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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:10 AM
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DUers under the age of 20
I'm interested in how you came by your committment (I hope) to the public good and your political orientation / ideals.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am 54, but was a young dem while in high school.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:28 AM
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1. Kick
just because I want to
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:01 AM
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2. Took a government and economics class
with a very liberal teacher.. I was already liberal, but I didn't pay attention to politics before I took that class. My teacher made it all very interesting, and since then I care more about the world around me..
As for why i'm a liberal.. well its nature vs nurture isn't it :)
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zcflint09 Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:00 AM
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3. It happened
Always seemed natural, and I always cared and was interested in politics, even as young as the age of nine. Didn't really figure out my affiliation until around 15 or 16, but from then on I was a staunch liberal (it had alot to do with my coming out). Didn't seem right not to care about politics or what is going on in today's world.
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:20 AM
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4. Well, I'm above 20. 28 to be exact.. I will chime in.
When I moved to Portland I moved in with a guy who was high up in the IWW. The wobblie introduced me to Walt Brown. After a few meetings with Walt I was a liberal. Up until that point I was a republican. I was currently going to school for economics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Brown
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