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Old 10-12-2017, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Very few kids/teens even hold political beliefs, where on earth did you get the idea they will judge others based on their views? politics is one of the most boring topics for a 16 year old, good grief.
how true that is. I am not sure why the poster feels this way? Not to mention, I am relatively sure Fayetteville is every bit as liberal as Frisco will ever be. We have to let our kids grow up, do their thing and realize what is interesting or important to us is not even on the map for kids in high school unless they are very unusual. I can certainly say, when our kids were still in school the conservative versus liberal attitudes of residence in places we lived never crossed our minds or their's either. I would be taken back if the schools tried to influence my kids thinking too much or teachers let the world know where they stood politically.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:40 PM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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This seems like a kind of subjective question because I don't know how you'll feel.

I consider myself a moderate but my children consider me a conservative. I'm certain that I'm to the right of my wife's beliefs.

I continue to be surprised to see all the TVs where ever I go tuned in to fox news but what is even more surprising to me is how many left leaning people I encounter at work.

At the haas hall high school there are fairly active young democrat and republican clubs. Some of the kids even have different views than their parents.

There is still hope for our future adults!
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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This seems like a kind of subjective question because I don't know how you'll feel.

I consider myself a moderate but my children consider me a conservative. I'm certain that I'm to the right of my wife's beliefs.

I continue to be surprised to see all the TVs where ever I go tuned in to fox news but what is even more surprising to me is how many left leaning people I encounter at work.

At the haas hall high school there are fairly active young democrat and republican clubs. Some of the kids even have different views than their parents.

There is still hope for our future adults!
I think schools like Haas Hall are exceptions because they are charter or private and draw a different type of student. Most schools do not have young Rep or young Dem clubs. I do agree kids often think differently from their parents, at least when they are young adults.

In our family from my hubby and I, all the way down to our 2 grown granddaughters we hold similar views with some being more conservative than others. Our youngest granddaughter is as conservative as any young person I know; just like her dad Our other granddaughter is borderline, as is her husband. Our only non conservative is our son and he is the only one that is X military. Go figure.

The important thing I think is for the poster to realize, no matter where he chooses to live his child will be just fine when it comes to political views and leanings.
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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This seems like a kind of subjective question because I don't know how you'll feel.

I consider myself a moderate but my children consider me a conservative. I'm certain that I'm to the right of my wife's beliefs.

I continue to be surprised to see all the TVs where ever I go tuned in to fox news but what is even more surprising to me is how many left leaning people I encounter at work.

At the haas hall high school there are fairly active young democrat and republican clubs. Some of the kids even have different views than their parents.

There is still hope for our future adults!
I think schools like Haas Hall are exceptions because they are charter or private and draw a different type of student. Most schools do not have young Rep or young Dem clubs. I do agree kids often think differently from their parents, at least when they are young adults.

In our family from my hubby and I, all the way down to our 2 grown granddaughters we hold similar views with some being more conservative than others. Our youngest granddaughter is as conservative as any young person I know; just like her dad Our other granddaughter is borderline, as is her husband. Our only non conservative is our son and he is the only one that is X military. Go figure.

The important thing I think is for the poster to realize, no matter where he chooses to live his child will be just fine when it comes to political views and leanings.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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This might be helpful to the OP - the student newspaper from Fayetteville High. It mentions that the school has both a Young Democrats and Young Republicans club.

"When interviewed, FHS students presented mixed and differing views.There were findings that suggested that FHS students take politics, both national and local, very deeply and seriously; others, however, were displeased and held more unfavorable views of current politics."

Poke around the school's website and the student newspaper, and you will learn a lot about the school.

https://fhsregister.com/442/news-bri...into-politics/
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:00 PM
 
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Some of my best friends are as liberal as they get. We get into healthy debates all the time.
Not my experience at all, sad to say. I've lost most of my older liberal friends. Politics was tolerable up to the Trump presidency, after that, any political discussion pretty quickly denigrated to name-calling ("racist" "fascist", "homophobic" "misogynist" etc.) Debates with liberals (unless they are Christians) quickly go bad. Those are names liberals call conservatives. Conservatives seem more willing to talk without the name-calling. Liberals seem intolerant of any opinions that vary from their own "progressive" ideas. It's really discouraging, make me wonder where this nation will be in another 20 years or so, the way it is going.
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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Not my experience at all, sad to say. I've lost most of my older liberal friends. Politics was tolerable up to the Trump presidency, after that, any political discussion pretty quickly denigrated to name-calling ("racist" "fascist", "homophobic" "misogynist" etc.) Debates with liberals (unless they are Christians) quickly go bad. Those are names liberals call conservatives. Conservatives seem more willing to talk without the name-calling. Liberals seem intolerant of any opinions that vary from their own "progressive" ideas. It's really discouraging, make me wonder where this nation will be in another 20 years or so, the way it is going.

Yeah, I have experienced the same, and I used to be a flaming liberal.
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:31 AM
 
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Wow..All DFWMike asked was "would I fit in since I lean left?"..So many of the replies were self-righteous indignation.

"Yes or No and why" would have helped better.
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Wow..All DFWMike asked was "would I fit in since I lean left?"..So many of the replies were self-righteous indignation.

"Yes or No and why" would have helped better.
CD is an open forum and debates or sometimes getting off target does happen. I am sure if the OP isn't happy with the dialog he will get back to us.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:55 PM
 
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Not my experience at all, sad to say. I've lost most of my older liberal friends. Politics was tolerable up to the Trump presidency, after that, any political discussion pretty quickly denigrated to name-calling ("racist" "fascist", "homophobic" "misogynist" etc.) Debates with liberals (unless they are Christians) quickly go bad. Those are names liberals call conservatives. Conservatives seem more willing to talk without the name-calling. Liberals seem intolerant of any opinions that vary from their own "progressive" ideas. It's really discouraging, make me wonder where this nation will be in another 20 years or so, the way it is going.

Did your liberal friends call you those names or were they talking about Trump's views?
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