Just when you think the Republican Party has run out of feet to shoot, it aims the gun at its head.
“The State Board of Elections yesterday approved a state Republican Party request to require all who apply for a Republican primary ballot first vow in writing that they will vote for the party’s presidential nominee next fall,” reports today’s Washington Times.
In other words, in order to vote for a candidate who supports the Constitution, economic freedom, and the sanctity of life, like Ron Paul, we have to promise to vote for a gag-ruler like John McCain, a tax-and-spender like Mike Huckabee, or a pro-abort like Rudy Giuliani.
There’s no way to enforce the oath, but that’s no comfort to people (like me) who keep our vows. If this ruling stands, I won’t be able to vote in the Virginia Republican primary. Read my lips: I don’t make vows I don’t keep.
In its misguided quest to maintain political power, the Republican Party is turning its back on principles and the people who hold them–again.