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Old 09-24-2013, 08:26 PM
 
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Is this a normal occurrence? I'm more of a moderate, but I'm starting to understand libertarian/conservative views when it comes to public policy and economics. I'm still very much liberal socially(this includes gun rights).

 
Old 09-24-2013, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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You are just learning politics isn't black and white like the 24hr news channels try to make everyone think it is.
 
Old 09-24-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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“Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains.”

-Winston Churchill
 
Old 09-24-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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About how old are you?
 
Old 09-24-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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You are just learning politics isn't black and white like the 24hr news channels try to make everyone think it is.

I think that's it. I've came to the realization that sound bites from both sides are either misleading or exaggerated.
 
Old 09-24-2013, 08:33 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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“Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains.”

-Winston Churchill
You beat me to this quote. It is so true. I was such a liberal when I was young but once I had children to raise suddenly I saw the world through different eyes - the eyes of a parent - and I realized that too many of those liberal views were not in the best interest of my children.
 
Old 09-24-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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Most people wake up sooner or later. If you decide to pay attention the more you see.
 
Old 09-24-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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Is this a normal occurrence? I'm more of a moderate, but I'm starting to understand libertarian/conservative views when it comes to public policy and economics. I'm still very much liberal socially(this includes gun rights).
Yes, that's all part of growing up, getting a job and providing for yourself. Happens to most people of average or greater intelligence. Some at an earlier age than others.
 
Old 09-24-2013, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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The older you get the weaker you will become in time...Your survival instincts will kick in...You will become more vigilant and wise...You will protect your resources ...you will stand up for your turf...You will realize that the people can be cannibalistic and consume each other .....Conservatives conserve what is tried and true by time and tradition...they stick to things that work....Liberals are naive and experimental...they lack vision and do not see the eventual outcome of their actions. Once you get older your vision of the future and of the possibilities of what can take place becomes more clear - You see consequences...Liberalism is like being a puppy who bounces about trying this and that ..............eventually the dog is grown and runs with the big dogs.........Liberals stay pups forever.
 
Old 09-24-2013, 08:45 PM
 
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as we grow older we realize that we must pay for things can't always say daddy buy me----
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