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Tisha Casida is a Native Coloradan who believes in individual sovereignty, protecting property rights, and holding the federal government accountable to the Constitution of the United States of America. She has worked for eight years as an entrepreneur engaging in creating wealth by educating people through marketing, advertising, and promotions. She is a stanch advocate for food and medicine freedom. She is a former Independent candidate for Colorado's Congressional District Three, and a firm believer protecting individuals, farmers, and small business owners by making sure that important decisions affecting them can be made at the State and local level of government where the actions of government are more transparent and "officials" are easier to hold accountable. She was recently made chair of the Blue Republican Colorado chapter, and continues to advocate for Americans to be liberty-curious and have sound and peaceful discussions about liberty, constitutional government, and sound currency.

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Down to Brass Tacks

Because I am in the publishing industry, I listen to people talk – as consumers, clients, news-reporters, etc.

Yeah, the economy is slowing, the numbers look dismal, and unemployment is definitely up – that being said, I walk around town and watch thousands of people driving around, like nothing is really wrong.

What to believe?  I don’t know, but I can tell you this – our federal government needs to get down to business about what is causing the most problems for average Americans (not for big-businesses, not for big-government).  Our MONETARY POLICY is the problem.  Monetary policy – WHO CONTROLS THE MONEY SUPPLY – is what is causing the fluctuations and unsustainable behaviors in the economy.  Quantitative easing is just a word to make complete destruction sound like a nice thing.

We need to get down to brass tacks – neither Republicans or Democrats at the federal level (minus a select few) are shouting at the top of their lungs that our biggest problem is the monetary policy engaged in between Congress and the Federal Reserve.

If we focus on the VALUE of our DOLLAR (which is different than a FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE which is in your pocket right now), we can see that we are ALL being bankrupted by the system as it stands now.  We need money that allows us to build and create wealth, not fiat currency that doesn’t mean anything when in our pockets, under our mattresses, and in our banks.

Sound radical?  You bet it is – the base of the word radical means to “go back to one’s roots” by the way.  (Want to know what is REALLY “radical”?  The fact that we are over 14 TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT – UNBELIEVABLE).   Thomas Jefferson would want us to get to the heart of our problem and fix it – our labor is taxed, our money is legal tender – we don’t have control over our property or our earnings – how can we fix that?

Raw Milk – Let ME Decide What Is Dangerous or Not

In Minnesota, several lawmakers are trying to make it easier to purchase raw or unpasteurized milk (yay for representatives making laws to re-create a free market).  Big Dairy (large conglomerates of the food machine that seeks to not allow people to make free choices about what they eat or do not eat) is apparently fighting this.

Believe it or not, modern pasteurization as a process is relatively new in the scheme of human existence (late 1800’s).  That means that for THOUSANDS of years people were consuming raw milk.  Hmmm…

So, if I decide that I like raw milk – I should be able to consume it.  Just like if I would like to consume chocolate, or beer, or lawn clippings for that matter.  I, being an independent and “free” American should be able to make choices about what I do or do not put into my body.  And, I don’t want anyone protecting me from that OR forcing me to be protected.  That is simply wrong.

I believe in the powers of raw milk because I have consumed it for over three years.  I am not afraid of it because I KNOW the people who produce it, that is the best type of check and balance one can have with food – KNOW WHO GREW IT, RAISED IT, OR MADE IT.  Simple.

So, in a perfect world (which I create in my head every morning), people would learn about what they are eating and government would stay out of the process.  Yes, some regulations are absolutely necessary, however, even with all of the protections we already have, there are slip-ups and mistakes and people who get sick and die.  That is a process of life, and we need to understand that – we are human.

And, as a human being exercising a free will to as I like with my body, brain, and soul – I can tell you that raw milk should be able to be bought and sold where we the people demand it.

To Stop Acting in Fear

Many civilizations have acted in fear and many people in positions of power have used fear to get what they want.

The very proposition that fear should be a part of making a decision is against human nature.  We, as humans, are not born with any sense of fear, our sense of fear is understood as we grow, mature, and learn.

What do decisions made in fear do?  I would argue that they cause us to make irrational decisions – against what is best for our own well-being as well as society as a whole.  Just imagine, if you weren’t scared of anything – what would you do?

I don’t want to be scared of our money supply.  I don’t want to be scared that I won’t have health care, social security, a retirement, a job, a life.  I don’t want to act in fear and I don’t want people in positions of power, whether corporations, insurance agencies, or our own federal government, to try to scare me into having them make decisions for me.  Acting in fear creates bad decisions.  If I was not fearful of my life in 20-30 years, and if I knew I had a sound money supply to work with, then anyone at any level “taking care of me” would seem obtuse.  It was not a hundred years ago that we were not too far from being relatively self-reliant souls and about 200 years ago that fought off an empire that was attempting to keep people in serfdom via their money supply and taxes.  So why should I be so scared now?

To the great people of this great country, we should not act in fear.  I know there are plenty of people who have faith, who have love, who have hope, who can say that they believe in the betterment of mankind – starting with themselves, their families, and their communities.  We can do this by not acting in fear.  Do not be afraid of the problems that we face – each of us, as individuals and each of us united with our fellow statesmen – have the power to create our destiny.  We will not be afraid and we will find solutions that work, that create peace and prosperity for generations to come.

Engaging in the Arms Trade

As a publisher and a journalist, I have decided it is time to engage in the arms trade.  Being in media is just not lucrative enough for me – I want to do more, to make more.

So, as of today, with the riots taking place in Iran, the questions being raised in Egypt, and the countless other actions being taken today by people around the world who want to be free and prosperous – I will engage in the arms trade, as this truly is the most lucrative way to make change.

To the people who possess different belief systems than me but share in the desire for freedom and justice – I extend my arm.  To the people who believe in a different God than me but believe in peace – I extend my arm.  To the people who believe in a different flag, whose gait traverses different terrain, but who loves the earth and environment as I do  – I extend my arm.

Imagine the United States not being the police of the world but instead being a leader in a different kind of arms trade – the trade of knowledge and peace.  Sure, it is idealistic, but it could happen.  When soldiers teach people how to grow food, start a business, run a school – those are positive seeds of productivity, prosperity, and peace.  That is the real arms trade – extending one’s service and hand out in the name of progress.

This is not just some foo-foo rambling, this is an economic proposal as well.  The more we “get along” and work together, the better off we become because we can create more prosperity.  Peace is good for business.

I hope that more people like myself become involved with these arms dealings and the connections we can gain with such a trade in other nations.  Together, we can build (instead of tear down with guns and ammo) a better country and world for the next generation.

Being Bellicose is Bad Business

Peaceful countries mean prosperous countries – a better quality of life and more opportunity to learn, grow, and love.  Peace enhances prosperity because it allow for commerce to take place without having fears about one’s security and environment.  Peace is good for everyone, in every class, of every creed and origin.

The creation of the Global Peace Index, by Steve Killelea, “measures 144 nations based on 23 indicators of the existence or absence of peace both within and outside a country’s borders”(Deprez, 2010). These indicators “use quantitative and qualitative data from the World Bank, various U.N. offices and Peace Institutes, and the Economist Intelligence Unit and are divided into three categories: five measures of ongoing domestic and international conflict, 10 measures of safety and security in society, and eight measures of militarization” (Deprez).

Who is on the top of the list?  New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Austria, Sweden, Japan, Canada, Finland, and Slovenia to name the top ten.  The gross domestic product (GDP) per capita ranges from $20K to above $100K, the unemployment rates are generally very low, and the mean years of education hovers in the 15-year to 17-year range.

Where does the United States rank?  In 2009, at 83rd place.  High incarceration rates, high homicide rates, and military operations overseas contribute to its ranking.  What can we learn from this?  It would be wise to work on peace and prosperity because it is key to citizens and consumers having the quality of life that makes a country, its economy, and its place in the world – beautiful.  And isn’t that the whole point?

Good business means good business practices and creating, enhancing, and promoting a peaceful environment is the key to this.  It can happen at the individual, family, business, organizational, and governmental level.  We each make our choices how we think and how we work with others – this happens between companies and between countries.  If we are in business to make money (and I believe in my heart that THAT is why millions of immigrants have come to the United States since its inception – because it is the land of the FREE where we can dream and make great/prosperous things happen) – then we need to be pro-peace.  Let’s stop the violence that can tear down our households, communities, and country.

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