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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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Here, here!

Here, Here!

Keimh3reg Peh2u Meg

Well, I have talked with some

Well, I have talked with some of the hijackers, and their attitude is not exactly one of naive innocence, but rather it is that the grassroots Ron Paul people are loose-cannon rogues and that if they have their way they will be extreme and refuse compromises, etc. Therefore, wiser heads who see strong arguments for the other side, take a longer view, are more mature,and less extreme in their views, need to be in control. So I am convinced that what is happening in reality is that we have people who do not agree with the Ron Paul grassroots and are much closer to being GOP neocons who see the Ron Paul movement as a way to get themselves into the realms of power in the GOP. If this sounds cynical, it is because it is.


"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."

I love it. We are our own resilience and rugged individualism, education, and empowerment our best safeguards. Thank you.


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Imagine That! -->> www.ImagineThat911.com
That's Natural! -->> www.ThatsNatural.info
Rebellion! -->> www.PartyDumper.com

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I'm glad you liked the sentiment... :)

However, I fear you missed the point. :) No disrespect because on the surface, I like how you represent yourself. But, my statement basically meant, stop trying to be "elected" to be a better slave master, and start teaching the slaves how to read.

We have no shortage of slave masters, and even if you put the whip down, it won't help free the slaves. Free them by teaching them.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -

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Tisha's awesome, she would be

Tisha's awesome, she would be a good ally for Justin Amash in the House of Representatives. Also Tom Massie and Kerry Bentoviolio if they win their generals. I sent her a few FRN's, what the hell right? :)

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

Daily Paul, shakes head

There's a whole lot of shooting each other in the foot going on here and no one seems to be immune from it. Tisha Casida seems to be a stand up guy, except for complaining about other organizations that have no history of supporting 3rd party candidates.

Don't drag down the hard work of others--or paint with such a broad brush.
YAL has done invaluable work on college campuses. C4L, warts and all, headed up the fight for Audit the Fed.

I'm embarrassed for DP that a post like this (it's the tone of it) is on the front page.

Check out http://iroots.org/
"If you’re into political activism, at least for Ron Paul if not for anyone else, I strongly recommend spending some time with iroots.org." - Tom Woods

Tisha is a stand up guy...

Except she's a gal.

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

Sorry about that!

Thanks for correcting me. I do hope that people will lay off the YAL hate...

Check out http://iroots.org/
"If you’re into political activism, at least for Ron Paul if not for anyone else, I strongly recommend spending some time with iroots.org." - Tom Woods

Revolution in a suit and a tie?

Doesn't sound too plausible to me, and it doesn't sound plausible to many here.

Maybe instead of criticizing the "hate," you might listen to where people are coming from.

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.


Simple - be honest, and people like me would never have thought that they stood up for something they say they do.

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


And the 'excuse' of many of these people, groups, and organizations are that you cannot 'win'. How can you win if you do not try? We were not "supposed" to win the American Revolution, but we did. David was not supposed to beat Goliath, but he did. To do - you must first try.

And when people, groups, and organizations become naysayers for the very object that they say to support - LIBERTY AND FREEDOM - THE ABSOLUTE FREEDOM TO RUN FOR POLITICAL OFFICE (for example) - then you know that they stand for nothing.

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

Very good Tisha.

I am so sick of the comment, "unelectable" as I ran into it so many times in 2008 and this year with people who respected, admired and believed in Ron Paul but then believed the lie "unelectable." I am so glad you and Ron Paul are both sticking to principles and not parties and no matter what, will win in the end. Those who sell out to the "lesser of two evils, or anything besides a democrat..." are the real losers. Hang in there and keep speaking the Truth. I'll stick with those who stand for Something (like the Constitution...like you and Ron Paul) instead of those who will say and do anything their party tells them to.

Have you even appealed

to local YAL chapters? Have you even talked to their presidents about coordinating campus activism for you. Even if nationals will not help, local students can get involved. You are burning bridges you need not burn. I support YAL 100%.

May the LORD bless you and keep you
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
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My Letter to the Executive Director -after several on our behalf

Dear Jeff,

Hope this email finds you doing well and enjoying Spring. I know that several of our supporters have written to you about our campaign and I wanted to follow up on this.

I do realize that you may not be able to financially support us through Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), and perhaps not even endorse us because of whatever reasons are coming up for your leadership committee (if the reason is that you have somehow assessed that we ‘cannot win’ I would like to point out it is not just about ‘winning’ – it is about ‘trying’ – because ‘trying’ is the only way you can win).

However, as one of the people who participated in your Year of Youth Convention in Arlington last year, I thought it would be really neat if you could send out an email to your membership talking about people running for office who are a part of YAL. It seems like this would be a solid informational piece for your donors, sponsors, and members – to see what young people are running for what offices where. That way we can network and connect with each other. I think that was part of the purpose of your event and a part of what your donors and members would expect from an organization like YAL. I also know that you are non-partisan – so I bet there are a lot of people running as Independents and even Democrats that may be a good fit for this as well, it would be a great chance to grow your membership. A lot of people (regardless of political party affiliation) are having conversations about liberty right now - why don't you help connect us young people with others around the nation who are working on rebuilding Constitutional government?

I am pretty sure you have a cohesive list of candidates who are running since we all filled out an application talking about our endeavors last year, there is also a great listing of people from www.liberty-candidates.org. I do believe that educating your membership and connecting like-minded people together is a part of your mission at YAL – and I want to help facilitate that conversation since our campaign is gaining quite a bit of momentum and several people have asked YAL to endorse us, or at least help spread the message of what we are doing in Colorado to your membership.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration – I have copied several of our donors and supporters on this email so that they can see that we have reached out to you in addition to the emails and phone calls they have already made on our behalf.

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

What I mean is

if they are a student organization, they should have office hours. We did. If someone like you were to of asked to speak before us, I would of gladly accepted.

Go through the local route.

Here is the Chapter president from University of Colorado. Looks like he is a GJ supporter. That is so Republican lol (acutually Dems view us as Republican schizmatics, which we really are lol)


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I said it in the 80's, 90's, 00's, 2010 and now...

until the republican party is WHOLLY AND COMPLETELY REJECTED, nothing will change.

We must understand, strategically, the republican party IS A GIANT STALL TACTIC. They KNOW populations are shifting (some ILLEGALLY). They KNOW around HALF OF AMERICANS are at the present moment, hooked on one form or another of government CRACK. They KNOW... all they have to do is continue co-opting group X, group Y and group Z and SMOTHER ANY ENERGY AND EFFORT TOWARD CONSTITUTIONAL RESTORATION FOR JUST A FEW MORE YEARS... until the "good guys" are simply outnumbered. Then they will claim "there's nothing we can do."

And we (America) just allowed on of the FINAL opportunities for such restoration to pass us by.

F the R's.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

As Clyde Wilson put it,

"America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed."

Keimh3reg Peh2u Meg

You're mistaken if you

You're mistaken if you believe that building a new party will change anything. Can you tell us how it wont become any worse than the other parties? Run in the party that you can win.

I suppose you would suggest

being a Communist Party member if that were the "winning ticket" or the Nazi's in 1930's Germany.

The primary political problem is the two party system. Merely changing who holds the reins of power in either political party doesn't change the system. A third party won't be more virtuous than the other party, but it serves as a check on the other parties. This is how and why the founding fathers created the three branches of government and not two branches of government.

Free and Brave
or Cradle to Grave
You can't have both


This is an excellent answer. I am so tired of that same old argument.


Most intelligent statement on

Most intelligent statement on this thread.


Tisha has a disturbing story. Dudley Brown of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners shows proof of mailing and receipt when he makes claims of mailing surveys. Do you have these?

Colorado's major/minor party laws make the odds statistically near zero to run without a party. In Colorado, American Constitution party has major party designation. Only major parties, by law, may be on the top of the ballot. Being on the top of the ballot is a free advantage that could come with affiliation with that party.

I have NOT received his survey and probably won't...


On May 29, 2011, at 7:18 PM, "Tisha T. Casida" wrote:
Mr. Brown,

I am running for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District. With our campaign we will be educating and empowering our communities about positive and actionable solutions - I am a staunch supporter of both the 2nd amendment and 4th amendment, which current legislation at a national and international level are threatening. I have my CCW from Pueblo County.

I would like your help in creating position papers concerning your organization's issues and proposed solutions for our country, especially in Colorado - we will help educate others in our community and district.

The incumbent, Scott Tipton, is a conservative and a Republican, and some of his actions remain to be seen. I am running to restore our constitution; I am part of the generation that has been sold into economic slavery and have also seen the erosion of my constitutional (and God-given) rights.

I can provide any further information that you need. For five years I have operated another company called That's Natural!, as well as have recently published a newspaper called The Good American Post (http://www.goodamericanpost.com/).

Thank you for your time and help,

Tisha Casida

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dudley Brown
Date: Mon, May 30, 2011 at 8:48 PM
Subject: Re: Request for Information/Developing Position Papers
To: "Tisha T. Casida"
We don't write position papers for candidates. Honestly, if you don't know the issues well enough to write your own position papers you might want to re-think running for office.

However, we do put out a survey on issues which we send to filed candidates.

As for solutions to Second Amendment issues, it's quite simple: don't infringe.

Dudley Brown
Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners
National Assoc. for Gun Rights

From: Tisha Casida [mailto:tisha@casida2012.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 6:11 PM
To: director@rmgo.org
Subject: RE: Support of RMGO for Casida for Congress 2012

Dear Mr. Brown,

Several of our supporters have asked us to contact you about supporting our campaign. It is apparent that you do not remember us contacting you, per your message to one of them:

From: Dudley Brown
To: 'shane'
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 11:27 AM
Subject: RE: Western Slope event

Yeah, I’ve seen that. Never met either Casida or Kokesh, and Casida certainly hasn’t contacted RMGO/NAGR, to my knowledge.

The truth is, as a third party candidate she stands zero chance of winning, and an endorsement from our PAC isn’t going to pull her over the finishline.
Dudley Brown
Executive Director

(My reply on April 28, 2012 to Mr. Brown)

First of all, I did reach out to you, almost a year ago, with the hopes of forming a relationship, but you candidly replied to my message.

Apparently, talking to others who have formidable knowledge about subjects is an unpracticed act of candidates (I wonder if Scott Tipton and Sal Pace have ever written ANYTHING for themselves? I not only write for myself, but speak for myself - and do not have attorneys and bureaucrats watching what I say to keep me 'in line'). I asked for your knowledge, and you came back at me like I was stupid for doing so.

So, Mr. Brown, it is very apparent you don't think I have a chance - although we continue to gain support and momentum - in the State and nationally. Also, I have a stronger, more constitutional stance on the 2nd amendment at the federal level of government - than either Tipton or Pace. The text of that is below:

Second Amendment
A right is something you can do without seeking permission from government authority. A privilege is something that requires permission from some authority before you can perform the activity. Acting without permission is usually a crime.
Freedom of religion is a right. The government does not issue “church permits” that are required before we can exercise our religion. Even if the government passed a law that made it illegal to think about God, it would be impossible for them to detect violations, much less enforce such a law.
Self-defense is also a right. There is no requirement to call someone in government in order to get permission to act in your own defense. It is ludicrous to think that defending your life efficiently and effectively with the use of a gun somehow requires government permission. If people are not required to obtain a church permit, then logically they cannot be required to obtain a concealed carry permit. There is no philosophical or legal difference between the First and Second Amendment. Ultimately this means that 23,000+ gun laws in the United States are “repugnant to the Constitution” and should therefore be considered null and void.

That being said, I do carry a weapon, and I do have a concealed carry permit from Pueblo County, Colorado.

I just wanted to illustrate to several of our followers, that EVERY collective interest, including that of RMGO, is tied to the corruptness of political parties. It is very sad, but the truth. I have heard great things about your organization, and you are right - what you could offer us would really do nothing for our campaign. We are doing that ourselves - through individuals - who believe in not only the 2nd amendment, but the right to run for office as Independents, regardless of the naysayers that refuse to see the desperate times of this country and what it will take to root out the corruption in government, starting with the political parties. You have treated me like I don't exist, you have told me that I should not run for federal office, and you have told me I have no chance of winning.

Would you please send us the survey that you send to 'filed candidates'? We have filed with the FEC.

We do appreciate what you do to stand up for people's second amendment rights - we look forward to making sure that the federal government stands out of your way!

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

You go girl!!!!

You told that republican Nazi which way is up about the 2nd amendment! You do not need these gun groups that only back R and D to win. Girl you make me so proud I will be sending some money but the GOP challenged us(Libertarian Party)to get on the ballot in Pa, and taped my time, money out at the moment. You go girl, give them hell, and take no prisoners!

In Liberty,
Matthew C. Schutter
Jim Thorpe, PA

Dudley Brown was a Ron Paul delegate from Colorado

I wouldn't characterize him as a Nazi. He is a realist and understands the difficulites of getting 3rd party candidates elected. His comments come off a bit harsh and egotistical, but the man is successful at what he does. He picks his battles carefully so that he doesn't waste resources on defeats. I suspect he has decided to focus his help on the R candidate in an effort to not dilute the Conservative vote. I wish you the best Tish and will send some more money your way.


We have the WELL ESTABLISHED Constitution Party and Libertarian Party. And we also have Paul Simon's 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover:

The problem is all inside your head, she said to me.
The answer is easy, if you take it logically.
I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free.
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

Go ahead. Did you read the

Go ahead. Did you read the last sentence? Do those parties have a chance of winning over the Democrat or Republican ticket? Just dont be so naive to believe that building a new one or changing parties will magically change things. All parties are corruptible.


I'm glad you've acknowledged your claim was completely INCORRECT, and redirected your bravo sierra. Justify it however you must. Ha... but you've chosen the Establishment republican party's CLASSIC "better evil" argument. Fitting, no?

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

I was vice president of my YAL

and this is insulting to those of us who stood out in hall ways and got laughed at my by the commies. I stood out and was told that communism is the way to go. My ideas are quaint. I took the insults as a badge of honor. Now, I worked for a 'Republican Front' even though Dr Paul founded both organizations. I am sorry. This is too much for me.

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Yup, the mirror...

can be quite unsettling.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.