I grew up in Nebraska. I am still a Nebraskan at heart. I bleed when the Huskers go down to defeat. I long for the one finger wave (no, not that finger), and for a small town culture in which your neighbor is your family. My mom and dad still live there. Going on 87, Dad still goes to work at 7 am to the store he has owned about as long as I have been alive. My brother is a volunteer fireman, paramedic, church worker, and town historian (his hobby). My middle child lives in Norfolk where he is an assistant manager of Hy-Vee East. I love Nebraska. I was baptized at Golgotha Lutheran Church on a hill miles outside of any town, the place where my grandfather and father and my oldest son were also baptized. There is something that touches my heart when I see a white clapboard church building sitting alone, surrounded only by cornfields.
So when Gene Veith posted this video commercial from Ben Sasse (born 27 miles away from my hometown), my interest was piqued. His campaign theme: Move the Capital of the US to Nebraska -- no, not necessarily the building but the mindset and heart. I can't vote for him but gosh darn I wish I could vote for this fellow Lutheran. And I would actually like to see the Capital moved to Nebraska (maybe leaving some of the bureaucrats back behind to fix the mess that is DC. You watch and tell me you don't think it is a good idea, too!