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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    In many of my political science classes we talk about how people choose their partisanship/ideology. One of the main ways people socially become their political partisanship/ideology is because of their parents and share the same partisanship/ideology.
    So my question to you is: "Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?"
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Ill start.
    I am not. I was raised in a very conservative household. My father was a conservative and so was my mother. I became a left winger during the Iraq war and this is when i started getting into politics. I questioned the war once i was around 13. Three things had a huge influence on my life and political leaning; music, documentaries, and my uncle. The band Rage Against the Machine introduced me into a whole new political world and had a huge impact on me getting into politics and another view of the world. Documentaries had a huge effect on me also. My uncle on my moms side he is a political science teacher at Georgia and he introduced me to also a new view on the world and more political ideals.
    Perhaps not right now but it's a bit too early for you to develop any real definitive opinions on the world if you're still in college.

    It's not an exact science, of course, but people typically become more and more conservative as they become older. You may be an exception but it's pretty likely much of your world views will change when you find your first real post-college job, buy a home, start a family, etc.

    With the delaying of adulthood in modern society, I think it would be a pretty good idea to push back the voting age.

    I would say my beliefs are similar to my parents'. There are definitely generational difference between us but we typically value similar things and have similar core basic beliefs.

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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    Dad was an AuH2O republican and Mom was a john birch society democrat
    brother is an Obama hating conspiracy theorist
    i'm just like 'em
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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    Dad was an AuH2O republican and Mom was a john birch society democrat
    brother is an Obama hating conspiracy theorist
    i'm just like 'em
    LOL! And most people won't get the AuH2O reference! Too funny. LOL!
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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    The only time my mom has voted was for Obama and it had nothing to do with politics. I do not share that mindset.
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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    I don't know how to answer this.

    My mom stubbornly insists that she is a Democrat, but only if she has to choose. She insists all politicians are basically the same (which is something we pretty much agree on, at least to a point). She doesn't vote because she feels that it won't count, no matter how much we argue about that. She considers herself Catholic, but she does not follow everything the church teaches, to a pretty good degree. She and I agree on a lot of views/issues, in general. We tend to disagree vehemently on smaller points within those issues which end up becoming heated discussions that the rest our family either avoids with a passion or watches from a safe distance with amusement.

    My dad and I don't generally discuss his viewpoints on anything political. My dad will wait for me to bring something up and then generally agree with me on it. I'm not really sure how feels on most issues, even ones that he "agrees" with me on when I bring it up because my dad is notorious for avoiding conflicts.

    My family considers me the politically outspoken one. Most of my family avoids politics.
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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    In many of my political science classes we talk about how people choose their partisanship/ideology. One of the main ways people socially become their political partisanship/ideology is because of their parents and share the same partisanship/ideology.
    So my question to you is: "Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?"
    I am. Both of my parents raised me to accept personal responsibility and work hard...to expect no favors and save my money. I'm a conservative.
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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    Yes, I am. Though I am definitely much more vocal and outgoing about it than they are/were.

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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    LOL! And most people won't get the AuH2O reference!
    On a debate site, which by definition is populated almost exclusively by nerds? Yes they will.

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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    My dad was a Republican, my mom was mentality ill with schizophrenia and had no political influence on me.

    I was a registered and voted straight Republican for many years, I voted for Nixon twice, Ford, Reagan twice and GHWB in 1988. In 1992 Ross Perot, 1996 Clinton, 2000 Gore, 2004 Kerry and voted for Obama twice. I didn't start getting interested in politics until the early 90s when I listened to Rush Limbaugh. I now vote straight for Democratic candidates, but even they are disappointing at times.

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    Re: Are You the Same Partisanship/ideology as Your Parents?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I am. Both of my parents raised me to accept personal responsibility and work hard...to expect no favors and save my money. I'm a conservative.
    But your lean says you're a moderate, Maggie!
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