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.
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August 14, 2015
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So You Want the EPA to Control Our Water?
The EPA is now THE cause in millions of gallons of river water being polluted. It gets worse……
The EPA could not figure out in the first week what happened with their latest disaster in Colorado. While they spent the week scratching their heads to figure out what was transpiring, “An approximate 3 million gallons of TOXIC, mustard-tinted sludge” (WSJ – August 11th) continued to feed into the river and travel downstream through Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.
‘Environmental Protection’ at its finest.
Showing a sense of urgency the federal government is known for, the Administrator of the EPA decided to visit the site ONE WEEK LATER after pressure began to mount from inaction. Call me crazy, but if I had one of the largest disasters in my agencies history–I would be onsite that day to lead the situation.
I’m curious….was she demonstrating the example modeled by our President? The Commander and Chief significantly delayed a trip to Tennessee after a terrorist murdered 5 soldiers UNDER HIS COMMAND on domestic soil. Hmmmm….I digress.
How are we to believe the EPA can oversee dry ditches when they pollute 3 million gallons of river water? It is a bad sign when oversight (how hard is this?) turns into malfunction!
The EPA – Slow and Insufficient
When a ranking Democrat says the EPA’s response has been “Slow and Insufficient” — you know it’s bad! The Colorado Democrat may have just learned why the EPA is not one to trust with local water. Possessing a title of “Environmental” doesn’t equate to offering effectiveness on the subject.
The Solution and Praise of Nebraska Servants
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, hats off to our NRD boards who receive very little adoration and respect they deserve. Keep up the good work!
The readings in the Aquifer and water levels around this state speak for themselves when you compare to Kansas/Oklahoma. We have maintained water levels that California and Texas only dream of.
We have real Nebraska conservatives like Mark Christensen and Tom Carlson who have built evolved plans to secure Nebraska water for the next generation. Let’s move MORE of these plans forward into action! No need to recreate the wheel to advance our water situation. Thank you Tom, Mark, and NRD board members for your dedicated service to the next generation!
What Our Nebraska Legislature IS Prioritizing
Unfortunately, today’s dominant Republican legislature (>70%) would rather sing “We are the World” and change the death penalty in unity with Democrats.
I have a suggestion for my partisan friends on both sides of the aisle. Divert your energy and show some unity in securing our water for the long term. This water will secure life for millions of people through agriculture. Securing water resources will achieve your joint goal in keeping people alive! (We can sing ‘Kumbaya’ together for that achievement!)
OUR state needs to continue to push forward OUR plan (Read: Carlson/Christensen plans). NO plan often equals THEIR plan. INACTION equates to BAD action.
How to Enhance Your Learning About a Resource Nebraska Values
To those “Global Environmental Citizens” who think Nebraska ‘doesn’t care’ or ‘know how to steward’ our water, drive out to Dawson County to begin your education.
Drive east from Lexington and start plotting the prices of different parcels of land. Next, return to Dawson County, drive west and plot the prices of land. You may want to plot out “Dry” vs. “Irrigated” (I’ll give you that clue to help you figure out what we value) to explain some chief variations of values in each geographical region. Ask yourself why the prices are so different after you complete the exercise. An awakening will occur on what matters to Nebraskans for their life, wealth and livelihood.
If you still have not figured out the mythical valued resource, go south and see a ranch in Texas that suffered drought. On your return trip, drive through the Sandhills. You will find it difficult to find Crops that need an increased supply of this resource. However, you will find many prosperous ranches! You will have to figure out why Nebraska cattle thrived and Texas cattle died.
Granted, we have a few selfish people who care more about themselves today then the farmers/ranchers/citizens of the next generation…but they are in the vast minority.
Most of us are byproducts of our grandparents’ generation that sacrificed. We WILL pay it forward. Most Nebraskans use what they need (which maybe more in a given year). Most Nebraskans let resources replenish in excess (like this year) when rain is plentiful. Running irrigation costs money. No reason to use, if you do not need.
Global environmental citizens should take the time to tour the latest variable drip irrigation management systems the ‘evil industry empire’ built to more efficiently manage and use valued resources. They will be appalled at the humanity of ingenuity!
The Nebraska Track Record and Action Plans
Nebraska has the track record to show we care about maintaining this water for future farmers/ranchers/citizens. To be fair to the environmentalists, there are states in this union who have shown they cannot manage their water well. Pay attention California/Texas, Nebraska is ready to educate so the EPA does not dominate.
We should continue to take action in our state. We have brilliant LOCAL people with a plan and a purpose. LET THEM LEAD! They just need accurate/honest information to make informed decisions. IF there is a need for federal funds, let’s follow the Constitution. Our Constitution charges the government to promote science. This could be done through an allocation to the States who in-turn could invest in Universities, NRD boards, etc. If our Universities invest the money in science and not luxury dorms to spoil kids on unearned living standards that exceed their parents….we can develop methods or reporting tools to make better local decisions to manage/retain Nebraska water.
Todd is Off to Protest / A Topic to “Save the Grandkids”
I’m off to protest the EPA with environmentalists. Will the environmentalists show up? Will they be stuck in ‘camp’ at the Central Business District? They may still be at the “Save our Grandkids/Carbon Emissions” rally sponsored by the EPA and Obama.
I may try to convince the protesters that if the President wanted to save our grandkids, he AND the Republicans would not duck the question of dealing with our National Budget/Debt and Social Security/Medicare solvency issues.
Dealing with massive financial issues CAN HELP SAVE their future.
The Environmental Debate
For more on my environmental philosophies/positions I would urge leaders to adopt, you can watch the debate at UNL on the ‘Watsonforsenate’ Youtube page (I’ve attached part I below). Dave Domina and Jim Jenkins offered their opinions on the various subjects as well.
The Republican Candidate/College President, now Senator, who 100% accurately identified we have a crisis of civic engagement and participation, did not accept the invitation to engage civic discussion and participate in the debate of issues at UNL. “We have a responsibility to make sure that families hear us debate more important issues the Nebraska way.” (Ben Sasse 7-17-14 KHAS). I’ll leave it at the facts of what he said to those wondering why his opinions on the issues were not expressed or covered by the video.
Warning! You will not find the coverage of this debate in the main stream media. They (Especially Omaha owned outlets) were busy covering the Caitlyn Jenner/Lion/Kim Kardashian equivalent story of 2014 that brings important change to Nebraska lives ;).
We made an unedited copy of the debate to educate you on forthright opinions on critical topics. Our campaign’s anticipation that the media would fail to cover intelligent discussion due to the establishment’s agenda was accurate. Silencing NEBRASKA’s CHOICE and covering K-Street’s paid for opinions was correct. Watch for Jeb Bush to get more air time and coverage as we push towards the primaries and K-Street makes its push for policies through paid for candidates (Both Hillary and Jeb). Same song….99th verse.
The ‘coverage’ problem was in large part due to reporters who are like dogs on an old Nebraska dirt road. They were busy barking about a bus passing through. Like dogs chasing a bus, they had little to show for their journalistic efforts chasing sideshows without substance. However, these dogs did show their ability to entertain and distract the kids on the front porch. Regardless of pointless coverage….the dogs were well fed, praised, and had their bellies scratched by their Masters for doing what they were told. “News” at the cost of Democracy. We need a revival of the “Free Press”.
(FYI, PETA/Media…….There were no dogs hurt in this mythical scenario of a dog chasing the bus)
What We are “Against” and “For”
This blog provided solutions not just critiques. The UNL debate offered proactive “For” approaches and philosophies. Someday, Nebraskans will demand a “For” plan over being fooled by “Against Sound Bytes”.
A Closing Tangent On How Voters Can Solve Problems in Government
Written below is a mental exercise for a voter.
Followers of both parties consume foolish rhetoric with no substance or plan to back up the statement. Below, I list everyday rhetoric that rallies most voters but ends up solving nothing. I will give you the questions to ask to find the “For” plan.
(PS – It is hard for candidates to unveil plans in 1 minute debates. However, demand the plans be offered on their campaign website. We need to get to work.)
I will vote to Repeal and Replace Obamacare! (Ask: With ‘what’ plan will you replace?)
I want a Secure Border! (Ask: ‘What’ is your logistical plan to secure the border?)
I Vow to Stop Abortion! (Ask: ‘How’ will you push the majority of Republicans to release tougher legislation out of caucus?)
I will deal with unfunded liabilities in Social Security and Medicare! (What is your DETAILED plan to solve Social Security and Medicare?) PS–Trump and Christie are the only one to come close to an actual plan. Get past your feelings on the plan and clap for people who have developed a solution. Most plans will evolve in the political process. However, we need more people to offer CONCRETE starting points for discussion. That takes guts. Politicians will pile on later as solutions gain momentum to “Take Credit”. These are not the leaders we need.
We will balance the budget! (Ask: How will you balance the budget? Is your plan based on tax hikes/tax cuts? What specific budget cuts do you propose? How much ‘growth’ from economic progress does your plan count on to balance? Will you close loopholes to raise the effective rate on corporations?)
Before you yell at politicians failing to solve problems, remember you elected leaders that offered rhetoric with no plans. The citizens must shoulder some of the blame for not taking responsibility of their government and vote.
Enjoy the debate as you ponder these questions that will lead to rigorous debate/ideas that solve problems.
August 9, 2015
Planned Parenthood defunding stopped, Obamacare removal failed, but corporate handouts succeeded! This is GOP leadership today. I do want to commend our delegates breaking ranks today. They showed me something good in not being obedient to National leadership. The National GOP leaders continued to show me why they are not worth pledging loyalty to. Senator Cruz correctly identifies that the ‘D’ and ‘R’ leaders are a team. This is often true – the funding sources are the same and control the leadership on both sides!
August 9, 2015
A post on my fine visit to Kentucky last week…..
I was fortunate to be welcomed to Louisville last Tuesday. (I attached the picture of my beautiful wife and average ‘me’ in downtown Louisville)
I wanted to recognize the warm welcome by the beautiful people of Kentucky. Furthermore, I want to personally thank David Patterson, the Libertarian candidate from Kentucky (lost to Senator McConnell) for offering up a fine place to stay with one of his supporters in Louisville. That is genuine southern hospitality! The warm hospitality was appreciated and you can expect the same reception if you visit Nebraska.
Moving on….Kentucky reminds you it is full of “Unbridled Spirit” at the border. Unfortunately, they have a Senator “Bridled” to K-Street and Wall Street interests. He has lost sight of Promoting the General Welfare of the American people. He has focused much of his work on providing the corporate welfare that is not aligned with our Constitution.
Unfortunately, Nebraskans are not without blame. They elect candidates loyal to K-Street. They love the political propaganda ads K-Street pays for with candidates that come from establishment roots.
Even the largest grassroots organizations like “For America” don’t get it. They are accurately frustrated with Senator McConnell. However, they support and fund candidates in our state who have gone on national TV and pledged to be a “Team Player” with Senator McConnell. Why would you support someone pledging to work with a leader you are frustrated with “For America”?
As most of you know I’m an advocate against the Fed that was created in 1913. I believe money belongs to the American people and not Wall Street. However, do you know what other poor institution was created in 1913? The Majority Leader of the Senate! Is it any coincidence we have a Majority Leader promoting the best interest of Wall Street over Main Street?
Grassroots and K-Street can win a $5 million race in Nebraska. However, did you ever ask why K-Street and Wall Street interests will spend upwards of $80 million on a Kentucky race? Simple. Power.
A Majority Leader calls the shots of what legislation, amendments, and resolutions will be allowed to be presented on the floor (Watch Senator Cruz rightfully call out Senator McConnell) to have a chance to become law. A nice grass roots candidate may have good thoughts. Unfortunately, their ideas will not see the floor with a “Majority Leader”. A majority leader controls what is presented. This is why affiliation over view is a superior consideration. This is why the people should be turning away from establishment loyal candidates.
The position of Majority Leader in the Senate is not in the spirit of the Constitution. However, it did answer a need for organization of government work. If I were calling the shots, I’d make a 7 person panel with members to determine what legislation will be introduced to maintain organization but dilute concentration of power. No one person in a large elected body should have that much power over a national agenda.
I appreciated the time in Kentucky. The renovated Embassy Suites was amazing–check it out (It puts the Nashville Embassy to shame). Louisville’s downtown has come a long way. I hope Kentucky politics goes farther then their upgraded downtown. They need to “Sting Like a Bee” against some of their politicians and have courage to elect mental heavyweights like David Patterson.
We need those knowledgeable in the Constitution. Better yet, we need people loyal and considerate to the people. Main stream donor base politicians have been failing America for decades. A police officer walking the walk understands the needs of the people and should be of high consideration.
Thank You Kentucky for your warm welcome and hospitality. You have more than a sizable impact on the direction of our country. I implore you to demand Senator McConnell to Promote the General Welfare of the American people as called for by the Constitution. Provide the Corporate Welfare was never called for by our founders.
We need leadership to create a liberty oriented and fair playing field. We have a crisis with both our President and the Majority Leader. I hope you the people of Kentucky can make the difference and put some pressure on your Senior Senator to change their approach!
September 30, 2014
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!