I Don't Discuss Politics

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    Small Town

    I remember when I was a little kid and with each presidential election someone in my class would always ask the teacher,"who are you voting for". Even back then I wondered why these kids bothered, the teacher's answer would always, of course, be something to the effect of, "it...
    Blackraven1151 Blackraven1151
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 3, 2013

    Political Discussions Damage Friendships

    And that's what talking about political issues does.  I have tried to objectively research issues - which can be very difficult - so I can vote in line with what I believe is best for society and my future.  Most people don't and as a result they're completely ignorant.  But...
    Mary1283 Mary1283
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 16, 2012

    I Refuse To Discuss Politics With Others.

     I change the subject every time. Still, that doesn't stop my friends from posting their thoughts on facebook. Mainly thoughts that could be prevented if they would check snopes.com or do their own research. It's irritating when that same false status shows up in my feed...
    timelessaire timelessaire
    26-30, F
    Aug 20, 2010

    Spin, Spin, Spin

    Maybe it is the company I keep, but I cannot recall a conversation of a political issue that has been anything more than talking points in many years. The discussions are based on the latest partisan email, some tidbit from talk radio or "entertaiment news" and rarely...
    outercalm outercalm
    51-55, M
    Feb 10, 2009

    It Never Ends Well When I Do Though

    I hate politics, and I hate talking about it. My whole life I've watched my fmaily tear itself inside and out every time they see each other, trying to force their political views onto each other and abusing each other about their politics. Its stupid. And its pointless. So I...
    sugarburn sugarburn
    22-25, F
    Jul 3, 2008


    Because discussing it frequently turns to arguments.  It can tear friendships apart, and I just think that's ridiculous.  Discussing politics has the ability to bring the worst out of people.  I like hearing other people's opinions about everything, including their...
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2009


    Politics,Don't discuss,Makes me angry,Anyway,They have no brains!
    startinover1 startinover1
    Apr 28, 2012

    Only If It Interests Me

    Big NO to closed minded people. Arguing everyones point of view and the cons and pros of their choice I'm fine with (and find entertaining), I don't bait to discuss politics however. It gets ridiculous how serious and dedicated people can be like they've written their pledge in...
    Marowit Marowit
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2010

    I Don'T Discuss Politics..Because

    -it's all bullshit anyway-
    IveBeenThereB4 IveBeenThereB4
    31-35, M
    Oct 8, 2013

    I don't follow everything enough to know whats

    accurate and what isn't also politics can either make or break relationships
    BurningFist BurningFist
    22-25, M
    Feb 24, 2014


    ....I hate them all! Politicians, that is. I honestly don't care if it's my "civic duty" or whatever. I don't vote. I don't follow politics. I don't care! They all-or maybe 99.9% of them-are twisted, shady ***** who have their own personal agendas. If you think I'm wrong, I...
    TattooedMissez TattooedMissez
    26-30, F
    Feb 27, 2012


    I don't know anything about politics and it makes my head hurt trying to understand them.  I just roll with the punches.  Ain't a damn thing you can do about 'em anyway unless you've got the green to persuade them to do what you want.  That's all it is.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    Oct 8, 2009


    I love to hear others opinions on their political systems, in order to acheive an understanding, but I will not discuss my own in that much depth, for the simple reason, mine are conflicted in that I can see both sides of the situation in which I live in. ...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2008

    I Have Some Opinions I Keep to Myself

    I have noticed a lot of debate here on EP about the upcoming elections. As a woman, I do not neglect my right as an American to vote. If I were born in the day when women were not allowed to vote, I probably would have spent a lot of time in a jail cell from protesting for...
    emptyheart emptyheart
    41-45, F
    15 Responses Oct 6, 2008
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