Thoughts on vote-by-mail

The Lt. Governor has asked cities to consider implementing vote-by-mail-only for next year’s municipal elections. All registered voters would receive a ballot in the mail. The ballot would need to be mailed or submitted to the city prior to or on “election” day. This would be the only means of casting a ballot. The city recorder asked each councilman to share their concerns (if any) prior to the upcoming city council meeting (2-Dec-2014), where this will be discussed. If you have a viewpoint on this issue please attend and share…

Fail Mail

“You’re a godsend! A savior!” “No, I’m just the Postman.” —from the film, “The Postman” If the history of the world teaches us anything, it is when living things do not want to do something that is not required to live, they will not do those things. Humans are compelled to eat food, drink water, breathe air, seek shelter and forfeit their lives to Facebook. Anything else that is not compulsory is done for entertainment value, by authoritarian edict or to get their significant other to stop nagging them…which is…

Getting more people involved in the political process

The purpose of a political party is to get its candidates elected and to educate the public about what it represents (platform). Since my last blog post criticized the Utah Republican Party’s apparent disregard for greater participation in the political process, I thought I’d set down some ideas to get greater participation in Utah’s political process: Make caucuses more attractive to attend for ordinary Utah voters. One hour caucus – If we can do it with photography and dry cleaners, then surely we can do it for caucuses. Big races straw poll – Wouldn’t it…