KOMMONSENTSJANE – NEBRASKA STATE SENATOR FACES BACKLASH FOR REFERRING TO AMERICAN FLAG AS A “RAG.”

Nebraska state senator faces backlash for referring to American flag as ‘a rag.’

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Senator Ernie Sanders (I).

In 1955, Chambers graduated from Omaha Tech High School. In 1959, he graduated from Creighton University with a B.A. in history, with minors in Spanish and philosophy. He attended Creighton University School of Law in the early 1960’s and completed his degree in 1979.

In 1963, when Chambers was 25 years old, he worked for the Omaha Post Office. Chambers said he was fired for insubordination because he spoke out against the management at the Post Office referring to the black staff as “boys”. He picketed the Postmaster General’s speech in Omaha with a sign that read, “I spoke against discrimination in the Omaha Post Office and was fired.”

He refused to join the Nebraska State Bar Association, so was unable to practice law; in 2015, he explained his refusal on the grounds that he had earned the right to practice by passing law school, and should not have to pay the Bar Association dues as well.

Chambers ran for a position on the Omaha School Board, but did not get elected. He also failed as a write-in candidate for the City Council.

In 1970, he was elected to represent North Omaha’s 11th District, replacing George W. Althouse, who had been appointed to replace Senator Edward Danner, who had died in office.  During the election, a policeman was killed in a deserted house by a bomb. Two Black Panthers, David Rice and Edward Poindexter, were charged in the death. Chambers protested, as he thought the men had been framed by COINTELPRO.

First elected to represent North Omaha’s 11th District in the Nebraska State Legislature in 1970, Chambers was successfully re-elected in every ensuing election through 2004. On April 25, 2005, Chambers became Nebraska’s longest-serving state senator, having served for more than 35 years.   He was not allowed to seek re-election in 2008 because of a constitutional amendment passed by Nebraska voters in 2000 which limits Nebraska state legislators to two consecutive four-year terms.

The constitutional amendment, however, permits senators to seek re-election to their office after sitting out for four years. Chambers ran against incumbent Brenda Council in 2012, winning election by a “landslide”.

Chambers also ran for the United States Senate in 1988 as a New Alliance Party candidate. He petitioned to be included on the 1974 ballot for Governor of Nebraska and also ran for Governor in 1994, receiving 0.44% of the vote.[

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Sad to say that he seems to fight against himself.  Can you image working all of those years to achieve a law degree and then not able to practice because your brain tells you that you don’t have to pay the dues?

He refused to join the Nebraska State Bar Association, so was unable to practice law; in 2015, he explained his refusal on the grounds that he had earned the right to practice by passing law school, and should not have to pay the Bar Association dues as well.

How was this man elected if he has so much hate and why would he call the flag a “rag?”  Did that make him FEEL better?  He seems to have a burr in his butt.  He has achieved so much – but,  yet, he still has that burr that he just can’t seem to SHAKE and uses the “flag” as his burr.

Maybe he should move to a country that better fits his views cause he “ain’t been happy in the U.S.”

He hasn’t served in the military and has taken advantage of his minority status.  Maybe he needs to seek some help for this pea-sized brain drain or does he just like to be a trouble maker to get attention?

Solution:  People in Nebraska just need to ‘VOTE HIM OUT” in the next election

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To view the video of a rebuttal on his stand click on the following site:

https://www.kgun9.com/news/national-politics/nebraska-state-senator-faces-backlash-for-referring-to-american-flag-as-a-rag

Posted: 8:29 AM, Feb 22, 2019

Updated: 9:29 AM, Feb 22, 2019

By: Jennifer Griswold

Sen. Brewer reacts to the American flag being referred to as “a rag.”

Nebraska state senator faces backlash for referring to American flag as ‘a rag’

LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska state senator is under fire from his fellow lawmakers after referring to the American flag as a “rag” during debate.

Sen. Ernie Chambers (I-Omaha) made the comments while discussing LB 399 , a bill that would update social studies requirements for Nebraska students. Chambers is concerned the updates would only teach a version of US history that would skew toward white Americans and not be representative of the experience of all Americans.

“Senator Groene wants to talk about the meaning of respect,” Chambers said. What do white people mean by it and what do black people mean by it? White people mean we’ve gotta bow down to what they tell us as black people to bow down to. I don’t come here for this rag every day, and it’s a rag. That’s all it is to me. When you show a way to persuade Jews to sanctify and worship the swastika, when you show me that I’ll come up here and stand while you all hypocritically pretend that rag is something that it definitely is not.“

Chambers has referred to the flag as a “rag” in the unicameral in the past.

The bill was debated for three hours on Wednesday and may return on Friday if there are enough votes to end Chambers’ filibuster.

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