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I Once Was a Republican

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    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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    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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     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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    Mmmmm okay soo this happened with four? People men of course and it started when I was five .-. First one was my cousin B then my dads best friend A then my other cousin F then my...
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