I have had this quandary for sometime.
I do not formally belong to a political party. I know most people don't,
but I've always liked to believe I was better than most people. I have
days where I want to get involved, but...
Maybe it's a family trait. My great-grandma was very active in her church,
very spiritual, very like some beacon of christian goodness. Turns out
that despite going to the same church/denomination for more years than
I have been alive, she was never actually a member of the church. (For those
who don't know, membership is much like declaring party affiliation except
way more public.) As I hear it, the reason was that she didn't support all the
tenets her particular denomination would have had her espouse.
Maybe membership is overrated. Maybe I would do more good because it's not
the being a card-carrying member of anything that I am interested in. It seems
like such a little thing, but I can't in good conscious sign my name to something
stating that I believe in something when I don't. In fact, I support the complete opposite.
Hmm, but that's just me...I've been known to be wrong. :)