As Texas and the nation focuses on the upcoming presidential election, we are treated to stories on the importance of polls and the impact they have on the voting public and charges that one side or the other (or the media) is trying to discourage the voter turnout of some groups or subgroups to the advantage of one candidate or the other.
There are also numerous columns discussing the presidential debate of Wednesday night and how Mitt Romney and President Obama both defied the expectations and how that could impact the election. All of this, of course, is because almost everyone sees the critical importance of the election of the President of the U.S.A.
However, many here in Texas are not so aware that the elections for Texas legislature and judicial positions will also have a critical impact on issues important to home schoolers and parental rights advocates. It is not uncommon during a legislative session for a parent to tell me they are appalled by the positions taken by their legislators. Too often, when I ask if they had met the candidate before or talked with them prior to the issue being discussed with the legislator or their staff, the answer is no.
In other words, they did not take the time or effort during the primary or general election to talk to the candidate and educate that candidate on the issues of critical importance to home schoolers. They just did not have time or it was too much effort, and now someone is representing them in the Texas legislature or on the bench in their county who has a different worldview than they do.
THSC PAC is working hard to raise enough money to do a state-wide mailing to our list of 50,000 plus home school families, encouraging them to vote for judicial and legislative candidates that we have taken an inordinate amount of time to question and educate on the issues important to home schoolers. We also plan to spend money to help elect those who we believe will stand with us as we seek to change the law to protect fit single parents in the next legislative session, as well as judicial candidates at the county and state level that we believe will be fair and impartial and believe in the fundamental constitutional right of parents to direct the care, control, and upbringing of their children.
To be honest with you, we hope to defeat some candidates who disagree with us on that critical issue, and the success we have in this election cycle will directly influence our success in the next legislative session and in some cases will decide whether fit parents get a fair trial when their rights are challenged in court.
We need your help. First, please pray for this election at the federal, state, and local level. Make a contribution to THSC PAC to help us raise the $50,000 we need to obtain in the next two weeks. Pass on the endorsement material you receive from us in the mail or online, and encourage your friends and family to vote for these candidates as well.
Finally, please forgive us if you get more e-mails or phone calls from us than you would like during this pre-election time. We really do not want to irritate you. We just want to do everything we can to elect people who will protect your right to continue to homeschool your children.