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Day 4 – Flag Poles in Pueblo West

22 Jun

Today was such a good day.

A brief visit out to Pueblo West revealed more conversations with small business owners who are facing the crunch, but are working very hard to make things happen regardless.  Americans are resilient creatures you know.

Today there was a conversation about a flag pole.  A small business out in Pueblo West wanted to have a 60-foot flag-pole on their property.  Local ‘zoning” didn’t put a complete stop to it, but made the process pretty hard, so these folks had stopped trying.  That’s too bad, since a 360-degree view of their place looks something like this:

A 60-foot flag pole would probably stand out, but it sure wouldn’t deprive the landscape of any value (in my humble opinion of course).  As a matter of fact, it would probably be really good for their business and really good for the community (because in my book, there is nothing wrong with flying an American flag).

Just another little “perk” of local government’s decisions that affect our liberty and freedom to express ourselves.

More adventures tomorrow,

Tisha

Day 3 – Taxpayer Money at Work

21 Jun

Until recently, I felt myself capable of following directions on signs and cones regarding the speed and direction at which to travel.

On a recent trip to Walsenburg (CO) in Huerfano County, there was some type of construction being done (it is tourist season, and in Colorado that means high-time to start working on the roads), and thus, we were delayed, waiting to go along our way.

Once the man changed his sign from “STOP” to “SLOW”, a state vehicle pulled out with the following two electronic signs and actually LED US (with us following behind) along 2 miles of road, with those signs flashing.

Now, not to sound uncouth, because I am sure there were good intentions behind this clever maneuver to actually have this $60K state vehicle go in front of the oh-so-irresponsible driver, however, don’t you think that the $60K may have been better spent on something else?  Or, maybe we are that incompetent and need that constant signage in front of us to be able to drive from Point A to Point B.  If that is the case, well, I will ponder that.

Taxpayer money is serious business because it is the blood, sweat, and tears of hard-working Americans, and in this case, hard-working Coloradans.  It should be used frugally and wisely.

Until tomorrow,

Tisha

Day 2 – Solar Power AMAZING Force for Liberty

19 Jun

Tisha Casida, Independent Candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District

Today was a day to remember the potential of solar power (and wind for that matter) in Southern Colorado.  Now, there are other resources to be tapped as well (like natural gas and oil), however, there is often an abundance of sun and today, while campaigning on the corner of 1st Street and Santa Fe in Pueblo, I got to really experience that.  Solar Roast Coffee, a local coffee store that uses a proprietary solar-powered roaster to roast their beans, actually started its operations in Pueblo because of that sun-potential.  A powerful espresso drink, made with organic coffee beans and a renewable resource – AMAZING.  I love this country.

Sunday –  a day of rest – we praised our blessings earlier at a mass at Holy Family Parish.  Then it was off to meet WE THE PEOPLE.  With my “Will Work for Liberty” sign and flags, we handed out cards and shook hands while enjoying the beautiful day.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, what your background is, how much money you have, or what your political affiliation is – we are here to be a voice and a vehicle for connecting our communities together.  It is time to put government back in control of the people – and that starts right here with you and me.

To tomorrow,

Tisha

Packing Up

18 Jun

After a lot of thinking, talking, and praying, I have decided it is time to start the journey.

It has been many many years since I read “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, however, for some reason that is what keeps going through my head when I think about traveling through Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, which is over 54,000 square miles.

I, and sometimes “we”, (if I can get my dog and/or campaign manager to come with me), will start traveling throughout the district, camping out at a KOA near you.

We are looking for 200,000 liberty-lovers over the next 17 months.  That is nearly 400 people per day (392.16 to be exact), so we are going to need your help.  There will be chocolate, beer, hot dogs, cigars, and pocket constitutions to be shared.  You can join us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and antidotes.

To the West!