143 votes

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?

http://casida2012.com/



Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

What mirror?

There was nothing 'Republican' in YAL. Remember YAL was founded because we were going to take over YAF (Goldwater's institution). I met the straight laced YAF people and they mockingly said, 'Oh, you are like us.'

You should have a mirror at the hate you all are doing. This is nothing but a self eating circle. Sure, you can disagree with stuff, but when it comes to having a toe hold in college campuses, YAL is the way to go. We even distribute that neo-con Fredrick Basiat books as well.

Way to go everyone. People are now trying to force me to chose sides (and it is one sided mind you).

May the LORD bless you and keep you
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace
Follow me on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/Burning_Sirius

No, my REPUBLICAN friend...

this is the sheep being separated from the goats.
The wheat separating from the chaff.

If YAL is NOT "republican," let us review Jack Hunter's and YAL's "liberty candidates." How may are republican candidates? How many are Constitution Party candidates? How many are Libertarian candidates?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssaKi8-uDtI

What say you?

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

Did you know my political affiliation

is with the Metro-East Libertarians? True story. They networked with our YAL Chapter. Our president is both VP of Metro-East Libertarians and the President of YAL.

May the LORD bless you and keep you
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace
Follow me on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/Burning_Sirius

Congratulations.

And how many Libertarian congressional candidates is YAL endorsing? (I know there's limited typing space in the comment box, so just a dozen names will do. I'm sure I can give you a dozen REPUBLICANS that YAL is endorsing)

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

Right

because we cannot work within the Republican Party as well. We should just drop all support of Bill Kurtz because he is a dastardly Republican. Same with Ron Paul. People can work from without or within.

Nationals have their strategy. We have our own. Deal with it.

May the LORD bless you and keep you
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace
Follow me on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/Burning_Sirius

The YAL in my area are no-shows.

So is it that the YAL is a loner organization?

They are part of the problem in my neck of the woods. It seems they don't want to get their hands dirty. It is good that they put in some effort on college soil but is that it?

They did not get involved in any events since its inception. Instead of unity, they are part of the division problem.

Informing people to be aware is something a person gets involved in when they first start out. It would seem natural that a person says, 'well, this isn't enought, what more can I do.'

And I am speaking of the UBYAL. No shows but great Facebookers.

Yes, I am bummed. There are some of us who busted our butts while they do, well, facebook.
***

It is great to here from you. Maybe you could lead a national motivating effort to get the YAL off their seat in the areas where they are not and get them to do so.

Then how come we are not YAF

and have Chapter presidents actively campaigning for Johnson. To many questions to ask for Brother Winston.

May the LORD bless you and keep you
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace
Follow me on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/Burning_Sirius

Good question. Why not?

You're both republican.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

Indeed so

oh well, all those Youth for Paul meetings were for not. Brother Winston has thus declared from his throne of purity.

See I was actually constructive and pointed her in the right direction.

You are just full of childish name calling.

May the LORD bless you and keep you
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace
Follow me on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/Burning_Sirius

That

Jack Hunter does not speak for the local YAL Chapters, many of whom support Gary Johnson.

https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMangin1993

That is the president of the University of Colorado YAL. (His profile is on the YAL website). Good thing we are all free do do whatever we want regardless of what Jack Hunter wants.

May the LORD bless you and keep you
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace
Follow me on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/Burning_Sirius

EXACTLY

Thank you for posting this.

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

Then how come we are not YAF

Just saying.

May the LORD bless you and keep you
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace
Follow me on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/Burning_Sirius

I vote

I will vote for Tisha when she runs for President. Very top notch person she is spot on on most subjects and her take on the NDAA we need people like her in office.

This is a good example of why the next steps are necessary

I'm not so sure that C4L and YAL are "front" organizations... one must keep in mind that the kind of organization you're looking for isn't to be found in either of those groups. C4L is a lobbying group and must be careful not to associate themselves too closely with candidates, although I too don't understand why you wouldn't be included on issue surveys. YAL is a campus organization heavily geared toward mainstream influence on main issues within "the system." These organizations are front door entries for those coming off the two party duopoly bandwagon and realizing what is going on in the world.

The organization that you're referring to has yet to be created, and I believe that at this stage it is time it should be.

We do indeed need an organization (and online organizing structure) that can centralize grassroots activist and financial power and distribute it to the local level. We need an organization for bottom up candidates in every county in the country -- to help bring attention to them, fund-raise for them, etc. The info would come from the local levels and would be targetted to be most swiftly spread to like minded folks in those same areas. Meanwhile, the organization would indirectly raise money in support of candidates just ask the Club for Growth does.

There should be a liberty candidate running for every seat, at every level, in the country, and all local liberty lovers should be made aware of them.

But make no mistake -- this is an organization that does not currently exist. C4L and YAL are not designed for this purpose and don't have the capability.

If you will do what you can, you can do what you will.

Libertycandidate.org is a

Libertycandidate.org is a pretty good site. They endorse a lot of 3rd party candidates. That is close group that we have that does not play the 2 party game.

Tisha, You are 100% correct

Tisha, You are 100% correct in your assessment. I smelled a fish back in 08 when Benton sabotaged Dr Paul in Iowa. Then I figured out Tate was a traitor as well and I dumped C4L. There are lots of other Neocon front groups out there as well, as are most of the Tea Party groups. None of them will ever see a dime or any help from me.

------------------
Turn off the TV Propaganda.
Find out what's really going on!
www.Tru-News.com
"Your portal to reality!"

I will donate too

This is unacceptable and Ron Paul should speak about it.

The ultimate goal is always liberty first and liberty now, so for YAL and C4L to ignore an Independent or Democratic Liberty candidate is outrageous.

I thought we were working a dual strategy of participate and eliminate -- take control of the Republican Party to eventually allow a real revolution in politics, the end of political parties.

Thank you!

Every bit makes a huge difference for what we are doing - we just finished with our first debate and have several more forums and debates to go to!

http://casida2012.com/events/casida-for-congress-debate-foru...

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

"A Front"

"A Front" provides an apparently respectable cover for secret or illegal activities.

While there are obviously corrupted leaders currently in charge of the Republican Machine, there are also a slew of young, principled Republicans following in the footsteps laid out by Dr. Paul trying to take the drivers seat...and in many states we already have. Leaving the Republican Party means leaving those who have made huge gains.

How can it be "a front" if Dr. Paul OPENLY suggests to take over the Republican Party instead of going third party...the best way to influence people is to be a good role model as he believes.

Please don't shoot the messenger. These are just observations, and don't necessarily reflect my entire position. If you want to know more just ask, but I WAS one of those young, principled Republicans trying to take over the driver's seat in my county...WAS.

I do also share your position of movement co-opting by TPTB, and it's clear the Tea Party is now just a cheerleader for the Republican Party, but quite frankly, whether or not leadership of C4L is like the leadership of the Republican Party (which I doubt), doesn't take away all the people that I know that who have put their heart and soul into educating people and campaigning for liberty.

What we've done here in Texas, and are in the process of refining the system, is create a state-wide bottom up network. Each locality does what they think is best for Liberty in their area and region, since naturally we know our areas best. We're all never going to agree on everything. We follow the lead of the Tarrant County folks who have been majorly successful working through the Republican Party of Texas.

So to summarize, TPTB will always try to divide and conquer us, and will usually be successful. Local politics are more important now than ever so we can prepare legislatively for the impending crisis. Liberty people are thinkers, and we will all have our own ideas...this is a good thing, not a bad one. We should encourage campaigning for liberty in whatever avenue you feel most comfortable in. And we should learn to expect road blocks at every corner...don't we have GPS now anyway! Go around them!

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!

www.RevolutionCarBadges.com
www.NonNetwork.com

I appreciate very much

your words and where you are coming from. Well said. I just want people to know my experience - we have been moving forward from this and onto better and brighter things for our community and country! I seek the truth, and the truth is - people should know where their $$ is going when they support groups that SAY they support non-partisan liberty candidates.

Tisha

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 are beating a dead horse

... Mittens runs the show now : your efforts will all be wasted 'cuz these criminals will just move the bar each time you get close to making an impact. Lost cause, people ... Dr Ron Paul is human and capable of making mistakes.

think for yourself and question "authority"

Did you steal my idea about

Did you steal my idea about dropping out this Friday?

LOVE IT!!!

I changed to RATpubliCON and they tossed out my vote.
Hell, I got more respect than that from the DemokRATS.

Why ANYONE would stay in the GOP is far beyond me.

So...

So now I have to deal with "friendlies" telling me I'm wasting my efforts?

You seem to have missed the point of my comment, perhaps that's my fault...perhaps not.

But if you feel your life skills and influence better serve the fight for Liberty by "walking out" of the GOP at 9:00am on Friday, please go ahead and do it. I would advise "walking in" instead...in mass, but you do what you feel is right, and I'll support you ecliptic!

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!

www.RevolutionCarBadges.com
www.NonNetwork.com

What...

What State are you from ecliptic, and what leads you to believe that I don't question authority?

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!

www.RevolutionCarBadges.com
www.NonNetwork.com

When I get my paycheck tomorrow - I'm donating

to your campaign.

YAL and C4L may be violating their non-profit status, depending on how they are set up.

That's an angle you might look into.

There is zero excuse for their behavior.

They should be supporting ALL liberty candidates.

I've checked out your campaign site before, and you stand head and shoulders above every other one. If I lived in your district, I'd promise you a vote as well, but alas, I don't.

I wish you the best.

Thank you so much

People like yourself are the lifeblood of our campaign - you are literally fueling our travel across 45,000 square miles of terrain in Colorado. THANK YOU.

Tisha

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

Agreed

We should force C4L and YAL to comply with their non profit status. This is really ridiculous and such a disturbing story. I tried my hardest to defend the campaign while Dr. Paul was running because I thought it was counter-productive and I trusted him.

TRUTH SEEKER.

You speak the truth" and i agree with you. i have been warning liberty minded people we have been used.
And some abused people spending there own money to get to tampa. for what to be sold out by yes i will Say what no one wants to say by Ron Paul himself". there you go i said what you all are afraid to say about Grand paw Paul and his son rand. we all must remember its not about Ron Paul"its about the message of Liberty. lets become one group and leave the republican machine behind and join the libertarian party and vote for Gary Johnson and Judge Gray. this republican party is evil. get out of it and vote for people like Tisha Casida" who is a voice for those of us in the liberty movement.

Robert Youngblood

I have doubts about Rand Paul

I have doubts about Rand Paul if he ever runs for President. Would rather see a strong Libertarian or Independent candidate.

co-opted struggles

just as the 'tea-party' was co-opted by neo-cons, i have no doubt the liberty movement in some areas has been and will continue to be co-opted by neo-cons.

we must be ever vigilant that our message of liberty and freedom is not lost behind a smoke screen of pretenders.

very few have the track record of a dr. paul. easy to go back and see he has stood by his beliefs. a new leader will be harder to vet only because he will not have the history of ron paul to prove his sincerety.