By: Brian Evans
Last Tuesday, Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers (I-NB), who represents northern Omaha, Nebraska, went onto the floor of the State Legislature and compared the United States flag to the Nazi Swastica, angering many, not only in Nebraska but throughout America as a whole…
Chambers made the comments during a discussion on updating civic requirements for Nebraska schools. Chambers was criticizing a bill, LB 399, which would update civics requirements in the state’s schools to improve student literacy “in civics, history, economics, financial literacy, and geography.” The Examiner reported that…
Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers on Tuesday compared the American flag with the Nazi swastika on the floor of the legislature.
“I don’t come here for this rag every day, and it’s a rag. That’s all it is to me,” said Chambers about respecting the flag. “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.“
His fellow lawmakers were outraged when they criticized the 81-year-old state senator over his anti-American comments.
In fact, State Sen. Tom Brewer (R-NE), a military veteran, said that “it’s hard” to refer to the American flag “as a rag” given how those who serve our country sacrifice a lot to respect the flag. He added…
“I think I speak for most of us that have worn the uniform, it rips our heart out to hear someone say that they refer to the flag as a rag,” Brewer said. “Because for those of us that have brought home those that we’ve lost, it’s hard to ever refer to the flag as a rag because you have to fold it and you have to get it to the parents, and that’s awful hard to do.”
State Sen. Julie Slama (R-NE), who sponsored the civics bill, was outraged that he was “degrading” a symbol representing those who “sacrifice for our nation.” She said…
“Sen. Chambers’ comments not only degrade a symbol of ultimate sacrifice for our nation, but they also minimize the horrors and millions of lives lost in the Holocaust.”
Ernie Chambers has represented parts of Omaha since 1971. However, this isn’t the first time that Ernie Chambers has made anti-American or controversial comments. In fact, he has said things like…
“I own this Legislature. You all are my white folks. If a law must be passed, I will allow you to pass it. If I want to bring the Legislature to a halt, I will do it. And you know how I do it? Not with a gun, not by choking people. A loaded brain is more powerful than a loaded gun. I master the rules.”
“Now we will take up arms and scare the enemy. There will never be peace between the blacks and the whites, only absence of actual armed hostilities. This is the only thing the blacks can do to save their lives. We must arm.”
“If I was up here I’d probably pick these books up and start throwing them around. If I was a white guy, I’d go get my semiautomatic weapon and come down here and mow everybody down.”
— 2016, explaining why he stayed in his office for much of debate on a measure to prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity
HATRED OF POLICE
“You can understand why Jews who were burned by the Nazis hate Germans, but you can’t understand why black people who have been systematically murdered by the government and its agents — by private citizens, by the police departments — you can’t understand why they hate white people?
“Black people doing ordinary, reasonable, peaceful things in this country are attacked by the police, and the police are praised for it. And you talk about giving the police more money and more power.”
“My phone is full of calls where some cop stopped their child, made them lay down on the ground. And ya’ll don’t have it happen so you say it doesn’t happen. There are cops who know it happens and they won’t do anything about it. They’re sworn to uphold the law when they see one of their fellows violating the law, they don’t do anything to stop it.
“That’s why I say the cops are gangsters, they’re crooks and we see them as criminals. They violate the law and get away with it. They laugh about it. Caught on video.”
The Omaha World-Herald reported that, in a 2015 legislative hearing on concealed carry, Chambers painted the Police as worse than ISIS terrorists who behead people, and slaughter the innocent! He said…
“My ISIS is the police.
“My home is not threatened by ISIS. Mine is threatened by the police. The police are licensed to kill us, children, old people. They showed a guy on a highway — the highway trooper, he had this elderly black woman down on the ground, just beating the stew out of her, and nothing was done to him. That’s what I see.
“Now suppose somebody told me somebody from ISIS did that. Then everybody is up in arms: See what cowards they are? They beat women in broad daylight. But when a cop does it, it’s all right. I don’t feel that way. And if I were going to do something — but I’m not a man of violence — I wouldn’t go to Syria, I wouldn’t go to Iraq, I wouldn’t go to Afghanistan, I wouldn’t go to Yemen, I wouldn’t go to Tunisia, I wouldn’t go to Lebanon, I wouldn’t go to Jordan. I would do it right here.
“Nobody from ISIS ever terrorized us as a people, as the police do daily. … And you know what they say, the racism of the cops is merely reflective of the racism in this society, and they accept the existence of racism to excuse the cop. But then when I say there is racism in the society, they say, you’re playing the race card, your talking about it makes it happen. But when they want to justify the cop, they say, he’s merely reflective of the community where there is white racism.
“You don’t have to deal with that. You’re privileged. You’re free of that. You don’t have to think about it every day. If I was going to carry a weapon, it wouldn’t be against you, it wouldn’t be against these people who come here that I might have a dispute with. Mine would be for the police. And if I carried a gun, I’d want to shoot him first and then ask questions later, like they say the cop ought to do.”
MADE TERRORIST THREATS AGAINST GOVERNMENT
“On occasion, I have felt like blowing up the Legislature, but I have never felt that I wanted to quit.”
“I don’t believe in bomb threats, but if there was a genuine threat to the building, like a captain and his ship, the Legislature should go down with the chamber.”
— 1980, after refusing to leave the Capitol during a bomb threat, then teasing fellow lawmakers that he’d single-handedly killed a bill and advanced two others
“I am a non-hunter. Never hunted anything in my life. I believe that if you are going to be a sportsman while you are hunting, the animal that you are trying to kill should have the same opportunity to do to you what you are doing to it. Otherwise, it is an unequal chance and is like a shooting gallery.”
“As long as I’m in the Legislature, I’m going to work for abolition of the death penalty in Nebraska.”
“The United States is the only western country, the only democracy, western, which retains the death penalty. The tragedy, I think, does not necessarily inhere in the types of countries and governments with which this country has aligned itself as far as the infliction of the death penalty, but the fact that over 150 people in the last few years have been taken off death row because they were innocent.
“I know there are people who want to believe that no innocent person has ever been executed in this country. But when you have this many people conclusively proved by DNA evidence to be actually innocent, there is no escaping the conclusion that innocent people indeed have been executed.”
— 2015, during opening statement on bill to abolish Nebraska’s death penalty. The bill passed, but was later overturned by voters
BELIEF IN SUPERIORITY OVER OTHERS
“I, as a barber, am often called upon by individuals who come into the barber shop to improve upon what nature has done to the top of their head. While I am down here in the Legislature, I am trying to make an improvement on what nature put inside of the head of some people.”
“I speak panther. You all speak mouse. … I speak the language of the solitary dweller, like the mountain lion. You all speak the language of lemming.”
ANTI-CHRISTIAN AND HATRED OF MANKIND (ABORTION)
“When there is a conflict between the woman, her welfare and the fetus, the woman wins every time in my lexicon. … If Jesus came down and said, ‘That’s not so,’ I’d say, ‘With all due respect, that’s what I believe and that’s what I will hold to.”
— 2016, during a hearing on a bill which would have prohibited dismembering a living fetus in an abortion procedure
“As an elected official, I know the difference between theology and politics. My interest is in legislation, not salvation.”
“I don’t believe in God. I don’t acknowledge Christ. I should not have to be part of a religious ceremony.”
— 1980, commenting on his successful lawsuit to eliminate the paid position of legislative chaplain.
“If I were God, you know the way I would do it? I’d bring everybody into the world at 100 years old — bitter, mean-spirited, hateful, cynical, and all the things that happen as those delicate sensibilities that you have as a child are squeezed out of you drop by drop, shaved away bit by bit — and as people became younger, they would become better and better and better and better and better, then they would just disappear, and the world would be better off.”
Chambers said he would sue God, and stated…
“Plaintiff, despite reasonable efforts to effectuate personal service upon defendant, ‘Come out, come out, wherever you are,’ has been unable to do so.”
— 2007, suing God
“I bet if you cut the average man’s head off, out would tumble a million female vaginas, that’s what would tumble out of their head, if you cut the top of it off. … The same thing if you cut the tops of the heads off women. That’s what America is about: The children know it, the old folks know it, everybody knows it.”
“All that I need to have made clear to me is that we’re dealing with human beings. Once that is established, every right, privilege, protection of a person should be extended; and nobody should be discriminated against, especially in the area of employment, because of sexual orientation.”
ADMITS HE DOESN’T REPRESENT HIS VOTERS, BUT INSTEAD HIMSELF!
“I don’t represent Nebraska, I represent myself. You’re an old fool.”
— 1979, responding to an Omaha businessman who chided him for interrupting a national security briefing by President Jimmy Carter and National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski
“Donald Trump is an undercover Democrat. … He is the bomb that is within the Republican Party destroying it.”
In the end, Ernie Chambers has had decades to let the embers of hate smolder and corrupt his mind! Furthermore, even if he was wronged in his younger days, one resounding fact rises to the surface, like buttercream in a churn. It is the fact that no matter what wrongs have been leveled against him, America and the Constitution of the United States have granted him some of the most precious gifts from not only America, but from God himself, including the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! Regardless, Chambers exemplifies just one of the major wrongs with our nation, and that is the utter hate for America, the American people, for God, and for freedom itself, which has infected not only those within the now Marxist and Socialist Democrat Party, but within other Party’s as well. For example, the Green Party who embraces environmental socialism! The RINO Republicans (Republican In Name Only) who claim to fight for liberty and freedom, but truly embrace Fabian-Economic Socialism! The Libertarian Party, which has many who embrace Socialist ideals! The Democrat Socialists of America, who embrace full-blown Marxism! The Communist Party USA, who doesn’t even try to hide or mask its Marxist beliefs! Fortunately, after decades with nobody who truly represent ‘We the People’, we finally have a leader who puts America First, and Americans’ First! We finally have a leader who puts the interests of those who elected him, rather than the interests of the Party first and foremost! We finally have a leader who does what he says, and says what he means! We finally have President Trump who puts America First, in his mission to finally ‘Make America Great Again’!