Kids aren't so into the republicans

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It is said (not by Winston Churchill, however) that "Any man who is under 30 and is not a Liberal has no heart; and any man who is over 30 and not a Conservative has no brains." It's well known I have no brains, but now it seems the majority of kids have hearts. According to a new survey [Warning: PDF] conducted by the Democracy Corps, young folk are turning their backs on the Republican party.

Issues where our youth disagree with the conservative candidates include current topics such as immigration and Iraq as well as social matters such as same-sex marriage and abortion. In 2006, 60% of younger voters supported democrats. Further, while voter turnout has never been stellar amongst young people, it has increased over the last two election cycles, including a nine percent jump in 2004.

Not everyone sees this as good news, of course, but it does give me hope. I know I'm doing best to raise a couple of little liberals, but you never know when you're going to end up with an Alex P. Keaton. Are you actively working to raise your kids with your political viewpoints or are you letting them figure it out on their own?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.