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Forum Post: SC County GOP: If You’ve Had Pre-Marital Sex, You Can’t Be A Republican

Posted 6 years ago on March 11, 2012, 11:34 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Last Tuesday, the LCGOP unanimously adopted a resolution that would ask all candidates who want to get on the primary ballot to sign a pledge with 28 principles, because the party “does not want to associate with candidates who do not act and speak in a manner that is consistent with the SC Republican Party Platform.”

Among the principles, according to Vic MacDonald & Larry Franklin of the Clinton Chronicle, is standard fare like opposition to abortion and upholding gun rights, as well as “a compassionate and moral approach to Teen Pregnancy” and “a high regard for United States Sovereignty.”

But then they get even more specific. From the Chronicle:

You must favor, and live up to, abstinence before marriage. You must be faithful to your spouse. Your spouse cannot be a person of the same gender, and you are not allowed to favor any government action that would allow for civil unions of people of the same sex.

You cannot now, from the moment you sign this pledge, look at pornography. http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/03/sc_county_gop_if_youve_had_pre-marital_sex_you_can.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

An inquiry via e-mail was made by The Chronicle to the South Carolina Republican Party on Friday about the Laurens County resolution and pledge.

The e-mail inquiry drew an immediate telephone response from Chad Connelly, chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party.

The qualifications of Republican candidates process is something with which counties and states throughout America are struggling, he said.

"If we are wearing the same uniform," Connelly said, "I want to be sure we are kicking the ball toward the same goal, or are you moving against me."

Connelly said he does not believe the Laurens County Republican Party will move forward with this specific process for determining who is, and who is not, a true Republican. "I don't think you will get to that stage," he said.

However, he added, some kind of vetting process must be in place, now that the Republican Party is in such a dominant position in state politics and government.

"We have Democrats running as Republicans," Connelly said, "because it is the only way they can get elected. And then we wonder, why didn't they vote the way we thought they were going to vote. The pressure is on for them to say what they are."

Connelly said President Clinton in the '90s proved to Americans that "character doesn't matter."

"Now we are finding that character really does matter," the GOP chairman said. http://www.clintonchronicle.com/latest_news/doc4f510610f0e05550131047.txt

This is going to be fun!!!!



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[-] 2 points by PandoraK (1678) 6 years ago

Personally I love it...I'd also like to see a definition of 'premarital sex'...will it include masturbation? LOL

For sure there would no longer be a Republican Party! Either that, or it will be proven that they are habitual liars from the get go. LOL

For those who doubt masturbation is sex, consult Dr. Ruth. LOL

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

I like the addition You cannot now, from the moment you sign this pledge, look at pornography.

It's like.......we know you have in the past but sin no more.

[-] 1 points by PandoraK (1678) 6 years ago

Want to bet the definition of pornography will be changed?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

How so?

You cannot now, from the moment you sign this pledge, look at the legs on a table or chair.

[-] 1 points by PandoraK (1678) 6 years ago

Never doubt the presumed abilities of conservative self proclaimed word smiths.

Or they can fall back on these old tried but true...

It was an accident.

Yes, I did, and I am very sorry.

The literature on this subject was not clear.

Or there could be a new one...

The devil entered my heart, but Rick Santorum exorcised it.

This could get down right entertaining.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

I agree.

[-] 2 points by RedJazz43 (2757) 6 years ago

The fact is no one can be a member of either the Republican or Democratic Party by virtue of the fact that neither of them are membership organizations in any meaningful sense of that term. To be "registered" as a Republican or Democrat is not at all the same thing as being a member of the Republican or Democratic Party, though it was not always the case,

The club system, which actually did enable people to join, pay dues, elect officers and function like any voluntary organization has considerably atrophied in the major parties to the point where it hardly exists outside of a handful of major cities. The same can be said of OWS. The only organizational structure of OWS is the local general assemblies and one can "join" or drop out of them whenever they are convened.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

The fact is that this is the implosion of the Republican party.

There is no denying it.

[-] 2 points by RedJazz43 (2757) 6 years ago

While I'd personally love to see it, I won't hold my breath, Personally I've voted in every election since 1964 though never for a Republican or a Democrat, Regardless of my personal hopes the existing two party system is incredibly resiliant and I can't count the number of times that its demise has been predicted and anticipated in my adult life,

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

Bush lied to incite war

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago


[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 6 years ago

Pardon the history lesson, but South Carolina has given us many wonderful things >

The truth about the historical document that started the American Civil War, and THAT flag

This declaration that follows, the first legal act of secession in the confederacy, was passed by the South
Carolina legislature ( on December 24, 1860, before Lincoln became president in 1861 ) to define and explain their acts of rebellion against the United States. Our Constitution clearly states:
“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them…”
The South Carolina declaration clearly refutes modern day southern lies that the acts of their traitorous ancestors were primarily based on an honorable quest for “states’ rights”.
Their own declaration’s references to states’ rights are highlighted in blue and occur only twice in the whole document. The truth is revealed, not just by the document’s text, but by the number of times – twelve – that slavery is referenced . Note that, to add clarity, I added the bracketed [ slaves ]

The legally elected, by a majority of Americans - Lincoln is referenced four times; and a lie that his policy
“that the South shall be excluded from the common territory” is in this document also.
I can forgive your long buried traitorous ancestors – but you sir? you? At long last, sir, have you no respect – have you no honor ? When will you able to tell the truth and fold up the symbol of the greatest treason this country has ever suffered – brought to our nation by your ancestors – at a cost of 620,000 American souls – including 260,000 southerners deluded into dying so that 4,000,000 of their American brothers could be bought - and sold - and whipped - and raped? Your ancestors’ traitorous rebellion killed more Americans
than Hitler and the Viet Cong combined! – on American soil!
Patriotism, sir, is based on truth, not delusions and lies. A true American may put his God before America, even put his family first, but his state!? Lee hated slavery but would not head the Union Army when asked in 1861 - because he put his state before his country. – just as you do today. Would the quarter million dead southern soldiers and their families consider this a wise, brave decision? Or a blind, dead end – based on a stupid, unchristian philosophy - like so many of today’s “southern” stands and lies – such as creationism, anti-gay marriage, death panels, tax cuts for the rich, WMDs, deregulation. Yes, I understand that you, like your ancestors did not like the presidential election results, but lies, delusions and “states’ rights” are as insane today as they were in 1860. Sunni or Iraq. Shiite or Iraq. Kurd or Iraq.
What better lesson do you need to understand that Alabama or America; Mississippi or America; South Carolina or America - is not a debatable question.
When will you ever learn?
Can you ever learn?
Can you ever tell the truth?
Can you ever find your American honor?.

South Carolina's Declaration of Causes of Secession
The people of the State of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, on the 2d day of April, A.D. 1852, declared that frequent violations of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Federal Government, and it's encroachment upon the reserved rights of the States, fully justified this State in their withdrawal from the Federal Union; but in deference to the opinions and wishes of the other Slaveholding States, she forbore at that time to exercise this right. Since that time these encroachments have continued to increase, and the forbearance ceases to be a virtue. And now the State of South Carolina having resumed her separate and equal place among nations, deems it due herself, to the remaining United States of America, and to the nations of the world, that she should declare the immediate causes that lead to this act.
We affirm that these ends for which this Government was instituted have been defeated, and the Government itself has been destructive of them by the action of the nonslaveholding States. Those States have assumed the right of deciding upon the propriety of our domestic institutions; and have denied the rights of property [ to own slaves ] established in fifteen of the States and recognized by the Constitution; they have denounced as sinful the institution of Slavery; they have permitted the open establishment among them of societies whose avowed object is to disturb the peace of eloin the property [ slaves ] of the citizens of other States. They have encouraged and assisted thousands of our slaves to leave their homes; and those who remain have been incited by emissaries, books, and pictures to servile insurrection. For twenty-five years this agitation has been steadily increasing, until it has now secured to its aid the power of the common Government. Observing the forms of the Constitution, a sectional party has found within that article establishing the Executive Department, the means of subverting the Constitution itself.
A geographical line has been drawn across the Union, all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of all the United States whose opinions and purposes are hostile to Slavery. He is to be entrusted with the administration of the common Government, because he has declared that Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free, and that the public mind must rest in the belief that slavery is in the course of ultimate extinction. This sectional combination for the subversion of the Constitution has been aided, in some of the States, by elevating to citizenship persons [ slaves ] who, by the supreme law if the land, are incapable of becoming citizens; and their votes have been used to inaugurate a new policy, hostile to the South, and destructive of its peace and safety.
On the 4th of March next this party [Lincoln] will take possession of the Government. It has announced that the South shall be excluded from the common territory, that the Judicial Tribunal shall be made sectional, and that a war must be waged against Slavery until it shall cease throughout the United States. The guarantees of the Constitution will then no longer exist; the equal rights of the States will be lost. The Slaveholding States will no longer have the power of self-government, or self-protection, and the Federal Government will have become their enemy. Sectional interest and animosity will deepen the irritation; and all hope of remedy is rendered vain, by the fact that the public opinion of the North has invested a great political error with the sanctions of a more erroneous religious belief.
We, therefore, the people of South Carolina, by our delegates in convention assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, have solemnly declared that the Union heretofore existing between this State and the other States of North America is dissolved, and that the State of South Carolina has resumed her position among the nations of the world, as a separate and independent state, with the full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent States may of right do. "