I am turning over a new leaf in my life. I am changing my uniform. I will replace my harmless, offend few, vacation souvineer, event recognizing, championship celebrating t-shirts. I now want only conservative message t-shirts. I want my message to be loud and clear to people who read. I want all to know what I think, where I stand, and what I want for my country. I want to offend as many literate liberals as I can every time I walk out my door. I'm done being silent. I just don't want to lose my voice being loud.
If you want to help my cause (or causes of your own):
I have been thinking for the last few weeks about the Boston Tea Party. I want to get my government's attention. I want them to know how I feel about their "leadership." I want them to know that I am not afraid to rise up in revolt against them. I want them to know that I am unafraid of a revolution to "establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."
Yesterday, I heard about the "Chicago Tea Party" that was held in Cincinnati and was very excited about the idea. Then I was sent this website by my great husband: taxdayteaparty.com Then went to their website and joined the Facebook Group. And then I read that I could win free stuff if I blogged about it. (I wasn't really thinking about blogging about it, but then I realized that I should be blogging about it because I am thinking about it so much and I am sooooo excited for this whole idea to take shape.) So if you want to get free stuff too (and who wouldn't want free stuff) go to this page: taxdayteaparty.com/contest.html and check out the stuff you can win over here at the store. (You can buy the way cool stuff at that site too.)
While you are at the main page take a moment to read the message and find out where your nearest Tax Day Tea Party will be held. There are 2 within an hour of me. There should be one close to you. I think I will go, but maybe to the one in Springs so its not so crowded!
To be or not to be a registered Republican, that is the question. And it is a difficult one. Growing up I was taught about the two parties (Democratic and Republican). I also learned about other parties, but thought they were just out there and I was too mainstream for that.
Or am I?
I must admit I wasn't much for primary politics before I moved to Colorado, but I voted now and then in the primaries because I could. Now I live in a caucus state and the whole activity has been made into a night out with like-minded people instead of 5 minutes in a booth. When I lived in Michigan you could vote in the primary elections regardless of your registered party status. You just picked up one ballot for whichever party you wanted to vote for. In Colorado there are primary elections for some seats (instead of caucuses) and you must have a registered party affiliation to vote in the primaries, and you must vote in that party's primary elections. Sounds reasonable, right?
Well, not if you are me. I am quite sure that the bulk of the Republicans in the United States are conservatives, and that many are even very conservative. I just feel that many who are elected are not. They make choices that show me that they are Socialists, Entitlists, Elitists, and Democrats with an "R" next to their name. They make me feel like the Republican party has left me (double-speak intended).
Here is where my quandary is: I want to change my party affiliation to one that more consistantly reflects my views. I realize that rarely will someone from that party be running for all the offices to which I elect representatives. I know that in my swing state many of the races in which I have a vote, it could go either way. If I vote for someone from my new party does that give the Dem an edge? Did I just throw my vote away by not voting for someone more likely to get elected? And what of primary politics. There would be few, if any, offices in which I would get to vote. I would have little say over who was on the ballot when it came down to November and my choices were limited to nobody I could have voted for in July.
Primary politics and a say in who is on the ballot, or the need to align myself with people who believe as I do and further the cause of the conservative. To be or not to be? That is the question.