Our Republican Caucus

Last night I attended our precinct's Republican caucus with Derek.

I hope all you American's that are reading this actually vote, because if you don't this post won't mean anything to you. Being able to vote on what direction our country is taking is one of the greatest privileges we have in America, and I've never been able to understand why some Americans don't vote. It's a privilege and, especially for those of us who are Christians, it is also our duty to do our part to keep our country moving in the right direction.

Caucus's (or would that be cauci?) are the real grassroots of politics in America. When you vote you are choosing between different issues or people that are already on the ballot - but the caucus is the beginning of the process of deciding what goes on the ballot.

I don't know nearly as much about the process as I'd like to, but I'm learning.

Last night we voted to choose delegates to attend the county assembly for the Republican party. If you go to the assembly you get to directly vote on which of the local candidates you want to be on the ballot for the Republican party. From there they also vote for delegates to the state assembly, which is the same thing as the county assembly except for the entire state.

Derek and I were both able to be delegates to our county assembly! I'm so excited. During the last election year I was an alternate delegate (meaning I could fill in for a delegate if they didn't make it), but this time I get to be an actual delegate! I'm excited to get to decide which Republicans I want to be in the running for the county positions that are open this year.

If you've never been to a caucus for your political party, I'd encourage you to go the next time they have one - it's a great way to actually get involved in the political process.

It's really unfortunate that so many Americans take these things for granted - very few countries allow their people to be so directly involved in the decisions of the country. Being able to vote, and being able to be involved in the political process at this very beginning level is an honor, and I wish more Americans treated it as such.

So yes, if you've never been, definitely try to attend a caucus for your county in 2012 - it's even more interesting during a presidential election year anyway! Maybe you'll get to be a delegate to the county assembly like we did this year as well (which is even more exciting)!

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Anne said...

How exciting!!!
I'm not extremely involved in politics, but I ALWAYS make sure I vote -- it makes a difference!!!

Rebecca Louise. said...

I must say it does sound rewarding! I'm in agreement with voting - I have never understood why people don't vote. It was one the the first things I was excited to do when I turned 18! xo

Casa Cannon said...

that is awesome! good for you for being involved! trust me, we need normal people to be involved!!

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