Tag Archives: Political Families: A Series

I Was Meant to Be An Arrow

CC image courtesy of Flickr, Grufnik. Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Kierstyn Darkwater’s blog. It was originally published on July 12, 2016. We would scoff at the idea that people wanted to have well-rounded educated children. I was meant to be an arrow to pierce the darkness and pop all the well-rounded bubbles. << actually a thing that was said. I

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I Was Raised to Be a Conservative Culture Warrior. Then I Jumped the Political Fence.

CC image courtesy of Flickr, Grufnik. Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Libby Anne’s blog. It was originally published on July 11, 2016. I grew up in a conservative homeschool family and religious community firmly ensconced in the Christian Right. I was raised to be a culture warrior. I was raised to create change, to be a mover and a shaker. But only

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Savannah’s Story: Republicanity (or, When Politics Is Your Religion)

“Some adults may genuinely believe that the rest of the world is out to persecute them, and the rest may just be bigots, but children—children are oblivious. Innocent. Children are told what to believe and they believe it until they learn to question when they are older, if at all. When you tell a young child that a certain kind of person wants to kill them, they do not have the ability to think it through and weigh the evidence. They simply trust you.”

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Rallies and Reason: Nastia’s Story

CC image courtesy of Flickr, Grufnik. HA note: The author’s name has been changed to ensure anonymity. “Nastia” is a pseudonym.   I often tell people that the three most important subjects to study are math, physics, economics.  Math gives you a logical mindset.  Physics allows you to understand the natural world.  Economics allows you to understand people and the social

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