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Brody File Exclusive: GOP Presidential Candidates Will be Asked To Sign A Marriage Vow
CBN News ^ | July 6, 2011 | David Brody

Posted on 07/07/2011 9:45:20 AM PDT by EveningStar

The Brody File has learned that The Family Leader, an influential pro-family group in Iowa will ask each of the 2012 presidential candidates to sign a marriage pledge that professes everything from marital fidelity to embracing a federal marriage amendment. The document, which has a total of fourteen points is called, “The Marriage Vow-A Declaration of Dependence Upon Marriage and Family”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.cbn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: marriage; pledge; thefamilyleader
Give me a break.
1 posted on 07/07/2011 9:45:26 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

We know that politicians would never break a marriage vow!


2 posted on 07/07/2011 9:46:59 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: EveningStar

Isn’t it supposed to be the Dums that is the party of special interests? There are more pledges being demanded of GOP candidates than Heinz has pickles.There should only be one pledge.”Will you do everything and more to defeat Obama.”


3 posted on 07/07/2011 9:49:07 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: EveningStar

No candidate should Shiite.

It is a poison pill and ruinous presiding in their elected position.


4 posted on 07/07/2011 9:50:53 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: EveningStar

Some Democrat operative has ginned up this whole story to make conservatives look bad.


5 posted on 07/07/2011 9:51:12 AM PDT by ngat
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To: EveningStar

Might be a little dicey for Newt.


6 posted on 07/07/2011 9:53:43 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: EveningStar

I’m a little tired of these “pledges”.


7 posted on 07/07/2011 9:54:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Newt would be the first to sign. Paper and pencil dont cost nothing!


8 posted on 07/07/2011 9:56:47 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: EveningStar

I’m sorry, but this is bee ess.

Nobody has a right to demand that anyone sign anything as a condition to run for office.


9 posted on 07/07/2011 9:57:07 AM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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10 posted on 07/07/2011 9:58:31 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: xkaydet65
There are more pledges being demanded of GOP candidates than Heinz has pickles.There should only be one pledge.”Will you do everything and more to defeat Obama.”

Absolutely true!

11 posted on 07/07/2011 10:00:43 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: EveningStar

This is one more bridge too far from conservatives and it charicatures them as bullies. Our own voters guides typically cover essential social, economic and political issues to which candidates agree or disagree, and explain why or why not. Getting radical and requiring signatures on every jot and tittle of the conservative mind and its every thought is irrational Neanderthal thinking. This is why conservatives get a bad wrap for being out of control themselves, unmanageable and tyrants in their own right.


12 posted on 07/07/2011 10:01:38 AM PDT by RitaOK (We hang together or will hang separately. 2012, or bust)
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To: RitaOK

Maybe we can get them to sign a pledge that they won’t sign any more pledges.


13 posted on 07/07/2011 10:03:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ngat
Some Democrat operative has ginned up this whole story to make conservatives look bad.

LOL. Hey! These smart pills taste just like rabbit poop!

14 posted on 07/07/2011 10:03:51 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: sauropod
Nobody has a right to demand that anyone sign anything as a condition to run for office.

Actually *everyone* has that right. It's called the First Amendment. On the other hand, every *candidate* has the right to ignore such demands.

15 posted on 07/07/2011 10:06:25 AM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: EveningStar

When did these things come into political vogue? Whoever started this needs tarred and feathered. These things are so stupid.


16 posted on 07/07/2011 10:12:12 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: EveningStar

I’m going to demand that all GOP candidates sign the Notary Sojac Pledge, which calls for replacement of hip-hop with bluegrass on all radio stations, removing speed limits on all interstates outside city limits, and a moratorium on any new Federal debt until the Cubs win the World Series.


17 posted on 07/07/2011 10:13:41 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (I have not heard a single Michele or Cain backer threaten to stay home if Palin is nominated.)
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To: EveningStar

sounds like the Kick Newt to the Curb Agreement


18 posted on 07/07/2011 10:15:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: iowamark
I'll have more respect for anyone who refuses to sign this pledge than those who do. This is another attempt by "The Family Follower" to remain relevant and try to fool potential gullible contributors that they are actually doing something.

This group has made so many huge blunders in the past couple of years they deserve to fade off into the sunset.

19 posted on 07/07/2011 10:17:10 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: going hot

Yeah, and this time I got proof. See the byline? David Brody. Used to see him on TV all the time. But he’s dead!


20 posted on 07/07/2011 10:17:31 AM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat
Some Democrat operative has ginned up this whole story to make conservatives look bad.

Sorry, this bunch does not need the help of Dims.

21 posted on 07/07/2011 10:19:50 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: cripplecreek

>>Maybe we can get them to sign a pledge that they won’t sign any more pledges. <<

Perfect. I will happily support the right of any candidate who tells them to “go pound sand”.

Also, since being educated on Free Republic, I have learned that we have plenty of tyrants on our side too! I never knew anyone that qualified as a tyrant before FR.

To expand, I have concluded that just like Sean Hannity in the “Casey-31 Days-Anthony” outcome, that some can be so invested in a principle and philosophy that one can lose his humanity, and even ability to reason. Freedom, Justice, the Constitution can be so strictly and politically enforced in a person that they dump all three thinking that they are elevating them.


22 posted on 07/07/2011 10:23:26 AM PDT by RitaOK (We hang together or will hang separately. 2012, or bust)
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To: EveningStar

I take exception to the “influential” part. They’re actually searching for relevancy.


23 posted on 07/07/2011 10:25:56 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: EveningStar
I'd never heard of "The Family Leader," though I've been involved in some aspects of the pro-family "movement" for over 30 years.

On the other hand, from looking them up on google, I see they're affiliated in some way with Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council, long-time organizations that most I and most social-issue FReepers trust.

I mention this because have no idea how long "The Family Leader" has been in existence, what experience they bring to the process, or what kind of political track record they have. This "vow" thing seems pretty dicey to me as a tactic, inasmuch as it would exclude almost all potential candidates if they considered it literally and honestly.

(Of course if they read it in a rather elastic and evasive way, some of them might sign on --- but then, the whole discussion would be about political hypocrisy.)

I believe in politically opposing the public honor, reward, and incentive given to sexual disorder --- which pretty much describes the gay advocacy groups, and many others besides! --- but count me unconvinced that the Family Leaders' "vow" approach will yield anything positive.

Open to argument and counter-argument. Anyone?

24 posted on 07/07/2011 1:09:15 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on." William S. Burroughs)
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To: EveningStar
The Family Leader, an influential pro-family group in Iowa

These idiots represent the half of "social conservatives" that enable commie Democrats to win election after election, going on five or six decades.

25 posted on 07/07/2011 1:32:20 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: EveningStar

ditto.

this is stupid.

every nobody group has a pledge of some form.

if they wanted to be relavent they would focus on ONE point that the nation would RELATE to. That would be the federal marriage amendment.

everything else is self serving nonsense. Some goof go nowhere candidate will sign it out of desperation and make the whole field look even more ridiculous.


26 posted on 07/07/2011 1:40:35 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: EveningStar; mickie
The candidates should band together and respectfully decline to participate in this wing-nut trap.

If they all do this, it'll send a clear message to the public that they all support freedom of expression and speech.

Of course, a smartass candidate or two will gleefully sign, hoping to show the others up. But all it will show is that he/she/it is a creep who doesn't understand, respect or adhere to the Constitution of this Republic.

Leni

27 posted on 07/07/2011 1:40:51 PM PDT by MinuteGal (a)
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To: EveningStar

When they come a-courtin’, remember...”just the tip” never really means just the tip.


28 posted on 07/07/2011 1:50:33 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: MinuteGal; mickie
BTW, has candidate Obomba been asked to sign this pledge yet?

What about the board members of this organization? If I recall correctly, over the years there's been plenty of big name holy rollers who strayed from the marital path big time....same as lots of big name pols.

Let a member of this unfamiliar Iowa "family group" who is without sin cast the first primary endorsement.

Leni

29 posted on 07/07/2011 1:51:36 PM PDT by MinuteGal (a)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I can pretty much fill you in on anything you want to know about this group. They were the Iowa Family Policy Center before.

They started out a good group but about a couple of years ago they lost their way and since have been pretty much a self-serving group for Bob Vander Plaats.

It is tragic as a couple of those early on were very great conservative leaders in Iowa. I HAD the highest respect for them. Notice the past tense.

30 posted on 07/07/2011 1:55:14 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Thank you for a timely and on-point response.

Could you fill us in with more details? Is it true that they are electoral poison? What have they done? How did they go off-track? Are the other Iowa conservatives who know the score and have blown the whistle on them?

Ears perked.

31 posted on 07/07/2011 2:12:36 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on." William S. Burroughs)
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To: EveningStar; Vendome; ngat; cripplecreek

Bachmann signed. Full speed ahead pander.


32 posted on 07/08/2011 4:02:09 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

Dang......


33 posted on 07/08/2011 4:15:56 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: tlb

Don’t care.


34 posted on 07/08/2011 4:23:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: tlb

I think it is stupid to ask people to sign. I suppose if you don’t have a problem signing it because you agree with the content, it isn’t pandering.


35 posted on 07/08/2011 4:25:30 AM PDT by dforest
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To: EveningStar

Horse shit propagated by flyweights looking for some face time.

The bearer should be locked in a closet for a day or two to get the message.


36 posted on 07/08/2011 4:25:53 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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