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Have you ever changed your position on a major issue?

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as i have gotten older and had kids, i see big picture things better but realize what to focus on. at times, that helps in your views as opposed to being extreme one way or the other.

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So the Government crashed planes into the towers... Here we go!

Not going anywhere bromosexual.

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Use to be a evangelical conservative, now im an left leaning agnostic. Teenage me would hate me.

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I grew up a card carrying republican through high school. Like a (not so) miniature Rush Limbaugh....

So pretty much anything

So big mighty man. What changed you?

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Just a few weeks ago I was pretty ambivalent on the gun issue until people started posting the most misinformed, stupid rationalizations about how their gun hobby was secretly their plan to defend liberty or whatever. Now I'm pretty convinced this crap needs to be tempered down a bit..

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yeah i used to be for less (or, non existant) gun regulation. repeal the automatics ban, everyone should be forced to own a gun, give your gun a gun etc.

but newtown did change that.

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i was pretty apolitical in high school, though my views were essentially libertarian. then i grew up

e: i think many leftists go through a right-libertarian phase at some point

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Yes, essentially everything in the last 12 year's or so from before that.

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So big mighty man. What changed you?

I got learned, traveled the country, and read

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well lets see.

- grew up in an arch-conservative religious fundamentalist southern baptist family that said stuff like "the gays should be dragged into the streets and shot" and "all democrats are traitors and should be executed as enemies of the state"

- hit high school as a hyper-nationalist convinced that all other countries suck and america is the best

- believed interracial marriage was wrong because the bible says stuff about being unequally yoked and i was pissed that my sister was dating one of them there mexicans

- went into community college convinced i was going to expose the ultra-liberal ivory tower education DEMONcrats that are poisoning the waters of the education systems and kept a logbook to note the number of times the teacher mentioned communism in a positive way (in my sociology class lol)

- joined the marine corps officer program and went to quanitco, va for USMC office candidate school and passed ready to go out and kill some of them there a-rabs

- joined college republicans and became a core member and wrote blogs for the school using terminology like "towelheads" to describe terrorists

- convinced myself i was going to write a book on intelligent design as it relates to christian apologetics and proving evolution to be a fraud

then i started reading actual books and talking to actual people and traveling around the world exposing myself to new thoughts and new ideas and i've basically become pretty centrist in the process. i've lost a lot of friends along the way because i explore these sorts of topics openly now on platforms like facebook to compare and contrast various modes of thinking from various viewpoints and belief systems, but my openness to doing so on there as well as on here has led to understanding more fully the nuances of issues as presented by all sides of those issues (which often leads to a sort of paralysis where i don't know which way to go, but that's better than being ignorantly indignant, i suppose.)

so yeah i've changed quite a bit

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