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

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Thread: Has getting older made you more conservative?

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    Has getting older made you more conservative?

    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.
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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    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.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    I think I have gotten more liberal

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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.
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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    I became more conservative from around age 18 to 50, then started becoming libertarian socially (with the exception of the death penalty, which I still support), but stayed conservative fiscally.
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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    NO.

    I respect the best of our governmental and other institutions more than ever and want to keep what is good about our society, so the small amount of interest I ever had in revolutionary or anarchist thinking is gone. Revolution correctly and literally means going in circles.

    But the more I read and learn, the more I see the (usually intentional) flaws in our system and how many ignorant, selfish and bigoted people there are and how easilly the plutocrats con and manipulate them. That makes me want change and reform more than ever. The rampant stupidity and selfishness of conservatives on this forum have made me more opposed to conservatism than ever before.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    Nope. I was actually quite conservative in my 20s and have since started moving further and further left.

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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    I definitely think so. My posts from 6-7 years ago make me look like a neoconservative today.
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    Re: Has getting older made you more conservative?

    No, not really, I've always been conservative but I don't think I've significantly changed in the past 20-25 years.
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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.
    That's very similar to how I've changed over the years as well.

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