Are political views a choice?

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  1. manifold
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    Did you choose the political views you now hold? :eusa_think:
     
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    In some cases we accept our parents views just because or may go the opposite for the same reason.

    I really believe a lot of our political views are strongly impacted by our personality type and our value system which includes religious, social, personal etc.

    Some of us may change over time based on experiences and data, others may remain locked in a belief system and never take on any new data to challenge the current belief system.

    Neither side has all the answers and only an idealogue believes his/her political system is the only one for our country.

    Despite what some extremist believe, the moderates will normally be closer to the truth on most issues and trust me don't think that a moderate won't stand up and blow you away if you threaten to blow them away. Middle of the road does not mean acquiescient at all.

    Otherwise we are just all screwed up.:lol:
     
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    Many people seem to have no compunction whatsoever to making the most vicious and vile comments about people with different political views than their own. The kinds of things that were they said to someone, not based on politics but race, gender, ethnicity etc. would most certainly and immediately brand one a bigot. The reason most often given for the different standard is that people don't choose their race etc. but they do choose to be [insert political label]. But is that really true? Do people really choose what they think and believe, anymore than say, someone chooses their sexuality?
     
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    Good question.

    I think RayBoy pretty much summed up my thoughts on the topic.
     
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    But he didn't actually answer the question. Or if he did, I missed it.
     
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    Of course we choose our political views. And, consequently, can chance them. I think this is the distinguishing answer to your question.
     
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    Mr. President BOARD PRESIDENT..carry on

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    Yes we choose otherwise why vote? Just let the "liberals" abort themselves out of the elections!!!!!
     
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    So you're saying you could choose today to be pro-Israel?
     
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    Yup
     
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    i was born a democrat, but choose to vote republican :lol:
     

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