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 Perotista View Post
    I worked on both his campaigns and I never saw what you're talking about. His main objective was bring the debt to the people's attention. Very little else did he ever campaign on. In fact he told us on numerous occasions to stay out of social issue. Those are to be decided by the individuals involved. This is the first I ever heard of that.

    But I fail to see how he could empower them. The employers as you put it, the corporations, wall street, lobbyist were busy giving their money to the Republicans and Democrats. Apparently those employers had more faith in those parties than Ross's.
    Greetings, Pero.

    My son-in-law from Texas was at my house all last week, and we talked a lot about politics! He was so disappointed [and still miffed] at Perot for dropping out when he did because although he is a staunch Republican, he had voted for Perot! He felt that although Perot had apparently received death threats to both he and his family - which is very possible - that running for President he should have expected that, and he felt that his vote was made for nothing. I told him that it showed to me that Perot proved to the other parties that an "outsider" could compete and maybe win if the message resonates with the public. BTW, the US debt in 1992 when he ran was $4 trillion dollars - 22 years later, it's $18 trillion dollars - almost four times greater! WOW! :

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Pero.

    My son-in-law from Texas was at my house all last week, and we talked a lot about politics! He was so disappointed [and still miffed] at Perot for dropping out when he did because although he is a staunch Republican, he had voted for Perot! He felt that although Perot had apparently received death threats to both he and his family - which is very possible - that running for President he should have expected that, and he felt that his vote was made for nothing. I told him that it showed to me that Perot proved to the other parties that an "outsider" could compete and maybe win if the message resonates with the public. BTW, the US debt in 1992 when he ran was $4 trillion dollars - 22 years later, it's $18 trillion dollars - almost four times greater! WOW! :
    Make that more than four times greater!

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Pero.

    My son-in-law from Texas was at my house all last week, and we talked a lot about politics! He was so disappointed [and still miffed] at Perot for dropping out when he did because although he is a staunch Republican, he had voted for Perot! He felt that although Perot had apparently received death threats to both he and his family - which is very possible - that running for President he should have expected that, and he felt that his vote was made for nothing. I told him that it showed to me that Perot proved to the other parties that an "outsider" could compete and maybe win if the message resonates with the public. BTW, the US debt in 1992 when he ran was $4 trillion dollars - 22 years later, it's $18 trillion dollars - almost four times greater! WOW! :
    Evening Pol, in losing Perot accomplished what he set out to do. Bring the debt to the peoples attention and it has remained in their eye ever since. Also both parties adopted his ideas and worked to at least balance the budget. In Clinton's last year as president, the debt rose only 17 billion dollars. Without checking, I would say that is the closest thing to a surplus since Eisenhower had surpluses in 2 of his 8 years where the debt actually went down.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    He said CONSERVATIVE, not REPUBLICRAT.



    You might want to review the differences. Cephus is hands down a conservative.
    Yeah. Still waiting to hear those "conservative" positions.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    He's a small government conservative and an atheist.
    Then why does he constantly defend liberal positions?

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Then why does he constantly defend liberal positions?
    Depends on what you are referring to. The only ones that I have seen thus far that sound like a lot of liberals today is in regard to religious matters. With Cephus, he's very......(so I don't get snagged here) particular about his preferences for religion being anywhere near him.
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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    I have always pretty much been a libertarian

    I became more anti death penalty after started working in the Justice Department and less completely in favor of all sorts of abortion (I oppose partial birth abortion except in rare situations) after becoming a parent. I have always been against the war on drugs, the draft, gun control, progressive taxes, and I have always supported gay rights, and most abortion

    the only area where I go back and forth is on US intervention overseas



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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    I'm fairly sure I've become more liberal as I got older.

    Part of that is realizing certain positions were based on bull****.
    Education.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Voted "other" as the poll is very flawed. Social conservatism has little to nothing to do with fiscal (or small government) conservatism. So when those answering a lean to conservatism, a qualifier would be nice.

    As I have become older, I have become more Libertarian. Mostly resolved to the notion that I have no business telling others how to live their lives in a manner that today's social conservatism and today's liberalism thinks they should.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Not really no. I was far more conservative two decades ago than I am now, politically at least.


    With age I'd say I've become less inclined to stick my nose into other's business, and less inclined to support extremism of any stripe direction color or shape.
    Yep. And there is surprising peace and joy in that that I had not expected. I wish I had discovered it sooner. It makes life a little sweeter, I think.










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