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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The Watson Campaign Team
October 29, 2014
– Letter and Statement from Domina Supporters
– Statements from Sasse Supporters
– The argument for the Constitution
– The argument for Unity
Here is a letter we received this week from a Domina supporter in Cortland, NE who have heard the arguments. I omitted the middle part of the letter that was around issues and not the crux of their point on “Splitting the Vote”.
I really like the message Todd is sending, but he knows he will not win. Can we count on him to do the right thing and put all his support behind Domina? We can’t afford to pull votes away from Domina and let the Republican candidate win.
……We do need him (Domina) to win!!! Please consider your family and the future of Nebraska and drop out and push all your supporters to Domina. …..Please pass this to Todd. His strength is to help spread God’s word, but please encourage him to drop out and be the hero of Nebraska sending votes to Domina.
Larry Vilda of Lincoln, “You are wasting time, you little guys just split of votes with not a chance to win and it is sad…we end up with Republicans winning every time and that is really sad.”
The Republicans feel the same. Scott Clausen from Norfolk writes, “We will see if Domina wins because of you!”
David Pennington writes, “While Mr. Watson is undoubtedly a fine fellow, at the national level, we have a two party system, with no place at the table for anyone else. . …I hope he doesn’t draw enough votes away from the Republican candidate that we send a Democrat, who will not represent the majority of Nebraskans.”
These are just the comments this week. If people who think “I can’t win” voted for me. I may win. I feel second place for the entire state but the best option where everyone is happy but not overjoyed (this is usually the sign of a good deal). We have time to grow courage and change “Second” to “First”. Educating the voter that both sides feel the same way helps. Do people realize our pure Constitutional message appeals to both sides? If we realize that our biggest need is for a full observance of the Constitution and unity — I’m your best candidate.
I can and will represent everyone. I have spoken honesty and truth across this state. They know where I stand and have not ducked the tough questions. We have rallied the message that God is unity and he does love all his creation. His creation should be treated accordingly! We are trying to set the example. People have seen I will be honest in disagreement but spend some time genuinely demonstrating a caring spirit to that person. We have rallied the message that the Constitution IS for everyone and we can rally behind it!
Personally, I feel like Abraham Lincoln who joined a new third party (Republican). Being a spokesman for two parties supporting Pro-Slavery in the platform was the wrong answer for Abe. He had to speak a third platform that was consistent to his full views.
We need a new third option serious about a full Constitution, fiscal control, and solving problems. Changing the tone of the public square to honesty, people honoring debate, and caring towards all people even in disagreement is what this campaign is all about. That is not happening with two parties taking care of their donors or programs in law or the tax code at the cost of the public treasury. The further demonizing of people not like yourself definitely needs to die. These tactics may win. I’d rather lose and have nothing to do with this tatic. Facts are one thing. Lies are another. Caring for people is paramount to mercy as an individual. Keeping solid law on the books is about doing the job of justice government is called to do.
Both sides “fearful” of what I’m doing to “their” vote speaks to the wisdom of the platform. The opportunity for better unity in November is here. Or you can perpetuate the crisis that will continue with partisanship that does not represent a majority of the people. We are the right answer because we are not the perfect answer for both extremes that compromise the Constitution to win. The complete Constitution is a winning argument. Pulling people together is the right answer because a house divided cannot stand.
Most conservatives are blind to their Constitutional violations. Establishing Justice is the first job of government in the preamble. “Equality Before the Law” (the definition of justice) is the first thing the GOP breaks for their donors by giving them special treatment in the code based on the size of their contributions. Two, their largest donors are Wall Street banks who operate in violation of Article I, Section 8, Clause 5. “That is the way it is” are embarrassing arguments by both party loyalists when it flies in the face of the Constitution. Republicans who believe their party advocates for free markets and fiscal balance are not paying attention to the facts.
The President and his subordinates (Democrats) in power positions breaking the Constitution is obvious with unprecedented 9-0 decisions by the Supreme Court “Checking” the Executive Branch. We need to stand up to those who cannot uphold their oath of office to defend the Constitution. The President and his party leaders are acting out of line with the Constitution. I have talked to plenty of Democrats. They are embarassed by the violations but sulk privately.
People are attracted to a complete Constitutional argument because it was an inspired document that the entirety of the country haggled over and agreed to push forward as our guiding beacon of light. Both sides are angry because of what fundamentally comes down to violations of the Constitution from excessive government (Republicans) or corporate control (Democrats) that received their power from fundamental violations of the structural intent of the Constitution.
Furthermore, treating all Nebraskans with respect and giving them a listening ear is the right answer. Preaching to a choir of people who only speak your language does not build unity. Independents are the only candidates who have made themselves available to both party gatherings to listen. Most of these party loyalists have no comprehension of the reasonableness of those on each side. They do not talk to each other (politically) and are motivated by TV channels geared to prey on their worst fears of the “evil people” on the other side. Turn the TV off and go talk to your neighbor that is different from you.
People by in large are good in Nebraska. If a Republican neighbor’s house burnt down–their Democrat/Independent neighbor would bring them food. If a Democrat’s home was destroyed by a tornado-their Republican/Independent neighbor would offer their place to sleep. This is Nebraska. We must bring this togetherness to politics in Nebraska and send it to Washington.
…..Study how a bill is passed. You will learn one dominant truth. There are roughly 35 chances for any decision in the halls of Congress to kill a bill. You need to jump through ALL these hoops to pass legislation. A reasonable person understands it will take compromise for a bill to avoid death through 35 hoops. Extreme stances will not get through. Hence, nothing will be done. The problem is, “When nothing happens…something happens.”
A Constitutionalist will note, nothing being done is the design for NEW legislation. Only the very best ideas are meant to pass. However, we have five primary roles of government that NEED to be done. This is the problem with parties. We have NEEDED government functions failing because they WILL NOT compromise. We need these functions. A judicary system administering justice with sound judges….need. Defense of the border…need. Settling what role our government should have in the Middle East….need. Dealing with infrastructure deficiency that promotes the General Welfare….need. An energy policy for the General Welfare….need.
Yes, I start from a conservative frame of mind. However, many conservatives are reasonable people (especially Independent Conservatives). I have pledged to not violate the Constitution. In my particular case, I will not violate a Biblical moral code (10 commandments being a guide). After that, everything is negotiable. I believe this pertains to 80% of legislation.
I’m a college football guy but I believe the NFL gets it right. 11-5 can win a championship.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand”, said Abe Lincoln. Abe Lincoln was just proclaiming the wisdom God gave us in Mark 3:25 to the country. We need a sense of urgency to unify. I’m working very hard at how I treat and respect all people. Part of fair treatment is honesty. We do not agree all of the time. However, they know I care for them and I will be straightforward. I’m interested in rising the tide of all people whether they agree with my methods or not.
God, America, and Respect bind the vast majority of us. We need two things to happen and we can win the election on Tuesday. One, people change to vote “For” what they think is right and quit being motivated by “Fear of losing” to the other side. I believe the current “Party” votes are wobbling. They are wrestling with “Fear” and “Right” as we speak. Encourage these people to pray over their vote. Two—people need to grow some courage and talk. This lie of “Do not talk politics and religion” needs to disappear. I would just advise not talking about it with those on the extremes. They are the ones that become beligerent. We must learn to chat about these topics in a civil way (See the Historical Nebraska Wesleyan Debates on the Todd Watson You Tube Channel for a ‘New American Way’ of debate. 3 of the 4 candidates demonstrated proper civil engagement with disagreement).
We have rejected PAC money and party. We have the highest percentage of money from Nebraska. We are the only candidate that can represent you without outside bias. This is what Nebraskans want – honest and forthright representation. We have Nebraskans that like our arguments best. However, the lack of propaganda confirming their decision makes them afraid. Friends, the answer is simple. The money buying the propaganda is what will hurt you. Our country was not designed to trend to a socialistic or a corporate fascist state. The propaganda is from the corporations that want control. Reject it as much as money advocating for government control of your lives.
If you have followed my arguments, I continually point to God’s word. If you believe this is “One Nation Under God” you should spend some time in Numbers 13. Clearly you will see God is in control. We are not. An individualistic nation obsessed with winning has a hard time recognizing God’s sovereignty. (My video outside of Grand Island on this topic for people who still believe this is One Nation UNDER God)
I believe God takes his cues on how he will treat people based on the convictions of thier heart, their vote, their intentions with God, and their plans of how they will treat others. We need to drop being obsessed with winning. We need to be obsessed with finding “Right”. They can be one in the same. “Not the victory but the Action” was our guiding inscription at UNL and in Memorial Stadium if you prefer a secular message. Focus on the right action. I believe ‘Victory’ is up to God in the end based on our actions. His timing and definition of ‘Victory’ is very different then ours.
The mere fact I’m a candidate that both sides are gravitated to is probably a wise answer in a divided country. Progress through disagreement is so needed to keep America great.
You have a big decision on Tuesday. Have some courage or accept the consequences of trending to the imperfect outcomes growing from Wall Street AND Big Government. These dangerous outcomes and/or the failure of government doing its assigned duties from dysfunctional parties unwilling to change will continue to happen.
Maybe change will happen? Maybe we will win? Either way, it will take a powerful message from the voter on Tuesday to force change. Doing the same thing over and over is insanity. There is no incentive for parties to change if insanity works at becoming elected.
At the end of the day, these Parties are currently controlled by money and motivated by power. This is not what the Constitution was created to protect. We NEED the 5 main functions of government to be performed well. Let’s get to work!
Vote for Todd Watson, Independent for Unites States Senate – Nebraska.
God Bless – Todd
July 5, 2014
From Earlier Facebook Post This Week…
We need a new way! We have former leaders from both parties speaking out against the problems of party divide in an excellent interview below. Filibusters, amendments, protecting minority party rights and safe guarding debates. These ideas make sense. Why can’t these parties see they need to grow up and facilitate progress? Please vote for Todd Watson, Independent for US Senate. It is time to work together on civil issues to move this country forward.
April 9, 2014
Simpson Bowles was an excellent compromised proposal in 2010. Obama created the commission. The group was bipartisan (including the GOP’s up and coming favorite Paul Ryan who served on the commission).
The commission came up with a plan and the CBO estimated our national debt as a percentage of GDP would have fallen from the mid-60% range to the mid-20% range by 2040. At the end of the day Paul Ryan and Obama both rejected the plan as it didn’t take care of their interests and were content to play party politics instead. They opted for nothing and settled for the green line below (click link and refer to embedded CBO chart) that is going to take us to a 200% debt level to GDP ratio (if we make it that long).
Fast forward – we have both parties approving the Paul Ryan/Murray (approved by Obama) budget compromise. Remember history– they did absolutely nothing to attack the debt in 2010. Instead, they agreed to this budget that solved nothing and want praise for compromise? Not here.
The middle lost and the extremists won in 2010. We ended up with the green line instead of the blue line (read chart in attached website below) by failing to adopt Simpson Bowles. We need to overcome both extremists and reintroduce compromised agreed to plans that were approved by 60% of Congress and met a demand from the American people. When Senator Coburn and Representative Pelosi agree to budget proposal that lowers our debt to GDP ratio from 65% to 25% (approximate–please refer to chart) in 30 years–you pull that trigger! Put the politics to bed.
Long-term solvency is a paramount concern for Americans. Let’s put the extremists crafting our budgets to bed and let’s work together towards the fiscal middle and obtain long-term solvency as Simpson and Bowles proposed. Don’t let party extremists kill progress again!
Vote Todd Watson for United States Senate from Nebraska. Fiscal compromise is possible!
December 26, 2013
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. We are getting back into the groove today with our writing and will be hitting the campaign trail again next week. We are thankful for the incredible numbers we are pulling the last 3 weeks. We thank you! Keep the grassroots effort up!
Today’s article continues to build my case and should continue to sway conservatives that the Republican Party is no place to be electing a conservative to represent your values this next year. Some of my quotes are coming from the print edition as opposed to the online message above.
The percentage of people who express negative feelings towards the party is at a 23 year high of 48%. Shocking on why the party is in disarray and compromising values to get back to “popular” again. You can read the article for your own consumption but let me make a few observations on the article.
“The Republican “LEADERS” (again not to beat a dead horse but this is why I can’t go Republican) and their corporate allies have launched an array of efforts aimed at diminishing the clout of the party’s most conservative activists and promoting legislation instead of confrontation next year. GOP House leaders are taking steps to impose discipline on wavering committee chairmen and tea-party factions. Meanwhile, major donors and advocacy groups………….are preparing an aggressive effort to groom and support more centrist Republican candidates for Congress in 2014’s midterm elections.”
Translation—if you are not going to pull the centrist party line you will not be placed into powerful positions in the party. Second, limiting the tea-party faction. This is a direct assault on the “balanced budget” people. This message was received in the house and it is why you had roughly 75% of the House supporting the latest budget that did nothing to work us towards balance. Principles die easy when you value your party power positioning/support over your convictions. This is why you need to vote candidates with conservative principles outside of the party.
The more you give this party power—the more you are not going to achieve your goals. Nebraskans are clear—we want a balanced budget. In my opinion, the Republicans have nothing to give up and that is why the party wants a “centrist” message. I’m open to compromise on how we get to a balanced budget but I’m not willing to compromise to a message of not balancing the budget. The reality is this country needs to give on both sides of the isle and sacrifice. People who are familiar with my material know I’m critical of the party power fighting that goes on. Let’s look at what John Boehner is threatening his own party members with:
“In the run-up to the budget vote, Mr. Boehner’s deputies warned chairmen who were tempted to oppose the deal that doing so could jeopardize their committee posts.”
Translation—pull the party line of the budget (poor compromise—see previous posts) or be prepared to lose your party power positioning. Talk about putting party members in a choke hold! Friends, we need conservatives free from this party to get something done. Their party is going to erode their positioning to get their new “recast message” out and elected to the White House.
Let’s move on, the next quote is from the print edition of the WSJ on A4.
“Six chairmen had voted against an initial version (see earlier farm bill post where we cite the original bill was better than the second) of a farm bill earlier in the year, causing the legislation to collapse on the House floor.” It is amazing to me that our farm lobby is continually fooled to support the Republican Party. Call your trade groups and ask what party they support and why? Ask them if they are aware of the record of the party leaders with the farm bill. Give them a wake-up call! The Republican committee leaders killed the farm bill earlier in the year.
Finally, the rest of the article dives into money issue after money issue. They have the majority of American’s passions there. However, I’m comfortable in standing on my own in this issue. The change in our country is going to happen when we put our emphasis on God and not money. I’m not saying economic policy is unimportant—it is very important. We will spend plenty of time debating economic policy but I will not let the message of returning to our spiritual heritage be overshadowed. Declaring the order of what is important is a statement we need to make and I want to be clear we need God’s strong hand on our country to make this place work. Again, I can’t control what people believe but I can declare my underlying belief to that message of God dependence. I can go toe to toe on money as one that has worked in the private sector as an entrepreneur and CPA for my working life. However, let me be the first to say our return to our spiritual heritage and an ethic of hard work is going to lead us back—not policy.
Friends, you are not going to lose your conservative ideals with me. You may have candidates that support conservative values but remember their own party is going to be fighting their influence—just read the article for yourself. Please vote for Watson! This is a vote for principled conservative convictions without the obsession with and freedom from political party power.