Liberty Candidate Tisha Casida: Common-sense solutionsSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 13:13
by Tisha Casida
I am running as an unaffiliated candidate for Congress because I want to represent everyone in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, and I want to bring common-sense solutions back to our constituency, as well as to Washington, D.C.
I think there are several agencies within the federal government whose functions could be pushed down to state and local governments, where there is more transparency and more accountability. If you are having an issue or a problem, it is much easier to talk to someone whom you can hold accountable at the county courthouse or the state Capitol than it is to try to get in touch with your federal representative. Energy policy, education policy, agriculture policy and some environmental protection functions would be created, enacted and enforced much better at a state or county level than by people who do not live in the same communities that are affected by these policies.
If we let the federal government focus on the activities it is charged to do (for instance, those outlined in the Constitution), then states, local governments and individuals will be able to make better, stronger, more rational decisions for their community. Congress has the opportunity to actually do something about monetary and fiscal policy that affects all Americans, and if they do not, the markets are going to correct themselves, and that will have devastating consequences for all of us, even worse than the erosion of Americans’ wealth that has happened since 2008.