Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February
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