Do you agree or disagree with the author's perspective in the following quote? Provide evidence and an example that supports your view. Thank you!"I think experience will teach you a combinationof...

Do you agree or disagree with the author's perspective in the following quote? Provide evidence and an example that supports your view. Thank you!

"I think experience will teach you a combinationof liberalism and conservatism. We have to be progressive and at the same time we have to retain values. We have to hold onto the past as weexplore the future."

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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I agree with the quote wholeheartedly. Sometimes it takes age and experience to recognize the differences between youthful vitality and emotion, and a more mature overall outlook on the things of this world. As a youth, I was vehemently opposed to the war in Vietnam, and I campaigned for George McGovern's run for President. I have found that many of my views have mellowed in this regard. Although I am opposed to war, I do see the necessity of our nation taking military action when necessary (i.e., the U.S. invasion of Aghanistan). My liberal views have been tempered; although I am a loyal Democrat, I did not vote for Bill Clinton (honesty issues) or President Obama (lack of experience). At the same time, I recognize that our changing world demands that we change with it. I find myself much more tolerant of opposing viewpoints and radical change. I do my best to temper my nostalgic look back at "the good old days" while realizing that many of today's changes have been for the betterment of all. 

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