Day 16 — Hometown Politics


Day 16: Was your hometown a “backwards” place or do you feel that it was progressive?

First, I don’t thing the words “backwards” and “progressive” are at opposite ends of the spectrum. I’ve known some progressive people who seem kinda backwards and some backwards people who are relatively progressive.

That said, the DC suburb in which I grew up was a mixed bag. At least I think it was. After all, I was a kid at the time and politics wasn’t something that was of keen interest to me.

My parents were conservative Democrats. Yes, that is a thing. Just as there are liberal Republicans. I am what might be called a social liberal and a fiscal conservative. But in this age of Trump, I have moved much further to the left. What sane-minded, thinking person wouldn’t?

Okay, I think I’ve wandered far off topic for this prompt. So I’ll end this by saying that my hometown in the DC area is, due to the current administration and the current composition of Congress, quite backwards and not at all progressive.

This post was written for Suzanne McClendon’s September Challenge, which is comprised of 30 questions (one for each day of this month) regarding your background and history.