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PROUD TO BE A REPUBLICAN
On Saturday, March 9, 2013, the State Central Committee of the Nebraska Republican Party passed the following resolution by a unanimous vote, proposed and submitted by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Nebraska:
STAND WITH RAND RESOLUTION
Whereas, the Republican Party of Nebraska greatly values the Civil Liberties guaranteed by the United States Constitution, and;
Whereas, during U.S. Senator Rand Paul's historic filibuster on March 6th, 2013 it was stated by U.S. Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Marco Rubio, that: "The use of drones to execute, or to target American citizens on American soil who pose no imminent threat clearly violates the Constitutional due process rights of citizens.", and;
Whereas, the National Republican Party Platform states: "We affirm that all legislation, rules, and regulations must conform and public servants must adhere to the U.S. Constitution, as originally intended by the Framers. Whether such legislation is a State or Federal matter must be determined in accordance with the Tenth Amendment, inconjunction with Article I, Section 8.", and;
Whereas, State Senator Paul Schumacher has introduced LB 412, the “Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act,” in accordance with the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by declaring, "The use of drones to conduct surveillance on citizens or property, without proper warrant, is a violation of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, and should not be admissible in Courts of Law.", now;
Therefore be it resolved, that the Republican Party of Nebraska supports State Senator Paul Schumacher’s LB 412, and be it further;
Resolved, that the Nebraska Republican Party calls upon all State Senators that believe in the due process of law to pass LB 412, and be it further;
Resolved, that the Nebraska Republican Party calls upon all Republican elected officials to oppose all use of drones for any unconstitutional purposes.
Thank you to the greater NEGOP for recognizing the importance of Civil Libertieis, our Constitution, and for "Standing With Rand." We're proud to stand as part of the NEGOP.
RLCNE STATEMENT ON PROPOSED RNC RULES CHANGES
"The Board of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Nebraska strongly opposes recently proposed changes to the party rules which would give the Republican National Committee unprecedented centralized authority over the presidential nomination process, overriding the autonomy of the states and their long established electoral traditions. We also object strenuously to new rules which would empower the Republican National Committee to change the rules under which it operates between conventions without approval of the body of delegates representing the party membership. These proposed rule changes are tyrannical, contrary to the principles of republican governance and hostile to the interests of the grassroots of the party. Together they constitute an attempt to shift the power in the party from the state parties and their members to an elite establishment which answers primarily to special interests and powerful politicians, a corruption of our party which we believe all true Republicans will find unacceptable."
RLCNE proposed a resolution to the NEGOP stating recommending the State Party's opposition to the Rules. The motion was tabled, pending more explanation for the SCC members at a later date.