Please give your age or age proximity and answer whether you believe we or you alone are more idealist as you get older ?
I'm 55 and I think I get more politically idealistic with age. When I was young, I really did not pay attention to politics often. Back in those days I registered as a Republican. Now that I do pay attention I am registered as Democrat. I think I border on Socialist. I do not claim to know that much about politics, but I do know that we can use it to change our world.
Maybe I'm not clarifying my "idealism ", By idealistic I mean basically seeing issues to simply , naively , perhaps an example . When youth are seeing politics as merely a source for entitlement spending for free college education , for instance . Do you feel that maturing with age opens the mind to a better understanding of the overall political system and the complexities of it all ?
I know studies show we become more conservative in age , generally , that interests me in that it shows we understand politics and it's relationship to us better ,revenue costs , taxes and their need,foreign policies etc.......?
Most studies show that YES , we do , isn't that to be then considered political maturing ?
Kathryn , youth and young obviously have a 'black or white " view of politics , social , cultural issues right ? They fail to generally see the grey area's of politics , social constructs , cultural constructs , foreign affairs . It's already proven that more people become conservative as they age ?
Is the voting age too young ?
Are youth too young to not only understand that there is a "tomorrow" to consider, but that that "tomorrow" might well be 30,40 or 50 years in the future?
No, the voting age is not too young. Adults have the right to vote whether you agree with how they vote or not. What would you change the voting age to, out of curiousity? Need to crunch some numbers to see which age group votes mostly conservative?
Political idealism is very much possible among conservatives as well so I’m not sure why you’ve narrowed down on youth/liberals (just kidding, I know exactly why).
I was a liberal when I turned 18, I’m a liberal now, and I don’t really see that changing. I’m sure I’m still a tiny baby in your eyes though so let me add that my mom who owns her own business and is one of the smartest, most independent, fiscally responsible and successful people I’ve ever met is 55 years old and a liberal. Maybe she just needs to give it ten more years and she’ll finally be as enlightened as the rest of you?
Aime , I asked the question just to get some response , I wouldn't raise the age either unless we raised the age of being a soldier , But like it or not , young people are more naively idealistic . It's not nessessarily a fault , it's just a truth , as we age we become wiser in ways of the world no matter which party we're in , we tend to politically vote and make decisions in far wiser and more informed ways .
Most marchers in the street are young , fact , why don't you see older people burning police cruisers , throwing bricks at cops , holding sit ins ? Because we become wiser. That's why .
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