It’s time to vote. Let me be blunt! For people to say Mr. Trump is not on the ballot is to show a lack of understanding of how our Republic works. Trump is on the ballot, but his name is spelled, "Conaway" and "Cruz.” 

These two are complicit in Mr. Trump’s indefensible actions, and have flagrantly abdicated their Constitutional Oversight Responsibilities. They also lack the courage to rein in the toxicity and hatred that this President spreads.

Here are just a few of the many prophetic statements made by Mr. Trump, our "greatest President ever". "This American carnage stops right here and stops right now... I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris; fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord... Mexico will pay for the wall... I will get rid of Obamacare and replace it with something terrific that is so much better, so much better, so much better. I will rebuild the Country's aging infrastructure..."

Then there are the abhorrent actions of our President. His cryptic meeting in the Oval Office with this Country’s adversary; His ill-advised trip to Singapore; Trump’s covert meeting with Putin and the fiasco in Helsinki; His creation of a fake crisis, to implement tariffs. Not to mention Trump’s complete lack of compassion and humanity with his separation of children from their parents, while building costly and unnecessary detention centers. Each disgraceful action and his malignant lying, is applauded by the three members of Congress who represent me, Conaway, Cruz and Cornyn. Why should Texas reward their cowardice and complicity?

There are other Candidates who care more deeply about Texas and America. Candidates who are motivated, articulate and possess the courage not only to talk to their Constituents, but question the Executive Branch about its destructive policies and the theft of our future.

The sad reality is that Conaway is the money machine for the Energy and Agrochemical industries. And Cruz, well Cruz will only win because Voters simply checkoff the "Straight Party" box on the ballot. By doing so, the Voter doesn’t have to waste too much time being "Patriotic."

Straight Party" is easy, but are you really sending to Washington the best person for Texas and our Country?

Debbie & Felix Laughlin,