By Megan Hayes If you ever met Celia Scheer, you would most likely see her wearing her political beliefs on her sleeve. Literally. Scheer makes it a part of her life to wear some sort of political shirt every day to get her political point across.
Scheer is 45 years old and lives in Duluth. She is a mother to five children; she has home-schooled some of her kids, and she works as a graphic designer. What many people don’t know is that she has a strong passion for politics and liberty.
Scheer is Congressional District Eight's coordinator for the Campaign for Liberty. When she is not at work or taking care of her kids, she is volunteering and working for what she believes in.
“I don’t get paid for it, but it’s what I do,” said Scheer. She is an advocate of liberty and her main purpose is to educate.
According to the Campaign for Liberty’s web site, their mission statement is, “To promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a non-interventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.”
Scheer says that she thinks it’s important for people to know the truth about the government, so she wants to do her best to educate people on liberty and their rights.
“The democrats and republicans are two different wings on the same bird. The republicans want to be your daddy and scold you, and tell you what you need to do, and the democrats want to be your mommy and protect you,” Scheer says. “The Campaign for Liberty wants people to be treated like adults and doesn’t want the government to get in people’s business.”
When Scheer was in college, she followed Congressman Jim Oberstar for a while, but got busy, lost interest, and quit paying attention. She says that, one day, she woke up and realized how bad American politics had gotten, and felt the urge to make a difference.
Then, Scheer saw a clip on YouTube involving Congressman Ron Paul from Texas. She recalled he was talking about different “crazy” ideas that he had, but she didn’t think they were crazy. She agreed with him, and had an “it-could-work" moment. That’s when she began her active participation in politics and in the Campaign for Liberty.
Scheer said that certain people and reports, such as the Missouri Information Analysis (MIAC) report, consider people who follow the Campaign for Liberty to be terrorists, but she said this is utterly untrue.
She said she is a mom, and an everyday person who just happens to believe in liberty and educating people on the importance of our freedoms and the errors in our government. She is not a terrorist.
Scheer also wants to teach a class for people who are interested in Austrian economics, which is another thing she is passionate about.
“The class won’t be for making money, just for educating,” says Scheer. “It’s for allowing people to know and to be able to understand issues.”
Scheer is also politically active in the Northern Liberty Alliance, which involves restoring economic liberty.