A Pew Research post-election poll found that a majority young voters who were 18-29 years of age preferred bigger government. According to the survey, 59% of young voters said “government should do more to solve problems” while only 37% felt “government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.” Naturally, as a result of these views, young voters not only were more likely to back President Barack Obama, they were also more likely to identify themselves as “Democrats” and “liberals” than older voters. A plurality of voters younger (44%) said they
Comments: The leftists have accomplished their goal of brainwashing and ruining the minds of the American students through schools and universities. It´s going to be extremely difficult to undo the mess we are in when this ideology is ingrained in the young people in this country.
It´s very disheartening that so few people see the role of government so very far removed from what was perceived by the Founding Fathers. A shame...and it portends a bleak future for what used to be America.
And I saw plenty of them in Portland, Maine´s old port district over the holiays.
Sitting on a bench eating a slice of pizza from Slice the restaurant I overheard this conversation as three young man-boys walked past.
Boy A: ......so that´s why I voted Democrat. All: Yeeeeeaaaaaahhhh. Boy B: My father voted for Romney but also for (democrat candidate for Maine Senate - name escapes me). MY FATHER DOESN´T MAKE ANY SENSE.
I laughed so hard I almost choked. These boys are lost until they are on their own for a couple years and have to pay the bills.
When all the conversation is about problems and government, you´d expect the young to conclude government is the answer. It´s the quickest, least controversial answer. But it´s also a reflection of what´s popular right now. And what´s popular now changes all the time. And Big Governemnt can be quite unpopular given te time and opportunity it has right now.
Ask them if they are willing to pay for all those government service. I bet the overwhelming answer will be No! But many younger (not all, by any means) seem content to live off of others as long as they have an I-Phone, birth control pills, and access to MTV.
Young voters are much more socially liberal than what they hear from Republican campaigns. Until we get past that we will never convince them of why small government is best. Actually they hear Republican conservative social policies as coming from intrusive government, not small government.
We spent Thankgsgiving with my husband´s family and his neices and nephews, obama voters, fit this mold. These "kids" range in age from 25 to 31, they´re single and under or unemployed. And not a one of them of them is embarrassed that they´re still living at home!
I blame public schools for filling their heads with socialist ideas and their divorced mothers. Being divorced doesn´t mean you will raise overly dependent children but my sisters-in-law have. They don´t want their kids to grow up, leave the nest and leave them alone. Their kids really don´t see why mom shouldn´t go on providing the basics for them and what she can´t provide, the government should.
we´ve discussed that we are relatively happy that we´re looking back at most of our lives, rather than looking forward. I´m pretty certain I won´t be liking what happens in the USA 10-15 years in the future. I´ll probably take the red pill rather than the blue. It will be the last option...
They aren´t smart enough to understand that the bigger government they want, they will be paying for the rest of their lives. They think mom and dad are going to pay for everything they want forever. When mom and dad run out of money, guess who that bigger government is going to look toward to pay the bills?
The lack of adversity softens people and makes sissies of (many of) them. The problem is not confined to America but is endemic in the West generally. Never in history have so many had it so good, so safe, so easy for so long. But the better people have it, the safer and easier their lives, the more they complain and the less able and willing they are to cope with difficulties. Advanced civilization, by its very success in eliminating most serious difficulties, engenders a kind of disuse atrophy and infantilization of coping skills. This is happened before. It is a known fate of advanced societies. The record of history shows us that the cure -adversity, real struggle- is seldom long in coming once things reach this stage. Obama and Leftist ideology are representatives of cultural decadence arising from lives that have become too easy, secure, and undemanding. More modern Leftist ideology than is commonly acknowledged is the result of simple boredom. People do not know what to do with themselves, they have it so easy and have so much time on their hands, face so little risk and danger, that they must script personal psychodramas in which they play heroes and heroines rescuing society or somebody from the clutches of various stereotypical and largely imaginary villains.
Adversity is the cure for moral and physical flabbiness. Thanks to Obama & Co., the cure for our condition is even now well on the way.
So. The majority of young voters also don´t know who is the V.P. of the United States nor where most of the countries of the world are located. That includes most of college kids. Add to this their complete lack of moral sense, and you have an electorate who are more than willing to follow demagogue like Obama who offers them goodies and entertainments and demands only their votes.
Spewing liberal garbage learned in school. Give them a couple years trying to pay back their student loans.. or better yet, giving up 2 years of their young adult life to civil service in exchange for loan forgiveness.
Piven spent all last summer training the staffs of universities on how to organize, brainwash & turn students into activists. More to come on this...they will join Obama´s miscreants at Moveon.org, Code Pinko & SEIUites in enforcing Obama´s mandates.
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