Grassroots in Nebraska (GIN)

Grassroots in Nebraska is a Lincoln, based group, founded in March of 2009. While we began as a Tea Party group, we have recognized that Tea Party rallies tend to be a means by which concerned citizens gather together and meet people of like minds. These gatherings have little meaning if they do not result in substantive, effective action. Visit Grassroots in Nebraska to see more.

Why the Electoral College?  Because State and Regional Diversity Matters. (updated)

Where you live, your day-to-day experiences gained through interacting with your physical environment, influence your political viewpoint. The Founders realized this. When the Electoral College was born through compromise in 1787, each former-colony-turned-state had a unique history and perspective giving rise to significant political differences between it and its neighbors. The Founders had to resolve […]

Why the Electoral College?  Because State and Regional Diversity Matters.

Where you live, your day-to-day experiences gained through interacting with your physical environment, influence your political viewpoint. The Founders realized this. When the Electoral College was born through compromise in 1787, each former-colony-turned-state had a unique history and perspective giving rise to significant political differences between it and its neighbors. The Founders had to resolve […]

VOTE!  It’s Weasel-Stomping Day!

For those of you who have lost your sense of humor during this interminable election season — or who never had one to lose — we offer the following DISCLAIMER: No animals were harmed during the production of this video or the post in which it is embedded. Any resemblance to actual people, living or […]

What’s Wrong With the Electoral College?

Interest in our system for electing the President of the United States is high. I actually understand why voters feel disenfranchised by the Electoral College as it is presently constituted within 48 states, but the media and political party “powerful” aren’t explaining how the system works, why it was designed as it was. Instead, many people are working to circumvent or abolish it altogether. Read full articleWhat’s Wrong With the Electoral College?

Who’s Attempting to Legislate Morality?

We encourage visitors to read the transcript from or listen to the audio of a brief statement from Pastor Bryan Clark of Lincoln Berean Church: “As I’m sure you’re aware, this is an election year. I’m sure you’re also aware that we are very divided as a nation. Our Pledge of Allegiance says that we […]

Fourth of July, 1776:  America’s Own Brexit

My son was gaming online with a number of what I call his “virtual friends” shortly after it was announced that Britons had voted to leave the European Union (EU).  Unbeknowst to my son, many of the players in his RP were British.  Upon learning of the outcome of the election, the gamers began to […]

On Friday, November 7, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a case that could cause the health care law to implode. The Court will very likely hear oral arguments on the case, referred to as King v. Burwell, this coming March and issue a ruling in June.

The potential impact on President Barack Obama’s “signature accomplishment”, which most of us commonly refer to as Obamacare, is not some fantastical desire of mine. Many opponents and proponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) agree that if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs (King), it’ll be difficult for the law to hang together1The following list of articles represent perspectives of opponents, proponents and purportedly “neutral” sources, all conveying in one form or another that the PPACA is in jeopardy because of the Supreme Court case: “Obamacare Challenge Gets High Court Review, With Crucial Tax Credits At Stake” – Bloomberg, A Huffington Post piece by Terry Connelly, “A Supreme Court Case That Could Upend Obamacare” at RealClearMarkets.com, “Three Reasons A New Supreme Court Obamacare Case Matters to Pro-Lifers” – The Federalist, “U.S. Supreme Court to hear Obamacare subsidies case” – Yahoo Finance..

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Minimum Wage: The Glue that Sticks People in Poverty

When I was asked to sign the petition to get the question of raising the minimum wage on the ballot this November, my response was, “Not in a million years.” As I discussed the issue with the petition circulator, I told him that not one of the employees working in the small business I own makes minimum wage. But later I realized I was in error. There is one employee working for my business that currently makes less than $7.25 per hour — Me.

Contrary to popular stereotype, most business owners are not fat cats that throw money at an enterprise and spend their days lounging in their olympic-sized pools or chasing a little white ball around a golf course at the local country club. Business owners are people like me who saved money while working for others. One day, in my case relatively late in life, I took a risk and invested my savings in a small business hoping to see it grow and prosper. I am willing to — and do — sometimes work 60 hours a week or more to make that happen. […]

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