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    How do you agree or differ in your political views with your family?

    My mother and maternal grandparents were die hard Democrats as I was growing up. My dad has always been an Independent. He truly votes for whoever he thinks will be best.

    Sometime in the last 10-15 years my mom has become a Republican. I think that might have to do with that theory that one must be a Republican to be a Christian (which I do NOT agree with). She has been pretty mum about who she is voting for this year.

    My sister has always been a Republican. I don't know where that came from.

    I am what my father calls "a bleeding heart liberal". Maybe a wounded heart liberal.....I do think some things go too far sometimes :p015: I do try to gauge who I think will do the best job and will be open to voting whatever way that might be. I've yet to find a Republican I like enough to do that though.

    Alysia is not old enough to vote. She says she's not sure what she is. I think she is actually pretty moderate minded and can see her being an Independent.

    So, how does your family look?












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    All of them, for as far back as I know and can remember were/are democrats.

    Me? I'm a weird one. Ultra liberally conservative. I'm serious! :D Still a dem though.






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    That's interesting. I wonder how our family of origin truly affects our views?












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    Oh, I think quite a bit for the most part? At least for me. Although I do not share the majority of the beliefs (and values) of my family, I couldn't escape the environment and its effects, eh? :D






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    It's always interesting to watch how closely kids follow their parents. Then it's also interesting how polar opposite a child can be to their parents.

    People fascinate me :p015:












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    I'm more polar opposite, but there are vestiges of their influence. :D LOL.

    Yes, what on earth would we do without people? Can't imagine.






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    My family never really talked politcs, but I suspect that my parents were Republicans. My sister is a die hard Republican and I swear it's only because she was raised that way. I am actually a registered Republican because of a test I took back during my senior year in High School when we first registered. Lately, though...I consider myself more of an Independent, although leaning more to the Democratic left in recent years.





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    I've always wondered about the registering of a party. I don't recall every doing that. I know we had a huge assembly in my senior year of high school and they registered us to vote. I don't remember if I put a party down.

    Does your voter registration card say what you are? They don't here.












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    Your party affiliation determines which primary you will vote in.






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    In my household my wife and I voted differently. She voted for Obama and I voted for McCain. I respect her views and she respects mine. I grew up in a very liberal(democratic) home and I believe that I am the only one of my siblings and of my parents who voted for McCain.


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