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Liberty Groups a Front for the Republican Machine

Thank you Mr. Woods, you inspired me to speak up.

In an effort to believe that I was the only one experiencing this vortex in the liberty movement – I have kept my mouth shut. But no more – after reading Mr. Woods ‘ article about his experience with Jesse Benton and Campaign for Liberty (C4L), I think it is important to speak out and speak the truth.

Several “liberty-oriented” groups have completely ignored my candidacy for Congress because I refuse to run as part of the Republican machine. I told them I would not run Republican because I know how corrupt the Republican machine is (remember, these are groups that claim to be non-partisan). I think we witnessed how corrupt the Republican machine is with how they have treated delegates in the States and at the convention.

Campaign for Liberty has ignored my request for a survey and to be included in their survey (which I answered some time ago and sent to both the national and Colorado contacts). The Colorado director was an interim, and has changed again – they refuse to post my answers in a timely fashion up on their website so that people who are a part of this organization can see that I am a candidate who supports the Constitution. Why won’t they post my answers? Because they are supporting the Republican – the Republican even though the Republican does not speak up for Constitutional government. Campaign for Liberty is a front for the Republican machine.

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) has ignored my request to be connected with other liberty-candidates in their organization. I don’t want their endorsement, I don’t want their money (they have a PAC) – all I have wanted is to be connected with other people (e.g. their membership that would theoretically support a young liberty candidate like myself), and their executive director, among others in the organization, just ignore me. I don’t exist. Stupid little girl, right? All of the people they support are Republican and men. Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is a front for the Republican machine.

Several other people associated with the “liberty-movement” had urged me to run Republican (my race would have been over awhile ago) and then did not follow through with their commitments to work with me. They are a front for the Republican machine.

Strangely silent – the people you thought were leaders – the people who are Republican, the people who tell you over and over that to “win”, you have to infiltrate the machine. Let me tell you something – you don’t win by fixing a broken system – you build a new one.

My name is Tisha Casida, I am running ‘unaffiliated’ (also called Independent) for U.S. House Colorado District Three, and I am officially on the ballot. I am also the only candidate to sign the Voluntary U.S. House Term Limits Declaration. And my supporters know the difference between an independent voice and the Republican machine – won’t you join us?

If you believe in me and what I am doing – please donate to help us reach more people. EVERY BIT makes a difference – would you consider donating $25, $50, even $100 today?


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That's why I will no longer offer a PENNY...

or A SINGLE CALORIE OF EFFORT to CFL, YAL or any other REPUBLICAN org. And now that the SINGLE EXCEPTION of the Ron Paul window has been slammed shut BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY... I'll be returning to my third parties with a helluva DISGUSTING REPUBLICAN STORY to tell the future grandkids.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

Will you be telling your

Will you be telling your future grandkids how many 3rd party candidates won elections?

As opposed to all the great

As opposed to all the great Republican and Democrat "winners" we should be telling them about? Is the objective to win office or to not continually drift into a warfare welfare police state? I'd say the latter.

Jessie Ventura became Governor of Minnesota on 3rd Party !

And he's great.

Hope so!

Hopefully 2012 will have a few pop up. Hell, maybe 2014 in Kentucky to chuck that inhuman looking leftist mummy and his new lil' Romney-endorsing helper-monkey, Rand?

But rest assured... my rocking chair tales will NOT BE OF "better evils" and the selling of souls.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

If there's anything I learned from Ron Paul since 2007

...it's that, 3rd party is very difficult to win.

Ron Paul tried it and I learned from his painful mistakes. The odds are stacked against you. Unless you're a celebrity w/ huge name recognition, you need to work w/in the party and take it over.

That's what Ron Paul did in Iowa, Maine, NV, etc...

Take a small committeeman position and get other Ron Paulers to do the same. Then with numbers you can win over the entire party and primary election victories won't even cost a dime!

Good luck with the election. I hope you at least get enough votes so that they can't ignore you next time! Hit 'em hard!

If there's anything I learned from George Washington...

...it's that faith, bravery and desperation will carry a nation to that beautiful "very difficult win."

Faith we DO NOT have. Our nauseating embrace of GOP "better evil" is evidence. And I fear the Lord's exhausted His patience.

Bravery, I think we have.

Desperation we DO NOT. We, as loyalists did, still believe we can "work within the system" to "preserve" what we have - not seeming to understand WE DO NOT POSSESS ANYTHING! It's a TRICK! The GOP is a beast THAT HAS NOT ONE POSITIVE SUCCESS to it's name. But it DOES HAVE thousands of betrayals. IT'S NOT DESIGNED TO SUCCEED! And ANY "victory" that happens to slip past its claws WILL BE ATTACKED UNTIL IT'S RETURNED TO IT'S OWNER, as they MADE CRYSTAL CLEAR in a very public and HUMILIATING way in Tampa.

George Washington's loses:
Bunker Hill
Long Island
Lake Champlain
Kip's Bay
Cherry Valley Massacre
Bedford - Fair Haven
Harlem Heights
White Plains
Fort McIntosh
Port Royal Island
Fort Washington
Rocky Mount
Polk's Mill
Fishing Creek
Lenud's ferry
Fort Anne
Fort Keyser
Burrell's Landing
Quinby Bridge
Parker's Ferry
Eutaw Springs
Fort George
Blackstock's Hill
Tarrant's Tavern
Monck's Corner
Briar Creek
Guilford Courthouse
Hobkirk's Hill
Blue Licks
Combahee Ferry

"Difficult?" I'm third party. F the R's!

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

I'm voting 3rd party but I'm

I'm voting 3rd party but I'm staying Republican.

We're winning scores of local GOP County Committeeman positions throughout our county. My county is heavily republican so being a democrat is out of the question. The victor of the general election is determined during the GOP Primaries for us. It's only a matter of time until we control all the townships w/in our county as well as the county itself.

Then we'll be able to
-get an Oath Keeper for Sheriff.
-get a real Congressman in office.
-get some real State legislatures in office.

You need to do what works best in your locality. We're taking back the GOP. I wish you all the best.
For liberty!


Republican, Democrat, Independent, Constitution, Libertarian.. Take over the system.

Tisha, I will support you and others like you regardless of party. It's these ideas that's killing the movement, fuck the damn political parties, they're ruining us and strictly abiding to one side will only destroy what we're looking for.

Don't let the "liberty groups" determine who YOU vote for. This is about us, not about them.

Indy Moneybomb

Front page moneybomb to raise money for:
• liberty candidates who are NOT D's or R's
• settle on who is in and who is not ...

Then we send the Demuglicans and Republicrats a lil' message .

This is ridiculous!

Campaign For Liberty and Young Americans For Liberty ought to be ashamed of themselves. We want Constitutionalists in Congress. If an Independent matches up with Ron Paul's political ideals moreso than the Republican on the ballot, there is no conceivable reason why "independent" Liberty-oriented organizations would choose to give him/her the cold shoulder.

Let's send CFL, YAL, and Jesse Benton a message by sending Miss Casida more money than her Republicrat opponents combined!!!

If people actually did this then groups like the above

would send their people to support them instead of writing off the race.

What this implies is that somehow these organizations are financially backing her opponent in the Republican Party which is not true. They are both 501(c4) organizations and are barred from endorsements.

Maybe it has something to do with limited resources. The great thing is that the members of these groups can do whatever they want. Freedom what a concept!

You also assume that at least YAL tells students how to think and how to vote. If you knew anything about this organization you would realize how wrong you are. If Tisha went to their meetings and asked for their support she may find a good source of volunteers to reach out to those indy's and disenfranchised voters.

Misinformation in our movement is not good for the cause and people talking about things they know nothing about (like a youth group when they are too old to even join) is not helpful either.

I'd like to know if Tisha is a member of YAL? She is certainly in the demographic.

As a member of the organization I've run 3rd party and one of my chapter members just put his name on the ballot as an independent ticket. So how is that?

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
www.yaliberty.org - Young Americans for Liberty
www.ivaw.org/operation-recovery - Stop Deploying Traumatized Troops

Did you read what she wrote?

"Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) has ignored my request to be connected with other liberty-candidates in their organization."

Maybe she's lying. But, I have no way of knowing if she did or didn't request to be connected with other liberty-candidates in their organization.

People like you make our campaign possible

Thank you for your kind (and truthful) words, and your willingness to contribute to our campaign. People like you fuel our journey - our gas, signage, and promotional materials for the 29 counties in our district. Your generosity and willingness to share with others is much appreciated.

In Liberty,


Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District - www.Casida2014.com
Imagine That! -->> www.ImagineThat911.com
That's Natural! -->> www.ThatsNatural.info
Rebellion! -->> www.PartyDumper.com

Of course CFL & YAL are Ron

Of course CFL & YAL are Ron Paul Republican type organizations. Tisha you choose to be Independent, be Independent. Going Independent is a very, very hard thing to do. Not many are elected to Congress as a Independent, it does not mean it can not happen, Virgil Goode & Bernie Sanders come to mind & Virigil Goode won as a Democrat before he won as a Independent. You got to be in this for the long haul you need name recognition.

Welcome to the long haul

And everything really good in life is a challenge, that is the whole point.

Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District - www.Casida2014.com
Imagine That! -->> www.ImagineThat911.com
That's Natural! -->> www.ThatsNatural.info
Rebellion! -->> www.PartyDumper.com

You got to knock on every door in your District

You got to knock on every door in your District & yes that can take years

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You CORRECTLY USED THE R word! FINALLY!!!!!! MUCH more honest than the "Liberty candidate" cloaking of REPUBLICAN candidates.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

This has been my experience as well.

I was and am a liberty Candidate, yet the Campaign for Liberty will not even return my phone calls. I am a Husband, Father, Navy Veteran, Business Owner who employs people and I am a two time Congressional Candidate. However, this is apparently not good enough for the likes of the C4l, Jack Hunter or other so-called liberty personalities. If you do not pursue liberty their way, then you don't exist. I would argue that however you choose to pursue the goals of liberty is the correct way and nobody should be expressing that they have found the only way to do it. Modern History has shown that attempts to hijack the Republican party has always ended in disappointment and failure, but maybe this time it will be different. I do get tired of the hubris exhibited by these GOPers who treat other men and women who pursue they ideals of personal liberty differently as if they are beneath them. How much more sacrifice is necessary from me and my family before they think we are worthy of at least recognizing we exist. It is difficult sometimes to interpret their motives. Are the defending liberty or the Republican party, with the action of Jesse Benton, this can be difficult to say.

Keith Blandford US District One, SC



In more ways than one - and thank you for fighting the good fight to represent people and be a statesman. Let's get more people aware of what you are doing and what you stand for - there are a lot of 'us' out there - it is up to us to speak up.

Let me know if these links are correct:




PLEASE don't be discouraged - we need no organized institution to further the cause - it is up to each of us to work with each other, as individuals.

It is very good to learn about what you are doing. Thank you for sharing.


Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District - www.Casida2014.com
Imagine That! -->> www.ImagineThat911.com
That's Natural! -->> www.ThatsNatural.info
Rebellion! -->> www.PartyDumper.com

I am always nervous

about posting on the Daily Paul. I have followed DP for years, but there always seems to be someone who says that you don't have a right to post here. "You profile is no good and is not as old as mine" or something to that affect. And I don't want to get accused of "hijacking" the Daily Paul because I am not a Republican. So it takes huge Courage because I don't want to get slammed by something I really enjoy and love (Daily Paul).

Having said that. Yes the information above is correct. This is a second run against a "tea party" candidate who is nothing but a bought and sold Neocon.


The Daily Paul is great...

...but it is not the measure of a man.

Keimh3reg Peh2u Meg

Just sent a donation your way.

Tisha, you'll find many people in the Springs have a long history of disgust with Benton, going back to '08. After hearing Benton-Holdridge's strategy to win by electing only Santorum delegates, we ran our own slate, only to get stabbed in the back by those CFL liars. A number of us have also left the Republican party recently, so you should find some kindred souls. We don't meet much (when we aren't campaigning), but search for the "Green Dragon Tavern" group (meetup and facebook) if you're looking to connect up here. Good luck! I know it must be hard.


I have heard of this group and think I know one of those members, I will do my best to get in front of them and meet up. I VERY MUCH appreciate you sharing your story about your experience.


Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District - www.Casida2014.com
Imagine That! -->> www.ImagineThat911.com
That's Natural! -->> www.ThatsNatural.info
Rebellion! -->> www.PartyDumper.com

Never Again

I will not be donating to CFL until they commit serious resources to your campaign.

"First rule of Government Spending: Why build one when you can have 2 at twice the price?"
-S.R. Hadden

I don't care what letter is next to your name

Against the war? - Check
Against the fed? - Check
Pro Constitution? - Check

Then you should be considered a 'Liberty' candidate and accepted by both YAL and CFL, or more importantly, the people who belong to those organizations.

I am a member of both, and you got my vote!
(I don't live in Colorado, so she'll have to settle for my donation :)

Rights are not "given" they are fundamental constants of the universe which prevent large populations of humans from being controlled by a small group of people. - http://jediborg2.blogspot.com

Let us test this...

The CAMPAIGNING version of Barack Obama...
Against the war? - Check
Against the fed? ("wallstreet" and "croni-capitalists) - half a Check
Pro Constitution? (his INTERPRETATION OF, just like republicans) - Check

I THINK WE HAVE A WINNNNNAAAAAA! Real YAL and CFL material, right?

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

The true test is record, not rhetoric

Obama was a deceiver form the start. He won't even show all the information of his Birth certificate...and this is why we need to find some one who has stood the test of time to run. The candidate does not necessarily have a record in government service, but they should have a record supporting liberty.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Republican? - N

The R's simply CANNOT BE TRUSTED, no matter WHAT they CLAIM to "check" off.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

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While I have been known to agree with the general statement...

that you are making, I would like to clarify my thoughts because I think it is important to understand.

None of the groups have actually been hijacked, taken over, subverted, etc. What they are is what becomes of organizations and people who attempt to "fix" the system.

People, even in groups do NOT choose to do evil, generally. As a rule, EVERYONE, neocon included thinks that they are acting for the greater good or personal good. They just don't understand. Most in the current incarnation of the liberty movement do NOT understand so they are easily swayed by statist arguments.

You cannot end slavery by becoming a "better" slave master. These groups really believe that they are doing the right thing. They are just extremely wrong.

The only solution is to teach people, and show them why they are wrong and why our way is better.

If you want to make a real change, educate yourself, your family, your friends, and your neighbors. Teach them the principles, show them why it is better, live according to your principles, and ignore the state in every way possible. Confront the state when it is safe to do so. But you will not end the government control by becoming the government control.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -