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Old 03-15-2004, 03:39 PM   #1
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Have you ever flip/flopped ??

I used to support Capital Punishment.


I now support it in NO circumstances.


There is no need to discuss/ debate capital punishment, here.



Just wondering if anyone else has flip/flopped ?
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Old 03-15-2004, 04:50 PM   #2
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Yeah, I used to hate Republicans, until I found out I was one....but I still hate some Republicans...

Two things I will NEVER flip-flop:
Capital punishment is wrong
Abortion is wrong
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Old 03-15-2004, 04:53 PM   #3
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I used to be completely anti-abortion, but I have changed my views on abortion (somewhat). I do believe abortion should be legal, but I still have serious misgivings about some of the ethical implications.

But, yes, I have flip-flopped.
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I used to sort of be a republican, now I'm liberal. I changed my ideas about a lot of things. This mostly just had to do with me figuring things out for myself as i became an adult and thinking about why i believed what i believed. When I was a republican it was because my parents were and I basically just believed what they believed for the most part. Towards the end of high school i started learning more about govt and politics and my ideas on things started to change, they changed even more when i got to college. I'm only a junior in college, so it's still an ongoing process, but i think I'm pretty set in my beliefs now, at least for a while.
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Old 03-15-2004, 04:56 PM   #5
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Two years ago I would not have supported homosexual marriage.

This is the one issue, that FYM and disussions outside of FYM have completely caused me to turn around on.
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I've definitely has shifts in opinions over time (I relate flip/flops with changing positions for political expediency) and FYM has been a source for some changes.

My biggest change - I use to think Christianity was a bunch of baloney. Now, I know Jesus Christ is God.
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Old 03-15-2004, 05:15 PM   #7
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I'm similar to deep.

I used to support capital punishment in some cases when I was young, because I had a friend whose mother got blown up while she was waiting in the bread line. I thought the person(s) responsible should be put to death.

I changed my mind later, because of what they taught me about forgiveness and also because I cannot ever conceive of myself pulling the plug. So, if I can't do it, I don't think I have a right to ask another person to do it on my behalf.
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Old 03-15-2004, 05:19 PM   #8
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Quote:
(I relate flip/flops with changing positions for political expediency)

I believe this is the goal when it is used by campaigns against an opponent.


This would fit your description.

If a politician was pro gun control and then was redistricted into an area where the NRA could sway the election and then became a 2nd amendment avocate.
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Old 03-15-2004, 05:35 PM   #9
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Flip-flop, I am not sure, I would say that I became politicized and my views came into focus as I went through university.

One thing I have flip flopped is on christianity (the evangelical/fundamentalist brand). I used to feel oppressed by a serious amount of guilt and expectations. "But I must be an acrobat, to talk like this and act like that..." I have found my own way out.
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Old 03-15-2004, 08:02 PM   #10
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It seems to me that the ability to change your mind when situations change is a good thing.
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It seems to me that the ability to change your mind when situations change is a good thing.
It is. Situations change, life changes. I used to be a lukewarm deist. I have since converted to Catholicism. That's a big time change.
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It seems to me that the ability to change your mind when situations change is a good thing.
I'd call it the ability to be teachable...
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I used to be very conservative -- vp of Young Republicans in high school, then president of College Republicans -- until I worked on Capitol Hill. So I've flip-flopped on about every issue in the past three years.
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Originally posted by anitram

I changed my mind later, because of what they taught me about forgiveness and also because I cannot ever conceive of myself pulling the plug. So, if I can't do it, I don't think I have a right to ask another person to do it on my behalf.
I completely agree.
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Old 03-23-2004, 11:30 AM   #15
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wow... cool topic
i've flip/flopped as you say on many things...
i used to be a HP only person, but now i only buy sony stuff.
no, but seriously, pretty much all my views have changed in the past year or so. i used to be totally anti-abortion now of course, pro-life. i used to be a devout christian... go to church all that stuff... now i refuse to set my foot inside a place of worship.
i used to be a moderate and now, that i'm more informed, i am undeniably liberal. actually i'm really not either. i'm actually a socialist.
oh well, flip/flopping is healthy
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