Less than a week after announcing that only two GOP presidential candidates qualified to appear on their ballot, the Republican Party of Virginia has adopted a new measure that may leave voters in the state scratching their heads: a loyalty oath.
On Wednesday the Virginia State Board of Elections approved a request from the Virginia GOP that will require voters to sign a loyalty oath in order to participate in the state’s presidential primary on March 6. A spokesman for the state’s election board tells ABC News that although some details are still in the works, voters wishing to cast a ballot must take the pledge.
Voters do not register with a party in Virginia; thus the commonwealth’s primary is open to all residents, not just members of the Republican party. The oath, which reads “I, the undersigned, pledge that I intend to support the nominee of the Republican party for president,” is intended to deter non-Republicans from participating in the process unless they are serious about supporting the eventual GOP candidate.
“I think there was a desire to try and keep the Republican party for Republicans,” explains Kyle Kondik, a political analyst for the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. “It’s the one barrier to entry that the Republican party can put up to try and keep voting limited to people in the club.”
I am infuriated by this!!
This sounds like it's right out of the communist playbook! What's more.... alot of the dumb ass, stupid, uninformed American public will sign those loyalty oaths, thinking they have to. They will blindly do this like a bunch of dumb sheep.
Forget about all the banter and various opinions on the blogs about this.... there is only one issue and one issue ONLY!
THIS I S TOTALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can't take away a persons right to vote because they have'nt signed a "loyalty oath" to a party!
Three important issues here: (1) If people who don't sign will not be allowed to vote, they are being deprived of participating in the process that determines who will govern them. (2) This is coercion of a persons signature.... A FELONY!.... forcing them to sign something they may not agree with in order to be able to vote. (3) This also converts voting from a right into a privilege handed out by the government.
I have thought for a long time that the "Party" system is dangerous to freedom. Did you know that when you hold public office and belong to a "Party", you have to take a loyalty oath to that Party. So the question is.... which oath are you going to be loyal to.... the one to the Party or the one you swear to, when you are elected to public office, to uphold and protect the Constitution?
I think we all know the answer to that.... almost all politicians, with the exception of a few, LIE, when they take the oath of office to uphold and protect the Constitution. The "oath" is a mechanical thing they go through. The pigs forget about their oath the minute they are finished swearing to it. The only reason they take the oath and swear to it in the first place is because they can't take office without doing so. These disgusting leeches of society never intended to uphold the Constitution. Their loyalty is to their "Party" and their own personal agenda.... NOT TO YOU!
I hope the people of Virginia will not put up with this. They have the ability to stop Communist bullshit like this.... they just have to assert their power.
TO HELL WITH THE PARTIES !! LOOK AT THE INDIVIDUAL INSTEAD. Don't take for granted they are the person they say they are, most of them lie.... check out their past record, what they support, who their political buddies are.... those things will tell you way more than what comes out of their mouth.