Hi I'm Todd Watson, an Independent candidate running for United States Senate.

Our party platform has three key philosophies compared to a traditional campaign agenda. First, we believe that the party system in Washington is broken. Second, we believe in a foundational return to the spiritual heritage of our country. Third, we believe it is time government act selfless and not selfish with the future of this country.

We have great passion to be part of a larger movement under God of real change in this country. Enjoy the site and let’s MOVE! I need your help in social media sharing, your signature to be placed on the ballot, your generous contributions to run the campaign, and ultimately your ability to spread the word and vote.

This site is designed to give you the information you need quickly while yet thorough enough to move the dialogue of the debate to “How” from “What”. “Todd’s Stances” has quick positional stances (read the bold if you have no time). Second, we have three Philosophies with quick excerpts to learn more about our beliefs. Finally, we thoroughly blog on any given topic to give those passionate about a subject details they can depend on. The details in these blogs gives you a roadmap to solving problems and details on specific views. You will rarely find disclosure of this level of detail as well as belief structures. Campaigns want to be general to appeal to the most voters. We fundamentally believe in giving specific guidance to move the debate forward and show we are serious about solving problems–not being popular.

Thanks for your support!

The Watson Campaign Team

Ignore the Polls: Recent history of polls – Lies.

My buddy called me up on these “Polls” being presented to the public.  He was frustrated with the numbers on TV as well as the questions being posed to the voters.  The question to him is “Would you vote for Ben Sasse or Dave Domina in the election?”  He said, “Neither.”   The questioner persisted, if you HAD to vote for one of these options – which would you choose?  He said, “Neither.”   The pollster became exasperated.

I worked for Gallup as a teenager.  You had to get the interview done to get paid.  These interviewers are pushing for an ‘answer’ to check the box on the computer to get paid.  A. They don’t accept ‘neither’.  This doesn’t feed the family.  B. They are not presenting ALL the options–what a great poll.  C. Someone pays for these polls.  Always follow the money.  Good luck if you can trace back the source of all these polls.

This is the quality of polling.  They don’t even give you a choice for Watson or Jenkins.  Furthermore, many of the polls call lists of who voted last election.  In addition, the parties have lists of their supporters they give to the pollsters to control the results.  Often times you can call a list of voters that are registered with your party to solicit their opinion.  Many polls are a joke.

Furthermore, polls lie.  Flat out lie.  Read this article and you will see why polls are not worth the paper they are printed on.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/eric-cantor-s-pollster-tries-to-explain-why-his-survey-showed-cantor-up-34-points-20140611

This is the polling done by Republican sources (lack integrity) for the primary election in Virginia.  A lack of integrity in their support staff is one more reason why I’m no longer a Republican.  This polling was done by one of the top 3 Republicans in the House.  His sources succumbed to polling (this is not an anomaly) without integrity.  If you can not trust a man on choosing people with high integrity to poll—what else can you not trust?

This poll had Eric Cantor in the lead by 34 points before the primary.  When the real vote came around, he got beat by 10 points.  This poll was off 44 points!!!  The part that is laughable is how this pollster tried to explain the error of his judgment.  How could you even say any of these “reasons” with a straight face?

The establishment wants you to believe the revolution is not coming to their party.  The reality is they know it is.  Think controlling the newspapers is only found with the KGB in Russia?  Think Again.  The parties get papers to print bogus polls run by paid insiders.  I’m not here to judge the merits of various polls.  Some are good and some are bad.  Both my brother and I worked for Gallup.  There are some good people doing good polling.  However, I don’t have the time to investigate the merits and objectivity of each.  I know many are corrupt.  What I can say is most of these polls are not even presenting the Independents as options.  It is similar to some debates around the state.  It should be noted Ben Sasse was cited this year earlier using polls that were created by a donor to his campaign.  That sounds promising.  I do not put faith in many of these polls.  They are a waste of time.

Polls are often cited to discourage those not in the lead.  Again, people want to win as oppose to vote for what is right.  Read Caleb and Joshua.  Vote right.  Your conscious will be clear and you will be sending a message of what needs changed regardless of outcome.

Ignore polls and focus on the debates (if your candidate has material given to evaluate).  Keep the courage up.  Isolation is a key tactic of Satan.  It is a key tactic as well in politics.  If you don’t feel part of a group or ‘isolated’ you tend to think you are not part of something meaningful.  Stay the course.  Just know the history of corruption in the polls.  It is one more tool in their arsenal to control the public.  The results are bunk.  The only poll that matters is released on November 4th.  The media would be better served focused on stances on the key issues and ignore these biased and manipulated opinion polls.  They would be better advised to report and attend key debates where issues are addressed and disclosed as opposed to reporting on polls of paid insiders. Elections should be about debate and positions.  Unfortunately, it has become about money and winning.  They will not change until you do.  Make the change.

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Mike Huckabee – Figuring Out Republican is Bad…Conservative is Good

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/389962/huckabee-if-gop-abandons-opposition-gay-marriage-im-gone-brendan-bordelon

Mike,

We would welcome you with open arms to the Independent Conservative movement! Our following is dedicated to ‘right’ over ‘popular’ for power. Caleb and Joshua (Numbers 13) is the inspiration of many of our followers. We understand the danger of compromising ‘right’ to ‘win’. Most Republicans have not figured that out yet. It sounds like you are taking a stand with your principled approach. We took this stand several years ago. Many don’t understand Independent is not in the middle. What Independent does mean is that your voice is not controlled by a party (see definition). You listen to the arguments and make your own decision. Parties do not make the decision for you. It is a very freeing club to be in. You own your identity and can keep your views pure in front of God as opposed to compromised for power.

Mike, you are discovering what many of us knew long ago. Leadership is lost in the National Republican party. Many of us do not believe in compromising to a lesser evil to win, but standing for right (Ten Commandments being a strong basis to build from) regardless of popularity. They are about power and not principles anymore. Nebraska’s Republican candidate pledged to be a “Team Player” on election night. Mike, you know how dangerous this compromise to the power of the party is on a national level. The result of your election speaks to treasuring the candidate with the money over principled values more than any other at the GOP level. Contributing to their power is not much better than contributing to Democrats for power. There are very few Republicans who will not compromise principles to obtain power. You are one of the remaining few.

The others are still blind to the corruption. They need to review Caleb and Joshua and understand proper conduct for a believer who still proclaims this is “One Nation Under God”.  A relative statement of better than Democrat is lame. Furthermore, we have forgotten the teaching of when good people compromise to poor leadership or principles. How dangerous this is to the group. People mistakenly pick people but ignore partnerships.  Partnerships in the Bible teach us the upside and downside when we compromise principles in our teams.  We have forgotten that lesson.  We will still have to compromise on legislation but “pledges” of support and “oaths” bind and must be approached with caution.  If only the people writing the checks and promoting the GOP candidates knew the complete platfrom (I’m sure this is read like the Constitution is read these days) they are supporting.  Let me add some fuel to your fire and hopefully bring you over to our side.

George Bush (my leader when I was a Republican) said Christians and Muslims all pray to the same God. Sounds like great leadership to follow! I wonder if our Lion’s Den or Fiery Furnace warriors were given the, “He had to say that” excuse.

We can talk about Gay Marriage but how about Pro-Life? This is a dominant issue for most believers. Mitt Romney was pro-choice his entire life but suddenly “switched” to Pro-Life for the Presidency. You know the genuineness of that belief all too well. Hmmmm–another worthy leader for a faith based Christian to follow?

Moving on, the Republican Party has not reduced federal outlays once in 50 years. They grew the Department of Ed to its highest staffing levels under Bush and brought in “No Child Left Behind.” George Bush adopted UN Standards which became “Common Core”. Conservatives love it (I’m being sarcastic). More brilliant leadership to support.

Mike, you will love the fact that the majority of GOP Presidential nominees are in Vegas courting the casinos for their money and obtaining it to the tune of $100+ million dollars. You know what concessions are going to be made for that money. The GOP and gambling–Great progress for the American family (Look for internet gaming in your homes the next election cycle)!

Finally, it is OK to overlook entities of greed and protectionism if they are the largest donors of the Party? Exempting banks from the free market by letting them set interest rates. Promoting price fixing in Medicare for Pharmaceuticals. Giving oil companies subsidies and tax breaks because they are donors. Bail Outs on Wall Street because this is the single best donor source. These are not right Mike.

Republicans may drive even more Democrats to hate capitalism because they don’t allow free markets for donors that will do the most good for all people. How can you preach free markets when you don’t enact these clauses for your top donors?  This form of capitalism we have is not really capitalism.  We have the government involved in so many industries. We have Republicans passing favors for their donor industries.  Both are wrong.  Many are blind to the fact that this protectionism for the health care industry combined with government guarantees of providing the general welfare created this disaster in healthcare and pushed people to socialized medicine. High prices are partly to blame for protectionism of the medical professions, hospitals, drugs, etc.  I’ve given the GOP candidate in this race 3 months to go on the record on many of these anti-competitive practices on these topics but he has refused to address the concerns.

We must fight for free markets that benefit the most people. Our donors are OK with free markets for their own businesses. They are not afraid of competition. This is why they are strong Independent conservatives and ready to lead. Competition & Debate– Independent Conservatives say, “Anywhere, Anytime.” Republican conservatives say, “Does this help me profit or win?”

Now in the midst of crying about Senator Harry Reid’s lack of debate of bills, they are OK with Representative and Speaker of the House Boehner not bringing passed bills to the floor to debate. Ah yes, compromising to the least common denominator as opposed to leading with principles. In our state, Republican candidates are not debating their opponents. I’m sure you understand the definition of Hypocrisy. The Republicans do not have one leg to stand on with Senator Harry Reid if they don’t have the guts to debate themselves. Furthermore, they fight and testify to continue to limit my voting rights as an Independent at the ballot box in our state legislature. What a way to fight for free speech and Democracy for 42% of the American public (a smaller subset in Nebraska).

More importantly, I’m the only Nebraska conservative in the major races carrying the conservative arguments in the public square (apologies to Lee Terry and Pete Ricketts) because Republicans are not strong enough to deliver a conservative platform speech in the Senate race. Many Republican leaders feel it will cost them votes delivering the message outside their “Holy Huddle”. If you think believers can’t talk God outside the church, come to the Republican Party in Nebraska where they can’t talk conservative values in a room of people that have different ideologies.  It is inspiring new numbers to the movement (sarcasm).  Again, full apologies to the 2nd district and the governor’s race where Republicans have “Manned Up” and debated their opponents. I’m frankly tired of both conservatives and believers that speak loud all day in their safe environment but coward in the corner when it is time to speak values in public. “Popular” over “Right” wins all day long. The fear of what the others may say or speak keeps most silent. Trust me, it is a blast speaking conservative principles when Domina supporters are bussed in for the statewide debate. Full credit to the Domina supporters though. They have been very supportive of letting me speak. I wish conservatives would show the same level of respect to those with different views.  Instead, Republicans (as a whole) try to control speech on the floor of the House and the public square of democratic elections. I know this first hand.

The lack of confidence to stand for conservative values in the public square is a national crisis. I’m frankly tired of their preaching to their crowd, and folding when you need a conservative voice carried in the PUBLIC square. How in the world are you going to convert anyone when you only speak to like-minded people at like-minded gatherings who mostly rally behind statements of “Fear” of Obama? Preaching to the choir is easy. Rallying a crowd on “Fear” is not leadership. The only thing we need to Fear is God–not Obama. Some of us are comfortable in standing “For” something.  Rallying people around fear have created some of the most toxic world events in history. People need leaders not fear mongers.  People need answers to their tough questions before they vote.

Furthermore, we can push new agenda items that Democrats believe in but Republicans are clueless on because they have not taken the time to study the structure. The oppression of the poor continues to be the result by advocating for Wall Street Banks ownership of the Federal Reserve and our monetary system. The argument should have nothing to do with how much money they have. The argument has everything to do with how unconstitutional the system is. We are not talking about reallocation of money or handouts. What we are talking about is a system that fundamentally oppresses the poor and devalues work in favor of capital. Abraham Lincoln always believed “Labor was Superior to Capital”. Now we have Capital superior to Labor in the Republican Party of which he was a founding influence. We have a compromise to capital over the Constitution (will not agree to Article I, Section 8, Clause 5) because it is funding the propaganda on TV, signs, buses, and shirts. This statement has nothing to do with Unions. This has everything to do with valuing hard work over money created out of thin air via fiat in New York City.

Christ threw over the “Money Changing” tables for a reason. Why are we hugging them? Pro-Capitalism must be set up with a Constitutional framework that does not give favors to donors (those with capital). If we fixed our monetary system to a Constitutional format we can help those that work hard and diminish this unjust class divide created by a system in favor of those who have access to capital over those that work hard. This does not mean income equality. It means the system is just and promotes the values of hard work again.

Mike, the great thing is Democrats (at least in Nebraska) are jumping on board with this purer Constitutional view. They know I care for them the same. They know I’m looking to create a fair framework for all citizens. The rejection of PAC money has actually been liberating. They know I’m shooting them straight and not pulling donor lines.

On the whole, democrats fundamentally care for the poor and they think the Republicans do not do that. Frankly, they are often right. They know I care for the very least in our society. They know it’s genuine. We still disagree in how to care, but they are listening. At the end of the day, leaders in government should be leading the “Justice” for the poor–especially in the courts where Biblical guidance is clear. We should be demonstrating care for the poor at the personal level outside of government. Some do that, but some do not. Clearly, this is not leadership by example with many in the the GOP or Democratic Party (although I know more of it exists as many try to observe Biblical privacy doctrine–I can relate).

We don’t agree on “providing” the general welfare (Liberals vs. Conservatives), but I have found common ground with many in “workfare” for the able bodied. In fact, work isn’t really a hand out. We spend money on civil services on work every day. Is giving an individual a job to work on our infrastructure really a handout? I think it is hard work and a worthy pay check for a much needed service. As we crank our economy back to full tilt when we get our monetary system right, we can fill this employment gap with work for infrastructure and eliminate able bodied welfare handouts. Many, not all, Democrats are jumping on board with hard work for help. They are rejecting handouts as they know the oppression this system is really creating on the people. They are looking for a different avenue to help. We are offering an alternative instead of no solution. This makes sense to people on both sides of the aisle.

I have found many Democrats on board when we fight for “Establishing Justice” and “Equality Under the Law” and quit passing favors for large donors that create this inequality. The Constitution is still treasured by both sides of the isle (especially moderate Democrats and many Republicans who still don’t understand or will face up to the corruption of the power base of the National Party). Many Nebraska Democrats believe in pro-life, justice, and a fair opportunity for the poor. Many of these values should not be labeled with “Conservative”. These are beliefs that unite people. Conservative and liberal have connotations that many revolt from.

Mike, you are welcome here. We would love to add your voice to Biblically based Independents who realize both NATIONAL parties have no rudders, are corrupt, and lost. You don’t have to agree with everything an individual says that is an Independent. We still have different views on many civil issues but Biblical Independents agree on so called “Conservative” fundamentals. You are free to own your own opinion. I’m personally on board with a Biblical standard. We have not found this to be unanimously loved by either Republican or Democrat. There is a large group of Republicans who believe in civil liberties with no limitations of a moral code that is foundational to our Common Law system. Ironically enough it was Obama who said, “Law IS the codification of morality”. It is just a question of what standard of morality that is. Many believe in the Biblical standard.

We have too many Christian’s who are OK to compromise right to win. It is all about power. They believe ‘win’ creates results. The reality is God owns the results based on the declaration of our vote (if 25% of believers even show up and vote) and exercise of our conscious before we act.  Many Democrats and Republicans have lost the belief that God is in control. They believe the parties in charge are. You can provide leadership on that topic.

There is a crisis in the Republican party of people more concerned with money/power then right. We know we can rebuild ‘conservative’ values when we don’t tolerate injustice and promote values of truth as opposed to compromising positions for money and power. I know you stand for right before God per your conscious. You understand the “Fear of God” and the account we will have to give to God. I believe this motivates you more than short term power positions.

Standing for right is what we are trying to do as God fearing Independents. I will tell you we try to avoid the word “Conservative” and “Liberal” at the door. We call it a Biblical view. Some views are incomplete but many have a solid intent.  I’m sure you can add to this discussion.  Yes, many of those views are conservative but there are topics like oppression, justice, etc. that have not been advocated for very well by ‘conservatives’.

A strong Biblical view is welcome. The party does a poor job of representing moral values. The label pushes many God fearing Democrats away. There are many Democrats labeled by birth then by belief. They are welcome here. All are welcome here. Furthermore, we avoid demonizing dissenters. We don’t feel this will win a person over. We try to lead sheep– Not beat sheep as the saying goes. We are united and push this agenda of Biblical values.

A word of caution though, you will be discriminated against as an Independent. Be prepared. Talking God outside of Republican is a foreign concept for many. Many believers (in the midwest) are entrenched Republicans. I’m not welcome on Christian radio because they are concerned on “winning” even though I’m the only one that has said the word “Jesus” in public debates. I haven’t had my ideology questioned by believers but many are publically interested in Republicans winning.  To be more accurate, they are concerned with Democrats losing.

Many faith based organizations will not stand by you.  I’ve given my time in marches, made my declarations but endorsements do not come based on your stated positions.  They are nervous this would split the Republican vote.  Many of these organizations will blanket support Republicans on key stances.  They no longer endorse based on charachter of the person but they endorse based on the interests of winning.  They believe winning is what determines outcomes.  Independents require further evaluation and stated positions are often not trusted due to the “Fear of Obama” as I’m learning.

Standing for values is only welcome if it helps “their” party.  Again, this is not a value shared by all Republicans but is believed by many card carrying members.  We have had outstanding people of faith that are die hard Republicans support this campaign.  We have had people of faith that are Democrats and support this campaign.  There are a great deal of people who still evaluate you based on merit of what you stand for.  This is our emphasis.  We need people to start evaluatiing people on stances and charachter and not on labels.  These people will stand and support you if they like what you say.  They are the party people we treasure because they believe in “Encouragement” – another lost value in many circles.  However, I want you to be prepared that several people of faith will desert you because you publically do not endorse the “R”.  This is Biblical as well too.  Labels over belief were important back then too.

Furthermore, you will need large amounts of private money to get your message out.  A large chunk of the power brokers in money/media are tied to the party. They have several avenues of the media sewed up. Many members of the media will not cover you unless you buy ads, AND if you do not pose a danger to accomplishing winning of ‘their candidate.  They have their opinions too they like to promote. That happens both ways (“R” vs. “D”). We are still working on the joint venture between Fox and CNN for the Independent Channel ;)

The belief in civic coverage is not there anymore for many outlets. They believe you need to pay for all media coverage before you are covered. This is not true of all outlets. I’ve been fortunate to have been covered by many outlets who believe in civic coverage and debate. I’m very thankful for their work. I want to make sure I don’t “lump” all of them into this unfair label. I’ve been truly blessed with fair and independent coverage in the media across my state.  I will always be grateful for these people that are dedicated to covering content and debate to educate their consumers. If I win, I know who I will be conversing with first to communicate my message.

Mike, you are a large domino that needs to fall to weaken a corrupt party or bring a wake up call. It may be a ‘better’ option but I don’t think God cares too much for an institution that is “less bad”.   It is time we have a new movement grounded in the Constitution, God’s guidance for his entire creation to flourish, and justice of which Romans 13 calls us to create in government. The challenge is to destroy the stigma that this it does not act in the best interest of all people.  We need to trumpet Proverbs 29:2, “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice, when the wicked rule, the people grumble.”

I, Todd Watson, Independent Candidate for US Senate would appreciate your support this election. There is already a large base of conservative Independents standing for God. We would welcome your voice to a fast growing group! You could provide many with a God fearing compass, and worthy national leadership to follow.

I assure you this Independent God fearing group is multiplying. More believers are right there and ready to follow. They have talked to me. They are just scared to “jump”. They are fighting their own conscious. ‘Winning’ versus ‘right’ is a tough American concept. They are scared to follow ‘Right’ for what ‘They Believe’ this may cost them. The powder keg is ready to be lit Mike. A national leader changing like you would be monumental. It may not bring you power but I think God is ready to bless a big change of loyalty from poor leadership to God fearing leaders. I know he is hungry for leaders to be loyal to him first. I believe he is ready for those who have not put their trust in money over him. I believe he is ready for leaders who put their trust in God before “Chariots” and “Horses”. I believe he is ready for those who put their faith in him before government and before self.

I know he has taken care of me in a miraculous way this year. We are winning, but not ‘winning’. People are sorry for me because of poll numbers.  However, we have identified the strong ready to stand firm. I actually feel lucky to be called to this work. I feel even more blessed by the amazing followers who volunteer for free because they support the cause.  I feel sorrier for those willing to compromise. I truly believe that a compromised vote is going to have consequences this time around. They have choices they have not had in the past. They don’t need to feel sorry for me. I know what Big Government, Big Money, and lost leadership will do for them.

I know God has my back. This doesn’t mean everything is always pleasant (quite the opposite), but it does bring contentment. Unfortunately, I see people who have faith in parties or candidates pledged to money and bad leadership. Many Republicans are good but we forget who we align with can determine their outcome. That is the blind spot. The partnerships of these candidates are there to be discoverd but that would take more work then the average voter is willing to give.  Thank you for bringing to light the compromising of one of the partnerships–the National Party.  We could use your help to set them free from poor leadership! I implore you to take the final step Mike. My phone line is open. Todd

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Securing the Borders From Ebola

The third role of government as outlined in the preamble is to provide for the common defense.  Ebola is a very real crisis that can hurt our domestic tranquility and literally bring death to our citizens.  I believe we need to strictly monitor our cross border migration of individuals from West Africa as well as other infected regions to promote the general welfare of our citizens until this disease is brought under control.

This is one more case that outlines the importance of securing our borders.  We must understand who and what is coming and going from our country.  Individuals with Ebola in contact with the American public infected with a deadly contagious disease is a very real threat that must be dealt with.  Our medical community has the knowledge and the skill to deal with those infected in a humanitarian and safe way.  Attacking the spread of this disease in our own country is an urgent national priority to defend our citizens from destruction of their general welfare.

In the meantime, let’s pray for those suffering from this very deadly disease and support organizations around the world fighting this plague.  It is imperative we contain and ultimately destroy this deadly disease for the well-being of all humanity and Americans.

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The Royals Win and My Message for Nebraska in October

Summary Outline

Royals are awesome

People have a need to be popular

We need people to care about ‘right’

Why I’m Not a Republican but “Conservative” (a label you may relate to)

God’s danger story of “One Nation UNDER God” – voting for popular over right (Caleb and Joshua)

 

Full Story

The Need for Success

Be honest…how many of you counted out the Royals in the 8th, the 9th, the 12th?  Down four late–many gave up.

Not us … not the Royals.

Furthermore, who put their faith in March in the money?  How about $200 million with the Yankees, $180 million in Philly, $163 million in Boston?  Where are they now?  Money doesn’t buy camaraderie, values, or championships.  It does buy votes from people whose faith is in money and the propaganda (media) it impresses.

Money should be a tool.  Unfortunately, it has become an object to control votes and our Democracy.   Both sides get this wrong.  People are between government and property.  We should not let government dictate political control of property.  At the same time, we should not let property dictate the actions of government.  Both government and property should belong to and be directed by the people.  Government should not instill obligated beliefs into individually owned property.  Property should not instill beliefs into the government.  People are the “Go Between” of both entities.  Another reason I’m Independent as both parties do not see people as a “Go Between” that separate each entity. Keep government out of corporate policy and keep corporate policy out of government.  Both belong to the people.

Many people emotionally need to be part of a winner, belong to a group of popularity, etc.  This is why the top selling jerseys are those of “World Winners”.  I cringe seeing our kids in jerseys of those doing wrong in society.  Conversely, I am happy when they wear jerseys of players we respect and do ‘good’ off the field (Go Bengals and Rex).  Like adults, many kids wear the jerseys of winners and ignore if they do right or wrong off the field.  It’s about being identified as a winner on the big stage.

Adults are no different than kids.  They need to be part of success, popularity, and money to “feel good”.  They are willing to overlook lies, corrupted money, etc. to win. They want to be associated with winners at all costs.  This is why many don’t stand with right…they stand with big and popular.  They look to the wrong people for acceptance to win.  This needs to change.

Money

The fact that ‘poor’ payroll is now in the final 8 in baseball is awesome.  Many did not think the Royals would get this far because they didn’t have the money to compete.  Many didn’t think ‘we’ would get this far without Big Money.  Surprise!   Although the Royals are still there, so are the Big Money/Big Media Dodgers. We are still here but so is the big money from NYC, Washington, Houston, and LA.  We have an uphill battle and we need your help so you will be served.

Let’s push to be the final ‘one’ to rock the world of baseball and politics.  Let’s not forget we will be content if we don’t win.  Unlike the belief of many in the majority, we know God is in control….not the Republicans or Democrats.  Contentment will be our reward.  Nervous apprehension will be the gift of those who compromise right.  I believe a ‘believer’s’ job is to industriously work and declare what we believe is truth.  God actually determines the outcome.  Most believers don’t believe that anymore.  That is why they focus on winning.  I’m all about winning but let’s get “right” prioritized first.

Ditch the money and join the team united in a cause for victory.  We must overcome this money that doesn’t speak for Nebraska.  Donors control politicians for more money in their coffers and offer popularity and perceived power in return to the politician.  More importantly, the money steals representation from the Nebraska citizen and their voice in the republic.  This is unacceptable.

You have the ability to vote for New York, Houston, LA, and Boston.  You also have the ability to vote for someone not bought by the money to work for Nebraskans WITH conservative values.  Have all heard about me…no.  Is the word out about me…yes.  Are they talking about my ideas…a few.  Are more talking about splitting the vote because they are obsessed with winning…yes.

‘Right’ is off the radar, ‘Winning’ is on, of most in the discussion.  My coffers struggle because of this perception of winning.  The volume of people don’t commit to giving to a capital campaign until it is close to the finish line.  They like to win.  The key givers are principled people early who have a vision for right.  Maybe it’s my fault I didn’t inspire the principled people from the start.  My problem was that I couldn’t overcome their fear of the Democrat early perpetuated by the propaganda and the media preaching primary candidates in the Spring.  I don’t have a media outlet preaching fear of the liberal to drive people into my net.  They do.

Many think I’m right but don’t believe “I can win”.  This hinders many to support.  However, I also know they are wresting with their conscious.  However, I’ve been blessed with what I need.  I wanted an army of 30,000.  However, I was given an army of 300.  I’m thankful for who God did give me.  I think I have found the true difference makers across Nebraska ready to fight for “right” in the long term.  I’m finding out who floats in the wind for ‘popular’ at the same time.

The missed contributions do come from those obsessed with winning.  This traces back to the belief “We” are in control and therefore winning is paramount.  “We” are in control to the degree of how we express our beliefs through voting or expression of the heart.  However, our exercise of free will (voting is part of that) is what I believe determines our outcome that I believe God orchestrates.  To be fair to the electorate most of this belief from the electorate was established before the sell out to the Big Banks and the change of heart to support McConnell as oppose to call for stronger leadership.  The facts have changed.

I’m interested in changing more people then judging or condemning their beliefs.  Changed hearts will be key before results.  My lack of yelling doesn’t mean I’m agreeing.  It just means I believe yelling isn’t going to convert anyone new to the cause.

Media and Spreading of Knowledge

The focus by the large media is unfortunate.  We have and will continue to add new and real ideas to the debate.  The irony was Tom Becka did absolutely what I knew he would do before the interview last night.  I declared on Facebook BEFORE the live interview the likely agenda he would lead.  Most of the media does the same.  He followed the script to a “T”.  He is not prepared on all the candidates.  He is focused on candidates in the parties.  I’m just filler for the show.  The media in Nebraska by in large is no-where to listen to find new ideas.  Sensationalized journalism before discussion of ideas is the norm of the day.  Read my post and listen to the interview and you would have thought I wrote the piece before the live interview happened.  Dig on the net to find pioneering thought.  Listen to Fox News, CNN, or read the Washington Post or New York times if you want to hear the agenda of the local airwaves.  You can discover their agenda before they do.

Credit to Tom though…he, KETV, KLIN are the only media outlets in Omaha/Lincoln have the guts to cover an Independent with any substantive coverage.  I do love him.  He is more courageous because he allows freedom of thought of all people.  I admire that.  Credit to Tom….he is open to all persuasions and lets them speak.  Credit to Tom…he does better than most to move the debate forward.  I’m thankful for his inclusion on his show.  I would just like to spend more time on ideas that will change Nebraskan lives than the traditional mantra of “Here comes the God guy” or “What do you think about Dave legalizing pot?” discussion.  Ideas to solve big problems is a lost art in a world concerned with 20 second sound bites that drive attention.  Maybe this is why our country struggles.  We have popularity contests based on a game that believes in sound bites and not principled leaders ready to solve problems.  We have politicians that move to sound bites over solving problems.  The problem of unresolved health care, immigration, ISIS strategy lies in the wake as we move from media crisis to media crisis without resolving the previous problems.

Personal Responsibility

Are you spreading the word or keeping it to yourself?  My guess it is the later.  This is not just a problem in American Democracy, it is the problem in American Ministry.  It is easier to fly around the world in the name of ministry then look over their fence like “Wilson” and say the word “God” much less “Jesus” (hurry duck for cover).   We should be doing both.  Of course it doesn’t help when people in ministry are mute on politics.  When we perpetuate singular focused behavior we encourage citizens to narrowly focus on what their interest is.  This is no different for spiritual leaders as it is for an 80 hour a week businessmen.

The reality is WE ARE ALL citizens of a Republic.  We are all going to have our areas of focus and expertise.  However, singular focus must become extinct.  We are Americans and are called to steward more than just our specialty.  This applies to business professionals, teachers, stay at home parents, and yes…spiritual leaders.  Americans are called to steward families, money, government, jobs, etc.  One hat is not good enough.  The Bible talks about all subjects and so should our spiritual leaders.  We should not be teaching ignorance by refusing to discuss government in church.  This doesn’t mean preaching candidates and parties.  It does mean we need to start preaching about principles being exercised in government.  I have news to the church.  Cesar is now “We the People”.  The government is sitting in your pews and not Washington if you read the Constitution.   There is currently no separation between the two by definition or appearance.

What is it that keeps the silence on the people on things like politics and religion that is central to our way of life?  This is a land of freedom of speech…is it not?  Republics need vibrant discussion in all disciplines.  America has always moved forward in disagreement.  This needs to continue.

Constitutional Revival

We need a complete revival of the Constitution.  Not a half way revival of the document that will continue to protect donors from banking clauses.  Money does control our lives as much as government.  Unfortunately, the voter continues to ignore the history of what happens when this same historical money is in play in the race.  In fact, I think the candidate is blind to this fact or openly accepting this as a means to an end (I don’t know which it is).  He should observe history of those who believed this means to an end thinking as well.  Woodrow Wilson, the last college President to lead in office, highly regretted the legislation he passed for banks (Morgan) and oil (Rockefeller).   However, their money was a means to an end for his power.  He was the first to give capitalism the largest black eye that would stain its functioning from 1913 forward (both Federal Reserve and the Income Tax passed).  Let’s not repeat history and live with regrets like Woodrow Wilson did.  Ditch the big banks and oil companies.

The money from these entities are not supporting fiscal cuts, free markets, or the Constitution.  I pray I’m wrong, but history proves I’m right when someone is motivated by power and the belief in the logic of gathering more donor money from those who historically push for contrary principles to free markets and the Constitution.  Supporting the degradation of the Constitution should be an embarassment to every class A shareholder of the Federal Reserve.  Their money in politics is filthy.

I’m not fooled anymore.  Many Nebraskans are not either.

I get questioned if I’m conservative because I’m an “I”. It is time we start questioning “R” if they are conservative.  It is time we question both parties if they will defend their oath of the Constitution from threats foreign and domestic.  We need a full Constitutional revival.

We need free/fair/just domestic markets, financial cuts, border security, and a spiritual backbone that guided firm values of this country.

With no reduction in federal outlays since 1965—why are Republicans fiscally conservative and Democrats are not?  They are both massive failures.  I like the description of Democrat-Lite for Republican fiscal policy.

When Republicans allow banks to set their own interest rates as opposed to the market, big oil to price fix alternative fuel at the pump, drug companies to fix prices in Medicare, bail out failing companies who donate to the party on the backs of taxpayers, and on and on…does any of this scream Republicans believe in Free Markets???  They would embrace and fight for free domestic markets for their donors if a solid belief in “free markets” was the case.

When all three House Republicans on the Presidential Budget Commission (Paul Ryan being the leader of the three and aligned with Ben in this election) vote against Simpson-Bowles that would have reduced our national debt from 65% to 25% of GDP by 2040, but agree with Patty Murray on a disastrous budget…I’m to believe they will lead us to fiscal balance?

Border security was passed in 1986 under Republican leadership.  Yet the border was not secured the next 6 Republican Presidential years.  28 years later we have an unsecured border by both parties!!!  I’m to now trust it is going to be different this time?  Is executing the law suddenly going to start to happen with the parties now?

When my last Republican president tells me I pray to the same God as a Muslim (My Muslim peers don’t even believe this), I’m to support and follow GOP leadership?  Spare me.  I know of men who did not deny their God and were thrown to the lions or in a fiery furnace.  These are courageous leaders.  Thomas Jefferson knew a man with courage was a majority.  I’m ready to follow these guys.

Next, I have to buy a line from the next Presidential candidate that was Pro-Choice his whole life is now magically a Pro-Life guy at the election.  Am I sucker for this change for political purposes?  Is this the leadership God wants me to follow?  Maybe this is the way it is, not for me.  I’m only following leaders worthy of following.  Obama, Romney, Bush, Clinton…no thanks.  This is why I like being Independent.  I pray for all of them out of obedience.  I’ll be honest it sometimes is hard to make that prayer.  However, I trust God’s wisdom in praying for these people.

When we conservatives cry about Harry Reid not allowing debate but give free passes to Republicans not willing to debate the other candidates in this state (my apologies to Lee Terry and Pete Ricketts…well done guys)…..how do conservatives not see unjust hypocrisy in a call against Democrats to bring debate and legislation to the floor?   We want ‘afraid to debate’ from Nebraska to represent us?  Or worse yet…maybe he is taking cues from Washington leadership to not debate anymore and shows we have lost our candidate already.  Could it be any more obvious Nebraskans have already lost control of their representative!  When you personally call for more debates…you better follow thru.  Your word is important and I can’t think of any better statement of caution to the Nebraska voter.  I personally believe Ben wants to debate but his entourage and party is calling the shots.

We need conservative in Washington but we are yearning for better leadership first.   Nebraskans you pick, which option is a worse statement in ducking two debates?  Fear or party control?  PS- the organizer of the Hastings debate is a staunch Republican.  He offered to move that debate well in advance to accomodate Sasse.  I was not asked if this would fit into my schedule.  I missed my kids game that day.  We moved camping to the following weekend to serve the people of Hastings.   This is part of what I signed up for.

Both sides should know better.  People need debate, public service, and representation.  Frankly, our electorate should know.  However, this squinting to see what they want to see is an electorate problem.   God forbid an “I” could be the right solution to stand up against unconstituional “D’s” in Washington.  However, the fear od “D” to build “R” reigns.  You can block Washington but beware of the blind side hit from New York.  The good news to the Nebraska people… there is still time to change.

It’s time for no party.  It is time for a 100% Nebraskan voice.  Hello Independent Conservative.

Do these honest criticisms of Republicans make me a Democrat?  Absolutely not.  It makes me a conservative that believes in practicing what I preach.  It makes me a conservative that realizes the National Republican Party is as lost as the National Democratic Party.  It makes me a believer that understands I will only vote for leadership worthy to be followed and will continue to pray for whoever does lead this country as a matter of obedience over desire.

Does this “Conservative” title mean I hate Democrats?  Absolutely not.  I actually hate titles.  “Conservative” is just a word people relate to that gives people a reference point.  That has been the biggest problem with the label “Independent”.  I like to think I’m more about Common Sense, God’s word, and the Constitution.

I realize God loves all people as much as “I”.  “I” should treat all people accordingly and “I” will.  Chalk up non demonization of the other side as a distinguishing trait from a Republican Conservative to me as an Independent Conservative.  Demonizing other people has done absolutely zero in converting individuals to ’their’ side.  Unfortunately they both do it.  It is ironic in a land obsessed with “bullying” of kids that adults demonstrate the same values in public (just go on the twitter feed from supporters).  This is the problem with Democrats and Republicans. This leadership thru demonization of the other side is toxic to our country.  Most every day citizens of which I’m one are sick of this behavior and want to see some unity and results to move America forward.

The glaring ‘continuation of power’ problem for a Republican is if you go to a GOP function it is usually full of older people.  Few young people are showing up.  This is recipe for death.  The young are not being won over by the party.  When you go to a Democrat function you see a lot of young people.  Why?  They are preached an “I believe” message.  The Republicans preach an “I don’t believe” message that reminds the young they have lost their work ethic, values and ‘they’ are doomed.  If you ever stop and listen to an educated youngster like I have they are upset with the old for spending all their money.  There is half-truth in all of these statements and this is why we need forgiveness and reconciliation.   I need to mend these fences between young and old and re-instill an American belief and relationship between the generations as well as the parties.  I have a two-fold challenge if elected.  I think my age in the middle of these generations is a large asset to a body so disconnected with the young.

On a positive note, I’m excited at the young people involved from both sides of the aisle in our race.  We have had an awesome time around UNL, UNK, UNO, Concordia, etc. this year.  We preach a positive belief in our kids and demonstrate self-determination.  I’ve enjoyed visits to the nursing home.  I was given a big smile in Bassett Nebraska and an “Atta Boy” from one still full of life and optimism in their old age.

Conservative can win when we instill faith in our kids and demonstrate and teach hard work.  We need more adults mentoring kids with these beliefs.  This requires balance and a prioritizing the future over working late for the next buck.  Add mentoring kids to the list of needed duties to be performed in a Republic.  Add caring for our elders as a Biblical responsibility that we have unfortunately delegated to government.

Do I think Democrats are right on the majority of issues?  No.  Do I think they are right on a few issues because they have better gifts in certain areas?  Yes.  Do I have faith in Republicans that get conservative principles right?  Absolutely.  I will stand 100% with Republicans when they are right on the issues and 100% against them when they are passing unconstitutional favors and protectionism to pay off their donors.  The first role of government is to establish justice or “Equality before the law”.  This is the first Constitutional duty these parties break for their donors and elected officials in the party.

Where Should We Go

I still believe if you combined Democrat compassion with Republican logic you would obtain a better outcome.  I know I’ll get push back on that comment…so be it.

Conservatives, please stop drinking the Republican Kool-Aid.  Separate until this party gets a clue and lives out their values.  Look for growth in the young before you hop back on.  This has been a party on the decline for good reason.  Instilling fear in your followers to win is a long term recipe for disaster.  People cannot operate in fear that long before they collapse.

Ben is half right.  He proclaims the party of no ideas loses to a party of bad ideas every time.  This line of thinking helps.  Although I think this is a true statement, I’d suggest as an ex-Republican the main problem is they don’t practice what they preach.  Their Achilles heel is always compromising principles for power.  In particular, the free market and the constitutional are overlooked for large donors to obtain temporary power.  Our budget and people have suffered for it.

Cut a budget, empower the free market for all people, follow the Constitution and focus on defense instead of offense every administration.  That is what I’m doing and believe in.

Lebron returned to Cleveland.  I could return to the GOP (I will not the first 6 years if elected—you have my word).  However, I need to see a commitment to principles and championships again.  I need to see, hear, and feel belief in the future again.  This living for today needs to stop.  I need to see long term tough decisions to ensure our elderly do not experience a bankrupt social security and medicare system.  I need to see long term tough decisions so our kids have a bright future they can go achieve for themselves.

I hope I’m wrong but I’m convinced they will not do what they say.  Read the Contract with America and Pledge to America and review the results.  The optimism was just as high when these words were declared.  Follow through was a different story.  Compromising for power is, continues to be, and will always be the culprit.   Avoiding the money, and staying free from the power is the best way I can demonstrate I will not sell out.  There is nothing to sell out to.

Like healthcare, they are destroying the free market and a belief in capitalism for the people by allowing banks to operate under an unconstitutional charter and exempting free markets for their donors.  They are causing the counter response as people suffer from unjust laws created in a manipulated market.  This manipulation is what liberals scream at as if this is the product of “Capitalism”.  The problems are not capitalism.  The problems come from unconstitutional practices and manipulated markets that distort capitalism and give it an unfair black eye.  Yes, perfect capitalism has not been perfect.  That is why we need labor laws.  However, it is the best system we have had to improve the most lives in America in a fallen world.  Both parties have abandoned their beliefs in “Free” domestic markets.  Preaching and enacting are two very different things.

Caleb and Joshua

I get questioned if I’m conservative because I’m an “I”. It is time we start questioning “R’s” if they are Conservative.  “RHINOS” are more of a problem then myself.  You know what you get with me.

You can vote for a lesser evil if you believe in winning.  I’ll stick to voting for what is right.  The story of Caleb and Joshua in Numbers is too powerful to do anything but vote for ‘right’ if a person believes this is “One Nation UNDER God”.  Unfortunately, we are a dying breed even amongst believers.  Granted we are no Israel, but we are no Iran either.  This is a special place given to us by our creator.

Republicans voting a majority–beware if you still believe this is “One Nation UNDER God” and vote for what you think wins over what you think is right.  Dying in the desert was the victory trophy of God followers who made the more popular but incorrect vote.  Congratulations on winning the vote Majority!

It will be too late to correct later once the vote is made.  Trying to correct the mistake after it was too late brought sudden failure—see Caleb and Joshua, Jeremiah, etc.  That is why it is imperative to get our actions right, the first time.  We have the warning shots from 9/11, the Wall Street meltdown in 2007, and now this monstrosity of federal debt created by violating the Constitution and believing in “Providing” the General Welfare.   All three have serious ramifications.  Ditch the short term memory and singular focus.  We have a decade that screams for complete recovery, and 35 years of a growing national debt that is the result of excessive warfare and welfare that need to be addressed.

I’m looking for Wall Street to bring that pain with Republicans or Big Government to bring that pain with Democrats.  It is time to stand against both and return to Constitutional principles and obedience to avoid the pain.  Individuals need to start reacting with a belief and follow through that this is “One Nation UNDER God”.  Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing.  Focus on yourself.  We have plenty of room for spiritual growth for individuals on or willing to come on the boat.

It is time believers who truly ‘believe’ demonstrate a conviction that God is in control.  Winning or losing a vote has very little to do with your personal final outcome if you trust in his word.  God has that in his hands. You just get to express the will in your heart before he acts.

I believe you have a monumental choice and opportunity this November.  Please like, share, and e-mail to your friends—or be silent.  Silence has been the centuries old problem of people alike.  Bonhoeffer, Lincoln, King, have all warned you throughout time on silence.

It is your choice.  My team worked hard under God to give you the option this year to free your conscious with your vote.  People will be accountable this year for the outcome.  Blaming maybe heard, but the heart will instinctively know the truth after 2014 if we do not change.  Let’s begin to get this right in November or accept the consequences when our liberties and way of life are destroyed by Wall Street and/or Big Government.  November will be the start.  This is a long, arduous, but worthy path to take. I need your contributions to help get the word out before November.  Please consider giving.  God bless each of you—believers and unbelievers alike.  Have a good day – Todd

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Leadership Starts Here!

Today we disclosed details to solve the social security shortfall of 13 trillion. People don’t know how to respond.  They are still waiting for “R” or “D” drama to play out over Fox News or CNN to craft their emotional opinion.  Todd is about Ideas over demonization.   Discussion over drama.  Problem solving over political grandstanding.

 

“The “I” is a great place to live.  The media leaves you alone because you don’t give bulletin board material that creates sensationalized journalism to sell ads. They don’t know who to quote from the “other side” to create journalistic tension to sell a story.  Let’s face it–the media has no idea how to cover thoughtful ideas and sell it anymore.  “Fireworks” tends to be what they look for.  Today we put tough decisions to paper to solve social security and they want to talk Dave Domina and legalizing pot.  I was probably dumb and gave them a quote.  Sensationalized journalism over problem solving is their problem.  I wonder if they will ask my competitors what their detailed plan is to solve Social Security so we have some discussion to solve one of the largest financial problems plaguing our nation.  It’s the voters problem they pay attention to all this media.  Come join us and debate solutions.  It’s your choice Nebraska.  It’s up to you to elect a problem solver or keep playing this moronic game of “D” vs. “R”.

 

Do you think God will give you a high five for voting a lesser evil or what is right?  After all WE are in control right (sarcasm intentional)? You can align with a group motivated by fear of the left, join the group committed to tarnish the image of the right or you can join us and seize the opportunity to fight for a return to constitutional principles.

 

We believe in ‘We the People’ to make the collective individual decisions to return to “One Nation Under God”.  All are welcome on our bus.  We don’t allow naysayers but we do allow frank and open discussion to solve problems.  We respect difference of opinion but we reserve the right to disagree, WITH respect given to the other individual a requirement in disagreement (a revolutionary thought I know).  You will not be tarnished as a leper in our camp if you have an idea that doesn’t fit into the established leadership mold.  In the Watson camp, we do put a moral code into play when we vote.  You are welcome to disagree with that. We will not hate you, like you may us, because we know what it is like to be discriminated against as an “I”.

 

We (the Watson campaign team) just want you to be fully informed on how Todd will vote. We believe in full disclosure for educational voting.  However, unlike other groups we will not demonize non-believers or others with different trains of thought.  We realize we are imperfect as well.   Furthermore, we welcome new thoughts to find a better answer.   We realize truth lies in the different experiences and talents given by God to different people.

 

I maybe the first candidate that have close supporters from both sides fearful of me splitting their vote.  Why?  Because we each share some valid points.  Wall Street and Washington are the centers of greed and power.  Both structures are full of sin.  When you seek to build up one and degrade the other you are only half right.  The reality is we still need a strong government AND Wall Street but we need both operating the founding guidance of the Constitution.  We need to return to the framework to where checks and balances were placed on BOTH institutions to protect the union and liberty of the people.  Truth is embodied in that document.   Everything else is a compromise of American civil truth.

 

It is up to the voter to pick compromise to a lesser evil IN A PERCEPTION to win or vote truth and guarantee their personal win.  Evil still remains in a “lesser evil” scenario and I would look for the winner’s institutions of choice to further degrade America with their victory (Wall Street and the Republicans or Government and the Democrats).  The reality is each side fears the dominant faction of the other side as opposed to realizing both are dangerous to Individual Liberty and freedom.

 

The sad thing is the voter maybe fooled to buy the propaganda yet again paid for by the crooks on Wall Street or the honest but unfortunate failed policies of big government bankrupting our country.  Change must start now.  The choice starts with you contemplating your personal vote.  Block out the hype, the TV, the media and others.  Take some time and wrestle with ‘right’.  You can live with yourself when you ‘vote’ right.  No one knows your vote in the booth.  You can still thump your chest and proclaim establishment sayings to keep your friends in your circle if you need that collective majority acceptance.

 

You might be surprised to find many agree with us but are still building up the courage to stand strongly in a new direction.  Courage to stand apart from the group is as hard for adults as it is kids.  The alternative option is to beat yourself up when you violate your conscious and let yourself down to help the lesser evil choice win.  Think of it as not having to pick the Red Sox or the Yankees as a lesser evil in the playoffs.  You don’t have to pretend to the majority of loud people in the sports bar that you are OK with either Boston or New York.
Deep down most of can’t stand these clubs and really want the Royals to win (apologies to my Red Sox and Yankees fans ;) Let’s go Blue!

Join us!  The feeling of speaking truth, solving problems without drama, and encouraging each other in debate will improve the situation.   We are not obsessed with winning like partisans.  They still think they have control over this world.  PS–Have you ever contemplated America got the leadership we deserved as opposed to what we voted for?  Changing leadership probably starts at changing hearts at the individual level.

Instead, we are interested in finding ‘right’ for the sake of liberty for ourselves and future generations.  We realize everyone else is just operating under the emotion of fear and or the desire for control.  The only thing we need to fear is fear itself and we realize God is still in control.   We are just exercising our convictions in voting for him to view before we act.  We exercise our free will and he exercises the outcome.  Ask yourself if your followers are the “grumblers” in the desert or the leaders?  He will determine the outcome.  Join us in the problem solving camp.  Vote for Todd Watson for United States Senate in Nebraska.  It is time for Constitutional Independent Leadership!

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