One example in this chapter suggested that political orientations cause attitudes toward legalizing marijuana. Can you make an argument that the time order is just the opposite of what was assumed?
Studies show that conservatives are generally less likely to favor legalizing marijuana than liberals. The book suggests that the time order is more political ideology then position on legalization. It is possible, however, for a person to form their opinion on legalizing marijuana before they solidify their ideology, or change their ideology based on personal experience.
Answer and explanation:
(This question requires a subjective response, this is an example.) Legalizing marijuana is a hot topic in the competition between political ideologies. Some say a person’s political leaning determines their position on whether to legalize, citing research that shows more liberals in support than conservatives. This time order could be problematic, since a person could change their opinion on legalizing after seeing benefits gained by a relative from medical marijuana, for example, and their opinion could cause them to adjust their political ideology to support candidates in favor of legalization. Another argument could be made that a person’s opinion on legalizing marijuana could form before they have fully identified as conservative or liberal, as issues often precede ideology for younger people.
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