Could political preference actually be genetically defined?

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  1. Darketernal

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    I was seriously wondering about this. I'm saying this because I find the political divisional numbers in this world just 'too odd'. In the American election we had a 50/50 balance of Hillary v.s Donald Trump, Donald only barely getting the majority, in the Brexit election we had a 52% leave v.s 48% remain. In the Israel election we're also stuck with a 50/50 division. What i'm saying is that we never get any number like 80/20 , and only rarely 60/40.

    It's almost asif politics just like gender is about 50% male and about 50% female and in some sort of state of balance, 50% leftist and 50% right wing.
     
  2. Nonnie

    Nonnie Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    You would have to look at the four temperaments; Guardian, Idealist, Artisan and Rationals. Maybe that might help.
     
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    pixiebox Newly Registered

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    lol no. However, I do admire your perception here. It's not a male or female thing. It's just what appeals to a person and if they think the candidate in front represents that. Which to be honest, it's way more insightful no matter which candidate or party you prefer.
     
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    If political preference were indeed genetically defined, and thus making it absolutely no different than matters of skin color, what would such a revelation lead to, especially with regard to the civil rights act, americans with disabilities act, and so many other pieces of legislation intended to protect against discrimination on such a basis? What would such do for arguments between conservatives and liberals, republicans and democrats, when each would have to be classified as a protected class of individual? What would become of politics when one is simply not allowed to attack another on the basis of their party?
     
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    perdidochas Well-Known Member

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    Kind of far-fetched. Ronald Reagan, for example, got almost 60% of the vote in 1984.
     
  6. James California

    James California Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    ~ Highly unlikely.
     

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