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- Posted: Sun, 14 Oct 2012 05:14:11 +0000
Well can I ask what viewpoints you consider extreme by chance? As a conservative Republican I have my own ideas as to what is extreme on both my side and the other. I would not be surprised if being a lesbian is bad enough for her. That is the one thing I remember my mom saying would be unacceptable. That an interracial dating, though I think she is not so strict on that anymore given that I have been involved with those outside of my own race before. But families always have a hard time when a child comes out to a parent as gay. Most parents are not comfortable with the idea of that. And conservatives and liberals do have completely different views of the world and it fundamentally speaks to who we are as humans beings. It is why on a deeper level we choose to avoid one another and stick to our own kind. And as a conservative I know that liberal views of the world (or I should say modern liberal since my views are rooted in classical liberalism) do annoy me so I can kind of put myself in your family's shoes or your own and see why it divides you so much. I do see why you do not wish to bring it up. Your health is at stake if you let it get to you too much. I am not one to speak on the topic of gay marriage since I have never been for it and it was banned in my state two years before I was even at voting age so I cannot comment on that. But we all take very partisan and ideological positions on the issues that matter most to us so those are the issues that are going to cause the most tension among you and your family, so I would try and avoid those if at all possible. I have physical health problems and if I get too worked up I get sick so I sometimes have to avoid situations where there is going to be a lot of yelling back and forth. But as a conservative among a generation of young people mostly liberal, I know all about being overwhelmed before I can even make my point, and I know how hard it can be. It makes you wonder why even bother saying anything to begin with when you know you are going to be torn apart for your views. While I may not agree with the views of the other side I do respect that they are entitled to hold differing views from my own, and to try and reach a consensus when possible. While you and your family will never see eye to eye on the issues, you can all respect that whether anyone likes it or not you are on opposing sides and respect that everyone has their own take on the issues, and to try and be open when debating.
Thank you so much for being civil with me. It's people like you that make me not lump all C. Reps. Into one group. It also gives me hope that the next generation will be able to work out differences out with words and respect, then arguing and violence. Thank you.
Cute avvi btw. emotion_kirakira
You're very welcome. I do enjoy getting the chance to be civil with others. I hate when tempers flare and bring out the worst in everyone. I know that I have lost it before and said things I wish I had not when I get too involved in heated discussion. But I do hope that the next generation will be able to work out differences in a peaceful and respectful matter as well. It is the reason why the United States to me is the greatest country in the world. We have always come together despite our differences for the good of the American people. Without compromise our country never would have survived those early and crucial years. You're very welcome. And best of luck with your family.
Oh and thank you very much! heart
I do love this current avi. ^^
I beg to differ in it being the greatest county, no one country is better than the other. Except
maybe North Korea sweatdrop
I actually plan to be moving to England end of next year to be with my fiancee. She lives there. We'll have been together 3 years in ten minutes. emotion_kirakira
North Korea? gonk In North Korea the people are starving to death, while the government props up the military and further alienates it from the rest of the world. The wealthy elite in power are bleeding the people dry. Not too mention there is no free speech or democracy. Totalitarian communism is all that exists. How can a country like that be the greatest? gonk
England certainly sounds like an interesting place to move to. 3nodding My girlfriend lives in the neighboring state from mine. I ended up meeting her up here. I take it you met yours up here or on a similar site?
Ah, s**t! I made a mistake! I meant to word it that countries are far better than NK. *derp* sweatdrop
Sorry for the misunderstanding!
And I've visited there, and she's visited me. :3
We took this when she visited here.