Friday, January 20, 2006
Post Register Does Interview
Well everyone, I'm proud to announce that the Post Register did an interview with me about the BYU-I College Democrats. The story is going to be great and it'll get us a lot of good publicity.
One of the main points the questions that the Post Register brought up is what our purpose is, and I had this thought: Our purpose has to be to increase good citizenship and patriotism. There is a lot of political apathy at the school and it's important that we do something to at least get folks to choose a side.
There is some opposition. There are a rare few who believe that the existence of the Democratic Party at BYU-I is dangerous to the Spirit of Ricks, but this is obviously wrong. The truth is that when we as Democrats become more outspoken here in BYU-I and when we make plain sense, those who are politically neutral will come to our side.
The Post Register is helping our cause. They recognize that it's rare to have a college campus that is so politically homogenous. This attitude is not representative of good government. The unfortunate reality is that there are a few at BYU-I who probably want only the Republican Party at this school. This a hegemonic in nature and the question is, how well have hegemonies done throught history?
Posted by Peter Nguyen at 11:54 PM