The Kansas Republican Party has a loyalty oath that its candidates have to sign. And it’s not to country, but to the Republican Party:
I, _______________, promise never to abandon my present Republican Party affiliation for the purpose of political gain. The Republican Party, both nationally and domestically, was founded on sound and principled ideals, that include but are not limited to, personal liberty, individual freedom, responsive and citizen-based Government, life-affirming values, economic growth, strong and cutting edge military, low taxes and a mutual respect for fellow Republicans. Because of that, I will, at no point in my political or personal future, find cause to transfer my Party loyalty to any other affiliated organization.
I will not, at any future moment, become a registered Democrat for the purpose of seeking any political office. Additionally, I will not change my Party affiliation to that of any peripheral political party, such as the Reform Party, the Green Party or the Libertarian Party. Such a move would be not only opportunistic, it would be an unjustified trampling of everything that I previously claimed to stand for.
I care far too deeply about the previously espoused Republican ideals as well as the thousands of hard-working Republican citizens all over the State of Kansas to ever consider changing my political Party affiliation. I look forward to a life of citizen-serving, Republican political involvement. I thank the Kansas Republican Party, including all of the registered Kansas Republicans, for their years of service, good will and friendship.
I solemnly pledge to always be a Republican, no matter what promises are made by external forces seeking only to undermine the Republican values I stand for. I can have reasonable disagreement with members of the Republican Party; however, at no point will ‘Party switching’ or quitting of the Party be tolerable.
What with Kansas being a red state, this puts the phrase “Red Guard” in whole new light….
Who says that this is official or that anybody has to sign it? As far as I can tell this is just a stupid attempt by a lame wingnut blog to try to keep republicans from jumping ship.
Interesting that they have to resort to such measures. Maybe if their party platform had more than one plank they’d be able to retain membership.
The image you used for this is priceless. I’d love to see that plastered on telephone poles in red states.
And it’s soo legally binding.. 😛 snarff!
I know 16 year olds who can author better bathroom grafitti. snerk!
Republican values – lol!! I got your Repubbuttlick values..
Rule 1. Screw everybody else, I got mine.
Rule 2. Remember the first rule.
Now then, Repub values; Oxymoron, or meaningless paradox?
I want a tape of William Shatner reading it.
“External”? The biggest forces undermining the Republican party today are coming from the Bush-Cheney-Rove White House.
The Kansas Repub Party believes in personal liberty – yeah right, as long it shows belief in the mythical big guy in the sky who’s story is told by ancient men in an ancient time from a mythological book.
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Additionally, I will not change my Party affiliation to that of any peripheral political party,