Friday, June 11, 2010

I don't want to!

Republican vs Democrat. Neither party is right and neither party is wrong either. I believe that there are many opinions out there and everyone is entitled to their own. I grew up fairly conservative and when I got to college I moved pretty far to the left. Now that I am a little older, I have moved right to the middle of the road. I like the middle of the road, it is a place that fits me nicely. I have strong feelings about politics but not enough to affiliate with either party.
All that being said, I love living in Utah. I know that most people think it kinda sucks, but I love it. It has four seasons and tons of things to do. It is fairly inexpensive to live here and for the most part people are very friendly. There is only one thing I HATE about living here. If I want to vote for a Republican, I have to be a Republican.
Check City often gets a lot of bad press and many below the belt kicks from Democrats who want to control every thing including your money. Even if this wasn't my job, I would have to say that I don't think the Government should say how many loans you can take out or that you can't take them at all. I think that is Government overreaching and that it is wrong. If I am having money troubles that is my business and I can do what I like to fix my own problems.
My boss has recently said that Check City will officially endorse Mike Lee in the upcoming election. Mike Lee has promised not to legislate against Payday Lenders and we need all the help we can get these days in Washington. I would love to vote for him... but I can't unless I register with the Republican party. I called my County Clerks office yesterday and they said that even though I was registered to vote, I had to be a Republican to vote in this Primary. WHAT THE WHAT?
If I were in politics I don't think I would care where the votes came from. Doesn't it matter who gets the most votes? Perhaps I missed the chapter in American History where it is only one kind of vote that counts. Perhaps there is crazy political advisor out there who believes his guy won't win if there are tainted votes out there. Why are the Republicans so concerned that their votes are PURE Republican? I truly don't get it.
After a rather frustrating conversation with the woman at the County building, I was informed that at my local polling station they would have the forms necessary to become a Republican and that when I am done voting, there would be a form to un-become a Republican.
I guess that one must do what one must do, so for a very short moment in time I guess I will be a Republican.

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