Suddenly the Davis County Democrats bewail their sadness at having not been invited to the party to decide how Hill Air Force Base will be either saved or plundered. Somehow they belatedly see this as a warped political opportunity to call attention to their seeming non-existence in Davis County. They appear to believe that simply because they are a "political party" they somehow have claim to something into which they have put virtually no effort up to this point.
Sad! Sad that something so vital to all of Utah should be politicized for partisan gain at this late date.
As the Democratic Party is not really a contributing factor in the life of Davis County (almost three of every four voters last November cast a straight Republican ballot) it seems natural that their opinion would not be actively solicited. However, their input would surely have been well received had they offered it earlier.
The Democrats pull virtually no support in Davis County. Their platform and their position on matters vital to us all have proven nearly fatal to their very existence. Maybe Davis County Democrats should look within their own party to see if there are changes which they could implement to make them more relevant to the overall process here in northern Utah.
It wasn't long ago that a Democrat, Pres. Bill Clinton, got involved in HAFB; he tried to shut it down and move its functions to California (52 electoral votes versus five).
Continuing support for infanticide of the unborn; for weakening of the language, culture and borders of the United States; for expansion of the federal role in local schooling; for abandonment of the family essence; and for other such socialistic principles truly weakens the Democrats' position locally.
The cry that they should somehow become intimately involved in the long-standing base process at this late date, only serves to further weaken the impact of the Democratic Party in Davis County. In this case, contrary to pretentious statements otherwise, that belated shoe drop is purely a play at partisan political socialism.
Nichols is a Davis County mortgage and real estate broker.