View Poll Results: Are you more conservative now than you were years ago?

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  • Yes, I've become more conservative

    34 34.00%
  • No, my leaning is about the same

    22 22.00%
  • No, I've become more liberal

    32 32.00%
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    12 12.00%
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Thread: Has getting older made you more conservative?

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    A common political theory is that the older voters get, the more conservative they become. Let's put this theory to the test here at DP.
    If my past self were to see me today, he'd take a puff of his joint and say, "Hey man, you've kind of sold out." Which I think would be kind of extreme, but young people can be temperamental dicks quick to judge, you know what I mean?

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    I'm more cynical, otherwise pretty much the same. I have come to realize that doing nothing also doesn't screw anything up.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Was pretty Conservative when I was younger but the more I've grown, matured and learned the more Conservative I became.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If my past self were to see me today, he'd take a puff of his joint and say, "Hey man, you've kind of sold out." Which I think would be kind of extreme, but young people can be temperamental dicks quick to judge, you know what I mean?
    Absolutely. I used to be a rabidly partisan tool of the Dems, but now I vote Democrat only about 8 or 9 times out of 10.
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
    This group is the worst enemy of America and its freedoms. It includes, but is not limited to, all Trump supporters.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    I'd say that I have moved left with age.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Yes I am more conservative. I've become more in favor of bigger government (which at least used to be a fairly traditional conservative attitude until the Southerners came in) while embracing religion as a public necessity and with various amounts of elitism being preferable to espousing the knowledge and virtue of common man.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    I've gotten more libertarian than conservative... wonder if that will continue or not.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    So far the poll results aren't lining up with what ppl are sharing. I was conservative in my 20's and still conservative now.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    A common political theory is that the older voters get, the more conservative they become. Let's put this theory to the test here at DP.
    Far too many people take churchills quote at face value without boring to check facts. The data shows that people on average become slightly more liberal but seem more conservative as society changes faster than they do.

    http://m.livescience.com/2360-bustin...beral-age.html

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No, not really, I've always been conservative but I don't think I've significantly changed in the past 20-25 years.
    SRSLY? Can you name a single conservative viewpoint you hold? Because you seem to pretty much side with the left on all issues.

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