View Poll Results: How important is it that your kids share your political beliefs?

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  • I lean conservative and I want my kids to lean conservative as well.

    7 14.89%
  • I lean conservatives and I want my kids to arrive at their own political beliefs.

    12 25.53%
  • I lean liberal and I want my kids to lean liberal as well.

    1 2.13%
  • I lean liberal and I want my kids to arrive at their own political beliefs.

    10 21.28%
  • I lean libertarian and I my kids to lean libertarian as well.

    1 2.13%
  • I lean libertarian and I want my kids to arrive at their own political beliefs.

    16 34.04%
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    Re: Question For Parents

    For some things, I want my kid to be like me. I believe that some political views are either morally reprehensible, undeniably hypocritical, or mind-numbingly stupid, and those are views which I do not wish my children to hold.

    To explain:

    If I raise a kid that believes in young earth creationism, I'd feel as though I have failed as a parent. Young Earth creationisms is a mind-numbingly stupid belief.

    If I raise a kid who believes that gay people should be treated as inferiors (by virtue of opposing gay marriage or wanting to pray the gay away, etc), I will feel as though I failed as a parent because I find those views to be morally reprehensible.

    If I raise a kid that opposes granting citizenship to so-called "anchor babies", I will have failed as a parent because that position is ****ing retarded. Not to mention, my father came here illegally, so my kids would not exist without illegal immigration, which makes it especially hypocritical for them to hold such a phenomenally retarded view.


    It's not necessarily his political views that I want to affect, it's his general way of thinking. I do not want to raise a hypocrite, a moron, or a morally corrupt douchebag. In my opinion, some views are indicative of those traits, so I do not want my son to hold them.
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    Re: Question For Parents

    I want my kids to come to their own political beliefs. I do want them to grow up with a conservation ethic, to be tolerant of others, and to avoid extremism, but other than that, I certainly don't want them to just mirror my political beliefs.

    As far as religion goes, I am not religious. I was raised Catholic and the last church I was a member of was Episcopalian, but I am not religious any more. I am fine with my kids coming to whatever religious beliefs they have on their own as that is something that we all have to come to on our own journeys in life. That said, that is much easier for a parent if they are not particularly religious. If you are religious, and for example believe that salvation depends on faith and Jesus and acceptance that he is your personal savior, then most likely for the sake of your kids salvation you want them to hold the same belief.
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    Re: Question For Parents

    My kids hold a wide range of political beliefs. One is slightly liberal (with some libertarian leans) and one is a staunch libertarian like myself. Our political discussions consist of me asking them questions, I don't preach to them.

    Critical thinking is a trait I'd like to see in both of my children so it's very important to me that they think for themselves.

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    Re: Question For Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    What kind of sick f*ck locks their kids in the Basement subforum?
    Awww you gonna get points for that :O

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    Re: Question For Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by fedup View Post
    Awww you gonna get points for that :O
    Wait, what? Crap. I forgot about the rule. Do me a favor, and delete that quote real quick.
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    Re: Question For Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    Wait, what? Crap. I forgot about the rule. Do me a favor, and delete that quote real quick.
    I can't.

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    Re: Question For Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    As a parent how important to you is whether or not your kids when they grow up (or if they are already), sharing the same or very similar political and ideological beliefs that you have?
    It is important to me that my kids share a SIMILAR perspective as me. It doesn't have to be the same. I'm conservative. But not all my views are held on the party line. Some don't even end up on a side at all. Education is one of those.

    But it doesn't matter. My future wife is a democrat lol. I'm a republican. House divided lol.
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    Re: Question For Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    As a parent how important to you is whether or not your kids when they grow up (or if they are already), sharing the same or very similar political and ideological beliefs that you have?
    As a parent, I would have been deliriously happy had my son simply had the good fortune to grow up. Things like political beliefs are so petty and minor in the big scheme of things. Besides, each and every parent should strive to raise a child who becomes entirely independent in thought and action. If his/her thoughts/actions match yours, that's fine - if not, that's fine too - as long as they have the self-confidence and intelligence to be their own person with honesty and integrity.
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    Re: Question For Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    To me, it's not important, as long as his ethical standards are high, and he's trustworthy. My son turned out to be a bit more liberal than I, but he still has the same core beliefs.
    Liberal and ethics are oxymoron's.

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    Re: Question For Parents

    Aside from political leaning, the poll being something to be ignored for making no sense, and just speaking from a parental pov, a child, any child, is its own person, an individual with its own thoughts, still a child to be loved and cherished. No matter what.

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