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Republican Party Loyalty Oath [Have you taken the Oath?]
RepLoyalWeb.pdf ^ | TODAY | David Osborne

Posted on 12/16/2010 2:40:43 PM PST by davidosborne

Republican Party of Florida Party Loyalty Oath I, _______________________________, swear and/or affirm that during my term of (Name of Member – Please write clearly) office I will not actively, publicly, or financially support the election of any candidate other than the Republican Candidate in a partisan unitary, general or special election, or a registered Republican in non-partisan elections, other than Judicial races governed under Florida Statute 105, if there is a registered Republican running for the same office.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: goooh; oath; spartansixdelta; teaparty
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I can no longer in good conscience abide by this Oath!

Since there is no formal process to remove myself from this Oath (If I have ever actually taken it) I hereby publicly renounce any oath of allegiance to the Republican Party.

Any FReepers care to join me?

1 posted on 12/16/2010 2:40:48 PM PST by davidosborne
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To: davidosborne

Are you sure you missed a satire tag somewhere?


2 posted on 12/16/2010 2:43:44 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Attn. GOP: Deliver the goods, or we'll do to you what we did to the Dems!)
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To: davidosborne

I have no party affiliation to begin with.


3 posted on 12/16/2010 2:45:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: davidosborne

I wonder if gov. Charlie the bone smuggler signed it before he jumped to independent.....


4 posted on 12/16/2010 2:45:11 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

let’s be Frank.....


5 posted on 12/16/2010 2:45:18 PM PST by brivette
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

let’s be Frank.....


6 posted on 12/16/2010 2:45:18 PM PST by brivette
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

let’s be Frank.....


7 posted on 12/16/2010 2:45:23 PM PST by brivette
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To: Dr. Bill Escoffery; TallyFlPatriot; politicallyincarrect; /\XABN584; 3D-JOY; 5Madman; ...

Functionally I departed the Republican Party a long time ago. But I never actually formally RESIGNED from this Oath. Not sure if I ever signed one or not when I joined the Leon County Republican Executive Committee 10 years ago. Thought about bringing a bunch of GOOOH/TEA Party members into the LCREC but can’t do so in good conscience as long as this OATH is still required. I am officially a NON-PARTISEN constitutional conservative.


8 posted on 12/16/2010 2:45:26 PM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: davidosborne

Republicrats, NO.

Tea Party Republicans, YES.


9 posted on 12/16/2010 2:45:42 PM PST by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: davidosborne

I only ever took one such oath, and it was to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. If the latter includes Republicans, then so be it. It sure as hell includes a lot of Democrats.


10 posted on 12/16/2010 2:51:24 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: davidosborne
The party that gave us McCain and Olympia Snow?

Surely you jest.


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Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

11 posted on 12/16/2010 2:52:42 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: davidosborne

I thought loyalty oaths were something only Communists and Democrats required.


12 posted on 12/16/2010 2:52:42 PM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: seowulf
I thought loyalty oaths were something only Communists and Democrats required.

With the Rockefeller Republicans running the Party what is the difference?

13 posted on 12/16/2010 2:56:33 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: The Comedian

no jest... hot topic at many local rec meetings


14 posted on 12/16/2010 3:01:17 PM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: davidosborne

So which office are you resigning from in order to repudiate this oath?


15 posted on 12/16/2010 3:03:53 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Barack Obama = The Captain Norman Dike of presidents)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I don’t currently hold any PARTISEN office that I know of.. but I think I ran for a precinct chair 10 years ago and was required to sign this oath.. I think.. I have no record of such, but this “oath” topic has come up a lot lately with grassroots NON-PARTISEN constitutional conservatives being asked to take precinct chair positions for their local Republican Executive Committee. Many sign the oath without thinking about it. I can’t in good conscience sign it and therefore can’t take one of those seats unless they remove the OATH requirement.


16 posted on 12/16/2010 3:08:07 PM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: davidosborne

Will the honorable constitutional limited government, conservative great-patriotic American (who used to hold citizenship in three other countries and was also in three previous marriages), Dr. William M. Escoffery III, M.D., surging challenger to the treasonous GOP establishment little evil RINO punk Marco Rubio (who is running scared from the political onslaught that Dr. III is bringing), join you in denouncing the Republican oath? :-)

If Dr. Escoffery III is denouncing the oath as well, it’s a sure sign that other Republicans will join him! I don’t think I’ve seen a person as impressive as the great legendary Dr. William M. Escoffery III, M.D. He is a guranteed Presidential nominee in two years.


17 posted on 12/16/2010 3:25:43 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: davidosborne

The Republican Party is dead, they just don’t know it yet.


18 posted on 12/16/2010 3:28:54 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: BillyBoy

*snickers*


19 posted on 12/16/2010 3:34:15 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: davidosborne
My wife and I left the Duval county Executive Committee over this last year.
20 posted on 12/16/2010 3:35:23 PM PST by yuleeyahoo
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To: davidosborne
I don’t currently hold any PARTISEN office that I know of.. but I think I ran for a precinct chair 10 years ago and was required to sign this oath.. I think.. I have no record of such, but this “oath” topic has come up a lot lately with grassroots NON-PARTISEN constitutional conservatives being asked to take precinct chair positions for their local Republican Executive Committee.

Ok. Well, you gotta pay to play so if you choose not to be a Republican PARTISAN to occupy a Republican Party chair, then I guess you'll have some free time on your hands. Frankly after what Charlie Crist just did to the Party I'd say you have about a snowball's chance in Hell of getting them to dump this requirement. Not that that is your true aim anyhow.

21 posted on 12/16/2010 3:39:13 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Barack Obama = The Captain Norman Dike of presidents)
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To: davidosborne

The ONLY oath I will take is to the US Constitution. I owe no loyalty to any party OR the government.


22 posted on 12/16/2010 3:42:07 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: davidosborne

Well, I guess this is all well and fine (or maybe not), but I think all bets would be off the table if they had a nimrod like Dan Maes (Colorado’s Republican answer to Alvin Green) running for Florida governor!


23 posted on 12/16/2010 3:56:50 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff!)
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To: davidosborne
no jest... hot topic at many local rec meetings

My advice: Attend better meetings.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

24 posted on 12/16/2010 4:10:31 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: davidosborne

I once took an “oath”. I’ve been divorced two years. You’re free to do what you want. I can’t think of a better party though. Don’t give up.


25 posted on 12/16/2010 5:31:35 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: The Comedian

LOL... well the current structure of the Republican Executive Committee(s) in Florida are by County and District. I suppose you CAN attend a meeting in a county you don’t live or vote it... honestly that thought never crossed my mind.. do you know of any REC’s that don’t require the “loyalty oath”?


26 posted on 12/16/2010 5:40:33 PM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: davidosborne

I took the Florida Republican Party oath here in Hillsborough County, FL this year (alongside several other Tea Partiers, I might add). My oath did not resemble the one you have presented here (it didn’t mention anything about financial support for candidates, for example).


27 posted on 12/16/2010 9:01:34 PM PST by The Duke
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To: The Duke

Can you post the OATH that you took that would be helpful to this discussion. Thanks


28 posted on 12/17/2010 1:17:17 AM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: davidosborne

29 posted on 12/17/2010 2:40:07 AM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: davidosborne

BTTT


30 posted on 12/17/2010 3:14:07 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: davidosborne
Actually, the oath posted currently on our executive committee site does, in fact, match the oath that you posted. I can only imagine that it must have been updated lately, but am certainly going to re-check the oaths that my wife and I signed (I do recall having second thoughts about a clause in that oath that related to limiting speech, however nothing at all about campaign contributions).

My experience in the Republican Party has been interesting. One thing I have noted is that the Tea Party really exerts only very slim influence within the Party. I'm hoping to see that influence grow during this next election cycle, otherwise I may be following in your footsteps.

31 posted on 12/17/2010 5:19:43 AM PST by The Duke
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To: The Duke

Tea Party folks have more power operating OUTSIDE the GOP !

RNC is dead.... IMHO


32 posted on 12/17/2010 7:50:35 AM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: davidosborne

My wife and I are operating both inside AND outside the GOP. We’re in too much of a hurry to get things fixed to focus on just one approach.


33 posted on 12/17/2010 8:08:20 AM PST by The Duke
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To: The Duke

I understand your point and many “independent conservatives” are taking the same approach.. As a potential candidate for public office myself I don’t want to be accused of “using” the Republican Party to get elected and then not abide by the “OATH”.... The more independent conservatives that abandon the GOP the better.. IMHO


34 posted on 12/17/2010 8:16:14 AM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: davidosborne

I take it one step further.. anytime I get a postage-paid envelope asking for a donation I send them a letter requesting a REFUND for past donations.


35 posted on 12/17/2010 8:18:36 AM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: davidosborne

I wont take it.


36 posted on 12/17/2010 4:04:28 PM PST by dalebert
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To: dalebert

dalebert if you don’t mind my asking have you EVER taken the Republican Oath? Few FReepers can say they have NEVER taken the Oath IMHO, but many have abandoned it over the years. I can’t believe I have waiting this long to publicy renounce it.. again not sure if I every formally took it or not, it is likely that I have so I feel compelled to make a public statement renouncing it :)

TOWARD VICTORY in 2012 ! <— The year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT !


37 posted on 12/17/2010 5:27:49 PM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: davidosborne

This thread calls for a tagline change


38 posted on 12/17/2010 5:35:11 PM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: davidosborne

well...I am not sure either..but would not take it today.


39 posted on 12/17/2010 11:09:26 PM PST by dalebert
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To: dalebert

dalebert,

Thanks so much for that comment. I know there are MANY FReepers who feel the same way ! We are not leaving the GOP.. the GOP/RNC has left it’s conservative roots. I am convinced that the constitutional conservatives are awake and will exert their INDDEPENDENT CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE POWER in 2012 ! No need for the GOP/RNC, the RINOS control it and they can keep the beast that they have created!

Now let’s GOOOH !


40 posted on 12/18/2010 2:24:50 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: davidosborne
Pass it on
41 posted on 01/02/2011 8:19:52 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: davidosborne; Dr. Bill Escoffery; TallyFlPatriot; politicallyincarrect; /\XABN584; 3D-JOY; ...

So much for his pet project GOOSH. He just tried to get us to vote for Alex Sink a couple days before the election!!!


42 posted on 01/26/2011 7:12:41 PM PST by danamco (-)
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To: davidosborne

Never have, never will. I took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, that is the only oath I still swear by.


43 posted on 01/26/2011 7:14:32 PM PST by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: danamco

LOL.. Back to the old “Osborne voted for Alex Sink garbage” really? That is getting really old my FRiend... My so called “endorsement” of Alex Sink was in jest and the thread was pulled from FR because too many FReepers didn’t think it was funny... I voted for Rick Scott but I refused to PUBLICLY endorse him for many reasons... we could have done MUCH better IMHO... these facts are well documented on FR and every FReeper who talked to me personally about this at the time I made that “endorsement” got that....


44 posted on 01/27/2011 3:11:50 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: The Mayor

Amen !


45 posted on 01/27/2011 3:12:14 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: davidosborne

Yeah, Yeah, I hear you loud and clear, and I thought it was appropriate just let people know your “jest” aka a ploy you very aggressively pursued until the “Big Kahuna” escorted your thread to the exit door, LOL!!!


46 posted on 01/27/2011 11:04:10 AM PST by danamco (-)
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To: danamco

Have you taken the Republican Party Loyalty Oath?


47 posted on 03/24/2011 4:25:27 AM PDT by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: davidosborne

How does that go???


48 posted on 03/24/2011 8:45:01 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: danamco

See post 1 on this thread


49 posted on 03/24/2011 5:28:04 PM PDT by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: davidosborne
Have you taken the Republican Party Loyalty Oath?

Every GOP fund-raising letter in our mail box, or e-mail is returned with red text: "No money from here, until you start pursue Barry Soetoro's ineligibility as a none NBC required by the CONSTITUTION. When that happens, then we can talk"!!!

50 posted on 03/24/2011 10:05:09 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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