Throughout my life, I have proudly and consistently asserted my First Amendment right not to associate, starting as a mere pup at Cornell University, when I refused to join a fraternity (other than Lambda Lambda Lambda, aka library, library, library). Sometimes I vote for Democrats, sometimes for Republicans. I've even considered registering as one or the other at various points in my life, and if I ever run for political office I probably will do so. For now, however, I'm happy getting run over by both sides. Can I be both a Democrat and a Republican, vote in both primaries and maybe run for office under both banners? (Historical side note: Dwight D. Eisenhower considered this in 1952 as a general.) As a political independent, I not only bound about in the political wilderness, I'm obviously easily confused too.