To the Voters of District 60:
Early voting is now underway for primary contests in our state. I want to call special attention to the District 60 State Representative race and those who are running. I truly believe there is only one clear choice candidate who meets the standards outlined by the Republican party and will honorably serve the voters in this district…and that is Dr. Glenn Rogers.
Over the last 12-15 years, the Republican party has undergone a radicalization in the same way the Democratic Party has. Hence the nickname RINO (Republican in Name Only). In much of Texas, if you want to be elected, the only way is on the Republican Party Ticket.
Conservative Democrats have switched to the Republican Party and there is also the rise of the Tea Party, which I believe is foundationally Libertarian. More and more Libertarians are being elected as Republicans and changing the core beliefs of the party.
Then there is Jon Francis. He proclaims to be in favor of the entire platform adopted by the Republican party of Texas. If you have read the platform, you will find items throughout the platform that are contradictory. He says he isn’t taking PAC money. My question is: What is the issue with receiving endorsements or financial support from PACs? If it is an issue, then why does he choose to funnel money as part of his job to PACs on behalf of the Wilks’. He claims he hasn’t taken any PAC money. Who is he kidding? The Wilks’ family makes up one of the largest contributors to groups like Empower Texans, Texas Right to life, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and now there is the newly formed Texans for Vaccine Choice. These are not independent of one another. They are all one in the same.
Look at who has endorsed Jon Francis versus Glenn Rogers. First and foremost, not a single person or organization who has endorsed Glenn has received money or special favors. He earned their endorsement by sitting down and talking about the issues. On the other hand, Francis’ endorsements come to him because each of them (except for a few individuals) have received substantial amounts of money from Francis’ in-laws, the Wilks, and Empower Texans.
Dr. James Dobson of Family Talk – $1,500,000 from Farris Wilks’ Thirteen Foundation (which Francis runs), Young Conservatives of Texas – $66,000 from Empower Texans
Texas Home School Coalition – $497,500 from Farris Wilks, Ted Cruz – $15,000,000 from Wilks family via the Keep the Promise III PAC , Sid Miller – $72,500 from Empower Texans donors and $10,000 from Texas Right to Life, Cullen Crisp – $67,500 from Empower Texans and $15,000 from Farris Wilks, Charles Perry – $54,043 from Empower Texans and $25,000 from Farris Wilks, Ken Paxton – $402,570 from Empower Texans and $375,000 from Farris Wilks, Texas Right to Life – $2,465,000 from Farris Wilks, Empower Texans (Texans for Fiscal Responsibility) – $1,819,500 from Farris Wilks.
The endorsements Jon Francis has received were bought and paid for…pure and simple!
Jon Francis is also endorsed by Mike Lang. What a great rep he was! How well did he serve his district after 4 years? How often did he make himself available to the citizens in your community? Lang was handpicked by the Wilks so we can only imagine what the future may hold if Francis is elected.
We do not need to elect someone who is going to be merely a puppet for his family. He is not a Texan; he is a transplant from Michigan. He proclaims to be a Christian but if you look at the doctrinal beliefs of his Church, which his wife’s family created, pick and choose scripture and mold it into want they want to believe. One example is they do not believe in the Trinity and the Holy Spirit doesn’t even exist in their faith. Also, referring to our Savior as Jesus is considered blasphemy.
Francis, his family, and their political affiliations certainly don’t adhere to the teachings of Jesus or even basic 10 commandments (Thou shalt not bear false witness). Just open your mailbox and read the mailers that are full of lies and deception. They are willing to put aside certain Christian principles to gain political power.
I am frustrated with politicians using their so-called faith as political propaganda to persuade genuine believers to earn votes. First, let me say I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at the age of 11 and faithfully serve my church and other Christian-based organizations. However, I ask, where did Jesus ever teach His followers to use government as a method to save humanity? Never!
As a conservative Republican, I believe that government’s purpose is not to solve all our problems. Abortion, Violence, Sexual Immorality, Marriage, Greed…these are human issues that are derived from a person’s heart and soul. Laws are not going to fix these or other problems in society. If you want to fix these moral issues, then as Christians we should focus on changing people’s hearts by sharing God’s love and allow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to transform humanity. Live as Jesus commanded…Love God, love your neighbor, and share with others about how He can save and transform lives.
Yes, we absolutely need God-fearing men and women to lead and serve…that they will be guided by divine wisdom. However, our forefathers knew how volatile government and faith can be if you try to intermingle them in the way the Wilks’ demand. No wonder our nation’s founders established “separation of church and state” as part of the First Amendment to our U.S. Constitution.
With that being said, I know that Glenn Rogers is the person we need in Austin who understands the role of government. He is an honest and humble servant…to God, to his family, and to the people of District 60. He understands the values we hold dear because he is one of us. Glenn is a breath of fresh air who truly wants to talk about the issues that impact the lives in rural Texas…our livelihood with good jobs, our children’s future with good schools, and our availability to quality healthcare.
You judge a man’s character by looking into his heart and at his actions, not his words. Many have been fooled by men with a forked tongue. Don’t make that mistake.
I ask you to consider voting for Glenn Rogers for Texas State Representative for District 60.
Mineral Wells, TX