Does CC = Future Politicians?





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By Magoo (Magoo) on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 06:57 pm: Edit

Its come to my attention within the past few weeks that this website is, well, EXTREMELY POLITICAL...not that there is anything wrong with that, I’m glad to see people our age (teens) care about the political world (enough to be informed with credible sources).

"Why bush needs to go" "Reagan over-rated" "positive comments on bush" "if you were president"...etc.

This brings me to my first question:
Who here is interested in taking political science in college or history?

Second, why do you think that a lot of people here a politically charged...is it the times (i.e. war/bush), is it just common nature for intelligent people to put a lot of emphasis on politics...

(This is my first serious thread in a long time...no, wait it just might be the only one:))

Post any comments you want :)

By Allena (Allena) on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 08:02 pm: Edit

Well as of right now I'm a history major, and I plan to go to law school... I've actually put great deals of thought into going into politics at some point in my life. Honestly as of right now I'd be more surprised if I went through life without ever getting involved, then if I do presue politics.

By Neo (Neo) on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 08:38 pm: Edit

A lot of people are discussing these issues because our president has done more to divide us in the past four years than any other president in recent memory.

By Babybird87 (Babybird87) on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 08:42 pm: Edit

No, I think these issues show that we have a politically active youth. It's much better than having an apathetic youth.

I would like to be a lawyer, and then perhaps a politician...so I'm thinking of minoring in Poli Sci in college.

By Purgeofdoors (Purgeofdoors) on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 10:12 pm: Edit

No, none of us will be president here.

If we were truly presidential material, we'd be out getting drunk rather than talking about issues on a college forum.

By Eyesclozedtight (Eyesclozedtight) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 02:14 am: Edit

lawyers and politicians are all scum... but i'd love to be one.

By Scubasteve (Scubasteve) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 02:16 am: Edit

i personally think all the hype circulates around the fact that the majority of us are just turning 18 and will be able to vote for the fist time... and the election is only a few months away

By Foreignboy (Foreignboy) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 02:41 am: Edit

Well, with all the HYPS-bound people, and the non-HYPS-bound but still smart people on this board, I wouldn't be surprised if some of them became prominent politicians one day.

By Tropicanabanana (Tropicanabanana) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 03:38 am: Edit

1)It's an election year. 2)Bush is unpopular among teens. 3)The kids here are more intellectual and interested in debating ideas.

By Gidget (Gidget) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 09:13 am: Edit

I personally like reading what people from the U.S think about political events ( I'm from Canada)

By Conker (Conker) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 12:30 pm: Edit

Too many silly things affect politics. I'm not interested in going into politics, although I plan to stay involved through voting.

By Neo (Neo) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 01:11 pm: Edit

Scubasteve hit it right on the nose.

By Gidget (Gidget) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 03:48 pm: Edit

Today is the Federal Election In Canada and it is turning out to be the closest one ever. I don't know how much you guys know about the election up here But I am sitting here praying tht Stephen Harper ( conservative) doesn't win - our country would be in serious trouble!

By Bunmushroom (Bunmushroom) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 04:29 pm: Edit

Its time canada stopped being socialist.

By Ambitiousyokel (Ambitiousyokel) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 06:23 pm: Edit

I think it's time America started.

By Purgeofdoors (Purgeofdoors) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 10:02 pm: Edit

Oh, we have.

By Magoo (Magoo) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 10:16 pm: Edit

Bunmushroom...
Please!! ever heard of popular sovranty? leave Canada alone, i don't know why so many people in this country decide to look down on a country that is well developed, with a high standard of living, and actually has garnered RESPECT IN THE WORLD...

aside from that.
"It's much better than having an apathetic youth. "
whaa??? most of our generation is apathetic, this is what makes me curious about this site...

if you compare our generation, the brittney spears –cellphone - and SUV generation with that of the WWII survivors, baby boomers, depression era dwellers you would see a bit of difference in what people care about.

...in my honest opinion i think that it is the nature of those who are intellectually curious to want to debate about social affairs, such as politics...also i think scubasteve drew out a simple and realistic conclusion...
"i personally think all the hype circulates around the fact that the majority of us are just turning 18 and will be able to vote for the fist time... and the election is only a few months away"

By Foreignboy (Foreignboy) on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 11:26 pm: Edit

I can't vote.

By Fenix_Three (Fenix_Three) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 03:20 am: Edit

I kind of like debating just for the fun of it. I try not to post on political discussions for fear of sounding like an idiot, because to be honest, I really don't know much about politics. I do intend to take a couple of poli sci classes, but I'm leaning more toward econ/math. I'd like to change the world in a more straight-forward way than politics... you know with all the red tape. Not that there's anything bad about being a lawyer.

By Gidget (Gidget) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 08:56 am: Edit

Thanks Magoo - You are so smart!

By Justice (Justice) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 12:54 pm: Edit

One of my majors will probably to Pol Sci. I want to do a hard science major like Applied Physics and then also English, so I'd need to triple major to get that done. Ouch..we shall see...

I think intelligent youth tend to respond more to current events and want a better understanding of humanity. Since the course of humanity is often decided by politics, it's fair to say that some smart kids put that passion into politics because they want to get a sense of how the world works and influence it. I personally think real politics is emblematic of the truths about society, and truth is a lifelong quest for me.

By Magoo (Magoo) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 09:49 pm: Edit

Justice...
well siad, i agree. though you don't see mass amts of people our age protesting, voting, or volunteering like our parents did...oh well.

Gidget...
anytime, sometimes its funny when people make fun of other countries but often its just annoying especially with canada cuz there is no basis, they never attacked us or poisened our rivers...i guess people jump on the ban wagon because they think that it is funny...OH, also its a dangerous mentality for a powerful nation especially in the heat of war when a lot of people are ready to throw rocks and insults back!

hang in there, there is nothing blatently wrong with canada

By Jlq3d3 (Jlq3d3) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 10:26 pm: Edit

i never made fun of canada, and by the way magoo, speaking of popular soverignty it was one of the closest elections for the liberal party. They kept the liberal pm but the conservative party gained seats in parliment and the liberal party lost its majority in parliment.

By Magoo (Magoo) on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 10:35 pm: Edit

speaking of popular soverignty it was one of the closest elections for the liberal party. They kept the liberal pm but the conservative party gained seats in parliment and the liberal party lost its majority in parliment...

exactly, if thats what they voted for, thats what THEY voted for, who cares...its kinda imperialistic to want to tell a country to not be socialistic.

and as for 'making fun of canada' i was make a general statement.

"anytime, sometimes its funny when people make fun of other countries but often its just annoying especially with canada cuz there is no basis, they never attacked us or poisened our rivers...i guess people jump on the ban wagon because they think that it is funny...OH, also its a dangerous mentality for a powerful nation especially in the heat of war when a lot of people are ready to throw rocks and insults back! "

By Jlq3d3 (Jlq3d3) on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 12:10 am: Edit

"exactly, if thats what they voted for, thats what THEY voted for, who cares...its kinda imperialistic to want to tell a country to not be socialistic. "

You are wrong and you know it. If thats imperialistic, than saying "Bush/kerry/or Nader should be president of the US" is dictatorial. I wasnt forcing canada to accept any party against their popular choice, i was saying that is what they should do.

By Magoo (Magoo) on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 12:44 am: Edit

who are you to tell them what they should and shouldn't do. that in my opinion makes you wrong. leave the country alone. you never made fun of it yet you said
Its time canada stopped being socialist.

which IS insulting to some people...is it really hurting or upsetting you that canada is socialistic.

By Jlq3d3 (Jlq3d3) on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 01:35 am: Edit

Magoo, now you are changing you opinion. bunmush, and i can have any opinion on any country we want, just as canadians can have opinions on matters in the us. Calling that imperialistic is ridiculous and false. Too bad if people are insulted at my opinion on socialism. Are you going to say Canada was imperialistic not to support the United State's opinion to go to war in Iraq?

By Gidget (Gidget) on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 11:59 am: Edit

I personally am glad my country didn't jump on that "band wagon"

By Gidget (Gidget) on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 01:09 pm: Edit

I just realized that may sound mean. I wasn't meant to be. I just don't like war. My boyfriend is in the military so .... you know... want him a little safe...


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