In your life, at any point, have you changed your political ideology?
Just curious about those that have; what motivated you to make the change? Was it easy? Any insights would be appreciated.
Yes. I was once a very conservative republican. Then I came to my senses and became an Independent, because I looked at both sides and decided neither were worth me being a part of them. I actually wrote a Hub about this a couple months ago. Being raised Republican stuck with me until I was old enough to look at the parties and what they stood for.
Oh, yes. In college, I was an antiwar leftist. Afterwards I discovered the left occupies a nightmarish fantasy land in which wrong is declared right, state serfdom is considered freedom, totalitarianism of its own possession is called liberty. The left is divorced from the world, but most of its denizens can't get far enough past its addictive illusions to see it.
Though a registered Democrat for personal reasons, I now am a mixture of left and right, more libertarian than than authoritarian, more individualistic than collective. If my posts free one leftist slave from the chains of delusion in which he is trapped, it's worth the effort of writing them.
No, I've never changed... I've always been pro - Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness; American ideals of rugged individualism; and limited government. Essentially, the modern day democrat/republican are essentially different sides of the progressive coin. Anyone expressing the privatization of Social Security is a right wing extremist and anyone calling for the legalization of pot and other illegal drugs is a left wing extremist.
I'm a conservative, limited government, individual liberty over the rights of the collective, capitalist who believes in God, but does not attend church or discuss religion. I don't believe in protecting people from themselves. And I don't believe government can solve any problem better, more efficiently, and more effectively than the private sector.
In college I was a non-voting Democrat. At least, I self-identified as one. I liked Clinton and thought Bush (the first) was stodgy and out-of-touch. As I entered the real world, I registered and began voting as a Republican although I feel I am a lowercase "r"....
Yes, as a young man I was a Republican and crypto-fascist. Then I was a liberal--though not a Democrat. Now I am a libertarian with some progressive leanings (if I had to label myself).
by Ralph Schwartz 2 years ago
I’m curious to know what the ‘breaking point’ was for people who have switched Parties in their lifetime -from either side. I’ve always been on one side, but I read about people who’ve said they ‘seen the Iight’ and switched (no pun there, ha ha)
by Eaglekiwi 11 years ago
http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_is_your_political_ideologyI just took this quiz...wow....I hate stereotyping ,but I did find it quite clever. Perhaps a little biased in some areas ,but overall ok.. Good questions.Try it
by Ray Williams 8 years ago
At this point, who are you voting for? Romney or Obama?I realize it's a pretty redundant question, but I'm wondering what some of my followers(and hopefully new followers) actually think. Give me some legitimate reasons why you chose who you chose, and please try to refrain from...
by Readmikenow 10 days ago
I have been confused as to exactly how to handle a Biden presidency. I consider him a babbling old fool who got rich selling out the United States and his vice president as a female who is a socialist/communist and had to sleep her way into a career. My opinion of both is extremely...
by Kathryn L Hill 2 days ago
justice for A L L ? ? ? - wondering. (... and If I see the name Trump I will really cringe. Understatement.)
by Nicola Thompson 8 years ago
Have you ever changed your political stance? What changed your mind? What would change your mind?I find that usually people are stuck to the political side they have chosen. Is it possible to change sides? What might be inspiring to one to go from republican to libertarian? Extreme left to the...
Copyright © 2021 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|