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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  • No, I've become more liberal

    32 32.00%
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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 whysoserious View Post
    And so does almost everyone else.
    Not as many as should.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Great one. Because saying, "anyone in a tough spot deserves to be there because I've worked hard and no one helped me" isn't classic old man conservative talk.
    Been on my absolute own since early 20s. Can you say that? Now I am 51. And have watched plenty of people sitting on their ass with their hand out.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Not as many as should.
    That's a healthy way to go through life - worrying about the percentage of people that deem to be working hard enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Been on my absolute own since early 20s. Can you say that? Now I am 51. And have watched plenty of people sitting on their ass with their hand out.
    No I've had a family around me that helped me when I needed it. And I've also had a society around me that has helped me along the way via libraries, Universities, tax breaks, etc.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    That's a healthy way to go through life - worrying about the percentage of people that deem to be working hard enough.
    I don't worry about it. But did come up here, so I responded to it. I really don't call that worrying about it.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    I have always be very fiscally conservative, and will likely die that way.
    I feel, that it does not matter whose money it is or where it came from,
    If I am in change of spending that money, I should be as careful with it,
    as I would with my own money.
    I feel our Government, at all levels should do the same.
    Socially, I think I have become more moderate over the years, but was always fairly moderate.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    I've gotten more apathetic to the idiocy of my fellow man. A collective nero's fiddling while the country burns under consolidation of power by the political elite.
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Conservative has to have context.

    As an example, you can still be a Conservative in America and believe women should have the right to drive a car, or vote, or generally not be oppressed.

    In Saudi Arabia that's going to make you a flaming liberal radical.

    So... if you go to my first post at Whistlestopper 10 years ago which was "COMMUNISM SHALL RISE AGAIN" to now... have I become more conservative... maybe I guess.

    I definitely don't believe that communism is the answer to anything anymore but I've moderated obviously, I just believe in balance, balance between private industry and government.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    I've always been all over the political spectrum and still am. I've changed my position on some things, both toward and away from being more conservative, depending on the issue. Abortion comes to mind, although I still think abortion is wrong, I believe having it legal to a point is the better option. On the other side, I was all for open borders when I was younger, but realized how such a policy simply would not work. And I feel it is highly unfair for people to be given citizenship simply for making it across the border and either not getting caught for so many years or having a baby here.
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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.
    I've watched your posts, you are more conservative than anything else.
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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    That's because you believe moronic caricatures.
    Yeah, I mean not liberals wear sandals.
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