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    Should parents teach their kids to have the same politics as the parents?

    I would do it in RARE instances, but overall, I think it's a bad idea.
    Last edited by mpg; 07-28-13 at 11:19 AM.
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    Just what we need is LESS open-minded people in this world.
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    Re: political parenting

    I think I'll teach my children about the merits of constitution, democratic/republican government, human rights and civil problem solving, compared to the evils of dictatorship and ideological fanatism. But I will certainly *not* try to teach them that one political party (respecting the constitution) is better than another.

    If I'm successful, they'll hopefully learn soon enough that there are always different perspectives on a matter and more than one side to every story, and that's fine as long as no side attempts to brutalize the other.
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    Re: political parenting

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Should parents teach their kids to have the same politics as the parents?

    I would do it in RARE instances, but overall, I think it's a bad idea.
    I think parents should teach their kids morality and principles and encourage them to stand up for them, but not blind allegiance to a particular partisan group.

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    Re: political parenting

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I think parents should teach their kids morality and principles and encourage them to stand up for them, but not blind allegiance to a particular partisan group.
    Would you encourage them to be on a particular side of a particular issue? For example, would you teach them to oppose capital punishment, or anything like that? How many issues would you be willing to do that with?
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: political parenting

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Should parents teach their kids to have the same politics as the parents?

    I would do it in RARE instances, but overall, I think it's a bad idea.
    Obviously not, that should be left to their teachers (gov't agents of truth?). A complete indoctrination into the wonders of depending on a big gov't (nanny state?) should be firmly and repeatedly impressed into their little brains for at least 14 years, after which they will learn to vote "correctly" on all matters.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: political parenting

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Would you encourage them to be on a particular side of a particular issue? For example, would you teach them to oppose capital punishment, or anything like that? How many issues would you be willing to do that with?
    I had this growing up from my parents.



    My mom is very partisan towards the conservatives but my dad taught me that all politicians were idiots.
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    Re: political parenting

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Should parents teach their kids to have the same politics as the parents?

    I would do it in RARE instances, but overall, I think it's a bad idea.
    Just because a parent teaches their child to have the same politics doesn't mean their child actually will.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Just because a parent teaches their child to have the same politics doesn't mean their child actually will.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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