Open letter from Lester Roloff to followers supporting the Clements Campaign, September 17, 1982
Open letter from Lester Roloff supporting the Clements Campaign, September 17, 1982. Regarding Clements support for Roloff and his youth homes. He also urges the election of Bill Meier due to his opposition of Mark White.
Roloff, Lester, 1914-1982
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"Texas Governor Term 1, 1979-1982"
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Lester Roloff P. 0. Box 1177 Corpus Christi, Texas 78403 September 17, 1982 Dear Friend: As a Christian citizen ,I feel for the good of Texas and for the protection of our homes, schools and churches, I MUST write this letter. As you may remember, four years ago, with your help we broke a 105 year tr don and put a Republican on ClOtol Hill in Texas. And believt or not, _ — — he is closing out this_yar with01,300,000,000.00 surplUsjin our state treas- .__ ury, which means he's cut off a lot of the (.1.berals1 spendthritts and freeloaders. _ - Governor Clements surprised me by walking down the aisle of our church on my sixty-eighth birthday this past June. And in his office he said to me, "I'd walk over the coals of(e)for your work ecause I believe in if: C- As you well remember, in 1979 he stopped the Communistic caravan of a 150-mem- ber task force which was three minutes away from our gates as they were coming to close,-1-i6Migand take o chil en to the (texas youth prison But I re- mind you that his opponent, ark White, promised-Ihat if we would-aose the homes down during that volati e an -off, and that if we ever got back in court and won under the Constitution, he would never bother us again. We did close )the homes. We did go to court. We did win a Constitutional victory. But he , 11roke_his promise)and appealed our case, causing us to spend62rdreds of thou- ,--- sands of d011-a-rs of the Lord's money)which was badly needed to care for the troubled children. (We continue to turn at least fifty away every day because of lack of room and money.) But when the Sodomites and homosexuals went to court and won their case, he has, of this date, not seen fit to appeal it. I URGE you to get ALL your friends and relatives to be sure to register BEFORE OCTOBER 1. THEN be sure to contact everyone you know to remind them to vote on NOVEMBER 2. You have loved and supported and prayed for our work and I want to impress on you the importance of this election. We MUST keep these and continue this work with the young people who are the future of our great country. homes open Also, let's give Governor Clement)a good attorney general and elect(p_ill Meier A few weeks ago, a ter a tour of our facilities, Mr. Meier sat at my table and said, "I cannot imagine anybody bothering or disturbing this kind of minsitr3 Yours, For a More "Beautiful Texas" -- With the Protection of the Home, the Scho 1 and the Church, er Rolof LR:ic P.S. In 1973 the Welfare Department said, "We'll break him before this is over." 10NC That •ro hec can only be fulfilled if the one who reads this letter goes to sleep at the switch. Pol. Adv. paid for by The Governor Clements Committee, Tom B. Rhodes, Treas., 807 Brazos, Austin, Texas 78701