When election time comes, voters are constantly being shoved into ideological boxes. I'm Blair Walsingham, an outside the box congressional candidate for Tennessee's 1st District. AMA!
I’ve heard every label used against Democrats and I’ve been called all sorts of things. DEMON-CRAT, DEMO-RAT, COMMIE. It’s fine. I have a thick skin. What that says about the people leading the charge in these attacks is that they are scared! They are scared that voters might want to try something new. Labels keep voters in line. My policies are based on ideas that we’ve been trained to dismiss because if you believe, like I do, that each of us is worth more than we have been led to believe, then the balance of power will shift away from centralized bureaucracy and lessen the power of those who lead.
Labels tell voters to shut their eyes and close their ears. Elections are becoming more about boxing us into a corner rather than an exercise in free thinking.
I am Blair Walsingham. I am not Nancy, Chuck, Hillary, Bill, Barack or Bernie. If I had to pick a face to define what I stand for, it would be the face of any voter in the country who is seeking health, freedom and financial security.
The worst part about this gang style political environment is that what it really means is that voters have given up. They have decided that the individual means so little that only the faces on tv matter.
I’m not ready to give up, and I’m fighting to give voters hope. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Our leaders in Washington have paved a path of chaos, division and low standards for success. We can stay on that path, or we can forge a new one together.
I’m Blair Walsingham, and I’m running for U.S. Congress in Tennessee’s 1st District. I will put people before politics because justice should be blind, but voters shouldn’t be. AMA!
You can learn more about me at my website here
I'll be answering as many questions as I can throughout the day **starting at 11:00 EDT**, though I will have to take some breaks to care for my kids.
Edit: Reddit is having some security issues, and as they fix that it seems to be affecting how comments are loading in. Many just came through in a wave, Blair is doing her best to answer what she can while also doing things around her house that she needs to!
Edit 2: As we mentioned, Blair has to take care of her kids while doing this. She'll do her best to answer any previously asked questions, but will likely be finishing today with only those ones. She'll try to answer some new ones over the coming days.
Edit 3: That's all for today folks!