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by Wes Messamore
After she tried to put on a farmer’s market in her hometown of Pueblo, Colorado, Tisha Casida discovered that she had a different set of rules, regulations, licenses, and fees than the city-run farmer’s market. When she contacted her city council, county commissioners, and the city manager about the business and growth-strangling discrepancies and didn’t even get a single reply, Casida had had enough.
Now Tisha Casida is running as an Independent for the U.S. House of Representatives and I recently had the opportunity to talk with her on the phone about it. During our brief interview, I was absolutely captivated by the depth of her enthusiasm, her principled positions, her common sense policy prescriptions, and her eloquence in articulating and defending them.
Here’s what Tisha Casida had to say:
Read my interview at The Independent Voter Network
Dear Friends of Liberty,
This is the time for us to rally together and fight for Liberty. We are gaining ground in Colorado’s 3rd district and people of my district are finding out how serious I am about this campaign. Many people in my district recently saw me on Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano discussing the causes of our economic problems and my solution of cutting spending and competing currency.
I am touring the district once a month for a week speaking and meeting with voters. Republicans, Democrats and Independents are all frustrated and the common thread is the out of control spending and the economy.
We are up against two big government establishment types that represent the status quo downward self serving cycle of Washington DC insider politics. Both the Republican and the Democrat in my district need hundreds of thousands to compete, but because of our message of limited government and strict adherence to the US Constitution I will win on message and principle. But I need your help to get our message out to Colorado’s 3rd district and we can do this with a fraction of what they are raising.
By supporting our Money Bomb today we can get our message out!
Please donate $25, $50, $100 or even $2500 today so I can represent you in Washington DC.
We are celebrating the Boston Tea Party with a Moneybomb for ALL Liberty Candidates!
Find out who is all on this list. – http://gigibowman.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/liberty-candidates-2012-boston-tea-party-money-bomb/
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Take the cake for liberty!
Dear Friends of Liberty,
Today I’m celebrating my 30th birthday with a big moneybomb. In honor of our great American revolution, I am asking for a donation to support our campaign’s efforts.
My campaign isn’t like the other candidates who seek careers as politicians. My campaign is about restoring the constitutional republic that our revolution was fought for.
And your donation will go a long way to get a liberty candidate into Congress.
If you are in Colorado, I am inviting you to join me at the campaign headquarters today for the fundraiser and for a chance to meet our team and supporters. To RSVP or for more info, please call 719-369-0623.
But I cannot stress enough that this is not a party, but a fight to restore our constitution. Even on my birthday, I won’t be partying. I will continue to only work hard to bring back a sound currency, civil liberties, and a prosperous economy.
STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR EMPOWERING LOCAL PARTNERS TO PREVENT VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN THE UNITED STATES
What defines an extremist? What defines extremism?
“As a government, we are working to prevent all types of extremism that leads to violence, regardless of who inspires it. At the same time, countering al-Qa’ida’s violent ideology is one part of our comprehensive strategy to defeat al-Qa’ida. Over the past 2½ years, more key al-Qa’ida leaders—including Usama bin Laden—have been eliminated in rapid succession than at any time since the September 11 attacks. We have strengthened homeland security and improved information sharing. Thanks to coordinated intelligence and law enforcement, numerous terrorist plots have been thwarted, saving many American lives.” —President Barack Obama, August 2011
How is it possible to prevent extremism that leads to violence – regardless of who inspires it? What must be done? How do you know who to stop and when? This most recent Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) out of Washington, D.C. leaves those definitions pretty open.
This is about definitions and who is defining them. Most of us would agree that “extremists” who go and kill others (including themselves) are dangerous. What about people who are extreme in their rhetoric but would never hurt anyone? Freedom of speech allows us to speak up and out as long as we are not violating anyone else’s right to life and liberty. What if those people who speak up are called an extremist? Are the Occupy Wall Street crowds engaging in extremism? Are the Tea Party crowds engaging in extremism? Are Ron Paul followers and supporters engaging in extremism? Isn’t it up to the person to decide whether or not these people will engage in violence? Before a crime is committed – who has the power to actually know what people are going to do? Law enforcement and our government are not God and do not know everything. Why are they the ones to decide who is being extreme and whether or not those people may use violence BEFORE IT HAS EVEN HAPPENED? Isn’t that dangerous to our freedom to express ourselves?
I take offense to this and these definition because I myself have been called a “radical” and an “extremist” because I really truly believe in the Constitution of the United States being the control mechanism to keep our government in check. I have also been called these names because I have given up everything to be able to try to speak to others about it. I have even been called this when I say that I believe in Jesus Christ, as he walked and taught us while on this earth. And if someone tried to kill me for any of these things, I would fight back. Does that fit their definition of extremism? Am I now the enemy?
These are questions you should ask yourself. Even if YOU don’t think you are doing anything – what if someone who didn’t like you decided that you are? What if they then tell local law enforcement what a dangerous and extreme person you are? Are you now the enemy?
Just reminding you that we have more freedom right now than we may ever have again, and you better use it.
“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”
- George Washington
Please consider a generous donation today of $5, $10, $25, $100 – this will go a long way in restoring Liberty!
Americans are waking up to the fact that our once free republic is in trouble. They are searching for answers to what seem like unsolvable problems: economic depression, unending war, political corruption, and vanishing liberties. What if there were just one answer – freedom? The American republic was founded upon that principle, yet few suggest that it is the solution to any of our problems, much less all of them. Yet, if freedom is the answer, we first must know what it is. Sadly, most Americans do not. That is why I wrote this book.
I hope you enjoy the Introduction and Chapter One: What is Freedom?, which I am making available for free below. The subsequent chapters discuss how freedom can solve the many challenges we face.
I look forward to fighting with you to restore our liberty. – Tom Mullen
Reviews by Congressman Ron Paul and economist Peter Schiff
“Thomas Mullen is a knowledgeable and passionate libertarian and A Return to Common Sense is a valuable addition to the libertarian literature. Those new to the freedom movement will benefit from Tom’s introduction to both the practical and moral arguments for freedom. Long-time activists will benefit from Tom’s explanation of why strict adherence to principle is vital to the future success of the liberty movement.”
- Representative Ron Paul (TX-14)
Congressman and author of The Revolution: A Manifesto and End the Fed.
“A well written primer on economics, liberty, and government that even avid Austrians will enjoy. If you have been blinded by government and Wall Street propaganda, A Return to Common Sense will help open your eyes. I not only recommend that you add this book to your freedom library, but that you buy a few copies for your friends.”
- Peter Schiff, President of Euro Pacific Capital, Inc and author of Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse.
Introduction: The American Crisis
―THESE are the times that try men‘s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.‖
– Thomas Paine (1776)1
America finds itself in a time of crisis. For several generations we have expressed dissatisfaction with government, be it with the Viet Nam war, the energy and economic crises of the 1970‘s, the scandals of the 1980‘s and 1990‘s, or the present war in Iraq. While there is a case to be made that a little dissatisfaction with the status quo is healthy, it has gone far beyond that now. For anyone remotely in touch with the state of our republic, there is a growing sense of dread that whatever is wrong is getting much worse much faster. They realize that what was once a desire for change has now become a dire need for change. Yet, in as much as the voting public clamors for it, does anyone think for a moment that the majority of people in America actually know what changes are necessary, or even what changes they want?
The United States emerged from the 19th century amidst the most innovative period in the history of mankind. The industrial revolution had wrought miracles that could barely have been imagined 100 years before. After thousands of years of traveling on foot or on the backs of beasts of burden, automobiles carried Americans wherever they wished to go. Steamships freed travel by sea from the vagaries of the four winds, and the telegraph and telephone made communication with distant locations instantaneous, when just a few decades earlier weeks or even months might be required for a single letter to arrive. Electric light replaced the gas lamps of yesteryear, and man‘s most ancient dream was realized by Wilbur and Orville Wright.