Published: Friday, March 16 2012 7:00 p.m. MDT
Would definitely agree with the "pragmatic" comment by Jowers. My sense
is that the anger level was substantially absent this year, whereas it was
brimming over two years ago. It appears to me that Utahns have
decided they need to balance their delegation in the Senate between Lee, the
newcomer, and Hatch, the old guard. Further, I heard people saying if Nevada
isn't going to retire Reid we need Hatch to counter balance him.Slice it any way you like, the delegate count this year is solidly in Hatch's
corner, portending that he will make history this year by becoming the oldest
statewide candidate to ever win an election in Utah.I'm one who is
adamantly opposed to the suggestion there should be a perpetual entitlement
mentality in sending representation to Utah and bowing to the corrupt seniority
system that exists there. Obviously, based on the results in our precinct caucus
and others across the state, I am in a very small minority.
I was glad attendance was up this year. We live in a country where being part
of the political system requires very little sacrifice. No bombs, sniper
attacks nor corrupt practices at the polling station here in the USA should
deter that, yet countries where voting could cost you your life have been more
active in voting than in Utah. Perhaps the winds are changing.Hatch
was highly unpopular at our caucus. The person who was most vocal he should go
won with the largest vote total meaning Hatch will not get any of the three
votes from our neighborhood.
Clearly a much needed change is coming to the Utah political scene. The general
populace is becoming involved in politics again and their voices are being
heard. This is how our founding fathers intended for it to be and in the
strongest terms pleaded through their writings for the coming generations to
stay involved for the sake of maintaining our freedoms. Sadly we have gotten
away from that and many of our freedoms have been seriously compromised. I
note from another article that a large majority of our elected representatives
in Utah favored the sex ed bill but the public outcry against is was
overwhelmingly against it and the Governor did as he should and vetoed it.
Regardless of the merits of the bill or what organizations not popular here were
against it, it's sobering and revealing to see this dichotomy. Clearly
something is seriously wrong here. And it is that we the people are not
electing representatives who represent our views. We must get involved and stay
involved in our political system; go to your caucuses informed and prepared.
Your voice and your vote do count.
I for one have come to the conclusion that these causes should be abolished as
blocking the rights of the majority of citizens to choose who they want to elect
as their representatives. This caucus concept is assuming the 4,000
individuals are the voice of the 3,000,000 who live in the state. I don't like
that voter choice ratio at all.A ballot should have all registered
candidates all the way through the process so the 3,000,000 can all have a voice
in who they choose to lead, regardless of their party affiliation. That's what
an election is supposed to be, one where every vote counts and not just those of
4,000 drunks at a party.That concept puts a many individuals at risk
to keep their 'Good ol Boy' political game active but it will broaden the the
voice of all citizens with true representation.
goatesnotes,So in 2016, let's vote out Lee for another newbie.
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