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! Learn why all individuals who interviewed Todd of the York County GOP leadership committee endorsed Todd Watson for US Senate.

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

My Day In Kearney!

http://unkantelope.com/wordpress_antelope/2014/01/29/independent-says-2-party-system-doesnt-work/

We appreciated our visit to Kearney and UNK.  The “Antelope” has a promising young reporter in Austin–Go Lopers!  He had a slate of tough questions but gave a fair interview.  It is nice when the reporter talks tough issues as opposed to a focus on the novelty of being independent (Well done Austin!).  This campaign loves taking the time with college students like these–they are our future–and if they work hard like Austin–it will be bright.  He has game in interviewing and he is only a Sophmore.  College kids care more about your ideas then what is your party.  Amen to Independent Thinkers–they will solve the problems with open debate.  Call and encourage NTV to publish the 45 minute interview in Kearney as oppose to burying it (the reasons make you wonder).   Citizens in Central Nebraska and out West need to hear our platform too.  The detailed positions are on tape and people need to hear what you are all about in all areas of this state.  More options in politics is a good thing.

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Observations of Mike Johanns – His Concern is Our View.

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/federal-politics/don-walton-johanns-not-leaving-because-of-senate/article_ad8880e1-ff60-5a0c-af36-065abc24dc84.html

“Johanns served notice during an interview last week that he eventually might decide to endorse one of the Republican Senate candidates after viewing “how (they) conduct themselves” and whether they “allow their campaigns to be carried off by establishment Washington forces” or big-money interests.

It sounded like a message.”

This tone of message has been and will continue to be the alarm bell we bring to the voter.  We are happy to see Senator Johanns bring this to the attention of the Nebraskan people.  It is nice to hear from an established politican a confirmation of the concern we find fundamental to this very race.  As the voter continues to evaluate “who they like” – we will continue to educate them to migrate their thinking to the allegiances and systems they will or will not be voting for.   Party candidates come with parties and special interest – Independent candidates like me come with stances and no ties.

Our stance has been consistent–the partnerships and allegiances our candidates are under are very dangerous in implementing values Nebraskans believe in (balance budget, deficit spending, etc).  The system candidates are obliged to is the problem (special interest party politics).  Party politics in Washington have little to do with the opinions of the people we elect and everything to do with the power of the National Party they represent and are committed to.  This needs to change.

Vote Independent/Vote Watson–you will have 100% assurance that we are not controlled by the party, their leaders, or special interest.  We do not have large Washington PAC money and we do not owe the party or their leaders an allegiance.  We will work for ALL people.  We look forward to being outside the party and being free from control and special interest.

 

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Senate Forum on Video – Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U1GJz0_TXs

For those of you who were not able to attend the Senate forum on Tuesday with all the candidates (excluding the newest candidate who did not attend) I have included a video of the entire forum.  We are including the entirety of the discussion to educate all citizens on all candidates (check out our youtube channel – watsonforsenate).  We have included commentary on Youtube to meet our mission of “encouraging” (when possible) as proof we are committed to changing the tone of how work should be done in Washington.  We believe in drawing on the best from each person to obtain a better result.  We believe in problem solving over a win/lose philosophy. Thank you to the donors and volunteers who are committed to the message and more importantly the philosophy.  We are doing what we said we would do.  We are bringing attention to religious liberty concerns, encouraging candidates when possible, and not accepting special interest capitalism (the unspoken truth) as the best option to run to from a government controlled philosophy.  We believe that free markets, free from special interest laws purchased with campaign money that benefit a small minority of the population, are the best way to “promote” (not provide) the general welfare of ALL people as declared in the preamble of our constitution.

We will continue to bring attention to the core of our problem, spiritual depravity (our belief), and will continue to reject the notion that 100% of the solution to America’s “woes” revolve around fixing “money” issues.

Again, we have great candidates to choose from in this state but the allegiance to the national party or the national party leaders is the real danger we will continue to communicate to the citizens of Nebraska.  It is the national party system (the voting positions are significantly different than Nebraskan values) that is the problem–not our local candidates.  You can still be a Nebraska Republican or a Nebraska Democrat and Vote Independent!  We need independent and uncompromised candidates at the National level to move this country forward!

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My Favorite MLK Quotes

My favorite quotes of MLK – These are a few that are less well known.  These statements are as true today as they were then.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.  We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.  He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”  (Can we post this in Congress?)

“Science investigates religion interprets.  Science gives man knowledge which is power.  Religion gives man wisdom which is control.”

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

 

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Unbelievable…Still think the Republicans are into cutting spending?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-dc-returns-to-business-as-usual-in-dc/2014/01/17/9d80a07e-7f95-11e3-95c6-0a7aa80874bc_story.html

The party continues to build my case for a conservative free from the party.

You will notice additional wasteful spending in defense the military did not even ask for (how about we reinstate veteran benefits instead of funding wasteful programs) but they denied funding for base closure studies.  I listen to the military not the party interest in setting the direction of the military–see my previous posts on this topic.   The party is not listening to the requests of defense–they are listening to the political pressures of military spending for party interest–embarassing.

Second, the continued spoils to the oil industry who supports the messages you hear this campaign season from the party.   They get the money, the campaigns/parties buy the ads, you like what you hear, you make the vote, the party continues to stay in power, the industry continues to receive preferential treatment to help their bottom line that you pay for–repeat next election.

Capitalism is good.  Capitalism induced by preferential campaign contributions are bad.

It will take us the voters to reject this cycle of special interest and party power (from special interest) to move us forward.  We need a free market that is free from backroom campaign contributions for special treatment.  This will help our country.  Watson for Senate accepts no special interest money that ties my opinions.  I will not take endorsements for allegiance sake to party members or parties.

We are not bought and free to represent all citizens.  My contributors and supporters of my campaign understand there is no loyalty with campaign contributions.  I pledge to them to stay committed to my message and be free from allegiance.  We represent Nebraskans, common sense, and freedom of association to craft law that benefits the common interest of all Nebraskans.

Finally, the pledge to read every single page by the Republicans—we know that is not happening or is it?  There is so much politics behind the money.  It is clear that defense spending, oil, and special interest money in general is back to winning again with the Republicans.  Same song fifth verse.  We need a rejection of both parties and both approaches.  I appreciate our defense and oil & gas companies but they do not need favoritism to pad their profits.

My favorite observation in the article is the appropriation of money to a company that is declaring bankruptcy–absolutely brilliant.

Finally, the silencing of Senator Cruz.  Senator Cruz is a fiscal watchdog and we need him in the Senate watching over this wasteful spending.  The alarm bells should be ringing as the Republicans are on the offensive against a group (tea party) notorious for being budget hawks.  If there is one guy that epitomizes fiscal control it is Senator Cruz.  “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) had considered blocking the vote but relented under pressure from Republican colleagues.”  Read that quote again.  The Republicans are putting pressure on Senator Cruz’s attempts to block a bill with plenty of waste?  This is your party fiscal conservatives.  Join me in being an Independent fiscal conservative.  Our conscious lives free and our allegiances to poor party leaders are zero.

We can’t afford to contribute a candidate to Republican party and loyal to the leadership of the party.  Even Senator Cruz is succumbing to the pressure this party is putting on fiscal conservatives (PS–pray for Senator Cruz–this guy is a powerhouse as a fiscal watchdog and we need him).  Power over principle continues to win.   The compromise of the budget for power is just wrong.

All this under the leadership of Paul Ryan, Jon Boehner and the Republicans.  You must understand we have great candidates in Nebraska.  However, we have endorsement of our candidates by these leaders who are taking us down a bad path.  Voters are not naive-endorsements come with allegiances.  These partnerships and allegiances are dangerous to our values of fiscal control in Nebraska.  Please wake up to the power of these national parties over all of these candidates (you know it’s bad when Senator Cruz can’t overcome his own colleagues).  Finally, I’m not chatting about Democrats because it is a forgone conclusion they will not cut our budget.  I’m far from the Democratic side as a point of clarification on the budget.  Vote Independent and Vote Watson this upcoming Senate season.  We need a Senator free form party and leadership allegiance to fight wasteful spending and growing deficits.

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