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I Once Was a Republican

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    Young

    When I was young and it came time to write my party on my voter’s registration, I felt it would be disservice to my family to write anything but “Republican.” I regretted it within a year, and when I started paying attention to my beliefs, I realized that I am...
    silvermoon silvermoon 31-35 Feb 7, 2008

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     I'm now praying, campaigning, volunteering and voting for Barack Obama and Joe Biden. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 4, 2008

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    Young

    Thankfully, I came to my senses before I made any truly important decisions. In middle school, when I first became very interested in politics, I was quite conservative. I wanted to have something in common with my grandfather and a lot of the older people I talked to. By my...
    ThistleWeed ThistleWeed 18-21, F Jun 16, 2009

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    everything i had, crumbled in seconds, the ties which i believed to have kept me in place were actually blades skewering me slowly to my end. nothing to hold on to, the deafening...
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    I am currently in highschool and try to fight bullying as much as I can. But I can never escape the fact that I once was a bully. Being a socially awkward person I had trouble...
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    Republican. Raised and bred as one. Open minded but republican at heart
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I don't get along with Democrats either. I'm Libertarian. Republicans don't seem to understand that the majority of the ever-expanding federal budget is spent on military and...
    benjamin111991 benjamin111991 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    The Republican Liberty Caucus is the only inner GOP caucus that knows what the GOP needs to do in order to survive. But the traditionalists and neoconservatives want to shut them...
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    In my state, the Republican controlled legislature recently enacted statutes prohibiting physicians from advising pregnant ladies on certain options pertaining to their pregnancy...
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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    This will be my most personal story. It's not just about me, but I figured I should put everything in one place. This will be long, so anyone who actually wants to take the time to...
    lonachan lonachan 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I wish I was dead. I just can't take my family, my life anymore. My family is really cruel to me. They constantly tell me that the world would be better of if I were dead, or...
    Katalynn17 Katalynn17 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I only realized after the relationship ended just how bad it was. At first everything was fine but after a while it started to sour and in my heart I knew that but couldn't admit...
    alexmarie214 alexmarie214 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Yesterday started well, shockingly my partner seemed like the pains weren't too bad and she seemed brighter. Then everything changed in a few minutes. My daughter woke up with her...
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    Throughout my entire childhood I was bullied. I went to school every day to be met by people who said they were friends, but caused me more pain. Once school was done I went home...
    darksage68 darksage68 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    Today I read about a boy who was badly beaten up by a teacher.I was sad.I understand that it is difficult for a teacher to get the best out of a student.Nowadays corporal...
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    Senior Spank Day! In my last week at school, not long before graduation, it was Senior Prank Day. This is an old but totally unofficial tradition where 12th graders have once last...
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    Even though Im 19, most of my friends are either my age or much younger than me. In addition to that, most of my friends are female, even though I am male. after that quick set up...
    ThunderST0RM1N ThunderST0RM1N 18-21, M Jul 7

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    roberteezy roberteezy 18-21, M Jul 14

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    I am having a really hard time coping. The more I read and try to educate myself, the more overwhelmed and hopeless I feel. I don't want to be in therapy for the rest of my life...
    d011 d011 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I go to a few steam rallies with my dad and brother as we own a traction engine to take there. Once, it was my turn to light it, at 5:30am, so I had to be up at 5am to get it ready...
    HayWalker HayWalker 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    I was 10 yrs old. This was in school too lol. I didnt know it was wine i just dont listen. I attended a Church of England primary school for years five and six. It was nearly...
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    Not just once. But playing once works to be here. In this group that is. Lol.
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    I once believed that it might actually be possible that some omniscient being could read my thoughts. LOL!
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response Jun 24

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    Something on my mind - :D yea at least once :P
    donotfollowme donotfollowme 26-30, F 13 Responses Jul 1

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    I would like to try something new at least once. I've always liked trying out new things, even if my illnesses prevent me from doing so.
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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    That's where I am right now, trying everything once. (Twice if I like it :)
    00afreshstartUK 00afreshstartUK 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I believe that everything is worth a try at least once as long as it isn't idiotic or potentially kill you first time around
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    Curiosity kills a cat...well, I am not a cat. It's better to disclose any hanging curiosity over my head than die knowing nothing at all. Testing the water while dipping my toe...
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    SLUMBER PARTY My sister was having a sleepover once and she invited 3 of her friends. I stayed up in my room the whole time because I did not want to be a part of it. At some...
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