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What party does the majority of you family identify themselves as (intermediate family members)?

Rebulican
- 29 (48.3%)
Democratic
- 12 (20%)
Libertarian
- 6 (10%)
Socialist
- 2 (3.3%)
National Socialist
- 1 (1.7%)
Green
- 0 (0%)
Reform
- 0 (0%)
Other
- 2 (3.3%)
Equal Split
- 8 (13.3%)

Total Members Voted: 18


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Taors

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Re: Family Politics
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2006, 02:56:18 PM »

Father is a libertarian in denial (Republican on paper) or one of those old fasioned "small government" conservatives who is also fairly socially liberal (not anti-gay, for example).  My mother is a complete neo-con drone who feeds on O'Reilly and Limbaugh.

My extended family is all across the board.

This thread makes me wonder: Do most Libertarians come from politically active families?

My parents listen to this guy and then get politically active.
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Re: Family Politics
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2006, 05:55:28 PM »

Now that I think about it, the one thing I distinctly remember my father saying about politics was, "Screw the government whenever possible."
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Re: Family Politics
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2006, 07:15:36 PM »

My dad just replied to my email and basically said 'get a job'. What the fuck does that have to do with America: Freedom to Fascism?
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Re: Family Politics
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2006, 10:54:49 PM »

Politically active family? Not mine! Neither of my parents voted, ever, or were even registered, so far as I know. As a kid, I remember once asking my mom what party they belonged to. "Oh, I don't know," she answered. "Them Democrats are for the working folks, and we're working folk, so I guess we must be Democrats."

I didn't get interested in politics until discovering Ayn Rand in high school.
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Re: Family Politics
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2006, 06:45:47 PM »

Sister (22) = anarcho capitalist
Father (49) = libertarian republican
Mother(51) = conservative
Me(19) = constitutional libertarian
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Re: Family Politics
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2006, 02:35:10 PM »

My dad would probably fall under the classification of bleeding heart liberal, but when he actually votes his main goal is to oust the incumbent in every election.
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Re: Family Politics
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2006, 06:43:16 PM »

I'm interested on Ian and Mark's families and weather or not they have managed to get them to become libertarians. I'm a relatively new listener (August 2006) so I'm not sure if its been mentioned before.
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Re: Family Politics
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2006, 06:49:56 AM »

I also am a relatively new listener too, but I do remember one episode when Ian said that his mother chastises him for discussing politics at the dinner table when he goes to visit.
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Re: Family Politics
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2006, 09:38:24 AM »

Now that I think about it, the one thing I distinctly remember my father saying about politics was, "Screw the government whenever possible."

Wise words
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Re: Family Politics
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2006, 01:14:29 PM »

My mom and dad are both more or less democrats.

My brother and I are both libertarians.  I basically converted him.  :P  We are both FTL listeners

My sister.. just doesn't think about that stuff.
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Re: Family Politics
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2006, 10:13:48 AM »

my father is independent, although he is a very religious person (deacon in his baptist church) and probably swings more to the republican side of things.  my mother doesn't care one wit about politics.  my "ex"-wife registered at the democratic tent at the county fair one year ecause an old teacher of her's conviced her to, so we get mailers from those fucktards all the time.
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Re: Family Politics
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2006, 10:50:59 AM »

My family was very politically active growing up.  My Father had JFK goodlooks and was being groomed for local politics when he died unexpectedly at a young age.  My paternal Grandfather was the motivation for the political activism with very strong Republican ties.  He was also a social liberal which seems to be typical of Presbyterians.  My other Grandfather was a proment community leader from the Democratic side.  He somewhat active with the African American community and taught us to be tolerant during a time of major unrest in the South.  He was also fiscally conservative Democrat.  Of course naturally with these influences when I learned about Libertarianism it was a natural fit for me.  I did sacrifice my own political future by remaining Libertarian.  I was offered jobs in DC with Republican ties during the Reagan Administration. 

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Re: Family Politics
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2006, 10:55:26 AM »

I did sacrifice my own political future by remaining Libertarian. I was offered jobs in DC with Republican ties during the Reagan Administration.

you gotta stick to your guns
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