Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February 9, 2010
Sen. Randy Brogdon
Brogdon Blasts Presidential Council of Governors;
Calls for Henry to Decline Obama’s Appointment
State Sen. Randy
Brogdon said Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s executive
order creating the Presidential council of Governors is just one
more example of the federal government’s ongoing erosion of
states’ rights. Brogdon offered a Senate Concurrent Resolution
to fellow members denouncing the panel and asking Gov. Brad Henry
to decline his appointment to the Council.
Brogdon said one of the duties of the new council is the coordination
and integration of military operations within the nation between
the federal government and various states—a move Brogdon said
is a threat to all 50 states, and one that he would oppose.
“This just further blurs the lines between civil and military
authority given to the federal government. I believe this violates
the 10th amendment and further damages state sovereignty,”
said Brogdon, R-Owasso. “Oklahoma has the National Guard,
police, highway patrol and many first responders to protect our
citizens. The U.S. Army is there to protect our nation’s borders.
I strongly oppose any action that would allow federal military to
come into our state and have authority over our police and our communities.”
The resolution condemns both Congress and the President for requiring
and spearheading the council’s creation, something Brogdon
called a subversion of the Constitution.
“Citizens need to pay careful attention to what is happening
in Washington, because it is having a negative impact on Oklahoma”
Brogdon said. “We need to speak up for our freedoms and our
sovereignty before they are taken from us.”
For more information contact:
Sen. Brogdon: 405-521-5566