A great deal of influence
We support the same party
We do not support the same party
No Lives Matter
My parents were personally conservative, but not grafted to one political party. They were not remotely as "political" as I am.
My baseline personal values largely came from them, with some modification over the years, but not really all that much of my political beliefs.
Some of those "baseline values" do spill over into politics: self-reliance as a virtue, the work ethic, moral restraint rather than self-indulgence.
My Dad hunted and I was raised around guns, taught to shoot from an early age, etc. I took the right to bear arms so much for granted that I was in my teens before I actually realized there were real people (as opposed to mere politicians) who disagreed with that right.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
You forget I grew up during Vietnam, The Iran Hostages etc. I watched Watergate on the news when I was little. I was a black kid growing up in inner city Chicago. I had nothing to be happy or proud about as an American.
Under Charter I remember asking my parents what did the Democrats do for us Americans? They could not tell me anytrhing. That said a mouthfull.
Ronald Regan is the reason when I graduated high school went right into the US Army. I felt good serving under him, unlike Clinton who personally I liked, but politically despised.
He was a real hero and I remember him and the Regan years foundly.
No Lives Matter
Since I have no problem with minorities or gays, I have departed greatly from fathers ignorance. But I am still conservative, just blindly like my parents and brother
My parents are political idiots and the way they have influenced me, has been showing me the great contradictory views that many people hold.
For instance, they are die hard Republicans, anti drug and anti government health care (even protested it),yet they are addicted to prescription pain killers and are on medicare.
My mom doesn't know **** about politics and only votes for who my dad tells her to.
I really don't talk to them anymore.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
i think m y dad and morfar influence there beliefs.
I inherited nothing except a general cynicism for electoral politics, I'd say. When I was young, I asked my mother what a politician was, and her response was literally something along the lines of "someone who's paid to lie to the public." One's a Democrat and the other's a Republican, but they're both center-right, I'd say. Socially and fiscally moderate, but right-leaning.
EDIT: Yeah, I just called and asked because this got me interested, and they were both planning to vote for McCain, but my mother switched to Obama because she didn't like the selection of Sarah Palin. As it were, she's a fiscal rightist (anti-welfare), but inexplicably, likes Fidel Castro...
Last edited by Agnapostate; 09-05-09 at 07:35 PM.
A great deal.To what extent did your parent's political beliefs influence your own?