WHY we don’t endorse in every race: 2018 Version

Why We May Not Endorse
or Recommend a Candidate
in Every Race

The Board of Directors of Grassroots America – We the People sets a very high standard for granting endorsements. Endorsement of a candidate is a serious matter. We don’t make endorsements in order to participate in a popularity contest. We don’t make endorsements based on appeasing interested groups. We thoroughly and intensely vet candidates by
checking into their stated qualifications, credentials, training, experience, voting and work records. We hold candidate forums and debates, attend forums held by other organizations, review candidate web sites, questionnaires, Facebook and Twitter postings.

We seek to determine the character, core values, temperament, judgment, management style, and practical vision of the candidates.

We reserve the right NOT to endorse anyone in a particular race if the choices all fail to meet a high standard. We won’t lower our standards to simply check a box.

In the 2018 General Election, for the Commissioner of the General Land Office and Commissioner of Agriculture races, the “on the job” records of the Republican incumbents in these two offices did not meet our endorsement standards for rehire at the ballot box. We did not endorse them in the Primary or the Midterm, based on job performance, state audits, etc. The Democrat and non-party choices also did not meet our standard.

In the judicial races for Texas Supreme Court, Place 6; Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals; and Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals Place 7, none of the judicial candidates met our standards.

Again, we reserve the right NOT to endorse anyone in a particular race if the choices all fail to meet a high standard. We won’t lower our standards to simply check a box. There are plenty of mere box checkers, and that is not who Grassroots America is.

Every voter has an opportunity to decide for themselves to vote in each race or skip some. This is the very essence of personal responsibility.

November 6, 2018 Mid-Term General Election Endorsements

America – and Texas – are at a crossroads.
It is YOUR time for choosing…

Strong civility, respect for the rule of law or The ANGRY MOB
Innocent until proven guilty or Conviction by Accusation
Protect human life or Support Planned Parenthood
Ban & punish sanctuary cities or Continue dangerous lawlessness
Religious freedom or Anti-Christian bigotry
Economic freedom or Over-regulating big government
More tax cuts or Punishing tax hikes promised by Democrats
Border security/America first or Wide-open borders/cheap labor
Second Amendment gun rights or Disarming legal gun owners
Back President Trump or Help unhinged Democrats impeach him

Grassroots America has endorsed all Republicans EXCEPT the poorest job performance incumbents.  If they could not earn our endorsement or recommendation in the Primary, they do not qualify now.  We won’t change our standards. We don’t believe in using “elastic” definitions. We reserve the right to protect our hard-earned credibility by simply not endorsing in some races. This is WHY Primary Elections are so important. Voters have a chance to remove bad performers then.  Now, each voter must decide for themselves, but our “home” Smith County voter guide can be found here.

Smith County Early Voting Dates & Times
Monday – Friday: 10/22 – 10/26/2018 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10/27/2018 from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10/28/2018 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Friday: 10/29 – 11/02/2018 from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Vote at any of these Smith County Early Voting Locations
The HUB: 304 E Ferguson St., Tyler 
Heritage Building: 1900 Bellwood Rd., Tyler
Lindale Public Library: 200 E Hubbard St., Lindale 
Noonday Community Center: 16662 CR 196 (behind Blue Store Hwy 155)
Whitehouse Municipal Court: 311 E Main St., Whitehouse     

Live outside our home base of Smith County? Click here to find out where to vote early.

If you wake up to bad outcomes for the November General Election, and you complain to Grassroots America, and we don’t see your name on the voter list, guess how much your complaint registers?  Not. One. Teeny. Bit.

Be responsible.
Honor our Founders.
Honor our Veterans.
Fight for Texas & our Nation!