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    When did you learn?

    Curious how many of you good old conservative guys, the those who have learned kind of guys, used to have liberal views?

    I know I did have those views when I was younger, but I wasn’t smart enough to see the error of my ways yet. I would love to hear some stories about how some of you had that change for the better. Mainly, when did you feel it happening and what brought it on.

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    I never had liberal thoughts. I did believe in listening to their point of view until I was 27 years old. I was a conservative democrat until then. The 1968 Chicago garbage(democrat convention) convinced me the dems were heading toward stupidity as fast as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAYNE3298 View Post
    I never had liberal thoughts. I did believe in listening to their point of view until I was 27 years old. I was a conservative democrat until then. The 1968 Chicago garbage(democrat convention) convinced me the dems were heading toward stupidity as fast as possible.
    Good call. I know somewhere around 45 years ago or so that a democrat was no longer a real democrat.

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    My views are capitalist when it comes to sustaining an economy. As far as a social issues, you either have a dick or you don't have a dick. There are no undecideds. Mom is center right. Dad is far right. Myself and my sister are center right and my brother is center left. My son is center far right. We've always been this way.
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    Funny thing my dad was a life long democrat until about the time I saw the light. He was a union man and believed in the unions. He became so disappointed that he wouldn't admit he changed parties for several years. He never changed his mind about being union but ended up with total distain for the democrat party. He went through the depression and like a lot of people was grateful to Roosevelt because they thought he kept them from starving.
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    You might say I grew up far right by today's standards but normal for a White countryTennessee kid back in the 40's and 50's.

    No longer a segregationist like we all were in my state in those days but my conservative views have never changed. Thank you very much.
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    I'm a bit different, at a very young age, I believe three or four, my mother after WWII was a house keeper for high level American military, she took me along one time, was near Christmas, was the first time I ever seen a Christmas tree with elecrtic lights, I remember that well for some reason. But the main thing was, I saw a magazine on the coffee table, it was as I know now a Life magazine.

    At that point I had my mind made up, that's where I wanted to be......

    Manny years later my step father brought home many American service people, due to his job. Years later my sister ended up getting married to a American service man, and I wangled my way and begged him to bring me here in 1959, at age 15.

    Five years later I became a citizen. The main reason I became an American was due to our Constitution. Just so you all know, it is the only place in the world where one can call themselfs free.

    Be aware what is happening, the socialists/communists are attempting to take our constitutional government over, I beg of you, don't let them do this. It is not for me, for I may only have a few years left, its for my kids and grand kids, and who may come after that.

    Don't let that happen, I beg of you, wake up to the danger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adlerberts-Protege View Post
    Curious how many of you good old conservative guys, the those who have learned kind of guys, used to have liberal views?

    I know I did have those views when I was younger, but I wasn’t smart enough to see the error of my ways yet. I would love to hear some stories about how some of you had that change for the better. Mainly, when did you feel it happening and what brought it on.
    I was never a liberal myself. Had liberal thoughts I guess at times. My first regular job I worked ten hours a day 6 days a week,... 2$ an hour and I took home 120$ a week. Not bad for a 13 year old kid. But I was sort of pissed knowing one of my buddies was hired for 2.50 an hour. Yes he was bigger than I was, yes he was stronger than I was, but I swear he never shoveled any more wheat than I did. We had no union boss. Do the job you hired on for for the wages you agreed to, no complaints.

    Socially speaking, I've done some things I am quite ashamed of. Usually involved some red-head, but my core principals of conservatism and protestant beliefs were never tarnished.
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    Good stuff guys. I wouldn’t say I was ever liberal. I didn’t really know what I was to be honest, I wasn’t smart enough to know most likely. I pray for some of these younger guys I work with. I pray they will eventually see the light and not be brainwashed by the MSM.

    This little 22 yr old punk I work with is definitely what you would expect of a millennial. On his phone too much, poor work ethic, hates Trump, loves NPR, 3 nose rings, tattoos where they don’t belong, etc. He doesn’t realize how dumb he is, hopefully he does soon.

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    A blessing for an old person is not having to change their basic nature from when they were young. Many old conservatives might have been liberal when younger but the switch is often about $$$ and not that they have actually studied conservative or liberal philosophy.

    Many voters can't tell why the vote the way they do. When I was in school we were scared straight so to speak. Hard conservative. Fear of communism. But no philosophy.
    I can remember seeing on TV the people with binoculars on the coasts searching for Russian planes. Norad hadn't been built yet. Building conservative minds was the school's intent.

    It would be rewarding for a person, regardless of their current persuasion, to study the philosophy's so their choice is based on their intellect and not their emotions.
    The time our Constitution was written. the freedoms were crazy liberal. Unheard of. A point is many conservatives today have embraced many very liberal ideas. Free press, armed citizens, voting and allowing women to vote?? Many Nations today still won't allow these freedoms.
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    Those are old liberal ideas. Definitely not liberal ideas of the last 50 years.

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    I have been quite fortunate in my life and as I look back I am happy and proud not to have let fear and greed sway my core beliefs.

    But more importantly given my age I have yet to succumb to Creeping Conservative Brain Syndrome.
    It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by netsalt View Post
    I have been quite fortunate in my life and as I look back I am happy and proud not to have let fear and greed sway my core beliefs.

    But more importantly given my age I have yet to succumb to Creeping Conservative Brain Syndrome.
    I pray for you.

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