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  •  Actually, my change was very similar to (5+ / 0-)

    the authors, if many years earlier and without the racism.

    I am cerebral and, like the author, I came to many of my beliefs through a similar method of developing a belief system and then measuring it against current reality.

    I have been told that it freaks some people (mostly the more emotionally driven) out, but it is how I operate.

    I always say that I am a slave to logic in that if you have a better argument, I can be swayed, which is how you start off as a Republican with a very conservative father and end up as a progressive liberal with a stretch in the middle where you call yourself a libertarian.

    "I watch Fox News for my comedy, and Comedy Central for my news." - Facebook Group

    by Sychotic1 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 08:20:15 AM PST

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    •  yeah, where you start from matters (3+ / 0-)
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      I always say that I am a slave to logic in that if you have a better argument, I can be swayed, which is how you start off as a Republican with a very conservative father and end up as a progressive liberal with a stretch in the middle where you call yourself a libertarian.
      Sure, some people with conservative parents break free of that in college, but most of the liberal/progressive people I knew at that age had parents who were also liberal/progressive.

      I also had very conservative parents, and I too started off as a Republican and am now likely on the left side of liberal, with a stretch where I was a libertarian. And also a stretch where I was so disgusted by politics that I completely checked out, most of the previous decade.

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