Republican parents, Democrat kids?

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I am curious so I will ask here on AR. I was raised by fairly conservative parents. My mom was a right leaning Democrat and my dad was a pretty solid Republican. As I grew up I started out as a Democrat but quicklly discovered that I did not agree with most of their platform. When Ronald Reagan ran in 1980, I became a full on Republican.  My wife was raised by pretty left leaning Democrats. Her parents campaigned for Adlai Stevenson and thought Jimmy Carter was too conservative because he went to church. My wife and her family were very active in Democrat politics and she attended a few national conventions with her family as a child. She also started out as a Democrat and slowly found that she did not agree with their platform. My wife is now more conservative than I.

I am just wondering how the rest of you came to your present state of political leanings? Did you start out one way and switch or have you been fairly stable? Are you of the same idealogy as your parents?  

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Hugh Krone
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My father is a democrat I was raised that way. He hates me know because I asked him how does he justify calling himself a Christian and then voting for an abortionist.

May 25, 2008 10:46 AM
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Mike Saunders
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Kevin - if you are interested in the various colors of libertarianism check out Neil Boortz & Herman Cain, (each can be found on their own sites). Also, Larry Elder, John Stossle & Walter E. Williams. They can be found on creators.com, a very good site of contributing columnists of conservative, liberal & libertarian perspectives.

 

May 25, 2008 01:52 PM
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Nicholas Goglucci
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South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.

My father raised me a conservative. My father never went to church so it had nothing to do with religion. Jimmy Carter was an embarrassment and Ronald Reagan saved the day and brought honor and dignity to a cast down nation at that time.

 

May 25, 2008 02:00 PM
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Jennifer Monastero
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 Conservative parents.... And I turned into a "bleeding heart liberal" with libertarian leanings... :)

 

Hugh- you shouldn't vote on one issue.

May 25, 2008 05:12 PM
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Hugh Krone
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Jennifer a great deal of my life comes down to that one issue

May 25, 2008 05:38 PM
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