at first i was against paying my "dues" i thought for what. i still dont like paying htem, but i do see what i get for them. i do get representation from one of the most powerful lobbying groups in the country. being so close to annapolis i personally know people who go down with stacks of signatures and emails and fight to keep our taxes and fees down. there is more to it than that, but i have to get to the post office right now.