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    I am interested in all of you to know what life changing events led you to the political views which you now have. What is your personal political manifesto, and what in your life led you to this? Is there a key event, or a turning point in your life experience which epitomizes your political view? I have already shared mine, long ago on this forum, and will reiterate it, but I am interested in all of your views. I look forward to hearing what you have to contribute.
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    George McGovern in 1972.
    My mom told me that the polls didn't matter, and that he would win easily. I bet all the money I had saved up ($13.52)

    That was the first clue I had that Democrats don't know what the hell they are talking about. Nothing has happened since to change that impression.
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    what things in your life shaped your political convictions

    When I walked into a polling station and the poll workers looked and me and said oh you'll be voting over there pointing to the democrate's table. They were wrong.

    Don't assume by looks, style, religion, birth place, econimical status, education, size or color to determin the worth of a man.
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    Look at the phone on his hip...
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    Slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, Katrina,
    Just to name a few... it taught me that economics is truly a fundemental law of nature
    When the dark clouds gather on the horizon, when thunder and lightning fills the sky, When fate is but a glint in the eye of a fallen Rattler, And hopes are lost friends, When the sinew of the chest grows weary from those hard-charging linebackers, And the muscles in the legs grow tired from those hard-charging running backs ... You must remember that the Rattlers will... Strike, Strike, and Strike again.
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    This current admin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by g.711 View Post
    [I]Don't assume by looks, style, religion, birth place, econimical status, education, size or color to determin the worth of a man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911sforever View Post
    George McGovern in 1972.
    My mom told me that the polls didn't matter, and that he would win easily. I bet all the money I had saved up ($13.52)

    That was the first clue I had that Democrats don't know what the hell they are talking about. Nothing has happened since to change that impression.
    I do believe that money is a major factor in how we formulate our political views.
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    The birth off my 5 kids (5th one next friday @ least) death of 2. Becoming a Born Again Christian in 1998. Becoming sober in 1999. I was a Liberal Socialist in my youth. Today I'm Ultra Conservative; that would explain the tatoo wouldn't it?
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    Campaigning for Richard Nixon.
    Less than 400 posts to get my own little treo icon!
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    1) Innate sense of comapassion.

    2) Lack of religious indoctrination.

    3) Formative years as a "minority" in a small town.

    = Moderate liberal
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    Three years of enlisted active duty in an infantry division in late 70s post vietnam era was an influence for me. Most of my fellow soldiers came from inner city ghettos or appalachia. I learned a lot about what they went thru during Nam, and the friends that did not make it. Since then, I remember my army buddies and I always find myself on the side of the underdogs in our society.
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    I don't have "political convictions." I simply have convictions, which influence all I say and, more importantly, do. I did make one very intentional political decision several years ago to register as an Independent.

    I am particulary appalled by the "two party system" we have in place, namely because I don't care for group speak, and I don't care for the inherent conflict such creates for many people. For example, the organization that is most notably affiliated with "pro choice" movement is also most notably affiliated with providing federally-funded and operated social programs. Many people who share my demographic background think abortion is wrong AND think the federal government should provide social programs. But neither party caters to that particular profile. The setup fosters a "lesser of two evils" approach to casting votes. Thus, I think, people tend toward being one issue minded, or shape their vote on a few key issues.

    That in and of itself is not entirely bad. But, the elected person or party uses that initiative-sized vote, as a platform-sized authorization. And, that disappoints me.

    Anyway, registering as an Independent was a small way I could express my displeasure.

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