Parker Addresses Brevard Republican Committee
By Space Coast Daily // March 12, 2015
'practicality needs to trump policy'
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Political columnist and investigative reporter for Space Coast Daily, Charles Parker, spoke to the Brevard Republican Executive Committee at their regular membership meeting this week.
Parker told the group that practicality needs to trump policy as Republicans choose their presidential nominee in 2016.
“It’s not hard to figure out,” Parker said.
“We’ve got to win North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania or we don’t win the presidency.
“If we don’t elect a Republican president in 2016, ObamaCare is here to stay, the unlawful executive actions are here to stay and the Supreme Court will probably be liberal for a generation.”
Parker likened his systematic thought process for picking candidates to his seminary training as a minister – using tradition, reason and experience to supplement scripture.
“Our canon for conservatives is the Constitution,” he said.
“We must pick a candidate who understands that the Constitution does not breathe and that the three branches of government are co-equal.”
Ronald Reagan’s domestic policy of lower taxes, fewer regulations and verifying foreign treaties is the tradition on which the party stands, Parker said of the tradition of the GOP.
And, our stance on war-fighting should be akin to George H.W. Bush’s liberation of Kuwait, he added.
“We give the enemy an ultimatum, form a broad coalition, name the objective, get the best damn general we can find, use overwhelming force and leave when the objective is accomplished.”
Parker added that during the primary, Republicans should stay true to another Reagan mantra.
“We must abide by the 11th Commandment – ‘Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican,’” he said.
“We should speak the positives about our primary choices and not the negative about others. This just gives the liberals sound bites to use against us.”
Parker will be a featured panelist at the upcoming Space Congress in Cocoa Beach on April 29.
He is also a regular guest and host on the Ed Dean Radio Show on WMEL 1300 AM.
Parker is available to speak to groups about a wide-ranging area of subjects – including politics, education, aerospace and religion. You can contact him at email@example.com
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