On Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano, Tisha Casida discusses the importance of attacking the cause of all Americans financial problems – the Federal Reserve.
On December 5th, 2011 I appeared on FOX Business’ Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano. The Judge was misinformed about my party affiliation and they assumed I was running Republican when in fact I am a registered Independent. The fast paced ‘live’ interview did not give me the opportunity to correct the comment regarding a Republican Primary or my non-affiliation with the Republican Party. I am a conservative but not running as a Republican. I am challenging the current sitting Republican Scott Tipton. I have contacted FOX regarding the correction and appreciated the opportunity to be on the show.
To Our Supporters, Friends, and Community:
Two years ago, on May 13, 2011, I announced that I was exploring running for Congress in Colorado’s Third Congressional District. We did more than explore – we ran – setting the Record for the District for the number of votes garnished by an INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE. I received over 11,000 votes, and raised money from INDIVIDUALS, at a GRASS-ROOTS LEVEL – more than any Independent candidate in the history of the district. This was thanks to people like YOU.
Again, I am announcing the exploration of running for Congress in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District in 2014. I will stand up for YOUR individual rights, and will protect the freedoms of your loved ones and family while working on securing soundness with various currencies, and promoting a policy of PEACE.
You can help me by donating any amount – every penny I raise goes towards educating and empowering people about our Creator-endowed individual rights. Would you consider a contribution today of $25, $50, even $100?
Thank you for your support, it means everything to our endeavors.
Tisha T. Casida
CASE 1: License Plate Registration
The Latin base of the word “registration”, is ‘regis’ – this means “King”.
Once again, I found myself in line at the courthouse to register my license plates with the State of Colorado. It is fun to pay the State for the “privilege” of being “legal” to drive my car (my property that I pay for), since it is my Constitutional right to transport myself wherever I like with whatever mode of transportation that I so choose. I like to pay for things and ask permission from the State for the right to do things so granted to me by my Creator.
Sarcasm aside, I really don’t like paying the State for things that do nothing to benefit me or my community. I should be able to drive where I want, how I want, when I want, because I have that right to take myself there. I am not talking about having insurance, or having a driver’s license (which are both great additional issues to discuss), I am just talking about registering my license plates.
If I didn’t register my license plates with the State, I would be subject to getting tickets from “law enforcement” agencies, enforcing these laws that do nothing to protect people’s property, but rather generate revenue. When I have expired tags, I am considered a criminal, and must pay a fee to the State. I am a criminal, but there is no victim. But that doesn’t matter to the State – it does not matter that I did not harm anyone or their property, what matters is that my inadequacy at paying licensing fees will still generate revenue for the State through tickets and fees. Bow down and pay, or be punished. Yippee!
How many tickets are written by law enforcement agencies that have nothing to do with “keeping the peace” or “protecting the people”? How many times have you received a ticket and have paid that ticket to the government so that you can maintain your privilege (which is actually your right) to drive around town, around the country? If you did not pay that ticket, if you did not license your vehicle, if you did not register your vehicle, you would be considered a criminal. Are you?
We are victims of committing victimless crimes. We are afraid of fees, of losing our “privilege” to drive, of being thrown in jail – and so we blindly accept that we must pay government to keep up “legal”, to keep us “safe”, and to maintain the operations of government (oh, the efficiencies) that “help” us. But, we are not criminals. We are not criminals for not having the means to pay licensing fees, to pay registration fees, to pay tickets and to pay government for the ability to do things. We are not criminals for being poor, or for being unable to pay to State for permission to do things.
We are not criminals, and we can embrace the power we have as individuals to bring common sense back to government, and back to a place where we are no longer victims of committing victimless crimes. It starts with you, recognizing that power you have. Now do it!
- Tisha Casida
9:47 AM, sunny day on Hwy 82, getting ready to get onto I-70 to deliver a gallon of raw milk to a friend. I am going from Pitkin County, to Garfield County, to Eagle County. About 71 miles, 2 hours total time on the road and completing the pick-up and delivery.
About 5 miles later, east-bound on I-70, there are flashing blue and red lights behind me. I am terrified. My stomach immediately sinks, and I begin thinking and wondering if I have all of my documentation to show that I am “legal” to drive and operate vehicle in the State of Colorado. Drivers License, Proof of Insurance.. are my plates/tags up to date? My heart is pounding and my hands sweating. I was going the speed limit… under the speed limit. Sh**, sh**, sh** – what did I do wrong?
I pull into the right lane and slow down. The State Trooper buzzes past me. He wasn’t going after me, this time, thank God.
Why is it that I felt like such a criminal? Why is it that I felt like I was doing something wrong? The inside of my car looks quite chaotic, and then my raw milk jars peeking from the cooler in the back-seat – do I really have the makings of a criminal? Why is it that I get so scared and nervous when there are flashing lights behind me, when I am doing nothing wrong? Is it conditioning? Am I supposed to be scared? Is it all in my mind?
My heart tells me that we, as a society, are being driven by fear, and make many decisions based off of this idea that we may be punished if we don’t “follow the rules”. Well, “following the rules” is fine and dandy until the people making the rules make it impossible to survive. Income taxes, property taxes, licensing of vehicles, licensing of businesses, registration of everything – all with special rules and associated costs. All in the name of “protecting” others with the heavy hand of force to issue punishments to those who do not follow the rules. Is it honestly bad for me to drink raw milk, to deliver it? Is it dangerous? Does it hurt others when I drink it? Is it constitutionally illegal for me to deliver raw milk to people who want it, who willingly take responsibility to consume it? Is it bad for me to want to make a living, to engage in enterprise – to sell my services to others who willingly pay for them?
Today, while driving on I-70, I went through all of the normal reactions a criminal would have – heart palpitating, hands perspiring, body engaging in fight or flight reactions. There is just one problem – I am not a criminal. And I should not be afraid of the very law enforcement that is there to protect my property. It is time we engage our law enforcement and work together, peacefully, to achieve the “appropriate” use of force on our streets. Check out the Peaceful Streets Project which is doing just that.
- Tisha Casida
Let’s get one thing straight – this is not about high-powered weapons, this is absolutely about attacking the American people’s right to bear arms. People will say “Why in the world would anybody not in the military need military-type rifles?” The simple answer is – we want to make sure we never have a military that turns on its own people at the executive order of a President, or a command from a military officer. It is a check and balance. Not to mention, when there is economic turmoil and chaos, there are these things called “gangs” that tend to form and assault people and their property. These are cases where being amply armed protects the innocent.
The military is made up of men and women who are the same human beings that make up society. We are equal. If people in the military or police force have access to guns – any type of democratic weapon, like pistols and rifles – then people in society have the right to that same type of access.
For the people who desire peace, who say that banning guns will stop violence, I have three questions for you:
1.) Who is the decider about who has a right to own a gun or not, and is there any opportunity for error in decision-making?
2.) Do you really think any law is going to stop bad people from breaking the law? Isn’t that is why it is called “breaking the law”, it doesn’t matter what laws are made, bad people break laws?
3.) If the President and Congress have armed security guards and can protect their own lives – why can’t I protect my life? Isn’t my life just as valuable as our “representatives”? And aren’t our representatives supposed to protect us? Not just themselves?
I feel for the people who vehemently attack guns with such anger and disgust, when their real anger should be directed to the conditions that make it possible for violence to occur. A heavily armed population actually deters violence – as noted in the very high crime rates in Washington, D.C. where you have no right to protect yourself, versus Arizona, where you have a right to protect yourself and show people that you are able to do so.
It doesn’t matter if the weapon is a pistol, a rifle, a bow and arrow, or a knife – when bad people want to do bad things, no laws stop them. The worst of people we have to fear are governments and the military, as they often already work outside of the Constitution (the law) – therefore, if the government and military have access to high-powered rifles, so do the American people. We are equal. And we must keep one another in check.
Each of us makes a difference. Each of us, even in our own little world of stocking shelves, serving food, driving trucks, delivering goods, tapping on the keyboard, and talking to friends and family – each action that we take is profound.
The government is made up of people – human beings – that can be changed (or manipulated for that matter). We – you and I – are the people that can make our government exist of people who cherish liberty, our natural rights, our right to protect ourselves, our right to express ourselves freely.
We do this by our own little interactions – in our community, in our town or city, and in our County. We can participate in State and national politics – but our real power is with our small circle of 10 or 20, who we can trust, who we can talk to, and who we can build our armies with.
To a very rebellious 2013 – let us rebel against the evil powers that seek to destroy, and instead – cherish, promote, and empower the creative forces that embrace peace and prosperity. Let us rebel against collective rights, like political parties, who have their own agenda. Let us rebel against the manipulative monetary system that erodes the wealth and property of all people. Let us rebel against the tyranny that seeks to destroy our light, as free and loving people.
Rebel with me, and let’s use the amazing power that we have – for good.
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