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Old Yesterday, 07:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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The day I realized people hated me for who I was which was around 20. I was raised on a farm, always had firearms, worked hard, didn't care what color of skin you had. No one I grew up with did. I moved to a big city and then.... politics. I tried to date a black woman and I guess that is taboo if you are AI. I hunted so the sight of a gun freaked people out. I saw section 8 housing and people paying for stuff with food stamps. To me that was all new and crazy. You don't have to work?

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Old Yesterday, 08:36 PM
 
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i would say from quite a young age mainly my family , my family were big labour supporters so would regularly support them and i got involved with them.
I was born with politics. My father was a professor of political science. We talked about politics/government/political theory every night around the dinner table. When I was a child (growing up in Wisconsin) Although my grandparents were Republicans, and good people, I believed that it was obvious that the Democratic party was the "right" party because all the professors in my father's department were Democrats. And who would know better about political thought than professors teaching it? I have since run across some professors who are Republican or Libertarian, so there goes that youthful assumption.

Interest in this subject is apparently in the blood, as my son holds a Master's degree in Political Science. While I am a liberal, my son follows the Democratic Socialists of America. I, personally, am not that far left.
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Old Yesterday, 08:46 PM
 
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The day I realized people hated me for who I was which was around 20. I was raised on a farm, always had firearms, worked hard, didn't care what color of skin you had. No one I grew up with did. I moved to a big city and then.... politics. I tried to date a black woman and I guess that is taboo if you are AI. I hunted so the sight of a gun freaked people out. I saw section 8 housing and people paying for stuff with food stamps. To me that was all new and crazy. You don't have to work?
I don't care about the color of anyone's skin either but I do care about retaining our identifying culture and language and not have it replaced or diluted by something else especially via illegal immigration. When that started to happen decades ago that's one of the reasons I became interested in politics.
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Old Yesterday, 08:48 PM
 
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I can't stand elitist hypocrisy and injustice, fraud, crime and corruption. So politics gives you a lot to work with.
We can't throw mud and rotten vegetables at these politicos in real life but we can do it verbally thanks to our First Amendment. And we have the First Amendment thanks to the Second Amendment.
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Old Yesterday, 10:23 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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While I've always had opinions on issues, I still recall very vividly the single moment that galvanized me to be involved in political activism.

I am a native Southerner born in Louisiana to LEGAL immigrant parents but at the time I was living in Maryland outside of Baltimore. I used to not really care about the news that much but one day, I was waiting for my car to be fixed and the TV had the local news on in the waiting area. In the same newscast, the broadcast mentioned that the state of Maryland had passed the state Dream Act giving in-state college tuition to illegal aliens. Within the SAME broadcast, they mentioned that the sales tax and gas tax were going up and the state government wanted to increase the tolls on all the bridges and tunnels in the state because there wasn't enough funding.

Suddenly something just clicked in my mind. So the Maryland state government under Martin O'Malley needed to raise all these taxes because they didn't have the money to maintain the roads, yet they have the money to give in-state tuition to ILLEGAL aliens? Maryland was one of the first states to propose this Dreamer BS and represents the left's vision for all of America, along with New York, New Jersey, and California.

This got me involved in the tea party movement and I volunteered for a petition drive to get that on the ballot, to stop the Dream Act in MD. The fact that my parents are LEGAL immigrants of color and they wanted to raise MY taxes to give to ILLEGALS who shouldn't even be in our country made my blood boil.

Then I learned through my tea party friends that this was only one battle in a much larger war that the left was waging against traditional American values. I also became involved in petition drives to keep the death penalty and to stop gay marriage.

I also lived in West Virginia where I worked closely with my county Republican executive committee, was an election judge representing the WV GOP, and also served as a delegate representing my neighborhood in the state Republican convention where we voted in a platform that was pro-life, pro-gun, pro-traditional marriage, pro-coal, and pro-business.

Also, my parents are LEGAL immigrants of Chinese descent. My dad's family escaped communism in China. While this alone wasn't what got me politically involved it keeps me motivated as I see the threat of communism and socialism rising in America, something I never would have thought possible. When Hillary first proposed socialized medicine she was a laughingstock. Now we have people like AOC, Pocahontas, and Bernie being considered serious candidates. People like Maxine Waters, Beto, Cory Booker who make even Pelosi seem moderate are in Congress. I find the liberal agenda truly terrifying.

I"m now back in Louisiana and am trying to get involved in political activism again. Obviously less things here upset me than in Maryland because we are a conservative state and my local area is particulalry conservative. Republicans control every seat in my parish council and every seat in my city council. The way I like it. But we must still be mindful of efforts from out of state to promote liberal politics here such as New Orleans removing the Confederate monuments and flags and pushing for ridiculous increases in minimum wage and pushing Obamacare. I vote in EVERY single election and I always vote a straight Republican ticket.

Finally, my Christian religion plays a major role in my politics hence the reason I want to see Roe vs Wade repealed.

Everything about what made this country great, what attracted my parents to immigrate here, was under attack. Our Judeo Christian values, our capitalist system, etc. Also the traditional American way has worked out very well for my family. My parents came here with nothing and now they own two homes and I make a six figure salary and am planning on buying a new home soon here in Louisiana. I truly believe the American Dream because my family lives it now. I truly love this country and strongly support President Trump. I am proud to have voted for him and will vote for him again.
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Old Today, 12:13 AM
 
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The truth??

When Democrats latched onto and started bringing in more and more immorality, starting approx in the early 90's.
When did Republicans begin to really do the same thing?
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Old Today, 12:52 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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The Iraq War. I couldn't believe we were stupid enough to invade Iraq.
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Old Today, 12:52 PM
 
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The Iraq War. I couldn't believe we were stupid enough to invade Iraq.

BOTH party's were in the cheerleading section on that one...the ONLY people in government i saw question or oppose that were democratic minority congresspeople..of the same flavor as the ones being called kooks by the conservatives NOW
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