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"DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars."

Party Inheritance

Only three more sleeps until the election. Awesome! When election time comes we normally get booted out of our hall for youth group so that they can set up the polling booth. During term 1's state election we ran junior youth group in the school's canteen area. Had a dodgeball tournament - fully sick! So hopefully this election day eve will be as fun.

On our junior youth camp on the weekend, I heard more political discussion from junior high than I ever have before! Quite remarkable... you should have seen the food fight across the tent between Team Kevin and Team John! I made a claim that when you're a teenager you're political views are not your own by inherited from your parents.

I was interested to read today an article in the SMH all about Party Inheritance. According to an ANU study 70% of young people align themselves to the party of their parents.

I have been voting for 10 years in local, state and federal elections. I still vote with my parents... but that vote is increasingly becoming my own. I've claimed for a long time that I'd be willing to swing, I just haven't yet! Even if my political views are now my own, I think it's difficult to separate my views from the views of my parents that have shaped my upbringing.

How much are you still shaped by the political views of your parents?

HOT ELECTION LINKS:
  • Howard007
  • Michelle is asking some questions on "Christian" political parties.
  • This site looks helpful - but is a waste of time. It's slow and crashes. And I don't think the candidates have really jumped on board (at least in my electorate)

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