I Am Centerville, Neither Republican nor Democrat

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When it comes to my political beliefs, I am indecisive between being a Republican or a Democrat. The reason for this, is because I never really showed enough interest into learning more about politics. As for my politically ideology, I feel that I am more liberal than I am conservative. In theory, ideology is defined in two ways, “(1) Organized set of political attitudes based on underlying principles”, and “(2) a cohesive set of beliefs that form a general philosophy about the role of government” (McAtee). An Individual’s political ideology can be formed from public opinions and agents of socializations (McAtee). According to the quiz I took on “Politopia.com”, the results showed that I was “Centerville”, which means that I am in between of being a Democrat or a Republican, or that I support both sides and yet oppose to both sides.
As I mentioned earlier, I am indecisive to being Republican or Democrat, because there are some things that I support and some things I do not support on both sides. These things include abortion rights, death penalty, gun control, education, and welfare. For rights on abortion, the Democratic Party favors it while the Republican Party opposes it. I favor the Democrats Party on abortion rights. According to the article, “Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs”, “A woman has the right to decide what happens with her body… The decision to have an abortion is a personal choice of a woman regarding her own body and the government must protect this right”. In my opinion certain situations such as rape could cause a woman to become pregnant and to have an abortion, and I believe that it is the women’s decision to either keep the baby or not. As for the death penalty, the Democratic Party opposes ...

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...uld not be judge on their political beliefs especially if they are not sure which side they really favor. It really depends where or how their political beliefs were shaped. I believe I just cannot decide because I was never really exposed to the political world.

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