Do you generally have the same political beliefs as your parents?
My mother is a Democrat. My father is a Republican. I'm an independent. Along the lines of a libertarian, I guess.
They got older and more conservative. We argue a lot.
My father is a liberal, my mother a conservative. I took after my father.
I'm the "bleeding-heart liberal" of the family. Both of my parents, my stepmom, and 4 of my 5 siblings are staunch republicans, and the 5th sibling is a libertarian. I'm actually a moderate who is proudly not affiliated with any political party (hence the name PartyFree)
I saw democrats protesting with their 8 year old children! And we republicans are brainwashing our kids!
My parents are hardcore conservatives. I'm a hard core libertarian. Whenever drug legalization or abortion comes up, it's a pretty funny conversation.
LOL at party filter.
Ha! No! Not. Even. Close.
No, I grew up and formulated my own opinions.
We are becoming a more Democratic nation
Kinda. I am pro-life and I know that at least my mom is pro-choice.
RJ, well you clearly can't all come over at once. Do you want me to let you know next time we're at each other's throats?
Yes. To a degree.
P.S. Great comments ace123 and INDPNT!
My mom's a democrat, dad's a republican, so I had first hand experience learning that both parties are full of sh**.
Groupthink is for weaklings.
Learn about something fully and from all sides, then form your own opinion. Then maybe you can call yourself free.
Of course, the alternative is that the children weren't thinking for themselves, but rather rebelling. But as we've seen, democrats aren't too excited about this hypothesis.
Nonsense, if 50% of democrats come from opposing view parents, then obviously republican parents allow their children to think for themselves. You think you can be generally opposed to what your rents believe and be in the same party?
Republicans raise children who never think for themselves and question what they were indoctrinated with growing up. SHOCKING!
Sorry to hear that Monty :(
I'm a libertarian and I don't even know if my parents are aware that's a thing.
My mom and dad bouth are republicans. My family even my aunt who is a teacher are republicans.
Well I used to be very liberal...and then I got my first paycheck.
In other words, was is positive persuasion or negative mostly? Or 50/50?
Annan, I'm curious who persuaded you to be super conservative? A person? An organization? Did they say why their views are better or why the other views are bad?
The biggest indicator of which party your allegiance will be to is your parents. It is proven. Yes, there are some exceptions, like myself, but generally you follow your parents. I'm the black sheep politically in my family. May dad has only voted Republican once, and yet I am super Conservative
Yes, now that they have fully evolved to being Democrats...!
My dad is a Tea Party like Conservative Republican, and my mom (RIP) was a liberal Democrat. I am a moderate/independent..if that makes sense
The most important thing we can give our children is a thorough understanding of The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. They will be prepared to make their choice.
Dad is a republican and moms a democrat. I'm a republican!
@durza. Noone is pretending. Many of us honestly don't push a political agenda (or religious philosophy) on our children. I don't need my children to share my distinct opinions. They should learn to think critically and independently. A good idea must stand on its own merits or else be rejected.
Dad is a republican, my mom is a democrat. I was independent, but I finally chose democrat.
My parents do not vote because they cancel each other's vote
I have one ultra-liberal, by-the-party-line, blue-blooded democrat parent and one fiscally-conservative, politically libertarian-ish, 'but-I'm-voting-GOP' parent. I am purely independent, I vote based on candidate and issue, without regard for party affiliation. Mom:Obama, Dad:Romney, me:Ron Paul
There's a difference between ensuring your child is up to your standard of morality and forcing political opinions on them.
All these people whining about how the other side brainwashes their children. I don't know a single who person who has ever claimed their parents had an influence, nor a set of parents that deliberately instills that. You follow the rules of the house, and your parents try to instill correct values.
I'm pro life. They weren't. I'm for civil rights. Actively worked for them in the 60s. They weren't thrilled. I'm for gay rights and mainly a republican. They weren't.
It's funny when thinking for your self is considered rebellious, but not funny when agreeing with your parents is considered sheepism?
This is what is called a double standard, another speciality of the left.
Annoying how democrats pretend like they dont force democracy unto their kids
Dads moderate, leans conservative, mom is liberal but uninformed, I'm more of a libertarian/tea party supporter
@bop. ALMOST funny? Brrrrr is equating thinking for one's self with being "rebellious" to defend the indoctrination. This is as good as it gets.
Mom's conservative (retired professor) dad is a democrat (business owner) Glad to have been raised to think for myself and make my own choices, and to respect other's opinions and beliefs. I see more eye-to-eye politically with my father.
brrrr you're so wrong it's almost funny.
Ok, it's a deal.
When can we all come over?
Anyone who thinks conservatives are drones should watch my very conservative dad and very conservative me talk about anything but worldview.
We can have a day-long argument over the best way to cut back blackberries. The only reason we don't argue about politics much is that we're both right.
This question assumes my parents agree on anything political.
My father is conservative on virtually every issue and my mom is liberal on virtually every issue.
You don't get a free pass for being politically retarded just because you agree with the local consensus in my family.
32, I feel really sorry for you and your warped, narrow minded view of anyone who opposes your view of the World.
Living with so much hate and anger based on nothing more than myths is a horrible way to go through life.
Get a grip man.