Endorse. Verb. To Approve Openly.
Endorsements as a Libertarian are an interesting thing. They often have a lot to do with the type of insider power trading and corruption that I am running against. Political insiders give endorsements to cronies who will back them up in political struggles. Organizations will give them to the two major parties, but they won't give them to third party candidates they agree with even more out of fear of retaliation by the parties in power. Some also represent a conflict of interest for an elected official. Organizations and individuals that cross the two party stranglehold have a strong commitment to principle.
I will not respond to requests for endorsement to organizations which benefit from public funds. Some organizations benefit from tax dollars then turn around and give endorsements and funding to the politicians who will give them more of your money. This should not be mistaken for opposition nor support of organizations. Not only will I not engage in "pay to play" but I will avoid the appearance of it as well.