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Blue Republican Endorses Three Opponents of American Oligarchy

In California, an incumbent Congresswoman, who has voted for the indefinite detention of citizens without trial (NDAA) and the surveillance state (Patriot Act, etc.), is expecting the voters of her district to return her to office. She does not believe that Americans should enjoy their fourth amendment right to privacy or their fifth amendment right to due process. She voted for corporate bailouts but against auditing the Fed to allow the American people to know which huge financial corporations (foreign and domestic) have benefited from the secret actions of our central bank.

Given her strongly anti-civil liberties positions, you'd be forgiven for thinking she is a neo-con Republican.

In fact, she is a Democrat. Her name is Nancy Pelosi and she's running to keep her seat in San Francisco.

Meanwhile, in Tennessee, another incumbent, who has voted with Pelosi on all of the above and votes with our Democratic President 61% of the time, is expecting his constituents to return him to the Senate.

Given his agreement with Pelosi on everything that really matters (right down to farm subsidies), you'd be forgiven for thinking that he, too, is a "progressive" Democrat. In fact, he is a Republican, and his name is Bob Corker.

Americans live in a one-party nation where the take-down of basic civil rights, the surveillance state, complete abrogation of the Constitution and crony corporatism are matters of consensus -- beyond debate by our lawmakers.

The votes cast by Pelosi that should insult every principled liberal in San Francisco are the very same ones that were cast by Corker and should insult every principled conservative in Tennessee. That seeming paradox arises because America's federal politicians now have more philosophically in common with each other than they have even with the voters of their own parties. And if you ever need a definition of oligarchy, feel free to use that one.

This is the age in which the Pelosis and Corkers of our political establishment no longer oppose each other, because they find common interest in their assault on the Bill of Rights that contains those principles held dear by decent liberals and conservatives alike.

This is the age in which a vote for a party-funded Democrat is a vote against Democracy and a vote for a party-funded Republican is a vote against the Republic.

It bears repeating: Pelosi, a Democrat, supports indefinitely detaining Americans without trial and invading their privacy without warrant or probable cause, at odds with our Bill of Rights. Corker, a member of the party that is supposed to oppose her, agrees with her. Corker, a Republican, supports secret bailouts of large corporations. Pelosi, a member of the party that is supposed to oppose him, agrees with him.

But of greater interest than the homogeneity that characterizes our American oligarchy is the heterogeneity of the electoral fight-back it is finally spawning.

In California's Eighth, Pelosi is being challenged by a man who loves liberty and the ideals of a Constitutional Republic. His name is John Dennis. Like most of his liberal constituents, he is passionate about civil rights. He wants government out of our bedrooms and our relationships. He wants no one to be detained without trial or to suffer an invasion of privacy without cause. He wants no innocent person killed in an unauthorized war against a foreign nation that does not threaten America. Where it matters, he is more liberal (in the true sense of the word) than Pelosi.

Dennis is running as a Republican. He could as easily be running as an Independent but running Republican is the smart thing to do in the top-two-go-through electoral system that prevails in California, as it helps him to concentrate the votes of all those who would like Pelosi gone. Dennis' persistence and integrity have won him enough financial support to finance a TV ad that exposes Pelosi's ongoing assault against the Bill of Rights, which most of her supporters still know nothing about.

In Tennessee, Corker is also being challenged by a man who loves liberty and believes in a Constitutional Republic. His name is Dr. Shaun Crowell. Like most of his conservative constituents, he loves civil rights. He wants government out of our bedrooms and our pocket books. He wants no one ever to be detained without trial or to suffer an invasion of privacy without cause. He wants no innocent person killed in an unauthorized war in a foreign nation that does not threaten America. Where it matters, he is more conservative (in the true sense of the word) than Corker.

Since the incumbent is a fake Republican and the Democrat challenger seems to be more worried about the threat of gay couples' committing to each other than economic collapse or the locking up of innocent Americans, Crowell is running as a libertarian-endorsed Independent. He's already well ahead of the Democrat, and many Republicans in his district rightly identify him as a truer example of their stated principles than the incumbent who has the (R) after his name. This fact explains his extensive backing by local grass roots and tea party groups. Crowell's integrity has gained him more funding than any other libertarian-backed candidate has attracted nationwide.

Between San Francisco and Tennessee is Colorado's third district, where a young (30 years young) woman called Tisha Casida is also fighting for liberty in a bid to be elected to Congress. Unlike Dennis and Crowell, Casida is in a political swing state, and her race, unlike theirs, is a three-way race, in which she takes on both a Democrat challenger and a Republican incumbent as an Independent. While her opponents benefit from all of that special interest money that comes with their big party affiliations, Casida is funded by small amounts from myriad individuals. It's a pittance next to the big party coffers, but still more than any independent candidate in her district has ever received. It runs into the tens of thousands, and her constituents-to-be should be delighted with what she has spent most of it on -- gas. Casida has been tirelessly criss-crossing her rural district, speaking directly to its people. She converts most of those she speaks to because she discusses the corruption of our single-party system and, most importantly, the root causes of the problems that face her voters -- rather than advocating a new state-delivered injustice as a solution to a problem caused by an old one.

Casida's district is very rural and includes many voters who are off the grid. Those of liberal sensibility call themselves self-sustaining. Those of conservative sensibility call themselves self-reliant. But when she meets them in person, Casida can win over majorities from both groups, who notice that she is addressing issues that her opponents don't even mention. If Casida does not win in Colorado, it won't be because she failed to convince most of the voters: it will be simply be because most of them have never heard her speak.

Running in very different races under different political "labels," Dennis, Crowell and Casida have diverse backgrounds, but they are united by a sense of frustration and indignation, a simple belief in common sense, justice and freedom, and their active participation in a political fight to free the American people from an oppressive political regime. If that sounds familiar, it is because it is exactly America's founding story. History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

The forces of oligarchy are the forces of homogenization and imposition. The forces of liberty, in contrast, are idealistic and pragmatic; diverse and adaptive. These are the very qualities that America "does best" -- and in that fact lays our cause for hope. Dennis, Crowell and Casida are leaders in a movement that is harnessing America's greatest strengths in the restoration of its greatest ideals. Those famously American characteristics suffice to justify our optimism that liberty shall again prevail in a renewed Constitutional Republic in which all citizens can live without fear or favor.

It is often said that it is darkest before the dawn. American politics are as dark as they have ever been, and no one knows when the sun of liberty will again peek above the horizon. The Blue Republican movement is proud to endorse John Dennis, Dr. Shaun Crowell and Tisha Casida. All the while ordinary Americans like them refuse to give up on our country and its political system, rest assured that the hour will eventually come when an oligarch gets beaten and dawn will break as the first cleansing beam of victory wakes a sleeping nation to the reality -- and irrepressibility -- of its promise.




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Casida for Congress

The only way Tisha will lose this election will be if her message doesn't reach enough voters. The establishment has kept her out of some important debates & the newspapers rarely talk about her, not because she is a bad candidate but because she is a threat to the establishment. It's completely unfair for a handful of people who control the debates & local media to act like she doesn't exist, therefore denying many voters the truth that they actually have a real choice (And a great one at that). I don't see how anybody could disagree with most of Tisha's platform but everybody should have the right to hear her message first. If they want to disagree after hearing her platform, that's their right. But a small group of powerful people should not be oppressing her entire district of voters from her message.

J Snowden

Great Post!

Go the Local Liberty Candidates!

Sounds like Tisha is scaring the pants off of the establishment! Keep it up!

End the Fed!

Excellent article. I'm sending copies out to all my zombie

friends and relatives. Thank you. And sorry it wasn't longer.

Casida a big threat to GOP in Colorado - Big guns in town...

Casida is a big threat to the GOP Incumbent in Colorado! The big guns are coming to town tomorrow to help support Tipton the GOP Candidate fighting to keep the seat. Blue Republican might have influenced this sudden showing of Paul Ryan for a trip around District 3 with the Congressmen AND House Speaker John Boehner will be here also for a last minute fundraiser for Tipton. (Tipton has $2million in the bank and he needs more?) Casida is a big threat to this GOP business as usual candidate. Thanks to Blue Republican for the extra exposure for her and the truth about why we need candidates like Casida. I hope people are donating to help her travel and FIGHT! GO TISHA!!!

Throw her some reserve notes, I did and just copied and added the link for other freedom fighters... www.casida2012.com/donate

Big Bitter Pill

Casida

I cant agree more Tisha is going to make a hell off a Congresswoman I too have donated some fiat currency to her you should to she needs it to fight the machine!!!!!

Serious question on how to actually help these candidates win.

Tisha Casida is running for congress in my district in Colorado and many of us are trying to come up with last minute ideas on how to actually help her get exposure to win, considering she is not backed by either the R or D political machine, but from We the People. We need help from many more people, even those who are not from Colorado.

First is money of course: www.casida2012.com/donate

Second: We need everyone who lives in, or knows any friend or family who live in these counties: The 3rd Congressional district consists of Alamosa, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Delta, Dolores, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Jackson, La Plata, Las Animas, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, and San Miguel counties and most of Otero County.

Third: We need volunteers from each county, city, town... to help with sign waves, phone calling and any other means of getting the word out, and make sure that these people vote for her.

Fourth: We need an editorial letter campaign for all of the papers in this district. If we can get people to write a letter to these papers and any other publications, that would be great free exposure.

Any other ideas from you guys? If we all make a real effort all around the country these last two weeks to make sure these and other Liberty Candidates are elected, then we are doing our duty like Ron Paul taught us.

Thanks so much.

I sent a few emails out to

I sent a few emails out to some people who don't live in the district but who know someone who does, if anything comes of it or not is a different matter.

Have you tried getting Tisha on for a short interview segment on Coast to Coast AM? It's a huge market and George Noory at least professes to be Independent and he has had Ron Paul on before. She probably wouldn't be able to openly campaign but just getting her name out there and letting people hear what she is working for would be helpful. The week night shows would probably reach more people but I think a Saturday night show with John B Welles would be a better match up. Anyway, just an idea to toss around.

Thank you so much Has.

Each contact we make really does make a difference. Do you want to hear something outrageous? I just heard from Tisha and considering her frugal grassroots campaign, the R and D opposition who is bank rolled by the big boys and have blocked her from several debates, they have stooped to stealing her signs! I can't believe that they feel that threatened by her, and I guess it is really a compliment and that Liberty is really making an impact on tyranny. There are only 16 days left and hopefully more people will donate to her cause to get a real voter turn out for her. www.caside2012.com/donate

Great post Robin...

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Go Tisha!

:) Thank you ibdeeter

We appreciate your generosity and are leaving early in the morning for our next trip around the district. THANK YOU.

Tisha

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Former Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District - www.Casida2012.com

Go Tisha!

Just donated $100 and I don't even live in Colorado! I have little like everyone else, but this woman gets in her car and drives large distances to reach out to people with the message of liberty. I hope you win the election Ms. Casida, but even if you don't, you're out there planting seeds, and that's what counts!

THANK YOU SO MUCH

People like you are making this possible, and you are absolutely right about planting seeds - we are building a very strong coalition of people in Colorado's 3rd District and will continue working on sound solutions for all of us.

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That is awesome!

I've seen video of Tisha debating the other two. It's like watching two used car salesmen and your neighbor.

I wish we had a Tisha here in Ohio.

Debates

I am glad you were able to see that - my two opponents cannot and will not speak to the actual taproots of problems that affect ALL AMERICANS - including sound money and a constitutional federal government. We win people, and you guys are making it possible to win more people.

Rebellion! -->> www.PartyDumper.com
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Former Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District - www.Casida2012.com

Congress belongs to us all!

Thank you for supporting Tisha to help her win, for us all. We need principled candidates like her who will represent the people and our freedoms. Let's do this, www.casida2012.com/donate

Help us support Dr Shaun Crowell for Senate in TN!

Those of you who want to help us beat Bob Corker (The Federal Reserve's best friend)in TN, please donate to Shaun Crowell. He's already out fundraised the democrat! That's a first in TN politics. Help us make history!

https://secure.piryx.com/donate/7q7NscKk/Dr-Shaun-Crowell-fo...

Please look into Scott Rupert for Ohio Senate

He is running as an Independent but his positions are parallel to the good doctor. Run Scott Run!

www.scottrupert.com

I looked into him a few days ago

But hes been shafted by the leftist press here in Ohio.

Sherrod Brown is just too dangerous to be allowed another term. So Ohioians please, please dont vote for him. I have a Josh Mandel sign, solely because he is leagues better than Brown and a libertarian-conservative could never win in a moderate state like Ohio.

Also, anybody in the Northern Suburbs of Columbus, Vote Mike Duffey for State Rep. Hes a great guy and has taken on the Ohio teacher union/state govt cartels

Help us make another Round Trip!

Here is a DIAGRAM/MAP of what our next round trip would look like - over 1,500 miles and 28 hours of driving - we need YOU to make it happen. Supporting like-minded people for office makes chipping away at the establishment possible!

http://casida2012.com/fundraising/round-trip-of-colorados-3r...

Rebellion! -->> www.PartyDumper.com
That's Natural! -->> www.ThatsNatural.info
Former Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District - www.Casida2012.com

Hi Tisha

Just bumped ya $17.76. Hopefully that will take you a few miles.

2 Chron 7:13-14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Thank you!

A few miles and then some! We thank you for your contribution - the back-bone of our movement depends on people giving the federal reserve notes that they can - it is the fuel we need to keep moving and working hard.

Rebellion! -->> www.PartyDumper.com
That's Natural! -->> www.ThatsNatural.info
Former Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District - www.Casida2012.com

WOW Tisha!

I've never looked at that map! Is this the largest district in the country?

"The only thing we die with is our own personal integrity!" LRH
Vail, CO
Freedom and Liberty for Eagle County, Colorado. www.flecc.org

One of the largest

Almost the size of the State of Florida!

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Former Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District - www.Casida2012.com

WOW

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

BUMP for DONATIONS!!!

Wow! Look at this Opensecrets page that compares donations.

http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=CO03

Pace and Tipton have raised 1.5m 2.1m

Tisha's only raised $26,309.00

Come on people, give her a hand!

"The only thing we die with is our own personal integrity!" LRH
Vail, CO
Freedom and Liberty for Eagle County, Colorado. www.flecc.org

Great post sir :)

They really need to be defeated, I can't see how they keep getting back in office...for when you really check them out..what have they really done? Nothing for the average Tennessean or Californian...not even that Constitutionally they are dead wrong...do they even know what the Constitution says? Ever since waking up in 2007 that is a big fat NO. They don't care to do the right thing! But I also fault the people for not being informed and thinking that the politicians have their best interests at heart...LOL! People may not like politics but they better get informed and somewhat active or you will get more of the same!! and honestly it doesn't look good..something wicked this way comes, more true now then even 15 years ago!!

Fear knocked on my door and Faith answered!

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corker and alexander in tennessee...

are the BIGGEST part of the problem!

they are rich, fat cat politicians who we NEVER see here in Tennessee...too busy sucking up to the lobbyists...

corker had earned $600,000.00 from lobbyists in his first two years as a senator...that was 3-4 years ago

he is a thief, a crook, and a traitor to the people of Tennessee (who he has forgotten) and, now, a traitor to the American people

he votes with pelosi and supports the bailouts, the ndaa, the patriot act...he is SCUM!

and he was trained by the biggest scumbucket of all, lamar alexander!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Thanks, Robin.

Truly, Americans need to stop thinking in terms of parties and start thinking in terms of ideals. An inspiring post.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Robin, thank you for this inspiring article.

It is so important for our freedoms that writers like you are getting such exposure, and it was great to have this article on Huffington Post yesterday. People are waking up to this "Americans live in a one-party nation where the take-down of basic civil rights, the surveillance state, complete abrogation of the Constitution and crony corporatism are matters of consensus -- beyond debate by our lawmakers" thanks to writers like you, and to principled candidates like Tisha Casida who are willing to run.

The home stretch is here and she really does need some more funds for gas. Can anyone help donate to helping her visit more people in her district to WIN! thanks so much www.casida2012.com/donate

Great post!

Amen, brother!

Thank you.

What would the Founders do?

Vote Casida 2012!

Please help elect a true liberty candidate vote for Tisha Casida! She has big support from Vail Valley voters that are tired of the corrupt ONE PARTY SYSTEM! Go Tisha!!!!!!

Vail Valley & Eagle County

You guys are doing an amazing job at educating and empowering your community - THANK YOU! Keep up the good work, we appreciate your efforts SO MUCH!

Rebellion! -->> www.PartyDumper.com
That's Natural! -->> www.ThatsNatural.info
Former Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District - www.Casida2012.com

People are watching!

Thanks to Blue Republican for endorsing my candidate Tisha Casida! She is the real deal. She is setting the example for the next generation and will be a statesmen. please check her site out and help any way you can! WWW.CASIDA2012.COM

Big Bitter Pill

A very Good Read...

Both in content and style. This article stands head and shoulders above 99% of standard media commentaries and editorials. Perhaps my political bias plays into this judgement, but I don't think it plays so much as to obscure how horrendously bad most of our nations political and social commentary is, splashed across dying newspapers and shallow TV "journalism".

"Simple Belief in Common Sense"

This is a fantastic article, and we are honored to receive this endorsement. In our travels we have visited with many many people who are indeed frustrated with the political system, and who are ready and willing to step up if they believe in the integrity and work ethic of the candidate and others involved in organizations that benefit the cause of liberty.

We are out there, it is our responsibility to embrace those who are willing to speak up and step up - including many young people coming up that have been left behind by the party establishment. Let us be the light and the love that will save the Constitution and principles that are necessary for a free, prosperous and peaceful state (and State).

Thank you, again, for your beautiful words and for posting this!

Tisha

Rebellion! -->> www.PartyDumper.com
That's Natural! -->> www.ThatsNatural.info
Former Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District - www.Casida2012.com

Warrior Tisha

fight girl fight... drive further, meet more poeple... work harder. They took out my country where death, disease, rape corruption has taken hold in South Africa and hollywood smiles over it keeping the truth hidden. Every time you wake up I pray God energizers you, the reightous are like Lions and will prevail.

And we WILL PREVAIL

Thank you, indeed we will prevail.

In Liberty,

Tisha

Rebellion! -->> www.PartyDumper.com
That's Natural! -->> www.ThatsNatural.info
Former Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District - www.Casida2012.com

You Go Girl!

I'm headed straight from here to your website to make sure you have another tank of gas. Thank you for your dedication and fervor.

THANK YOU SO MUCH

Every bit really adds up and has made ALL OF THIS POSSIBLE. We are so grateful.

Rebellion! -->> www.PartyDumper.com
That's Natural! -->> www.ThatsNatural.info
Former Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District - www.Casida2012.com

Way to go Tisha! We have

Way to go Tisha! We have been watching your campaign closely and have a lot of respect for you. PLEASE remember that this is a marathon, not a sprint. This is my second run and the first one almost killed me. I learned a lot and know how to pace myself. You are doing great and DO NOT put all your stock in one election. Trust me. You have many more to go.

Keith Blandford

KWB

Will do

This is indeed a marathon, and I appreciate your very kind words. We are in it for the long-haul.

In Liberty,

Tisha

Rebellion! -->> www.PartyDumper.com
That's Natural! -->> www.ThatsNatural.info
Former Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District - www.Casida2012.com

The gratitude is all mine!

The gratitude is all mine! Especially true if my $50 get's you further down the road to open more eyes.

Best of luck in your (our) quest!

Thank you R Michael!

It is amazing how frugal she is, but with the price of gas, it does not go far. Will anyone else help fill her tank? www.casida2012.com/donate Let's do this!

Great article, as always

Very inspirational. Thanks

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Robin's political analyses and principles

are leagues above those of most political writers. Excellent, excellent article, thanks.

Help us defeat Bob "I love the Federal Reserve" Corker

by supporting and donating to Dr. Shaun Crowell:
https://secure.piryx.com/donate/7q7NscKk/Dr-Shaun-Crowell-fo...

I poured my heart and soul into the Ron Paul 2012 campaign and needless to say, I'm wary to support another politician...

I live in Tennessee and I have tried to communicate with Corker and keep him honest and he is the most arrogant neocon ever!

Shaun Crowell reminds of Dr. Paul. He's not a career politician but a veteran, husband, and father of three children. He's sincere and is taking a standing on the issues..not trying to become a big wig career politician.
Dr. Crowell even came to our End the Fed protests and spoke in Nashville, TN:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61gqTGLsw4E
http://youtu.be/CXYAmp2Eb_k