Why are we even having this discussion here. We first of all are in the US but most of SL is all over the world. Y are not going to change anyone's opinion and nor am I. I am a democrat now because I choose to be in my real life, but here in SL we have no elections so in my second life, I don't have to worry about political issues. Here in your second life you are not republican as I am not democratic. The club should be the last place for having this discussion for both you and the others. If they start talking about it or hinting at it then just leave and come back another day. Don't get kicked out because you disagree with someone else's politics on a virtual world, we have more productive things to do in Second life. I have republican and democratic friends here and would not want to lose them because of our political or religious differences, we need peace in our virtual life and most people come here for that peace, so my advise is to just be selective about what you do if it bothers you. Good luck and be a good republican as I am sure you are.