Wednesday, January 11, 2012

How do you write a political letter to family and friends?

With the permission of my friend Clint Nye, I am posting his letter. Clint writes a great letter about the importance of getting involved in the political process.  Many times I've told my friends politics can be ugly and it surely isn't Sunday school, but it is just important because those politicians have the ability to impact our lives with the decisions they make.  That is the main reason that I am politically active; to be a voice in the decisions that affect me and my family. Thanks again Clint for taking the time to express your thoughts so clearly and passionately, we can all learn from your words.  -- Phill

How do you write a political letter to family and friends?  Especially considering I truly do not like politics at any level.  But what I don't like even more is having people I don't know make choices that directly effect me and my family.  Too long I have been one to sit back and accept the choices made in my behalf whether they were right or wrong.  Like many I figured, 'This is Utah.  What does it matter whether I get involved or not?  I'll let others do that for me.  After all, I'm sure their views are identical to mine.  I'm sure they're Mormon.'

In 2010 I decided to try and do something, but I really had no idea where to even begin.  I decided to attend the caucus meetings.  I am embarrassed to admit that I had no clue what they were even about.  I recall every time law and government was taught in any classes I ever took, I became completely disinterested.  I've never cared much for it let alone felt like I have the mental capacity to follow it all.  

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