52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History: Politics
Neither of my parents were particularly political growing up, but they did teach me to believe what I want to and to stand by it. And to do my research.
When I was sixteen, my dad voted by mail. He told me that if I researched every ballot issue and presented my vote to him with clear reasoning, he would vote how I wanted. I researched for weeks, even going to meet congressional candidates and current state representatives. I gave my views to Dad at the kitchen table (where all important family business goes down). He argued/questioned me on a few, but all in all agreed with my conclusions and, as far as I know, voted my way.