the remedy for federal judges who usurp power is to impeach them and remove them from the bench!   

If the existing words are clear but the Supreme Court Opinions are wrong, how exactly would the Delegates to an Article V Convention change those words?  Or how would amendments restore the "true" meaning of the Constitution: by expressly overturning the Supreme Court that "got it wrong"?  And why would the courts comply with an amended Constitution when they twist definitions to avoid complying with the Constitution we have now?

Here is a great video that explains what is so dangerous about the "Article V Convention" being pushed by the Convention of States project.  In Nebraska, the effort is LR6! 

Listen to the video - and then call the State Senators!  Tell them we want them to protect our Constitution and vote NO to LR6!

 

 

 

2017 NEBRASKA UNICAMERAL LEGISLATURE

"The salvation of the state is the watchfulness of the citizens"  Will YOU watch and speak out?

 

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17 Albrecht, Joni (402) 471-2716 2010 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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