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Kingmakers – The Exposed Secret Meeting of the Establishment WITH Sasse

Phyllis Schlafly: Kingmakers Don’t Even Change Location Let Alone Plans for the Nation

Kingmakers

If you are a conservative and don’t know Phyllis Schlafly…you are not conservative. Phyllis has a long history of taking on the Establishment. What is her term for Establishment?

“Kingmakers”

Senator Sasse was at the latest meeting of “Kingmakers” despite this continuous “I’m Anti-Establishment” lie to keep up an image in populous conservative circles.

The Bilderbergs and other establishment groups plan much of what happens in the world through coordinated media, diplomatic, and multi-national company efforts. One of the major outcomes of their actions is the undermining of American Sovereignty to advance Globalism (“One World” tendencies). Please watch some YouTube videos on the Bilderberg group. Maybe you will start to understand why Sasse got unlimited coverage and why censorship by the Omaha World Herald against true Constitutional recovery campaigns like mine is very real. As you can see by the gathering of this group, the media (especially larger outlets that the smaller outlets just reprint) and diplomats work together to achieve a common agenda.  Our Founding Fathers wanted to see this coordination between press and politicians.

We have a press and country.  I’m still fighting for the adjective of “Free”.

Constitutional and Unconstitutional Positions

Many in my circles love Senator Sasse and his rising fame. Many people like his romantic Constitutional speeches (he is smooth).  However, most are uneducated to the Constitution and actual actions that were taken by our Founding Fathers. They lack an understanding of the laws he advocates for that are NOT Constitutional (FAST Track/TPP) or against Founding Father Constitutional Philosophy; Interventionism and Free Trade.  Until you know the original document and actions you cannot identify Constitutional fallacies of candidates that blend Original Constitutional thought (good) with Modern Interpretive Constitutional Philosophy (rarely Constitutional and bad).

Many citizens will ignore or remain ignorant of these issues because people like to follow “Popular Winners” or have made dangerous assumptions (like Free Trade is Constitutional).  I call them Constitutional golfers.  They pick up 10 foot putts and call them good.  They have to go the extra mile and understand what the Founders actually did. (Hint: they had tariffs)

There is nothing wrong with winning, being popular or successful. However, you can’t forget who you serve and you cannot fail to defend 100% of the Constitution as the oath of office calls for.  The later often conflicts with the former.  That is the case with the trade treaties.  It is the American problem.  Our population is so addicted to money that they will sacrifice a document that protects them for the long term for short term economic (or political) gain.  It is sad.  Low cost consumer products does not always equate to Constitutional advancement.  We have a document defined for the benefit of select lands and people.

Make no mistake, Sasse serving these groups who operate by secretive meeting will not serve we the people. I will ask the follow up question no one else will.  Does anyone want to ask why he is meeting the CEO of Apple who is openly leading the fight against a judicial order on “Other Business”?  That is probably the most bothersome piece to many conservatives that study the connections of who is there if you read the full story.  I’m not even going to go there in this piece.

Sasse was tapped as a future leader by these select groups (I’d bet big on it).  His historical lineage from the key Ivy league memberships to the Presidential appointment tells an astute historical observer of government a trajectory trend a given person is on based on the historical establishment tree. The history of others on that family tree is what makes this scary for the people. We need George Washington to cut that tree down.  The Bush legacy was one root that we successfully removed this year.  The Clintons are next.

You will continue to see coverage of his “Good” things and little to no coverage of votes like TPP/Fast Track that does not match his public image he has created (“Their” money interest vs. “Constitutional Interest”). It is the big legislation that TPP/Fast Track achieves for the ruling elites that has to be voted FOR that may go against the rhetoric that was preached and soothed the masses.  That is how the game is played in Big Stakes Washington.  Many of us are trying to change the game and get this government back to the people where violating the Constitution isn’t up for debate and democracy and dialogue can settle the differences inside the lines.  You have to listen to genuineness and run from scripted speeches.

The Establishment Cringing and Their Future Plans

I’m sure the establishment is cringing that this secret meeting was discovered and published by REAL journalists.  These are the patriot journalists that are so hard to find these days (look at Ben Swann as another ‘pen patriot’).  They dig for truth.

I think Senator Sasse will be running for President the next 4 to 12 years based on his inclusion in this group.  My guess would be sooner rather than later when you see a man with a poor track record like Rubio flash on the scene and become a rising Presidential candidate with no substantive legislative accomplishments, broken political promises, and a poor attendance record.  Sasse can run a mile around Rubio’s record in a year if he wanted or is allowed to.  However, credit Rubio.  He said he was wrong this week in his conduct.  Rarely will you see an establishment member apologize.  I commend him for that.  That is character.  Trump could learn from this.

All is not bad with Sasse or Rubio. We are united in a fight against poor Iranian diplomatic efforts, united in advancing religious liberty, promote pro-life, “Speak to” less government regulation (I’d act), and many more common conservative goals.

Constitutional Courage Needed

However, there is a HUGE difference in true Constitutional courage between us. I do not support these trade treaties or Fast Track (similar to the newly awakened Cruz on the issue). I was one of the first conservatives to go on the record on this in 2014 and will not back down like Trump.  There is no Constitutional defense to this treaty. Like the Iran Deal it was cut behind closed doors by an out of control President and usurps the authority of the people and their sovereignty maintained by Congressional review.

Outside of TPP/Fast Track there are few MAJOR pieces of legislation he has been a part of to develop a record either way.  The lack of a border security bill to come out of his committee should be an alarm bell for any normal conservative who thought he would be a leader on uniting the party and securing the border.  A person who cannot bring consensus IN HIS OWN PARTY on a border bill is problematic (those big corporate donors looking for cheap labor makes that bill hard to produce).

I will present to you in the near future two VERY IMPORTANT additional Constitutional topics we are different on: Interventionism and Free Trade (upcoming videos).  Our Constitutional guidance and founding fathers demonstrated a different approach to interventionism and free trade then establishment politicians of both parties.  Interventionism and Free Trade are the largest differences between conservative non-Republicans and conservative Republicans.   Foreign policy took a dangerous Constitutional shift from Washington/Adams to Roosevelt/Wilson.  Trade was historically tariff based until Republicans switched tunes in the early 1930’s.  The early 1900’s was horrendous for the Constitution and the beginning of our Constitutional downfall.

As far as Establishment aspirations for President, Hillary winning or losing will have a big impact on the vitality of a third option that is being floated by the Kingmakers.  I think a third option will be guaranteed if both Trump and Sanders win as the current voices of power will have no controlled horse in the race. I suspect a strong push for Hillary if she wins her primary by the powers at be.

Hillary has long been an interventionist and free trader for the benefit of multi-national companies. This is why you can hear some crazed Republicans actually supporting Hillary over Trump (loyalty to “The Club”). These are the mutual values that current leaders of both parties usually have.

How to Approach Candidates

I look at the governmental actions (if they exist), political money, and political speeches of our officials in that order.  The population tends to work in reverse. They listen to the speeches of candidates through controlled media.  They rarely know the political money behind the voice and cannot recall any noteworthy legislative actions.  My job is to help you change.  We need to be a smarter electorate to the money and substantive actions.  Remember when your coach told you to watch the torso and pay no attention to the head fakes (if you played basketball)?  It is similar in politics.  Watch the actions and avoid the high profile speeches to understand where they are really going.

Tip 1:  Read The Hill, Washington Examiner or Politico.  These outlets keep you informed (not always free of bias).  Avoid the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal with outright political agendas

Tip 2: Got to Opensecrets.com and ‘vet’ your candidates money

Tip 3: Look at the donor lists and see what social causes they support.  Planned Parenthood support will tell you a lot about donors and controlling conservative candidates

Establishment Rule

The basic rule of the Establishment is this: You are allowed to preach whatever it takes to get elected but votes on key legislation they need will match their will (you can have a few non dissents if there is margin in the vote to keep your base).  If you want to have access to the money/media/corporate machine that really controls power, these appears to be the rules based on the extensive reading I have done.

They allow significant fighting on issues that don’t affect the money.  Your candidate may talk pro-life until they are blue…just ask if they help on legislation for their donor list who already directly pays Planned Parenthood (Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Goldman Sachs).  You either compromise your conscious and make a deal or you have to make it big on your own and fund your own way to make real change.

‘This’ is where we say the actions are controlled. One major reason I had to leave the GOP and be Independent were around principles of Constitutional Non-Free International Trade, Constitutional Non-Interventionism, Unconstitutional Currency Control, and Disagreement with Donors and their agenda.  Fighting for True Liberty for We the People is liberating and frustrating at the same time.

The Quiet(er) Revolution You Are Witnessing

We are in a battle to save capitalism and American sovereignty as we speak.  Rigged and Controlled capitalism is a big ingredient to creating a push for socialism.  Globalist pursuits are destroying our self-will for our population. We need strong DOMESTIC centered capitalism to benefit We the People that is not controlled thru currency domination, government regulation, and fighting for those on top of the pyramid around the world.  International trade can still flourish.  Tariffs can be low.  However, our policy should be based on a strong employment and wage rates created by markets and not the DJIA level.  Working for the establishment is a vote for a centrally controlled and organized society that can’t jeopardize the position of the powerful.  This is not American liberty.  Where the revolution gets divided is many of us are pulling for the original Constitution and actions in their entirety.  The other part of the revolution is looking for socialism.  This is why it is imperative for Establishment followers to insist on a clean-up of our system and throwing those out of power tied to the corrupted system.  There is no faith in the compromised (Why I took ZERO corporate money) to move this country forward for the Constitution.

(See my past posts if you have not figured out the corruption.  It is in the design our monetary and tax policy)

Furthermore, our national debt is at a crisis level (I’m afraid we may have already gone too far). We cannot afford an interventionist foreign policy that leads to wars that advances very little of our Constitutional mission and jeopardizes our Republic by adding to already unsustainable debt levels.  Long drawn out periods of war have been the downfall of great civilizations since the beginning of time.  We need to study history and control our aggression.

We have seen most anyone and everyone in the Nebraska GOP party leadership get behind Rubio. He is the Establishment choice after Jeb was taken out early by true “Anti-Establishment” voices.  The money quickly moved to Rubio and we responded.  The movement succeeded.  Rubio has gone nowhere despite all the endorsements, the politician stump speeches, the ads, and the media singing his praises.  The movement is strong.

Those of us who do not add to the “Globalist and Establishment” base of the NEGOP base are shunned away from political advancement in this state.  The best way to get on stage and speak these ideas was Independent and not GOP.  That is what I did.  That is why the stage was held hostage by the media and Senator Sasse in the general.  (I assumed you noticed little to no difference on platforms between the GOP candidates in the primary?)

My proudest achievement in ’14 was to be called the clear Constitutional candidate after our only televised debate (that most of you have not seen) and then watch the deemed ‘Constitutional Senator’ duck the next 10 debates because he was out debated.

My satisfaction came from delivering the speeches I assured my volunteers I would give in the name of Constitutional conservatism and giving ALL Nebraskans my respect and my ear. We can do better!

What the Nebraska GOP Needs to Realize

Unfortunately, Republican Nebraska remains behind the dramatically changing national conservative scene.  However, I am seeing progress.  I love getting the emails that say, “I see it now!”.  Those make my day.  The numbers of people Constitutionally “Getting it” are growing!  (write me at todd@watsonforsenate with your story)

For the majority of NEGOP loyalists, they have not seen the agenda of the money behind Rubio as the rest of the country has.  Most were wowed with a great speech.  The majority of the country (including Florida) has moved past his speeches and looked at his track record and monetary donations.  This is what Nebraska should be doing.  I hope to continue to evolve my state in understanding the world agenda of many of their donors and why Constitutional recovery will only occur when these donors lose power and don’t select/control the appointed voices to run the country for their benefit.

It is key I continue to educate people on the Establishment and their followers who have developed deep globalist/interventionist beliefs.  These beliefs are based on decades of action and teachings that have been funded and pushed by Kingmakers through education and propaganda (often the same). Study the founding fathers and you will change your deep held beliefs.  You have to trust the thinking of our Founders over civil beliefs you have been ingrained with.

These incorrect belief systems shrink the liberty of all Americans. Worse yet, they cost American lives in our military without advancing Constitutional Security or American Liberty.  Blood will always have to be spilled to protect freedom.  We are all grateful that some are called to take that risk for us.  However, they should only be called upon when the threat to our Constitutional mission is in jeopardy. (Hint: It is not in Jeopardy Defending International Oil Interests).  I must use my gifts and fight for them first.  The Kingmakers have altered foreign policy that has cost American lives.  Ideas have consequences.  Monetary control remaining in Wall Street, intervention in International sovereignty, and failing to protect markets for the benefit our people, and working for donors who simultaneously fund abortion has severe consequences.  Ideas and alliances matter.

In a world of “Identity Politics” the GOP will continue to spin what establishment is and what it isn’t.  Don’t take the bait of definition change offered by both sides.  The money, connections, and background makes this an easy analysis. Results will stay the same with continued obedience to the controlled media and money.  If you still don’t want to listen to me…that is fine.  However, listen to Phyllis.  She is a long time veteran in following the money and seeing 50 years of conservative destruction by the Kingmakers.

Prayer FOR Our Leaders is Still a Command

Please share this post. Keep praying for Senator Sasse and all our government leaders.  I’ve sought out Senator Sasse in person but he has declined my invitation to talk.  I will keep trying.

At the end of the day, we need God’s help to continue to take this country back for how our founders designed it to work best.

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Allen West Voices My Concern On the Iran Deal

I’ve posted enough opinions on Iran. I thought I would let a great speech carry the latest opinion.

I took to pen 2 weeks before Senator Cotton wrote his ‘Controversial’ letter (February WatsonforSenate Blog) and months before movements like these created steam. Allen West articulates my latest emotion on this deal. It is amazing this guy was voted out by his people because he is not “Main Stream”.

Thank God for those who served like Allen West. Only courageous lions like Allen go into liberal NYC and speak their mind in Times Square. He is not one afraid to share his faith as well.

May Nebraskans grow in comfort in living their faith and speaking truth. Enjoy!

Allen West Speaks His Mind in Times Square on Iran

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Senator Cruz Calls Out His Party! It is About Time Truth is Spoken!

Rush Limbaugh Interview With Senator CruzCongrats Republicans!

This is a monumental day in GOP history when truth was spoken. The entire party was put on notice by one of their own on the floor of the United States Senate! I encourage you to watch the full speech by Senator Cruz and read the entire interview with Rush Limbaugh (even better). Send Senator Cruz a letter of encouragement on this issue. The establishment will rally against him for his comments.

Please watch and read. My personal commentary follows…..

Senator Cruz is spot on! He hit the nail on the head of why I left the Republican Party. Crony Capitalism and Corporate Control is consistently placed over Constitutional Liberty by the GOP party at the National level.

I do not believe in following bad leaders no matter what party they come from. Obama and McConnell are both poor leaders to follow. Both sides are consistently sold out to either a belief in corporate board room direction or government control. Most voters don’t realize Wall Street wins with either party under current leadership (Hint: You Lose). Corporate payoff and government debt both feed the treasuries on Wall Street.

We need neither institution to flourish AT THE COST of the individual or Constitution. We are overdue for a populist centered Constitutional movement!

Furthermore, welfare elimination should cut both ways. The opening paragraph of our Constitution calls for the government to Promote and not Provide the General Welfare. Republicans…this applies to corporations, not just those on endless social welfare. You can’t preach against handouts to people when handouts in the billions (See Senator Cruz’s comments) go to donors. Senator Cruz is the one GOP leader calling out that hypocritical approach. Refreshing!

This maybe the seed of a real Republican revival. True conservatism, True free markets, and a True Constitution may have a chance again with the GOP if he succeeds in influence. If you want the party to thrive GOP, ditch the lobbyists purchasing legislation at the cost of the taxpayer. Ditch the K-Street, so called, “Conservatives”.

Most importantly, we as Americans need to be about a reliable and defined Constitution. “Equality Before the Law” is the definition of “Justice”. Our Constitution calls the government to establish justice. Washington needs to create a level playing field in law (not income redistribution). Create equality (in opportunity) before the law. Ditch these favors that do not promote equality in the market and definitely do not promote the general welfare of the AMERICAN people the Constitution calls for.

Finally, I want to say I’m wrong. I was skeptical of Senator Cruz “Non-Establishment” base with his close family ties to Goldman Sachs (Wall Street Powerhouse for those not in the know). I think his bold statements answered much of my skepticism.

That speech on the Senate floor took real guts we have not seen in sometime. It is nice to see there may be more than just two establishment options to choose from in Washington. I think you are seeing a real populist flair evolve in Cruz, Trump and even Saunders if you are a Democrat.

I still question Senator Cruz’s endorsement of candidates who declared themselves to be “Team Players” with Senator McConnell, are tied to the Bush establishment, or meets with K-Street/Wall Street banking donors for substantial donations. Why Republicans add to the establishment base is beyond me when policies have so obviously eradicated the middle class and eroded the Constitution. Conservative works when it doesn’t play favoritism in law for donors.

In conclusion, I heard a bold Senator that understands there is a crisis of leadership on both sides of the aisle. Hats off to Senator Cruz. This could be a pivotal turning point for the party if they can rally behind his message to clean up their own shady dealings and purify their conduct that will give credence to self proclaimed declarations to advocate for liberty.

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The New GOP Message – Building the case for Todd Watson for Senate!

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304753504579280084264850074

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.

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