Today, I am proud to say, we were responsible citizens. We attended our precinct's caucus. It all started with my primary president canceling our presidency meeting tonight because the first presidency recommended that we attend our local caucus meeting. I emailed Chris and told him that it was canceled and why, and he proceeded to look up the letter from the first presidency, and make the rest of our ward aware of it. Thus, all of our ward canceled tonight's meetings in order to go to caucus. As a US History teacher, I am embarrassed to say that I was not even aware of what a caucus meeting was. So I was about to be educated. Anyway, we got together, said a prayer and the pledge of allegiance, and had read to us the statement of the Utah Republican party. Then, the incumbent caucus vice-chairman told us that our goal for the night was to elect a new chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, and treasurer for the precinct. Then, we had to elect representatives who would accompany the chairman and vice-chairman to the county meeting and the state meeting. The people that we elected would need to serve for two years, which put Chris and I out of the races, since we are trying to move out of the precinct soon. (PLEASE! Look at our condo!)
Anyway, it was an interesting meeting, but there was one part that we agreed was a bit scary. One of the people running for office compared President Obama to Osama bin Laden. Wow. We thought that was a bit harsh. Chris thought the guy was to a degree mentally unstable, but then again, yeah, he was nuts.
If you ever have the chance to attend your caucus's meetings, I recommend doing so. It is an interesting way of seeing our government at work.