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 CanadaJohn View Post
    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.
    Yes, they are when you understand what, blessedly, very few people do, sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    I fail to see your logic here.My attitude as you put it is an honest assessment of liberalism.Tell me exactly where I am mistaken if you please
    You seem to be mistaken as to the definition of liberalism. I am going to assume that you are of sufficient age that if you don't already understand what my point is, you probably won't understand it later. Americans have largely assigned the wrong political description to democrats Many of them are not liberals, in that they want to maximize government intervention and control into the lives of the individual. Some of the right does the same things, especially in regard to the issue of abortion and drug legalization. The two are merely two sides of the same coin, and liberalism isn't the definition which applies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    You seem to be mistaken as to the definition of liberalism. I am going to assume that you are of sufficient age that if you don't already understand what my point is, you probably won't understand it later. Americans have largely assigned the wrong political description to democrats Many of them are not liberals, in that they want to maximize government intervention and control into the lives of the individual. Some of the right does the same things, especially in regard to the issue of abortion and drug legalization. The two are merely two sides of the same coin, and liberalism isn't the definition which applies.
    OK now I get your point.

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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?
    If I had kids I would prefer for them to be conservative.

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    Re: Question For Parents

    Being a socialist and from a conservative family, I want my kids to explore their own beliefs. Ill answer any questions they have about politics, but they should have their own beliefs (that is if i ever have kids)


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    I don't even know what my own political beliefs are anymore. Well, not so much my beliefs but in a state of astonishment with those who I thought shared my political beliefs and the overall culture of my party.

    One thing that find troubling and even offensive is the requirement to parrot the political views of a handful of people who get to do the thinking for everybody else. Disagree with them and you get labeled. I'm all for letting my kids enjoy the freedom of political thought.
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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?

    Once Son #1 reached the age of reason, we began to reason together.

    When possible, if he asked a "why" question, instead of simply giving him an answer, I explained the background, the how-it-came-to-be-like-that, the relevant surrounding issues and consequences, and discussed it with him. He would express his ideas on the matter, and I would tell him if such an idea had been tried and how it had (or hadn't) worked out. If there were flaws in his reasoning or gaps in his knowledge, I pointed them out or filled him in.

    Other than that, I left the drawing of conclusions as an "exercise for the student", for the most part.

    As his interest in politics grew, we've discussed both main parties and their strengths and weaknesses, their STATED positions vs what they actually DO, and so on.


    I'll not claim my mentoring was free from bias; I believe true objectivity is about as rare as unicorns. But I didn't really indoctrinate him in one specific ideology (for one thing, *I myself* do not adhere exclusively to a singular political ideology either), so much as I wanted him to be able to think about politics rationally and critically and for whatever positions he embraced to be arrived at via reason and knowledge.


    Presently he is 18 and I'd characterize his political views as chiefly libertarian, but not uniformly so. He is registered to vote and says he intends to do so in the next election.

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    Re: Question For Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    One thing that find troubling and even offensive is the requirement to parrot the political views of a handful of people who get to do the thinking for everybody else. Disagree with them and you get labeled.
    That's why I'm a Libertarian. Because f*ck unity in political parties. We're virtually incapable of walking in lock-step. Hell, we can't even make up our minds about what a true Libertarian is, since there's so many different shades of yellow to choose from!
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    Re: Question For Parents

    Only one liberal and libertarian who want their kids to share their political views? I've seen how damn partisan you people can be, and that's a bullsh*t set of results. There is no way even half of you answered that poll honestly. At least the conservatives weren't lying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    That's why I'm a Libertarian. Because f*ck unity in political parties. We're virtually incapable of walking in lock-step. Hell, we can't even make up our minds about what a true Libertarian is, since there's so many different shades of yellow to choose from!
    I'm a socially conservative, fiscal moderate who's accepting of the American ethnic melting pot. I'm willing to test market the fair tax in a few states to see if it works. I think getting behind alternative energy especially electric cars is a vital investment in national security just as important as fighter jets, drones and aircraft a carriers in order to deprive those who are working feverishly to destroy us of funding. I don't think libertarians or democrats are the enemies of America. I want to see all of our elected representative work together and put the country ahead of their party. I thought I was a republican but I think most in my party would consider me a RINO.
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