The senators are working on resolutions asserting Nebraska's sovereignty under the 10th Amendment of the Constitution.A similar measure passed in South Dakota, while in neighboring Iowa Democrats have kept it stuck in committee so far. As many as 30 states have passed or are considering such action, in the face of unprecedented federal incursion (or planned--look at the cap and tax bill) into Americans' daily lives. ObamaCare is the latest big government approach setting off alarms. The efforts are not just confined to Red States--though with a grassroots movement like this, some of the Blues may turn in 2010.
Nebraska wouldn't try to secede from the union under their proposals but would go on record objecting to federal laws that they say go beyond constitutional authority.
“My goal here is to shine light on the fact that the federal government is overstepping its bounds,” said State Sen. Tony Fulton of Lincoln. “We would be making a statement on behalf of Nebraska.”
P.S. ObamaCare Tea Party protest in Missouri. Gateway Pundit. HT Dan Riehl.