Skip to comments.Brody File Exclusive: GOP Presidential Candidates Will be Asked To Sign A Marriage Vow
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
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We know that politicians would never break a marriage vow!
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.”
No candidate should Shiite.
It is a poison pill and ruinous presiding in their elected position.
Some Democrat operative has ginned up this whole story to make conservatives look bad.
Might be a little dicey for Newt.
I’m a little tired of these “pledges”.
Newt would be the first to sign. Paper and pencil dont cost nothing!
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.
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.
Maybe we can get them to sign a pledge that they won’t sign any more pledges.
LOL. Hey! These smart pills taste just like rabbit poop!
Actually *everyone* has that right. It's called the First Amendment. On the other hand, every *candidate* has the right to ignore such demands.
When did these things come into political vogue? Whoever started this needs tarred and feathered. These things are so stupid.
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.
sounds like the Kick Newt to the Curb Agreement
This group has made so many huge blunders in the past couple of years they deserve to fade off into the sunset.
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!
Sorry, this bunch does not need the help of Dims.
>>Maybe we can get them to sign a pledge that they wont 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.
I take exception to the “influential” part. They’re actually searching for relevancy.
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?
These idiots represent the half of "social conservatives" that enable commie Democrats to win election after election, going on five or six decades.
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.
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.
When they come a-courtin’, remember...”just the tip” never really means just the tip.
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.
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.
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?
Bachmann signed. Full speed ahead pander.
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.
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.
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