Political Psychology Reflection Paper 3 - SOP4704 The results of the 3 political quizzes came as no surprise to me If anything it solidified what I

Political Psychology Reflection Paper 3 - SOP4704 The...

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November 16, 2014 SOP4704 The results of the 3 political quizzes came as no surprise to me. If anything, it solidified what I already knew. I am fiscally conservative, and a social moderate. What I define that as, is believing in the ideals of the Republicans party in the economic aspect, but leaning more towards a moderate, or even the liberal, side when it comes to social issues. Interestingly enough, I find that this style of political beliefs is becoming more and more popular among young voters like myself, and for good reason. The majority of the social issues in our society today push more and more young people to the Democratic Party, as typically Liberals are more prone to support these new non- traditional social issues that are predominant in todays political sphere (medical marijuana, gay rights, etc). Ironically, one of the major themes of the Republican Party, traditionalism, is the very thing that is pushing away young voters (like myself) into the arms of Liberalism. As technology and our country continue to grow and mature, new social issues arise. A foundation of the Republican Party is that of a Traditionalist belief, all about upholding the Constitution and maintaining the status quo. So when new social issues

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