My kids’ dad actually worked with the civil rights movement in the Mississippi Delta in the 60s, so they are fully aware of what that part was all about. They grew up as Rush Babies, were taken to conservative and Republican functions throughout their childhood. They have a very good grounding in the principles this country was founded on.
We can just hope that the foundation they were given will come into play as they mature. THO ... sometimes as I peruse threads here, I don’t want to identify with some who call themselves ‘conservatives,’ either. Vile people on both ends of the political spectrum.
Today's youth have replaced reason for emotionalism. "Symbolism over substance", as Rush would call it. It's lost on me how anyone can think gay marriage is a civil rights issue..... I also think it's offensive when gays compare it to how blacks have struggled in this country. They just don't compare.
I'm trying to teach me kids the history of liberalism and some of their banner causes they've supported. Once you get past their "we care" mantra, you'll see the evil for what it is.