It isn’t difficult to see that the U.S. judicial system is succumbing to a lack of integrity and a lack of commitment to upholding the Constitution. In the face of this, there are five important Texas judicial races that home schoolers should care about when they go to vote in the Texas Primary election this February and March.
- Texas Supreme Court, Place 3
Michael Massengale is a constitutional conservative in the race for Texas Supreme Court, Place 3. He currently serves on the First Court of Appeals and is board certified in civil appellate law. He is a commissioner on the Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth, and Families. Massengale is a friend to home schoolers, and he recently attended the Texas Home School Coalition gala.Massengale’s opponent, Debra Lehrmann, accused Massengale of using Sharia law in a case where a divorced Pakistani woman applied for divorce in Texas. The court dismissed the case, declaring that this woman was already divorced under Pakistani law. Clearly this wasn’t applying Sharia law, but simply recognizing that a divorce had already taken place. Lehrmann has since disavowed her accusation, but many of her supporters still use this argument. As Supreme Court Justice, Debra Lehrmann has dissented over 40 times since 2010 in an all-Republican court. When Lehrmann was appointed by Governor Perry to the court in 2010, THSC opposed the appointment because of Lehrmann’s poor record as a family court judge.
- Texas Supreme Court, Place 5
Rick Green is a home school dad running for Texas Supreme Court, Place 5. He received a J.D. from the University of Texas Law School. His experience includes serving on the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee in the Texas House of Representatives. He’s more widely known for his programs (including Chasing American Legends) designed to educate families about the Founding Fathers, American history, and the U.S. Constitution. Rick Green is dedicated to liberty, life, and the constitution. On the other hand, his opponent (Paul Green) was one of the majority of Texas Supreme Court Justices who failed to defend the Texas Constitution and traditional marriage when the court was deciding whether a lesbian couple should be allowed a divorce under Texas law.Rick is a constitutional scholar and teacher, a former State Representative, and the founder of Patriot Academy. He is endorsed by Dr. James Dobson, Ray Comfort, David Barton, and many others. The Texas Home School Coalition believes that this race is important to defend parental rights and the ability to home school our children as we see fit. The last name of Rick’s opponent is also “Green,” so when you go to the polls be sure to “Pick Rick” for Texas State Supreme Court!
- Texas Supreme Court, Place 9
Justice Eva Guzman stands out as a true conservative in the race for Texas Supreme Court, Place 9. Justice Guzman has considerable experience with law. She began serving as a judge in 1999, and before that she had a 10-year legal career. She has received numerous awards, honors, recognitions, and endorsements. Her wisdom, fairness, constitutional commitment, and integrity shine in all of her legal decisions.Justice Guzman was one of the minority of Texas Supreme Court Justices who voted to defend the Texas Constitution and traditional marriage when the court was deciding whether a lesbian couple should be allowed a divorce under Texas law.
- Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2
Father and husband Judge Ray Wheless is a strong conservative in the race for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2. Judge Wheless served in the U.S. Air Force for four years while simultaneously completing three years of college. Judge Wheless understands the value of sacrifice and hard work. Honesty and integrity mark the life of this intelligent judge.Judge Wheless has been endorsed by a wide range of conservative leaders around the state who understand that Ray will defend the law as it is written and not legislate from the bench by interpreting it to match a personal agenda. Ray will be a strong defender of parental rights in all areas of the law on one of the most influential courts in our state.
- Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5
Brent Webster is a conservative candidate running for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5. He currently serves as General Counsel to the District Attorney’s Office in Williamson County. He also serves as Assistant District Attorney and Family Justice Prosecutor. Webster believes in the responsibility a judge has to uphold the Constitution and to not legislate from the bench. He is pro-life and a supporter of traditional marriage and religious liberty. He is a father to three girls and strongly supports parental rights.Brent’s past experience with CPS law has provided him valuable perspective on how malicious prosecutors and judges are able to twist the law to the determinant of Texas families. Brent will be a strong defender of parental right in Texas.
The battle for home schooling and parental rights today is in the courtrooms. Just this past year Texans have witnessed the effects of a national judicial system that has usurped legislative power.
It is startling to realize the things that our courts have taken upon themselves to redefine, contrary to simple, biological truths. What it means to be a man, a woman, or a family has now been fundamentally reversed in the eyes of the law. Even the concept of what it means to be alive at all is no longer recognized by our judicial system.
At what point will the denial of these simple, fundamental, biological truths become so egregious that Americans will finally recognize the critical nature of our judicial elections? Does reality become suspended and truth become irrelevant as soon as you enter the courtroom?
As evidenced by the Tutt case, which is still pending before the Texas Supreme Court, these issues are not distant from the average Texas home. They are right next door.Issues in the Texas Supreme Court impact Texas Families. #KeepTXStrong #vote Click To Tweet
At a time when the Constitution isn’t always upheld and integrity is often lacking, these five individuals with great integrity are proven defenders of the Constitution. I hope that you will join THSC in supporting these five champions of the law and defenders of parental rights this primary.
Early Voting for the Texas Republican Primary is February 16-26. Election day is March 1. If Texans want home schoolers and parents to have a voice in the courtroom, then we will have to speak clearly and loudly this election cycle. Please share this with your friends and family as we work together Keeping Texas Families Free.
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