Sad to hear Micheal Steele opposes 'Ideology Test for Candidates' because we could actually drop the pretense that Republican candidates are capable of free thought on the issues but does it really matter? The foot soldiers know to vote the party line otherwise face the wrath of the 'base'. G.O.P. Chief Opposes Ideology Tests for CandidatesHONOLULU The chairman of the Republican National Committee on Wednesday denounced a proposed resolution that would require Republican candidates to adhere to a checklist of conservative positions in order to receive party support, warning that it could undercut his party as it seeks to rebuild and win back control of Congress. ---------- The so-called Reagan Resolution, being pushed by conservative leaders, would require Republicans candidates to agree to at least 8 of 10 positions on issues including abortion, immigration, same-sex marriage and health care or face an automatic cutoff in financing and institutional support from the Republican National Committee. In case you don't know the 'Ten Reagan Commandments': The "Resolution on Reagans Unity Principle for Support of Candidates" outlines 10 conservative principles the group of signees wants potential candidates to abide by. The principles include support for: (1) Smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obamas stimulus bill (2) Market-based health care reform and oppose Obama-style government run healthcare; (3) Market-based energy reforms by opposing cap and trade legislation; (4) Workers right to secret ballot by opposing card check (5) Legal immigration and assimilation into American society by opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants; (6) Victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges; (7) Containment of Iran and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate their nuclear weapons threat (8) Retention of the Defense of Marriage Act; (9) Protecting the lives of vulnerable persons by opposing health care rationing and denial of health care and government funding of abortion; and (10) The right to keep and bear arms by opposing government restrictions on gun ownership Feel free to drop the two you find most offensive :smile: As you only need to score 8 out of 10 and you pass the purity test."President Ronald Reagan believed, as a result, that someone who agreed with him 8 out of 10 times was his friend, not his opponent," the resolution states. I wonder if there's a prize if you score 100? Like a 'cheat on your wife' pass or a 'bathroom sex' pass or a 'free trip to Argentina to say goodbye to your mistress' pass?