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Old Yesterday, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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When fellow conservative gun owners find out I'm Jewish they invariably ask me, why do Jews en masse vote democratic. Further, they vote for more gun legislation.

I honestly don't have an answer. I know for myself, I just look to history to tell me I need to protect myself and my family. That the government may not be my friend.

Does anybody have answer?

 
Old Yesterday, 09:14 PM
 
Location: NJ
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One element is the historic social-justice friendly platform of the Democratic party (welfare programs and protections for the downtrodden).
 
Old Yesterday, 09:16 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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When fellow conservative gun owners find out I'm Jewish they invariably ask me, why do Jews en masse vote democratic. Further, they vote for more gun legislation.

I honestly don't have an answer. I know for myself, I just look to history to tell me I need to protect myself and my family. That the government may not be my friend.

Does anybody have answer?
I'm an outlier, too. I am a Republican who strongly favors gun control.
Most people are not independent enough to make up their own mind and express it cogently. Just be glad you are.
My own feeling about liberalism is that it is all about posturing. People love to be able to claim that they are members of the party who cares about the underdog.


One point: Not all Jewish people are liberal Democrats. Look to Israel to see the most conservative, well armed people in the world.
 
Old Yesterday, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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One point: Not all Jewish people are liberal Democrats. Look to Israel to see the most conservative, well armed people in the world.
Oh, sorry. I'm referring to those of us in the USA.
 
Old Yesterday, 10:05 PM
 
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I think that you are conflating people's views on responsible gun ownership with their politics. And religion is not a reliable indicator of one's politics, either.

 
Old Today, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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One point: Not all Jewish people are liberal Democrats. Look to Israel to see the most conservative, well armed people in the world.
The military is, not the citizens.
 
Old Today, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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When fellow conservative gun owners find out I'm Jewish they invariably ask me, why do Jews en masse vote democratic. Further, they vote for more gun legislation.

I honestly don't have an answer. I know for myself, I just look to history to tell me I need to protect myself and my family. That the government may not be my friend.

Does anybody have answer?
Jews who make up the highest concentration are in the NYC Metro area (included Upstate NY & NJ). Within the US generally they vote Democrat due historically the Democrat party has created numerous social programs at the city and state level while the Republicans haven't. Democrats pandered to Jews due to block voting. At the Federal level it's a coin flip now. As Jews leave the NYC Metro area and have a much less need for social programs, then it's a coin toss depending on what their local government does.

So for example, if one is in the NYC Metro area the Squad means nearly nothing as they are merely talking heads at the Federal level and do little to nothing in regards to the city/state level.

Thus when they vote in the US, it's based on the US on how politics relate to them, as a people and not a religion, rather than how politics relate to Israel.
 
Old Today, 06:48 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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This topic is not appropriate anywhere in the Religion and Spirituality forums. It should have been reported instead of generating replies. We don't discuss Politics here. City-Data has a forum for that.
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