Today and tomorrow are the final days to vote early in the Republican Primary Runoff Election. Many of the races are very close, and the agenda for home schooling and parental rights issues in the next legislative session may hang in the balance.
It is not uncommon for someone to say to me during the legislative session that they are shocked that a legislator that represents them would be opposed to our efforts to expand the rights of home schoolers or restore the fundamental rights of fit parents. The time, of course, to discover the policy positions of legislators is while they are running for office. That is why this election is so important.
Many of the candidates that we have endorsed are in neck-and-neck races and are opposed by candidates supported by teacher unions and groups like Parent PAC who support big government policies and have a viewpoint similar to teacher unions; that government, over the rights of parents, should have the right to make decisions for our children.
This election cycle we have the chance to elect judges who clearly understand and support the principle that fit parents have a fundamental constitutional right to direct the care, control, and upbringing of their children. The election of these judges will go a long way in protecting fit parents in the courts.
I cannot overemphasize how important it is to take the voter guide from THSC PAC and go vote early and encourage your friends, family, and church members to do so as well. Some of these races will be decided by a handful of votes, and we can make the difference. When candidates tell me that they see home schoolers coming into the polling places with our voter guide, they know that home schoolers are serious about protecting parental rights and home school freedoms…and they will listen to us and work to help us. Please go vote today or tomorrow and call your friends and family members to do so as well. Our success in defending parental rights next year could hang in the balance!