Friday, November 22, 2013

Paul Simpson Files for Harris County GOP Chair


For Immediate Release:

Paul Simpson was surrounded by supporters as he filed Wednesday to run for Harris County Republican Party Chair.


Simpson stated he is running because, “We are in a fight for the future of Texas. Harris County is a key battleground. To win, the GOP needs to rebuild, ground up. But reform must start at the top. That's why I ask for your vote in March 2014 for Harris County Republican Chair.”
Simpson continued, “As Harris County GOP Chair, I will bring a lifetime of leading civic and conservative Republican organizations to empower a Strong grassroots organization with a Solid positive conservative message backed by financial Solutions.”


A lifelong pro-life conservative, Paul has advanced conservative Republican political causes as a hands-on conservative activist since high school. His political activities – campaigning, recruiting, mobilizing, precinct organization, election judging, and conventioneering, and serving as legal counsel and treasurer of the county party – give him the practical expertise and ability to lead the Party to political resurgence. Paul has honed his skills by also leading non-political volunteer civic organizations, demonstrating his ability to recruit, organize, and lead volunteers in everything from blockwalking neighborhoods to a successful multi-million dollar fundraising campaign.


Paul is a graduate of Rice University and University of Houston Law.  He has been a partner with the law firm of McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore since 2001. Paul and his wife Kathy have been married for over 28 years.  Their son, a recent college graduate, and daughter, a college senior, are both Houston natives and proud Republicans! To get involved with Paul’s campaign to Take Back Harris County, please join him at his Campaign Kick-off Party on December 11, 2013 at 6:30Pm at Cafe Adobe on the Katy Freeway.  To learn more, contact Kelly Horsley at khorsley@simpsonforgopchair.com or please visit www.SimpsonForGOPChair.com.


 
 

Proof that Your Parental Rights are Vanishing

Elizabeth Stone once said, "Making the decision to have a child-it is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."  I would tend to agree with that statement.  I am a mother of three children and they are my world; they are my heart.  Most parents would go to the ends of the earth to protect their children if that's what it took.   A man in Tennessee is no different than you or me in that regard.  What happened to him leaves me almost speechless.  Almost.  

I recently wrote about parental rights, and you can read or re-read the article right here on Texas GOP Vote.  I wrote about how the United Nations has decided that they know what's in the best interest for our children and they want to ratify their horrific United Nations Conventions on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) treaty to the U.S. Constitution.  Well, it looks like we don't need any help from the United Nations to accelerate the loss of our parental rights.

It appears that a man named Jim Howe in Tennessee experienced this first hand when he went to pick up his kids from school.  From the video the family put out, "The school officer wanted us to sign a form to allow our kids to walk (unsupervised) they are 8-14 and we normally pick them up.  But the new pick up arrangement has traffic backed up over a mile on a busy highway.  We elected to walk and pick them up on this day rather than be in the mass confusion.  The officer asked us to come into the office and began his tantrum, because I had called the sheriff about the safety of this new policy."

Where do I begin?  I watched the video several times to write this and each time it got my blood pressure up.  The officer in this situation was a jackwagon from start to finish. The school asked the dad to fill out a form saying it was okay for the children to be released unsupervised.  The dad insisted that since he was there in person to pick up the children there was no need to sign the form.  I concur.  He was informed that the children would be held until after the buses left.  Excuse me?

The officer then refused Jim the right for his children to be released into his custody.  Hold the phone.  Children are NOT school property, last I checked, and school rules do not trump parental rights.  The officer here was way, I mean, way out of line.  The officer then continued to threaten to arrest him and take him to jail, to which the father responded, "Fine, I've been there before."  I cannot say that I would have remained so calm.


Just listen to the officer's reaction when Jim says that the new system is going to be changed.  He asks, "Are you the boss?  Are you the superintendent of the schools?  Are you the legislator in Nashville?"  No, better than that, I'm a tax paying citizen like the other several hundred people that don't like the system. The officer replies by saying, "These are the school rules."  Translation: I'm just doing my job.  Heard that before in oh, I don't know, Nazi Germany?!?

Jim was ultimately arrested and taken to jail.

There are so many things wrong with this, but the main thing is that our parental rights are slipping away.  Thank God this dad had the guts to stand up to the system.  If you were denied access to your children, could you say you'd do the same?