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November 28, 2007

Swear an Oath To Vote

Filed under: Republicans,Voting — Psycheout @ 2:41 pm
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OathVirginia is taking prudent action to be sure liberal Ron Paul and Rudy Giuliani supporters don’t try any dirty tricks to throw the GOP nomination to a lefty. Since the Democrat party has a history of attempting to steal elections left and right, this is a great idea.

If you’re planning to vote in Virginia’s February Republican presidential primary, be prepared to sign an oath swearing your Republican loyalty.

The State Board of Elections on Monday approved a state Republican Party request to require all who apply for a GOP primary ballot first vow in writing that they’ll vote for the party’s presidential nominee next fall.

If you’re not a Republican, if you won’t take the oath, you don’t get to try and skew the results. Problem solved!

Perhaps this concept should be extended to the general election. If you take an oath to support the GOP when you register to vote, no problem. If you won’t, well then, your registration goes in the circular file. Or maybe Democrats can be allowed to vote on Wednesday. Keep in mind, I’m just brainstorming here.

— Psycheout

39 Comments »

  1. Requiring an oath to vote in a party’s primary: ok, i guess. it’s not the worst suggestion i’ve heard
    Requiring people to publicly vow to vote for a party: violation of the 4th Amendment, ensuring people the right to privacy.
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — November 28, 2007 @ 4:55 pm | Reply

  2. EB, I actually agree with everything you said here. Vowing for a party prevents liberal and conservative ideas, however bad, from forming. I don’t really care for the two party system, but I think that elections ought to be held faster so the media makes less profits.

    Comment by Bob_Corker — November 28, 2007 @ 7:04 pm | Reply

  3. Nope, gotta disagree wholeheartedly on that one. We are citizens and Americans, and above all, individuals, and we have a right to vote for whoever we feel is the best candidate, regardless what party we belong to, or like me, even if we don’t belong to any party. Our votes should be cast for the person we feel would do the best job. Party affiliation should have nothing to do with our final decision, and we should not be forced to vote for someone we despise just because we promised to vote for his party.

    The whole idea of pre election promises is just plain stupid. But then again, you would expect that from the party that gave us the punk and the godfather. Hmmmm, didn’t that punk steal the last elections?

    Comment by Arn — November 28, 2007 @ 7:25 pm | Reply

  4. no, he just lost the popular vote in 2000 to Gore. it’s also not the first time that’s happened.
    also, holy crap, me and bob are actually agreeing on something? I’m sure there’s something about this happening in Revelations, lemme check.
    nope, we’re safe. had me scared for a moment. haha
    having rethought the idea of a vow, i do see the flaw in it. it’s legally unenforceable,and not every GOP voter wants to vote for any GOP candidate. i’m willing to bet good money that most of the pachyderms here wouldn’t vote for Ron Paul, even if they all took the vow. and i’m not sure what psycheout’s saying about the Democrats. circular file probably means garbage. voting on wednesday, i don’t follow; can someone explain that one for me?

    Comment by Elephant Bones — November 28, 2007 @ 8:53 pm | Reply

  5. Circular file does indeed refer to the garbage can. I guess it’s an office worker term.

    About election day, it usually falls on tuesday, if my memory serves me correctly. Therefore, the following day would be a perfect time for Democrats to make their voices heard at the polls.

    Now about the unenforceable part, while true, conservatives, unlike liberals tend to keep their word. Just because liberals are unprincipled liars does not mean that conservatives are as well. Liberals who think that way are projecting.

    I hope these answers have been helpful.

    Comment by Psycheout — November 28, 2007 @ 9:41 pm | Reply

  6. thank you for clearing up the confusion about circular files and voting of wednesday. it was indeed helpful.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — November 28, 2007 @ 11:36 pm | Reply

  7. I don’t have any problem with your ideas, Psycheout. Democrats, by thier very existence, have shown themselves to be too fundamentally stupid to be entrusted with the levers of power. Extend the franchise to conservative Republicans only.

    Comment by Sisyphus — November 29, 2007 @ 11:35 am | Reply

  8. Sounds like signing a voting promise serves a few purposes, all negative.

    1. It’s unconstitutional
    2. It’s an invasion of privacy at the voting booth by a party.
    3. It takes away freedom to vote for your candidate in favor of someone you may not want to vote for.
    4. It’s fiscally irresponsible to add another increase to an already big government that serves little purpose other than to waste tax payer money so some corporate lobbyist organization can profit.
    5. It’s a fascist ploy to control the public via hold them hostage to only vote for 2 party candidates.
    6. It further dumbs down the public from being a free thinking society than it currently is.

    This is merely another Conservo-Fascist ploy to disenfranchise voters again just like 2000.

    Comment by Spacebrother — November 29, 2007 @ 12:05 pm | Reply

  9. “Now about the unenforceable part, while true, conservatives, unlike liberals tend to keep their word. Just because liberals are unprincipled liars does not mean that conservatives are as well. Liberals who think that way are projecting.”

    Comment by Psycheout — November 28, 2007 @ 9:41 pm

    Yes folks. This is what happens when you drink too much kkkoolade. Psykkkeout truley is a moron.

    Comment by Spacebrother — November 29, 2007 @ 12:08 pm | Reply

  10. “I don’t have any problem with your ideas, Psycheout. Democrats, by thier very existence, have shown themselves to be too fundamentally stupid to be entrusted with the levers of power. Extend the franchise to conservative Republicans only.”

    Comment by Sisyphus — November 29, 2007 @ 11:35 am

    …..more kkkoolade philosophy from someone incapable of thinking for themself.

    Comment by Spacebrother — November 29, 2007 @ 12:10 pm | Reply

  11. Spacebrother’s silly list:

    1. how is it unconstitutional? prove it.
    2. nobody’s going into the voting booth with anyone. no invasion.
    3. wrong again. Republicans vote for Republicans. If you’re voting in the Republican primary, you should vote for one in the general.
    4. zzzz.
    5. everything’s fascist to you
    6. you’re a loony

    Comment by Psycheout — November 29, 2007 @ 12:13 pm | Reply

  12. Now Sisyphus — that’s part of what makes America great. We all get a vote. And like it or not, even the people with whom you disagree DO have a right to have a say in who they want to lead them.

    Unfortunately, I do think that there seems to be a general dumbing-down and sensationalizing of the entire political process. It’s all about the sound bites, the “electability”, and other superficial twaddle that gives no indication as to whether or not someone would make a good president.

    But that requires people to really research the candidates and their stands on the issues — and unfortunately, so many people on BOTH sides of the political spectrum just aren’t willing to devote the time to that anymore. It’s a crying shame, really — voting is one of the most important decisions you make, and yet most people seem to put more thought into what to have for lunch.

    Comment by Lyssie — November 29, 2007 @ 12:16 pm | Reply

  13. “1. how is it unconstitutional? prove it.
    2. nobody’s going into the voting booth with anyone. no invasion.
    3. wrong again. Republicans vote for Republicans. If you’re voting in the Republican primary, you should vote for one in the general.
    4. zzzz.
    5. everything’s fascist to you
    6. you’re a loony”

    Comment by Psycheout — November 29, 2007 @ 12:13 pm

    You make this way to easy Psykkkeout.

    I’ll go point by point so your kkkoolade addled brain can understand it……

    1. here http://www.usconstitution.com/read.htm#amendments

    and here http://www.usconstitution.com/read.htm#a26

    as stated in Amendment XXVI and Amendment IV of the Bill of Rights.

    *watches Psykkkeout take a sip of kkkoolade*

    2. They don’t need to go into a voting booth with you if you sign a document promising a vote for a candidate or party. It falls under the catagory of signing a contract for a vote. (see Bill of Rights and Constitution links above)

    *Psykkkeout takes another sip*

    3. At which point is a person bound to vote strictly for only one party or another? Because they are forced to sign a contract? You DO see where this is headed don’t you or is the kkkoolade to strong to reason logically?

    4. Yes it’s true. Another ploy to tax and spend while increasing the size of gov’t. We all know that it’s a Conservative Republican philosophy to tax and spend while increasing the size of gov’t.

    *watches Psykkkeouts head about to explode from being proved wrong again and again. That kkkoolade must be some strong stuff*

    5. Yes it’s true, 2 party control is only one step away from one party control which is by definition true fascism.

    *Psykkkeout now realizing he’s wrong but to brainwashed to eat humble pie and admit it or change from his sinful ways….one mo’ sip o’ kkkoolade*

    6. Ahhh yes. A typical response from a loser who knows he’s been proven wrong but drank to much kkkoolade to see the obvious and admit he has no argument other than more rhetorical ignorance.

    *Psykkkeout refills kkkoolade glass to keep the buzz going*

    Comment by Spacebrother — November 29, 2007 @ 1:03 pm | Reply

  14. Sisyphus: You are undoubtedly one of the stupidest of the stupid here, so I will take the comment about Democrats proving by their exixtence that they are stupid as just some more ramblings from an unevolved mind.
    As I said before I am not a Democrat, but even if I were, that would no more make me stupid than being a Republican would. Your party affiliation has nothing to do with your level of intelligence. Let’s just leave the stupid title to folks like you who still haven’t advanced past the dark ages.

    Comment by Arn — November 29, 2007 @ 1:07 pm | Reply

  15. “Now Sisyphus — that’s part of what makes America great. We all get a vote. And like it or not, even the people with whom you disagree DO have a right to have a say in who they want to lead them.

    Unfortunately, I do think that there seems to be a general dumbing-down and sensationalizing of the entire political process. It’s all about the sound bites, the “electability”, and other superficial twaddle that gives no indication as to whether or not someone would make a good president.

    But that requires people to really research the candidates and their stands on the issues — and unfortunately, so many people on BOTH sides of the political spectrum just aren’t willing to devote the time to that anymore. It’s a crying shame, really — voting is one of the most important decisions you make, and yet most people seem to put more thought into what to have for lunch.”

    Comment by Lyssie — November 29, 2007 @ 12:16 pm

    This is by far the wisest and most true post by anyone who’s a mod here. Lyssie has hit the nail on the head. I have new respect for Lyssie for her articulate sensibility.

    Comment by Spacebrother — November 29, 2007 @ 1:12 pm | Reply

  16. Ok, I’m not going to repost Lyssie’s entire comment here, it’s right above this if you want to read it again.
    I just wanted to add (not take away from, she makes sense which is refreshing for this site)that another thing we need to get away from in politics is money. From beginning to end of every campaign the news keeps us updated on the financial achievements (how much they manage to dupe people out of) of the candidates, giving the best chances to the highest earners (even though they didn’t actually “earn” any of it).
    Basing a political decision on how much money a person can trick you into giving them is just wrong. If you look closely, money is at the root of almost all evil in the world today. Even going to war depends on having the money to wage a war.
    Candidates should have to campaign without money, and thus leave all greed out of the running. Air time could be donated evenly to all candidates by all networks, the same applies to travel expenses etc., they could be donated by the travel angencies. All candidates would have an even field of battle, so to speak, since the amount of campaigning they are able to do is no longer reliant on how much money they have. Who knows how many great presidents we may have missed because they couldn’t afford to campaign.

    Comment by Arn — November 29, 2007 @ 2:22 pm | Reply

  17. Arn, Sisyphus is easily the smartest one here.

    Politics ideally should be a mobocracy, with Christians, of course, being the mob. Outside of the war, though, the CP is the most conservative party that actually has members in office. I’m more than willing to let libs and conservatives state their ideas, but we all need to know the TRUTH. Politicians ought to be punished by death if they are flat out lying (RINOs!). That’s called TREASON.

    Comment by Bob_Corker — November 29, 2007 @ 3:26 pm | Reply

  18. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    The KKKorkkker KKKoolade KKKlansmen………

    Comment by Spacebrother — November 29, 2007 @ 4:25 pm | Reply

  19. Racism, especially your closet racism, is disgusting, spacebrother.

    Comment by Bob_Corker — November 29, 2007 @ 5:06 pm | Reply

  20. Arn, Sisyphus is easily the smartest one here.

    Oh boy are we in trouble

    Comment by Arn — November 29, 2007 @ 5:16 pm | Reply

  21. Politics ideally should be a mobocracy, with Christians, of course, being the mob.

    A Christian mob, thank you, you finally said something funny instead of just dumb.

    Comment by Arn — November 29, 2007 @ 5:22 pm | Reply

  22. “Politicians ought to be punished by death if they are flat out lying (RINOs!). That’s called TREASON.”
    the potential to use this quote against Corkey is almost overwhelming. Let’s begin, shall we?
    “I am not a crook” – Richard Nixon, Republican
    “Read my lips: no new taxes” – George HW Bush, Republican
    “We do not torture” – George W. Bush, Republican
    “[Gays are] revolting and unforgivable” – Mark Foley, Republican
    “The Internet is a series of tubes” – Ted Stevens, Republican

    someone hand me a sniper rifle, 5 bullets, and more quotes.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — November 30, 2007 @ 1:09 am | Reply

  23. I’d also mention Cheney’s manipulation of information, but i don’t have a direct quote.

    Also, fantastic arguements from Lyssie and Spacebrother.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — November 30, 2007 @ 1:12 am | Reply

  24. Why wait for the primary? I myself believe the loyalty oath should be sworn to at conception.

    Comment by Fortinbras — November 30, 2007 @ 1:25 am | Reply

  25. Fortinbras, do you have a brain? Swear an oath at conception? That statement is just too stupid to even warrant thinking about.

    Comment by Arn — November 30, 2007 @ 6:15 am | Reply

  26. “Racism, especially your closet racism, is disgusting, spacebrother.”

    Comment by Bob_Corker — November 29, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

    *watches KKKorkkker adjust his white pointy hat and white cape*

    Who said kill the ERA (equal rights amendment)? It was you Spiro KKKorkkker Agnew.

    Comment by Spacebrother — November 30, 2007 @ 10:31 am | Reply

  27. Not only should fetuses swear the oath, but also non-human ‘primates’ in order to please the liberals. If they can’t do it, we will execute these ‘primates’.

    Comment by Bob_Corker — November 30, 2007 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

  28. The ERA, in addition to the banning of religious freedom and forced acceptance of Communism, would also lead to unisex bathrooms. Spacebrother, how could you not realize this?

    Comment by Bob_Corker — November 30, 2007 @ 4:39 pm | Reply

  29. “The ERA, in addition to the banning of religious freedom and forced acceptance of Communism, would also lead to unisex bathrooms. Spacebrother, how could you not realize this?”

    Comment by Bob_KKKorkkker — November 30, 2007 @ 4:39 pm

    You mean to tell me that if you live in a house with your family, your bathroom is not unisex and you would’nt even let your own mother, wife or daughter take a dump in your sh!tter?

    Wow, you really are hardcore.

    Comment by Spacebrother — November 30, 2007 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

  30. We’re talking about public unisex bathrooms, you dolt. My mother would use the guest toilet, my daughter would use her toilet, and I would share a toilet with my wife. Are you trying to mock Christians? I think you are, you sick pigdog.

    Comment by Bob_Corker — December 1, 2007 @ 4:08 pm | Reply

  31. Fetuses should swear an oath.

    that is by far the stupidest thing I’ve heard on this site yet. And if they don’t, then what? You going to pull them out by the ambilical cord and choke them with it. Really, Bob, you should quit trying, every one of your comments just keep getting dumber and dumber.

    Comment by Arn — December 1, 2007 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

  32. Execute the primates, Bob? Still got that lust for blood do you?
    I don’t know about anyone else, but I am done responding to Bob’s stupid comments,
    Bob, go ahead and continue to insult me, from you that’s a good thing, would hate anyone to think I agreed with you on anything. But don’t bother directing any comments or questions toward me, because you have become too outragious for me to bother reading or responding to, you may make the others mad enough to bark back at you, but I refuse to drop to that level any more, either you are just joking about everything you say or you are seriously mentally unstable. Either way, I’m done with you, have a good life, or at least as good as possible for a human without a brain,,

    Bye bye Corky.

    Comment by Arn — December 1, 2007 @ 4:53 pm | Reply

  33. If I were a liberal being a parody, I would brag about it to the world, now wouldn’t I? But seeing as how I’m not a stuck-up elitist like you are, scumbag, you cannot reasonably label me a parody. Knowing you, however, you’re going to argue with me on here more.

    Comment by Bob_Corker — December 1, 2007 @ 5:29 pm | Reply

  34. as it is with almost every thread on this site,
    * *

    Comment by Elephant Bones — December 1, 2007 @ 9:27 pm | Reply

  35. ok, something went wrong with my previous post. i was trying to show that the current topic and the original topic are far apart, but meh.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — December 1, 2007 @ 9:28 pm | Reply

  36. EB,, you’ve been over here sneaking into my stash haven’t you? Look around, the rest of your comment is probably laying there somewhere.

    Comment by Arn — December 1, 2007 @ 9:46 pm | Reply

  37. nah, arn, i think long gaps between text is automatically deleted. that’s what messed it up

    Comment by Elephant Bones — December 1, 2007 @ 10:45 pm | Reply

  38. “We’re talking about public unisex bathrooms, you dolt. My mother would use the guest toilet, my daughter would use her toilet, and I would share a toilet with my wife. Are you trying to mock Christians? I think you are, you sick pigdog.”

    Comment by Bob_Unisex Toilet_KKKorkkker — December 1, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

    So then you would share the [poo poo hole] and [wee wee hole] with your mother, wife and duaghter. That means you support unisex toilets. I’m not trying to insult Christains. Does the Pope [go poopie] in the woods?

    Really KKKorkkker, if you hate America, people of different race/religion/creed, equal rights and the Constitution so much, you can always [move in] with Bin Laden. He’s still alive thanks to Bush/Cheney and the Republican party.

    Comment by spacebrother — December 2, 2007 @ 6:03 pm | Reply

  39. “Now about the unenforceable part, while true, conservatives, unlike liberals tend to keep their word. Just because liberals are unprincipled liars does not mean that conservatives are as well. Liberals who think that way are projecting.”

    Logical error: ad hominem attack. If you want to be convincing, attack the position, not its adherents directly.

    Comment by a TRUE Christian — December 4, 2007 @ 9:49 am | Reply


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