ORIGINAL: Why KWTP Supports STRAIGHT TICKET Republican Voting

Be the MORE Intelligent Voter: Vote Straight Ticket Republican

KWTP Supports Voting Straight Ticket R
Robin Lennon, KWTP Pres.

Be the MORE Intelligent Voter
Harris County Cmr. Jack “Cactus” Cagle

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Voting office by office guards against voter fraud. This also makes it easier to find the 2 PROPS at end of ballot we are voting NO on.

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Back in 2008 before Jim and I joined with Curtis Wyborney to found the Kingwood TEA Party, I voted for the Republicans I knew on the ballot which had a lot of important local positions, and especially judges, up for election that I had never met and knew absolutely nothing about.

As a responsible citizen, or so I thought, I believed that I should only vote for the candidates I knew and skip the races where I knew nothing about any of them.

WRONG! By not voting for all of the Republican candidates, I helped many Democrat candidates sweep into office because so many of the Democrats who voted for then-Sen. Barack Obama voted straight ticket. I had a rude awakening.

Sometime while I was rearing and homeschooling my children,
the Democrats went from center-left to radical socialism.

Want Conservatives in the General Election? Get Involved in the Primary!

If we want to vote for true conservatives in the General Elections, we have to be involved in the Primaries and Runoffs. By becoming more engaged with the conservative candidates running, we hoped to be able to remove problematic and/or big government candidates in the Primaries so we can all vote straight ticket in the General. In a past election, Harris County had a Family Court judge we needed to remove. Grassroots worked hard, and we managed to replace the problem judge in the Primary. Now, more assured than ever before, Jim and I strongly support voting for ALL the Republicans on this November 2018 ballot.

Soros money has affected our 

Though KWTP is issues-oriented and non-partisan, we find those most closely aligned with our core values of Limited Government, Fiscal Responsibility, and Free Market principles are Republican.

Sounds Good, but Does It Work?

I am happy to report that, YES, it does work! This last Primary we had a judge running for re-election who had some disturbing problems in her court. We, and other conservatives throughout Harris County united in solidly supporting her Republican opponent who won the nomination of the Party in the Primary and has actually replaced her on the bench. So yes, it does work.

Kingwood TEA Party solidly supports the entire Republican slate for the 2014 General Election.

After the Primary and Runoffs are over, a few of our candidates did not win through to the General Election. There were a lot of races where two or more of the candidates running were good conservatives and we had to make a choice based on their experience levels and success at carrying conservative legislation through, or between the experience and ratings of judges by their fellow judges and the lawyers who present before them. Every one of the Republicans on the ballot, even those we didn’t originally support are more closely aligned with our values than the Democrats!

Kingwood TEA Party is proud to recommend the most conservative slate of Republican candidates  in Texas history.

Why Vote NO on the Proposals

Lone Star Bond: Our commitment to fiscal responsibility and transparency in government and spending means that we sometimes have to make difficult choices. Though we are very appreciative of the change in leadership in the Lone Star College District, and realize tremendous growth is ongoing in our area, no matter how many spreadsheets and charts they showed us,  it still came down to: We can’t show you that our campuses are maxed out, you’ll have to accept our word that they are.  They also said that we could trust them to stop selling the bonds if the circumstances changed, yet we know leadership can change, and we do not have a fiscally conservative Board of Trustees we can count on to hold them accountable. They presented a much better case, and we laud their improvement in communication. In the final analysis, though, they could not prove their need.

Constitutional Amendment: “The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads.”

Proposition 1 asks Texans to duplicate the mistakes of Illinois, California, and Pennsylvania. At a time when Texas’ economy is booming and the tax base is increasing we should not have to raid the rainy day fund to cover basic government responsibilities. Rather than showing fiscal restraint to free up money for our roads the legislature has taken the easy way out and is going to voters to get more money. If we can’t budget responsibly in times of plenty we’ll never be able to when times get tough. Texas does not have a lack of revenue but a lack of fiscal responsibility. Voters must reject the Proposition and force their legislators to act responsibly or be willing to find others who can.

Vote NO on both these Propositions!

All Recommendations are freely given by the Kingwood TEA Party based on our interviews,   Town Halls, and deliberations throughout the Election Season and a vote of our Board. We do not receive payments from any candidates or issues-based PAC’s for our recommendations.