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political October 30th, 2013 7:50pm

Do you believe teens have an overall good understanding of politics and government policies?

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theavgguy I.E.
10/30/13 8:46 pm

Yeah they got a good grasp on the revisionist history they been taught.

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rastamonsta
10/30/13 7:23 pm

Not all teens. Just spend one class period in a high school government class. They are often misinformed or clueless.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/30/13 4:31 pm

In general, nationwide? No. Here on SoH? Wow, yes.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/30/13 3:08 pm

In general? No. Are there exceptions? Yes. This app is an example.

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imanag My heaven on Earth
10/30/13 2:38 pm

I thought teens had a good grip on politics when I was a teenager. Gratefully, age has given me a better perspective (& understanding)!

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Rocker saved by grace
10/30/13 1:35 pm

Not even many adults have an accurate understanding.

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cowboy Here and There
10/30/13 1:37 pm

Ain't that the truth.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
10/30/13 2:03 pm

That was my first thought. Like are we talking in general or relative to the averaged dim witted adult

Octopus
10/30/13 1:26 pm

Most teens, no. Teens on SOH, yes.

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kscott516 EB rules
10/30/13 1:48 pm

Not that many of them

Mattwall1
10/30/13 3:34 pm

I stand with all teens in this app when I say I beg to differ Scott

kscott516 EB rules
10/30/13 4:06 pm

You're allowed to differ

Mattwall1
10/30/13 4:13 pm

What proof do you have that most teens on Soh don't know much about politics?

kscott516 EB rules
10/30/13 4:25 pm

Matt, you're more intelligent than that. What proof do you think I could possibly provide?

kscott516 EB rules
10/30/13 4:26 pm

Just as you have no proof to support the opposite.

Mattwall1
10/30/13 4:30 pm

True, there are some users that are very intelligent and some not. But then why me a claim like that?

kscott516 EB rules
10/30/13 4:54 pm

What's wrong with "not that many of them"?

Mattwall1
10/30/13 4:57 pm

In theory nothing, I'm just not sure that is accurate for the app

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
10/30/13 1:12 pm

Haha! Sorry political. No. If teens are politically active, they are heavily liberal because of what the public education system jams down their throat. They have no concept of consequences. Of course, this isn't all, but buy in large, most don't.

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political Georgia
10/30/13 1:15 pm

I completely agree!

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/30/13 1:16 pm

So they're not liberal because they have gay friends, believe a women should choose what to do with her own body, or believe weed should be legal? LOL geez, you guys will never win elections until you admit your social polices SUCK.

political Georgia
10/30/13 1:19 pm

You may be rambling just a bit Abolitionist.... Is that suppose to be directed at Derek?

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/30/13 1:22 pm

Yeah. How is that rambling? Conservatives blame media, teachers, RINOS, and everything else but never admit maybe they are the reason they are losing elections. I never seen a party of personal responsibility never take responsibility.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
10/30/13 1:23 pm

Ummm... I have gay friends, it's not her body, and I fully support legalizing weed. I'm FAR from a liberal.

political Georgia
10/30/13 1:23 pm

I actually thought you were responding to Cowboy...

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/30/13 1:27 pm

Right . It's gods body. Lol I'm just letting you joke why GOP is losing the young vote. It's social issues, period. Young people don't miss the 1950s like most of fox viewers so they're rejecting a party that acts like they want to "take US back"

Ernest Make it so
10/30/13 1:11 pm

Most teens, nope. Some teens, for sure!

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Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/30/13 1:05 pm

I think the ones on SOH have the same understanding as the adults. I love how active, knowledgable, and interested the youngins on here about the country.

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cowboy Here and There
10/30/13 1:00 pm

Hell no. That's why Obama is always speaking to college kids. They're ignorant, and therefore, potential Democrat voters. Kids don't know what's best for themselves, let alone the US.

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Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/30/13 1:06 pm

I'm never surprised by the stupid shit you post anymore.

cowboy Here and There
10/30/13 1:08 pm

What's so stupid about it?

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/30/13 1:13 pm

Because you dismiss every college kid because Obama carries the young vote. They aren't voting for him but most are voting against social conservatism. How does that make them ignorant? A lot of kids in college are the most political ppl in America

cowboy Here and There
10/30/13 1:21 pm

The question says "overall", not all. Maybe try to read the question before getting all emotional about Obama's ignorant base. We all know Obama loves politically involved college kids. Especially people, like his bomb throwing friend, Bill Ayers from the Weather Underground, and other anti-American

cowboy Here and There
10/30/13 1:21 pm

terrorists.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/30/13 1:25 pm

It's not Obama, it's SOCIAL policies. Kerry's stupid ass carried the same demographic. You have such a personal problem w Obama that you look at everything thru an obama is communist lense. Maybe young kids aren't ignorant as old ppl who miss the 50s

cowboy Here and There
10/30/13 1:30 pm

You're only making my case for me. I know that its anti-American, Socialist/Communist policies, kids love. They're ignoramuses. That's my whole point. What better role than a terrorist sympathizer, like Barack Hussein Obama?

NateE Moderate Republican
10/30/13 12:56 pm

Lol I think I do, but most kids in my school couldn't tell you who the VP was

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political Georgia
10/30/13 12:59 pm

Same at my school!

Cole12 ...
10/30/13 12:52 pm

Teens on SOH? Yes. Average American teen? Haha, no.

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political Georgia
10/30/13 12:51 pm

No! I conducted a poll today. I asked do you prefer Obamacare or the Affordable Healthcare Law. Only 2 people answered they are the same thing.

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political Georgia
10/30/13 12:54 pm

This was at my school! I may ask some teachers tomorrow!

EarlyBird Portland
10/30/13 1:17 pm

Wow, that's not a good sign.

political Georgia
10/30/13 1:18 pm

Nope! I have 0 tallies under the Obamacare column. Lol

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/30/13 3:13 pm

I thought you asked that as in, "Which do you prefer?"

Obamacare sounds derogatory. I've only heard it used by those who don't like the ACA.

LiberalAndProud LA, Cali
10/30/13 12:51 pm

Here in Cali, the teens not only have a good understanding, they are active!

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political Georgia
10/30/13 12:52 pm

I wish that was the case in my state.

LiberalAndProud LA, Cali
10/30/13 1:01 pm

Well get the word out! And stay away from feaux news and places like breaitbart. You should be alright.

political Georgia
10/30/13 1:02 pm

And you stay away from MSNBC and Al Sharpton!

LiberalAndProud LA, Cali
10/30/13 1:10 pm

Why? MSNBC is quality news and Al Sharpton does wonderful things for the African American community!

political Georgia
10/30/13 1:11 pm

*facepalm*

kscott516 EB rules
10/30/13 1:54 pm

Lulled to sleep, hey liberal?