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


    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?
    I’m a conservative Libertarian and it’s important that my girls have the same political beliefs that I do. I think some incorrectly believe that political beliefs are malleable and can change with the winds and, thusly, are unimportant.

    This is not the case.

    Political beliefs--like religious beliefs--are critical to the individuals future. Both determine if their lives will be one spent in Heaven or Hell.

    I was speaking to a young woman about a month ago about what a piece of crap Obama is and she smiled and expressed that she thought he was a great President but that was “just her opinion”.

    She was wrong, of course, but not just about Obama being a great President but also about it being “just her opinion”. Her opinion is a product of her beliefs and her beliefs are formed based on her ability to think properly.

    And for her to think that Obama is a good President reflects that she is unable (or unwilling) to think critically.

    So is it important that my girls share my beliefs.

    Yes, because it is important to me that they think critically.
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    Re: Question For Parents

    I try to instill liberal values in my children and would hope that they will grow up to espouse those values. However, I feel stronger that they are entitled to their own beliefs and freedom to choose their own way.
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    Re: Question For Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post



    I’m a conservative Libertarian and it’s important that my girls have the same political beliefs that I do. I think some incorrectly believe that political beliefs are malleable and can change with the winds and, thusly, are unimportant.

    This is not the case.

    Political beliefs--like religious beliefs--are critical to the individuals future. Both determine if their lives will be one spent in Heaven or Hell.

    I was speaking to a young woman about a month ago about what a piece of crap Obama is and she smiled and expressed that she thought he was a great President but that was “just her opinion”.

    She was wrong, of course, but not just about Obama being a great President but also about it being “just her opinion”. Her opinion is a product of her beliefs and her beliefs are formed based on her ability to think properly.

    And for her to think that Obama is a good President reflects that she is unable (or unwilling) to think critically.

    So is it important that my girls share my beliefs.

    Yes, because it is important to me that they think critically.
    LOL.....this post just clearly demonstrated to everyone what your true "values and beliefs" are. Hopefully your children won't pick that up from you.
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    Re: Question For Parents

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    When you become a parent you will see that is not a dark side, but a needed measure sometimes.

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    Re: Question For Parents

    As a conservative I would love for my daughter to hold the same values as I do. I have serious doubt she will be as conservative as I am and that's ok too. I want her to be her own person and live her life as she see's fit. I have done my part and it's up to her to take what I have taught her and migrate that into what she want's out of life. I will always be there for her to ask for guidance, but as smart as she is I doubt she asks for much of it.

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    Re: Question For Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I try to instill liberal values in my children and would hope that they will grow up to espouse those values. However, I feel stronger that they are entitled to their own beliefs and freedom to choose their own way.
    Exactly. While I want nothing more than for my girls to feel the same way I do about things, I'd rather they be able to think on their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    LOL.....this post just clearly demonstrated to everyone what your true "values and beliefs" are.
    I know, right?
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    Re: Question For Parents

    What i want is immaterial.
    all i can do is explain my view and kid will take it from there.

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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?
    Not at all, I just want them to think for themselves and if their conclusions are different than mine, so be it. However, they didn't end up straying too far cause they know dad was right.

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    Re: Question For Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    Liberal and ethics are oxymoron's.
    Not at all. Political liberalism is no more an indicator of ethics than is political conservatism. Ethics is a degree of honesty and integrity that a person holds. It has to do with personal conduct. I have a very good male friend who is liberal, who is highly ethical- among the top ten of all the people I have ever known. I was married to a conservative man, who was highly ethical- also among the top ten of all the people I have known. My son, who is (as I mentioned earlier) more liberal than I (and I am socially liberal for the most part) is one of the most outstanding men I've ever seen. When he was young, I had my doubts. He went through a pretty rough spell when I didn't know if he would even survive to adulthood, but he has surpassed my expectations by far. You may not know any liberals whom you consider ethical. I can assure that they do indeed exist, and that I have had the extreme pleasure of knowing them.
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