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

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  • Yes, I've become more conservative

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  • No, my leaning is about the same

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Thread: Has getting older made you more conservative?

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    nope, quite the opposite.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Yeah. Still waiting to hear those "conservative" positions.
    Guy who has been here for .... 3 months... trying to question the stances a member who has been here for 7 years and is well known to the majority of veteran posters. Flamewarriors is pretty spot on when it comes to guys like you. How about.... you look up Cephus' posting history and quit trying to put him on the spot like he actually owes you an explanation?
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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    I've gone from liberal to conservative, but not because my politics have changed; it's because the meanings of those two words have changed.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Still a democracy loving socialist. So no.


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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Guy who has been here for .... 3 months... trying to question the stances a member who has been here for 7 years and is well known to the majority of veteran posters. Flamewarriors is pretty spot on when it comes to guys like you. How about.... you look up Cephus' posting history and quit trying to put him on the spot like he actually owes you an explanation?
    You make a valid point. Sometimes I get my hackles up. I did do a little browsing, and I seem to have been a bit hasty in my assumptions, we're not nearly as much at odds as I originally thought.

    My apologies @Cephus.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    You make a valid point. Sometimes I get my hackles up. I did do a little browsing, and I seem to have been a bit hasty in my assumptions, we're not nearly as much at odds as I originally thought.

    My apologies @Cephus.
    You're a good guy countryboy, don't let a few disagreements make you into a partisan hack. I'm not saying you are. I've seen it happen to a lot of people, and it's always a terrible thing when new posters get swallowed up by it.
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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    My social views have moved to the left. I'm truly living in the "I don't give a **** what consenting adults do as long as nobody gets hurt" world. My fiscal views have become more conservative as I get older (and especially as I make more money).
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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    I've gone from liberal to conservative, but not because my politics have changed; it's because the meanings of those two words have changed.
    and the meanings of those terms are still in flux.
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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    well it depends on time frame, HS and younger (like i even knew what was really going on) Id say i was more of a lefty but 19-24 I probably started to swing the other way becoming more righty but then i settled in the middle.

    at 18 i registered a democrat and MEANT it lol
    then at 21 I changed it to republican
    at 24 i switch back and forth so i can vote in different things but im an independent and will be forever.
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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    The older I get the more informed leftist I become it seems. A lot of the peer pressure about age and harrassment from conservatives that makes young people ignore politics seems to go away, so that I more and more follow an anti-American viewpoint, that we are corrupt and our free-trade ideals are backed by homicidal tendencies more extreme than any enemy we imagine.

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