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  1. 1. Which best reflects your government ideology?

    • Far-Left - Erase state borders; expand government in everyone's life for the welfare and security of the citizenry and the country.
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    • Left - Government is an activist for the Will of the People, and to ensure a fair playing field for all, and to deter government control by the wealthiest Americans.
    • Center-Left - Government must be involved as it can to maintain a quality of life for the middle class at home. But the States must be allowed some variety and influence in this.
    • Center - More government is okay when it is efficient. Otherwise, I'm in favor of cutting some government. No experimentation.
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    • Center-right - Government in some areas is acceptable to make up for the very few faults in our system. Government should be reduced in most areas and give way to the desires of the states.
    • Right - Locals should have the rights to decide how government works for them. As such, I prefer leaving nearly everything to the states. Government help only by request from the states.
    • Far-Right - The states should be nearly sovereign entities, if not completely sovereign. Hardcore States Rights. I even often sympathize with our Confederate ancestors.


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Right, I was conflicted as Far-Right is appealing but impractical and the Rightist approach is better for the country. If you would have asked 50 years ago, I would have said Far-Right, but now is a different time.

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4 minutes ago, SiorafasNaCillini said:

Huh, so I'm not the youngest after all (I'm 24).

Nope, I'm 20. :P 

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Can you tell from my avatar?  I'm generally conservative in MOST areas, but I do support same-sex marriage, and legalization/decriminalizing of marijuana and other scheduled drugs, because I think to value freedom and liberty, yet want to restrict who we can marry and what we can put in our own bodies, is hypocritical.  I think that apart from those issues, I might be "far-right."  But I find it interesting that the far-right option says that states should be supreme, yet things like the FDA, DEA, and ATF and the failed war on drugs is going on a national level.

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1 hour ago, Jonathan Kudelka said:

I'm a moderate republican with centrist tendencies (not officially I'm 17)

 

16 minutes ago, jvikings1 said:

right

I am too.  When is your birthday?

 
 

 

23 minutes ago, Jonathan Kudelka said:

I'm 17

 

44 minutes ago, SiorafasNaCillini said:

Huh, so I'm not the youngest after all (I'm 24).

Got y'all beat 13! HAH

@jvikings1

@SiorafasNaCillini

@Jonathan Kudelka

@Conservative Elector 2

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Yeah, I think most of the regulars in the forum aren't old enough to vote. I'm sadly twice the age of these teenagers. What I'm curious about is how they'll be when they're my age. I was way more conservative at 15 to 19. It wasn't until I actually read all the major and many minor political documents, laws, judicial decrees, and lived life as an adult, met people of many diverse backgrounds, yes, lived, that I came to my own uniquely-crafted political views. 

If all you right-wing teenagers ended up changing in 20 years, I wouldn't be the least surprised. It happened to me, and I wasn't even convinced by another person. I just came to the realization by reading everything, observing everything and living life as an adult. 

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A couple of quick notes:  There was a CNN piece the other day about how millennials today are more conservative than Generation X (me) and Baby Boomers were at similar ages, so this isn't surprising at all.  They said the same thing about my Generation X (the "Alex P. Keaton" generation).

Second I find it interesting is that the whole base of this forum is people who play political computer games, i.e. it's not per se a "conservative" forum.  Combined with the first observation, I can conclude that there's at least a correlation between people who are knowledgeable about politics and history, and people who tend to the right.

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7 minutes ago, servo75 said:

A couple of quick notes:  There was a CNN piece the other day about how millennials today are more conservative than Generation X (me) and Baby Boomers were at similar ages, so this isn't surprising at all.  They said the same thing about my Generation X (the "Alex P. Keaton" generation).

 

I saw that on O'Reilly last night.

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Center-Left

I'm a 22 year old college student atm,and started very far left,then center left which I still am except on a few issues (Gun control,abortion,equal pay because theres too many deciding factors,muslim immigration,and BLM im center right to right on those also a few other things) I'll take that isidewith quiz so I can just link you guys to my beliefs if you were wondering (I am infact a Trump voter and supporter,I voted and supported Bernie in the primaries)

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37 minutes ago, vcczar said:

What I'm curious about is how they'll be when they're my age.

I hope we remain all active in this forum. :) Then we will know it. 

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41 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Yeah, I think most of the regulars in the forum aren't old enough to vote. I'm sadly twice the age of these teenagers. What I'm curious about is how they'll be when they're my age. I was way more conservative at 15 to 19. It wasn't until I actually read all the major and many minor political documents, laws, judicial decrees, and lived life as an adult, met people of many diverse backgrounds, yes, lived, that I came to my own uniquely-crafted political views. 

If all you right-wing teenagers ended up changing in 20 years, I wouldn't be the least surprised. It happened to me, and I wasn't even convinced by another person. I just came to the realization by reading everything, observing everything and living life as an adult. 

 

 

3 minutes ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

I hope we remain all active in this forum. :) Then we will know it. 

Fair enough @vcczar I honestly can't say how I'll be in 2 decades, I will always respect your point of view and you are correct it is very likely (Though not imminent) that I'll swing Left.

@Conservative Elector 2 , me too!

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1 minute ago, jnewt said:

definitely left, my favorite current politician is probably Elizabeth Warren

Why the name?, when I first saw it, I thought Gingrich, whom I'm assuming you detest.

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Should be noted that the youth (Millenials) are not the same style of conservatives like their parents/grandparents. Most today, are likely to be Libertarian leaning and the culture wars of the 80s/90s seem foolish to them(no insult to anyone and their views regarding those issues), but -possibly due to the Bush 43 presidency- are for smaller governments. 

 

But to add nuance to this generation, this is the same cohort that did embrace Bernie Sanders- a self professed socialist- over all the other candidates in either major party; though Ron Paul would be the candidate for the youth, aside from Obama in 2012. So this generation is 'conservative', yet has shown signs of being comfortable with socialist leaning candidates, a left-wing Democrat(Obama), and a libertarian (Ron Paul). 

I'm curious though, as Trump is as far from a small government conservative one can be(same with Hillary, though she is the nominee for a party that embraces a larger government), which party can win over these voters? Obama won twice because of the youth turnout, and Sanders/Paul both arguably lasted longer in their primaries than one of that brand of ideology because of the youth vote backing them. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Sunnymentoaddict said:

'm curious though, as Trump is as far from a small government conservative one can be(same with Hillary, though she is the nominee for a party that embraces a larger government), which party can win over these voters? Obama won twice because of the youth turnout, and Sanders/Paul both arguably lasted longer in their primaries than one of that brand of ideology because of the youth vote backing them.

In theory, the Libertarian Party.  I disagree with some of the positions of the current candidate Gary Johnson, but in ideology, Libertarians are for small government, low taxes, and personal freedom, even if the immigration stance is a little soft for my taste.

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Just voted. Was split in the middle of right and far-right, as a few issues (marijuana and foreign policy) tend to be more towards isolationist, vs. the war hawks that dominate the GOP. Voted far-right anyway. Just to be clear, I do believe in a federal government. But a federal government that protects us from foreign attacks. Beyond that, I am very much a state rights person in most areas. With the exception of a few stances, mainly same-sex marriage.

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