by Jacqueline Smith
Before the 9.12 projects, and the tea party movement, many Republicans went to the polls in November, held their nose and voted. Now we have a new age dawning. 9.12 groups, like the Davis County 9.12 Group, Utah Rising, The S.T.A.R. Forum, and Salt Lake County 9.12 have awakened the masses to the political process. Groups already waving the banner of liberty with Utah Eagle Forum, The Campaign for Liberty, and the John Birch Society have joined them.
This Tuesday, March 23, 2010, will be the biggest tea party so far. You will see record numbers this Tuesday come out to caucus night in neighborhoods statewide. This mass meeting is the cornerstone of the Representative Republic that holds our country together. People have turned off the TV, they got off the couch, and they are attending. In the past few months, people have read books like Glenn Beck’s Common Sense, and Cleon Skousen’s The 5,000 Year Leap.
Many Utahns have become educated in this process. Before the education process swept over the masses, many people didn’t even understand that the only way to have a say on who showed up on the ballot in November was through this process. It was a mystery how candidates were selected. However, those days are over.
With the Federal Government ever encroaching into our daily lives, many Americans have been asking, “What can I do?” The 9.12 movement came forward and said, “We have a plan, and it’s called caucus night.”
Henry Glasheen, Summit County Republican Chairman, said, “Turnout is going to be fantastic across the board.” When asked why, he stated, “People are tired of government they view as not for the people.”
When an educated people participate in the process, liberty and freedom move forward. We must constantly watch our elected officials and demand they give us the most individual liberty, ask for the most personal accountability from themselves and their constituents, and demand that Federal Government stay within the bounds set by the Constitution.
You have never been to a caucus before? That is okay, these people are your neighbors. Find out where your caucus is by going to your COUNTY website. All the county websites are listed at http://www.utgop.org/county.
This is a great year to begin your participation in the election process. However, it cannot be your last. We have much to correct in our states, and in our federal government. So get involved, and stay involved. That is how freedom works. We have moved out of apathy, and it is vital to our liberty that we do not move back into a state of complacency.
FREEDOM CAN WIN!