Washington Examiner: Gen Y - "More socially liberal, pro-gay marriage, and pro-immigration than earlier generations"

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    Mar 03, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    ... and what it'll mean to politcs

    Article here:
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/Don_t-trust-anyone-under-30_-85845842.html
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    Mar 03, 2010 4:31 AM GMT
    This could be a good thing. I hope the new generation seeks out higher education though .. I think that is going to be necessary to compete with the rest of the world.

    Also with the growing minority populations, things could become a little more balanced. Today's conservatism will die a slow death .. the sooner the better as far as I am concerned.
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    Mar 03, 2010 5:52 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidThis could be a good thing. I hope the new generation seeks out higher education though .. I think that is going to be necessary to compete with the rest of the world.

    Also with the growing minority populations, things could become a little more balanced. Today's conservatism will die a slow death .. the sooner the better as far as I am concerned.


    If you're referring to social conservatism, I think immigrants actually work for social conservatism - especially first generation immigrants. Visible minorities who are first generation tend to come from countries that are far more conservative. Blacks also tend to vote with social conservative values (e.g. Prop 8 ). The subsequent generations however...

    I personally suspect though a lot disagreed with me on another thread, that we may have just seen the tipping point in the conservative movement with the guy who was booed off stage at CPAC... CPAC! Fiscal conservatism however... I think will very much survive and probably thrive as the article suggests...
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    Mar 03, 2010 6:04 AM GMT
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    ActiveAndFit saidThis could be a good thing. I hope the new generation seeks out higher education though .. I think that is going to be necessary to compete with the rest of the world.

    Also with the growing minority populations, things could become a little more balanced. Today's conservatism will die a slow death .. the sooner the better as far as I am concerned.


    If you're referring to social conservatism, I think immigrants actually work for social conservatism - especially first generation immigrants. Visible minorities who are first generation tend to come from countries that are far more conservative. Blacks also tend to vote with social conservative values (e.g. Prop icon_cool.gif. The subsequent generations however...
    The notion that visible minorities are more socially conservative (by large numbers) is a myth I believe. In regard to prop 8, if only minorities under 30 had voted, it would have been defeated soundly at nearly 60% or more.

    But "socially conservative" is not only restricted to gay issues.

    In regard to first generation .. I have a feeling that they are way out-numbered by second generation and above.

    non-minority conservatives and the republican party (which is VERY non-diverse) tends to set themselves against minorities.
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    Mar 04, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
    Generation Y also known as the millennials is definately more progressive and liberal than either the Baby Boomers or the Generation Xers. As this generation gets older, there are most likely going to be very dramatic changes in our society and things like gay marriage will finally become the law of the land in the US. The conservative wings of both the boomers and the Xers are going to find themselves on the losing end of American society in terms of the cultural wars, the economy, and politics.
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    Mar 04, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
    In other news the sun rose in the east this morning.
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    riddler78 said
    ActiveAndFit saidThis could be a good thing. I hope the new generation seeks out higher education though .. I think that is going to be necessary to compete with the rest of the world.

    Also with the growing minority populations, things could become a little more balanced. Today's conservatism will die a slow death .. the sooner the better as far as I am concerned.


    If you're referring to social conservatism, I think immigrants actually work for social conservatism - especially first generation immigrants. Visible minorities who are first generation tend to come from countries that are far more conservative. Blacks also tend to vote with social conservative values (e.g. Prop 8 ). The subsequent generations however...

    I personally suspect though a lot disagreed with me on another thread, that we may have just seen the tipping point in the conservative movement with the guy who was booed off stage at CPAC... CPAC! Fiscal conservatism however... I think will very much survive and probably thrive as the article suggests...


    Also with America being a religious country, and this is not about to die over night, or in a generation or two, conservatives of America still have a strong foothold in the US of A. In fact I feel there is going to be a farewell to area of panic created by the left wingers. Like down in Oz never before have we had a year dominated by phony scares, and there more disastrous rush rush solutions. I mean in the last year many completely lost their heads letting themselves be convinced that if you weren't killed by swine flu or wiped out by the worst financial catastrophe in their lives, we'd soon fry from Global Warmingicon_lol.gif
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    Mar 05, 2010 9:13 PM GMT
    Pattison saidAlso with America being a religious country, and this is not about to die over night, or in a generation or two, conservatives of America still have a strong foothold in the US of A. In fact I feel there is going to be a farewell to area of panic created by the left wingers. Like down in Oz never before have we had a year dominated by phony scares, and there more disastrous rush rush solutions. I mean in the last year many completely lost their heads letting themselves be convinced that if you weren't killed by swine flu or wiped out by the worst financial catastrophe in their lives, we'd soon fry from Global Warmingicon_lol.gif

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