Chelene Nightingale is the director of Save Our State, an anti-illegal immigration group in California. Gary Odom, National Political Director of the Constitution Party, had this to say about her:
“As director Chelene has organized several marches in the Los Angeles area including the “Free the Texas Three” march in Hollywood featured on “America’s Most Wanted” and the Stop the North American Union march to the Federal Building in Westwood. In addition to organizing marches and protests for Save Our State, Chelene has also lobbied both in Sacramento and Washington D.C. As the representative for SOS, Chelene has not only been featured in local and national news and radio, but also as a special guest speaker at several events in California. Currently she is one of the organizers for Secure The Border Now July 4th event II at the border in California. Prior to her work with Save Our State, Chelene was a professional actress appearing in numerous television and motion picture productions. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA.”
Below, I will print the entire text of Chelene Nightingale’s open letter to the Constitution Party:
From The Desk of Chelene Nightingale
March 13, 2009
was the “caring” party.
However after entering the employment world, I quickly abhorred the amount of taxes deducted from my paychecks. Yet with a mortgage tax, sales tax, federal and state tax, the underdog, victim, and poverty stricken still existed. Wasn’t a portion of my hard earned money being taken to help the government welfare programs?
Although in my early 20’s, I paid very little attention to politics, with the exception of ABC Nightly News and an occasional Time magazine, I still realized that the welfare system was not successful. In my humble opinion, it enslaved citizens and kept them in the never ending cycle of victim.
I felt betrayed by democrats, so joined the ranks of the Reagan Party aka the Republicans. Especially after discovering a new faith in Christ, the party represented my conservative values better with the pro-life and pro-family stance. And I did what any party faithful follows….voting party only. Their background nor their beliefs mattered as long as the candidate had an ( R ) by their name.
Yes, I voted for George W. Bush and even Arnold Schwarzenegger (it did not matter that he was married into the democrat Kennedy family, because he had an ( R ) by his name. I trusted anyone in the ‘conservative’ party.
While party faithful, I still did not pay attention to politics as education taught me to just trust our government. By trusting, I could just go about my life and enjoy.
But along came the tragic day on 9/11. Like millions around the world, I watched the news in horror, yet something did not seem truthful. I am no rocket scientist or engineer, but the way the buildings collapsed did not seem right. And how did everyone escape the Pentagon? Why did that scene look not so tragic? I could not put the pieces together, but questions were raised and it forced me to pay some attention to politics.
Shortly thereafter, the birth of my son caused me to be very introspective and evaluate the current affairs of our nation and world. Meanwhile, one of my co-workers was a member of the fairly new organization Save Our State founded by Joseph Turner. My co-worker, a dear friend, tried to introduce me to www.saveourstate.org , however at the time I could not believe that illegal immigration and open borders existed; especially after 9/11.
After a couple months of my friends persistence, I joined Save Our State in the spring of 2005. In no time I was organizing events for the organization with a passionate belief that elected officials had betrayed we the American people.
These past 4 years have been a journey of political awakening. Open borders, a mass criminal invasion, the unjust prosecutions of border patrol agents Ramos & Compean, Gary Brugman, Noe Aleman, and Deputy Sheriff Gilmer Hernandez, the erosion of our United States Constitution, the bailouts and stimulus packages, a serving president without a birth certificate, and voter fraud are just a few examples that caused me to stop being loyal to the two party system.
In 2006, I not only voted for my first third party candidate, I also served as this candidates campaign manager. The candidate was for California Governor. It was during Art’s campaign that I learned about the other third party choices. Unfortunately I also learned the giant obstacles a third party must overcome – lack of donations, unrepresented in the media, ignored in the big debates, and the ol’ “voting for lesser of two evils, because a third party can never win” propaganda.
Although Art did not win the gubernatorial race due to the normal third party challenges, the outcome caused me to be even more determined to save our country from the corrupt two party system.
At first I remained in the Ron Paul Revolution! In fact, I was invited to join Dr.Paul for a private meeting with other pro legal immigration/pro secure border organization leaders. After the meeting I enthusiastically endorsed Ron Paul for President. I was excited to join the Revolution with a renewed hope our nation could be saved and restored to our Founding Fathers’ original vision. to change the party back to the party of Reagan and Lincoln. I was encouraged with the
Unfortunately Ron Paul was treated like a third party candidate even by his own GOP peers. With a huge faithful following and historic donations somehow CFR member New World Order Agenda.
became the Republican candidate. Like most politically aware Americans, I sensed corruption. The George Soros crowd knew McCain would lose to Obama and feared Ron Paul would actually win preventing their
At last, I was fully awake to the political two-party system nightmare and knew there was no chance of bringing the GOP back to its glory days. With Ron Paul out of the race, I proudly voted for third party candidate, ! Besides Dr. Paul. Chuck Baldwin was the only candidate who truly represented me. I looked forward to every Chuck Baldwin email since he spoke with such truth, honor, conviction, and patriotism.
, and with every new person awakening to the harsh realities in our nation, the Constitution Party will increase in membership and influence!