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I swear it said Atheist not Religion.....
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AiYumega wrote:

I've been liberal for as long as I can remember. Raised by a family who are very open minded and not at all conservative. So no can't say my views have ever changed.


I've been raised as a moderate, but my views drastically fluctuated once I entered high school. I went from regular conservative to full-blown conservative before ending up as a weird mish-mash of centrist/moderate Republican and right-leaning libertarian, "conservatarian" if you want.
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I used to be one of those "FEMINISM IS GONNA TAKE AWAY MUH GAMEZ" type of people until my older sister really educated me on feminism.
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I used to be a Democrat. Hillary Clinton voting for the Iraq war and wanting to censor the internet fixed that. So did Obama not following through on his basic promises (Guantanamo is still holding people without charging them). I'm now embarrassed to have identified with a political party.

I now acknowledge that voting for some party isn't going to fix things, and my politics are purely focused on changing the political system. For this purpose I went through a class on game theory (aren't online textures great!) and have been working on designing replacements for congress, and pondering electoral algorithms.

Our current electoral systems for congress linearize the political issue space when it is clearly at least two dimensional (I'd argue much higher). I don't want whoever I elected to try and get more money for our roads to be taking a stance on abortion, or science education, or some war etc...

I could go on and on about things that need to change in the political and law making process: but in short: if we get a bunch of broken government programs doing stuff that makes no sense (the government shutdown for example) you don't need more of the same law making but with slightly different biases, you need to fix the system that made the laws. (Constitutional amendments is the mechanism for that btw)
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I used to be pretty solidly in the libertarian camp; but as I have gotten older, I have become more accepting and supportive of government's role. I think it comes down to idealism vs. reality.

I have also done an almost complete about face on gun control. My best friend from childhood was murdered by a kid who got an unlocked and loaded gun from his uncle's closet. And my aunt was a teacher at Columbine when the shootings took place. Those two events led me to reevaluate my position.

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I used to be a hardcore conservative that didn't even believe in democracy.
The best form of goverment was a theological monarchy where Catholicism was the state religion.
I left that way of thinking after realizing it's basically the same thing ISIS wants to establish I'm the Middle East.
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Posted 6/28/15 , edited 6/28/15
Has it ever changed? I don't think it's ever stayed the same

I'm constantly changing my views ~ but I don't really care for politics enough to get worked up about it. It's a fun diversion to think about the abstract qualities every now and then, but at the end of the day, it doesn't really impact me all that much.

However, I've always identified myself as an independent - so in that sense, perhaps you could say it's never changed!

Conservatives and liberals are all the same to me. They both think they know what's best for the country and they both think the other will run the country into the ground as some sort of "evil conspiracy". Sometimes I find it humorous to play one side against the other, but at the end of the day, I truly don't care XD

Quite frankly, I just look at it like a fun game of cat and mouse. But perhaps that's just my feline tendencies speaking
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I used to be super conservative because that's what I grew up around. But when I started working and was out in the world on my own my views shifted for the better and I feel much happier with myself and my life because of it. All it bred was negativity and foul judging of others, and that's not who I should be as a person.
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I used to be a social conservative around 10 years ago, but I've changed a lot since then. I'm pretty clearly liberal in that sense, but rather moderate when it comes to economics and foreign policy. I tend to focus more on social issues as they are more tangible in our everyday lives, however.

Was a Catholic but became agnostic in college, and the only BIG issue that's been in flux for me since then has been abortion. Learning more about feminism over the years has slowly converted me to pro-choice, but I am still sympathetic to the other side of the argument.
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My politics coincide with my religious beliefs, so I've always been a staunch leftist. However, it took me a long time to actually realize it.
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Dark_Alma wrote:

That is about average for a good portion of the USA. Most of the right can be labeled "Capitalism" and most of the left can be "Socialism". Of course I use these in a loose term. Much more advanced than one would think. Your what would be classified as a Liberal Democrat as seen here: http://www.politicalcompass.org/images/uk2010.png

Not a bad place imo.

Edit: I am right on socialist for those who were curious. I was here: http://s668.photobucket.com/user/GFSNPres/media/OstronopolisPoliticalPartiesPolitic.png.html


I also ended up with this:

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no

i do not like politics and i do not like politicians.
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I always get similar results every time I take this quiz.
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Not surprised.

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Posted 6/28/15 , edited 6/28/15

PhantomGundam wrote:



I always get similar results every time I take this quiz.


Same thing. I always end up getting the "center-right libertarian" result. So in theory, I'm akin to a centrist/moderate Republican with a libertarian bent.

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