Charles Postles

Meet the Candidate

Party Legend

  • DDemocrat
  • GGreen
  • IIndependent
  • LLibertarian
  • RRepublican

Running For:
State Representative
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  • *Comment
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  • !Running Unopposed

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive and strong economic system. S
2. A State of Emergency declaration extended beyond 30 days should depend on the consent of the people of Delaware through the General Assembly. S* A State of Emergency declaration rightly provides the Governor the authority to immediately and timely respond to an evolving crisis. 30 days allows a broader based, more deliberative response, even if the disaster is still ongoing. Such response should include actions of the General Assembly. Multiple 30 day extensions of the SOE, such as we are currently experiencing, preclude the citizens of Delaware from having influence on the Governor's decisions, including actions by the General Assembly.
3. Better enforcement of current laws to prevent crime versus more restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety. S* Currently, gun crimes are frequently plea-bargained down to lesser crimes, resulting in existing laws not even being enforced. More restricted gun legislation is NOT needed, simply enforce existing laws.
4. Delaware laws and statutes should NOT threaten religious freedom, or the right of individuals, organizations, and businesses to exercise religious conviction and conscience. Lawmakers should oppose all attempts to compel people to compromise their beliefs or retreat from civil and political life as the price of following their faith. S* The U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, does not give citizens our rights. It protects U.S. citizens from the infringement of these God given rights by government actions. The First Amendment, then, protects the free exercise of religious conviction and conscience. Delaware lawmakers must also protect these rights.
5. Delaware law should better define the point of viability of an unborn baby versus allowing the abortion doctor to define it, which is vague and arbitrary (Senate Bill 5, 2017). S
6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death. S
7. Assisted Suicide, the act of deliberately assisting or cooperating in helping someone terminate his or her life, should NOT be legalized in Delaware as an end of life option. S
8. Public schools should NOT implement expansive and comprehensive sex education curricula that includes LGBTQ+ sexual experiences, practices, and identities. S
9. The Delaware Constitution should be amended to protect the right of parents to the control, custody, and care of their children from government interference, which requires the government to prove that it has a strong, compelling reason to restrict that right, such as in cases of abuse and neglect. S* In the last General Assembly session, I introduced just such a Constitutional amendment, strengthening parental rights. The bill, HB 145, never even got a committee hearing, breaking the House's own rule to have a hearing within 12 Legislative days. I plan to introduce the bill again next year.