It is with astounded disbelief that I receive the news of a blatant attempt to rob the real (and original) Parker Co. TEA Party of it’s name and reputation.
Zan Prince, the elected chair of the Parker Co. Republican Party, has apparently effected the registration of a Political Action Committee in the name of the Parker Co. TEA Party with the State of Texas without PCTP’s knowledge nor consent. Further, this new PAC has insultingly insisted that the real PCTP relinquish the name (presumably under the overt or veiled threat of legal action).
This naked theft of PCTP’s name was immediately put to use in full-page endorsements of current candidates for public office, misleading the unwary into thinking they are actually endorsed by PCTP, when in fact the opposite is true.
Yet again it appears as if Ms. Prince has determined to use the nearly bottomless pit of daddy’s money to abuse the legal system for her own ends.
While candidates cannot legally dictate who supports them or in what manner, they do not have to remain silent in the face of such breathtaking abdication of decent conduct. Indeed, any candidates who are beneficiaries of such morally embarrassing “endorsements” should immediately and firmly repudiate the same in no uncertain terms.
If you have to ask yourself if the ends justify the means, then they almost certainly don’t. Elections come and go, but character and reputation should not wax or wane with them.
Click the link below to see a copy of the official Texas Ethics Commission list of PAC’s. Scroll alphabetically to Weatherford and Parker County.
You will see for yourself the blatant attempted to steal the good name and reputation of the Parker County Tea Party and the Weatherford Tea Party.