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No, people DON'T get more conservative as they age

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Mythbusters: People Get More Conservative As They Age. Right?

The myth that people get more conservative as they age is a lie.

The reason that most conservatives happen to be older and white is because of the fact that the older generations were born into a completely different society. They were raised to believe that homosexuality was a sin, that communism was "evil", that Jim Crow laws were the norm, that gun ownership was a good thing regardless of the number of people shot a year, that businesses were holy and sacrosanct, and that the poor were just lazy bums who deserved to starve.

Now that our country has started to slowly get enlightened, as well as more diverse, these nasty beliefs are dying out. It's Official: The U.S. is Becoming a Minority-Majority Nation | US News

It is a well known fact that older white republicans, who make up the base of the party, are dying out. The GOP Is Dying Off. Literally. - POLITICO Magazine

Whenever I point this out on this forum, everybody says "oh, no, the younger generations become more conservative as they age." Well, once again, that's a complete lie.

Busting Myth, People Turn More Liberal With Age

Sorry, right wingers, but as older white conservatives start dying our, and people of color start making up a majority of this country, your reactionary, regressive beliefs are dying out for good.
 

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Sorry, right wingers, but as older white conservatives start dying our, and people of color start making up a majority of this country, your reactionary, regressive beliefs are dying out for good.

Along with all the "Other people's money" that your liberal utopia relies on.
 

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Along with all the "Other people's money" that your liberal utopia relies on.

Actually, no. More progressive, forward thinking people have more education than right wingers, meaning that they will be in well paying jobs such as the computer science industry, medicine, or in business.
 

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Actually, no. More progressive, forward thinking people have more education than right wingers, meaning that they will be in well paying jobs such as the computer science industry, medicine, or in business.

Good then why don't you forward thinking people fund all your own nanny state entitlement programs and welfare handouts yourselves and leave us, our business, our rights and freedoms alone?
 

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Good then why don't you forward thinking people fund all your own nanny state entitlement programs and welfare handouts yourselves and leave us, our business, our rights and freedoms alone?

Because you are a U.S citizen, who is part of this society and the American social contract, and all U.S citizens must pay U.S taxes and serve society as a whole, not just yourselves
 

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This warmed over turd again? This has been discussed ad infinitum. The only people who don't believe folks tend to become more conservative with age are the young firebrands (who foolishly think it'll never happen to them) and brain damaged hippies.
 

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Because you are a U.S citizen, who is part of this society and the American social contract, and all U.S citizens must pay U.S taxes and serve society as a whole, not just yourselves

That contract would be the constitution and it is incompatible with the Nanny State you want to force upon us.
 

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This warmed over turd again? This has been discussed ad infinitum. The only people who don't believe folks tend to become more conservative with age are the young firebrands (who foolishly think it'll never happen to them) and brain damaged hippies.

They will learn when they start to earn their own money.
 

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This warmed over turd again? This has been discussed ad infinitum. The only people who don't believe folks tend to become more conservative with age are the young firebrands (who foolishly think it'll never happen to them) and brain damaged hippies.

IDK if a person gets more conservative as they age, they definitely start seeing the impossibility of some of their youthful ideals... jaded, that's the word I'm looking for. :lol:
 

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Mythbusters: People Get More Conservative As They Age. Right?

The myth that people get more conservative as they age is a lie.

The reason that most conservatives happen to be older and white is because of the fact that the older generations were born into a completely different society. They were raised to believe that homosexuality was a sin, that communism was "evil", that Jim Crow laws were the norm, that gun ownership was a good thing regardless of the number of people shot a year, that businesses were holy and sacrosanct, and that the poor were just lazy bums who deserved to starve.

Now that our country has started to slowly get enlightened, as well as more diverse, these nasty beliefs are dying out. It's Official: The U.S. is Becoming a Minority-Majority Nation | US News

It is a well known fact that older white republicans, who make up the base of the party, are dying out. The GOP Is Dying Off. Literally. - POLITICO Magazine

Whenever I point this out on this forum, everybody says "oh, no, the younger generations become more conservative as they age." Well, once again, that's a complete lie.

Busting Myth, People Turn More Liberal With Age

Sorry, right wingers, but as older white conservatives start dying our, and people of color start making up a majority of this country, your reactionary, regressive beliefs are dying out for good.
It's the same thing that happened to the Irish and Italian immigrants. As they poured into societies and made societies more "diverse", they also became or made majorities in many cities, and applied their own brand of conservativism.

That's why the democrat party should watch out for all the immigrants they stand for, because like in texas, they can and do become more patriotic and are in many ways, more conservative than their white counterparts.
 

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IDK if a person gets more conservative as they age, they definitely start seeing the impossibility of some of their youthful ideals... jaded, that's the word I'm looking for. :lol:

Yeah, perhaps. In general though folks get used to what is, what works for them and are not so concerned with the ideal, the perfect, but are good with the good. And they are less up for changing what is working now.
 

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Mythbusters: People Get More Conservative As They Age. Right?

The myth that people get more conservative as they age is a lie.

The reason that most conservatives happen to be older and white is because of the fact that the older generations were born into a completely different society. They were raised to believe that homosexuality was a sin, that communism was "evil", that Jim Crow laws were the norm, that gun ownership was a good thing regardless of the number of people shot a year, that businesses were holy and sacrosanct, and that the poor were just lazy bums who deserved to starve.

Now that our country has started to slowly get enlightened, as well as more diverse, these nasty beliefs are dying out. It's Official: The U.S. is Becoming a Minority-Majority Nation | US News

It is a well known fact that older white republicans, who make up the base of the party, are dying out. The GOP Is Dying Off. Literally. - POLITICO Magazine

Whenever I point this out on this forum, everybody says "oh, no, the younger generations become more conservative as they age." Well, once again, that's a complete lie.

Busting Myth, People Turn More Liberal With Age

Sorry, right wingers, but as older white conservatives start dying our, and people of color start making up a majority of this country, your reactionary, regressive beliefs are dying out for good.

I don't see where in your "Busting Myth" reference there is much fact or data to support that people become more liberal as they age. I think the article more points out ageism than anything else. Please give a quote in the article that factually supports the claim of people becoming more liberal as they age.
 

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They will learn when they start to earn their own money.

The conservatives will start to learn when they see their peers dying out, and a new, forward thinking, diverse group of voters take their place
 

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Mythbusters: People Get More Conservative As They Age. Right?

The myth that people get more conservative as they age is a lie.

The reason that most conservatives happen to be older and white is because of the fact that the older generations were born into a completely different society. They were raised to believe that homosexuality was a sin, that communism was "evil", that Jim Crow laws were the norm, that gun ownership was a good thing regardless of the number of people shot a year, that businesses were holy and sacrosanct, and that the poor were just lazy bums who deserved to starve.

Now that our country has started to slowly get enlightened, as well as more diverse, these nasty beliefs are dying out. It's Official: The U.S. is Becoming a Minority-Majority Nation | US News

It is a well known fact that older white republicans, who make up the base of the party, are dying out. The GOP Is Dying Off. Literally. - POLITICO Magazine

Whenever I point this out on this forum, everybody says "oh, no, the younger generations become more conservative as they age." Well, once again, that's a complete lie.

Busting Myth, People Turn More Liberal With Age

Sorry, right wingers, but as older white conservatives start dying our, and people of color start making up a majority of this country, your reactionary, regressive beliefs are dying out for good.

This picture provides indisputable proof to that article's contention:


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