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  • A few differences

    15 22.06%
  • A number of differences

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    Re: How similar are your political positions to those of your parents'?

    My parents are both very religious Christians, but the type that are the real deal, and live the life. They tend to vote conservative these days on social issues, and frankly, they aren't very well informed on economic issues, so their votes tend to be a little inconsistent in that area. I, otoh, am fiscally conservative, and tend to be socially libertarian. Neither of my parents are highly interested in politics, because their focus is on their religious and family lives. So generally, these days, I probably vote in a somewhat similar way to them, but for different reasons.
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    Re: How similar are your political positions to those of your parents'?

    completely different, neither of my parents are interested in politics at all.
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    Re: How similar are your political positions to those of your parents'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Zawisza View Post
    How similar are your political positions to those of your parents'?
    My father is one of the most contradictory conservative Republicans there are and my mother votes the way my father tells her.
    She doesn't really know or understand anything about politics.
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    Re: How similar are your political positions to those of your parents'?

    Completely different, both my parents are conservative, and I'm pretty liberal.

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    Re: How similar are your political positions to those of your parents'?

    Somewhere in between. My old man is an old soldier who still remembers when black people had to sit at the back of the bus. My mom had jungle fever and loves to garden. I grew up listening to them talk about life in metaphors.
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    Re: How similar are your political positions to those of your parents'?

    My mother is pretty much apolitical, while my father a Vietnam Vet is more of a populist who hates the government more than I do. We rarely bring up politics in my house.
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    Re: How similar are your political positions to those of your parents'?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    My mother is pretty much apolitical, while my father a Vietnam Vet is more of a populist who hates the government more than I do. We rarely bring up politics in my house.
    That's a scary thought coming from someone with "death to Socialists" in his sig
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    Re: How similar are your political positions to those of your parents'?

    I am generally more left leaning, while my parents are more right leaning.

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    Re: How similar are your political positions to those of your parents'?

    From my mother, significantly different. She's a rather far right conservative, including in the social spectrum, and while there's a number of things we generally agree on there's a greater number that we either disagree or disagree on the extent.

    From my dad, somewhat different. We were very close to the same ideology pre-9/11, as he was a very libertarian-esque republican with hawkish tendancies. Since 9/11 he's become far more hawkish, and far more willing for enhancements to the state in the name of security, while still remaining very libertarian in regards to just about any other domestic policies. However he's generally a pretty level headed and intelligent thinker, who can be swayed and tends to be good at also swaying me at times to his side as well. In large part because he knows his stuff as he lives and breathes it, having gotten into private security shortly after 9/11 (after failing to be able to re-enlist due to a cancerous grouping of cells that was removed shortly before hand) and now currently is part of and/or leads security details for a number of the Saudi royal family currently residing in the U.S. and continually researches and keeps up to date in regards to the major happenings abroad and domestically concerning terrorism and homeland security. Its amazing what someone with a good grasp of the situation and a plethora of real knowledge can do with regards to swaying how you think; able to throw out facts that aren't typical talking points and are far mroe well reasoned.

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    Re: How similar are your political positions to those of your parents'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    That's a scary thought coming from someone with "death to Socialists" in his sig
    There is plenty of evidence that children dont become identical to their parents.
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