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Support Sarah – Our Next Generation of True Leaders

1 Jul

There is a young woman who is making a real stand for liberty in El Paso County, Colorado.  Her name is Sarah Marie Anderson, she is 22-years-old and self-educated on F.A. Hayek and Ludwig von Mises.  She started working on campaigns when she was 9 years old.  She loves liberty more than anything else – and she also understands that true liberty means breaking away from some of the messages and actions of the old-guard GOP.

I learned about Sarah from the Colorado Springs Independent, “This past February, at the meeting of the county GOP’s central committee, she was elected party secretary in a decisive victory over party stalwart Holly Williams, wife of County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams“.  WE THE PEOPLE must have wanted some new leadership and some youth at that.

After reading her story, I was able to speak with her and was captivated by her energy and desire to do something great for liberty within the GOP, which can at times be extremely corrupt and ‘backwards’ at best.  I know that is why I decided to run as an Independent in my own district, because I have already been told to sit down and shut up by the GOP leadership at the local and state level.

Since she is holding the GOP’s feet to the fire, they are now trying to get rid of her as party secretary – that is where we need YOU.  If you can do anything to help support her cause, including attending the next GOP meeting where they are trying to oust her, please do.  It will be held on Thursday, July 7  from  5:30pm – 8:30pm at the El Paso County Republican HQ, and of course you can contact us as well as we will do what we can to get you the resources you need.

WE MUST SUPPORT THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS WHO WILL RESTORE THIS COUNTRY’S LIBERTY AND PROSPERITY.

Tisha Casida

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Reference:

Hardin, C. (2011, June 23).  “Anarchy in the GOP”. Colorado Springs Independent. Retrieved on July 1, 2011 from: http://www.csindy.com/colorado/anarchy-in-the-gop/Content?oid=2281131

Day 5 – Saluting Our Veterans

23 Jun

Today was a quick trip up to El Paso County, where several military bases remind us of those men and women who defend and have defended our country.  Walking into most any business, in any part of town, one sees those troops who are active duty in their uniforms, we are also surrounded by veterans, and still others lay resting – those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom.

As a former military wife, and someone who has seen and felt the effects of our current wars, I always thank the men and women who have given their lives to this endeavor.  We are incredibly blessed to live in a free country (even at times when it seems quite un-free), and our gratitude towards our troops and veterans should be a part of our lives in one way or another.

So, the next time you see someone in uniform, or someone who is a veteran – thank them, shake their hand, and let them know that you care.  It can make all the difference in the world.

Tisha

The Death of the Tea Party & The Republican Establishment?

9 Aug

A Warning to the Ego-Agenda Hypocrites

August 3, 2010 – Colorado Springs, CO – Tonight I had the chance to visit a Coalition for a Conservative Majority (CCM) meeting in Colorado Springs.  I went with a non-partisan organization that represents liberty – traveling across the country to educate people with materials that include the Constitution of the United States.  Prior to the meeting we sat down for a conversation with the leader of this group, Bradford Collins.  While he continually plugged a local newspaper called “The Constitutionalist Today”, I figured it was my duty, as a citizen, to ask if this paper had any political affiliation (in theory, the media should be non-partisan, in my opinion).  When I asked Mr. Collins this, he promptly replied that “No” they are not non-partisan – they are “partisan” – I guess meaning that they are conservative.  Since all of the public figures (candidates) on the front page were Republican, I was guessing that conservative in this instance probably meant “Republican”.

My fellow organizer and myself had arranged with Mr. Collins to speak briefly about our endeavors – her travels across the country, and my publication and media-model called The Good American Post.  He said we could both have a couple of minutes at the beginning to speak to this group of around 60 people.  Introductions were made, and when it came time for me to have a moment to stand up and speak to these people about our company, dedication to liberty, and love of free markets – I was ignored.  I had raised my hand at the beginning of the meeting – indicating that I was from “press” other than The Constitutionalist Today – so I am sure he knew that I was still in the room and still wanted a chance to address the crowd, since I was the one who coordinated for this organization to be there.  But I was forgotten.  I stood there – silenced.

Prior to this, while sitting at this table with Mr. Collins, I went to the restroom and was told that while I was gone that he took my purse and notebook away from my seat, sat it on a distant stand for food-trays, and gave my seat away to someone else.  Being a fairly humble and forgiving human being, I wrote it off for a simple mistake from an oblivious individual.  A mistake that I, too, although a young female, am also a human and a citizen that deserves a seat at a meeting (and that my personal property (e.g. purse) should not be infringed upon.

I had my Good American Posts in hand, ready to quickly address the crowd, excited to tell them about what I had started July 4th of 2009 as an effort to create a medium to educate our readership about capitalism and community – an effort that has been successful because we reach audiences of every demographic and every political affiliation.  We appeal to “the people” because we are non-partisan and focus on solutions instead of the problems. People across the country love us – and we are a vehicle to help educate our communities about how to make a positive difference.  I guess that I must have been a threat to these people who stood before me – the “leaders” of this organization and this movement – that included Mr. Collins, Michelle Morin (Mom4Freedom), and the publisher of The Constitutionalist Today, Lana Fore-Warkocz.  They were before me, they saw me, they knew I was there – I was ignored.

I am 28 years old.  I represent the next generation of leaders.  These people should be thrilled to see a young entrepreneur who is embracing and fighting for liberty.  Instead, I was shunned.  Because I have this publication, because I am unaffiliated with any political party, I guess I am some type of threat to their (apparently) Republican establishment.  A threat to this group.  A threat to this partisan paper that was the only press promoted at this event.

Tears weld up in my eyes.  These are our leaders?  Are these people standing at the front of the room the people that will save our country?  Why won’t they let me speak about media that has proven its success – The Good American Post – that brings people together from all political spectrums because we appeal to Americans – not Republicans, or Democrats, or Libertarians – but to We The People?  Why won’t they let a young female have a moment to speak?

I’ve heard that the publisher of The Constitutionalist Today calls her paper the “paper of the Tea Party”.  The authors and board members of this publication, who stood before me at the CCM meeting this evening do a very good job of telling people how much they love liberty.  However, their purposeful ignorance of my presence and desire to speak, in addition to taking away my “place at the table” (literally), proves to me one thing.  If these are the “leaders” of the Tea Party movement – we are doomed.  All they care about is their own pocketbooks, their own media, and their own agenda.  Another part of the machine.  They scream liberty, but it is an act – they are lying to us and they have lied to me.

These people who call themselves leaders and patriots that use the tree of liberty to try and squash the voice of a young patriot because she is supposedly a threat to their revenue streams are appalling and a detrimental component to the liberty movement.  It started a long time ago – the people who smile politely, clap quietly, and scoot away the independent voices that hold in their hand what could save a country.  Now I know what Sarah Palin meant when she said “Many of us are not going to sit down and shut up, we’re going to say ‘No we do not like it…”.

What we fight for is liberty.  What we fight against is an establishment – the establishment is our tyranny – the establishment is the false-God, saying that they know best while silencing the voice of independence and freedom.

As we left the meeting, a police officer who had just finished pulling over a car and writing them some type of ticket (“feeding” as we like to call it), sped past a man on the side of the road with a vehicle that was obviously broken down.  It concluded the day.  Where are the people extending their hand to good Americans?  Where are the people that hold out their hand in the name of love and liberty?  Where are the people that are for We The People?

Originally Published at Good American Post


Trinity Brewing Company = Great Beer, Fabulous Food, and Easy on the Environment

29 Mar

At a last-minute meeting suggested by good friend and advertising client Bill Morris, with BlueStar Recyclers, we frequented Trinity Brewing Company in Colorado Springs.

I was stunned (as a food-snob) at their tantalizing menu, that included a “key” to decipher amongst meals that were: Meatless, Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free (not to say that their menu does not cater to the carnivore).  You can find items such as:

– The Farmers Salad: Made from ingredients from local farms.

– Colorado Bison Sliders: Small sandwiches available in a variety of flavors and combinations.

– Stuffed Bell Pepper: An organic bell pepper full of seitan, salsa cruda. cayenne cream cheese, all served on a bed of quinoa.

– Brewery Biscuits & Gravy: Homemade biscuits made with TRINITY Soul beer, smothered in vegetarian sausage country gravy.

That’s just the food, their beer-menu is equally eclectic and unique, with such names as: The Soul Horkey Ale, Sunna Wit Beer, Flo India Pale Ale, Farmhouse Saison, and Awaken Coffee Stout.

Cheers to this fine local company that is supporting local economies, local farmers, and a healthy/happy society.

Find their complete menu and additional information on their company online at: http://trinitybrew.com, and don’t be surprised to find the various staff members and advertisers of the Southern Colorado Good American Post indulging in this local pub’s offerings.

By Tisha Casida