Former Child Stars Who Are Now Conservatives

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Shirley Temple

Why are so many former child starts raging conservatives? It's got to be that either they came from that sort of background--people who want to deprive certain segments of rights are often the kind of folk who push their kids into show biz.

Read Michael Musto's column on child star conservatives.

Published on September 27, 2012

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fsilber
fsilber

Conservatives aren't looking to deprive other people their rights -- they merely disagree with you as to what their rights _are_.  It's just like you trying to forbid me from carrying a gun -- not because you want to deprive me of my rights, but because you disagree as to what my rights are.

Jerk.

jacksonatl
jacksonatl

Why is this even a story when far more child stars become flaming left wingers.  Stupid article.  Another conservative-bashing piece from a liberal rag.  

geheav
geheav

Kirk Cameron picture is a joke.  Look how he sees himself, very inflated self image.

fionalefey
fionalefey

Strange that Jack Wild is named as one of those raging conservative ex child stars. I knew Jack and not only was he not a conservativehe was a britishcitizenuntil he died in 2006. get your facts straight, mate!

wjwjwj
wjwjwj

Liberals create slaves?  Fascinating.  Did you come up with that jewel on your own or did you get a little help from, oh say, Glenn Beck, Hannity, Rush, Rove, O'Reilly, Cruz, Rand Paul ... on and on and on and on ...

mqbitsko25
mqbitsko25

Ummm.....liberals want to deprive certain segments of rights.  Conservatives want everybody to have the same right to sink or swim based on their own efforts.

You cannot give public resources to someone without first taking them from someone else.  The definition of "slavery" is being forced to give the fruits of your labor to others without compensation.  Liberals create slaves.

bosnbax
bosnbax

Conservative means the Government should have a small footprint in peoples lives. There is no hard line between Libs and Cons, the moderate of the two groups overlap.

For every perceived right one group gains another group loses a right, to view it as other than a zero sum game is height of ignorance.

FreewheelingFranklin
FreewheelingFranklin

Gee for some reason my comments are gone.  Does the word "censorship" mean anything here?  Apparently not.  So much for this being the "Village" Voice.  It should be the "Half Of The Village" Voice it seems.

Gerry
Gerry

" Former Child Stars that became conservative " . I call it growing up

hansaclappin
hansaclappin

This loser needs some help with spell check.  Stop hating fool.

beckaction
beckaction

Deprive segments of their rights? What in the blazes are you talking about? More liberal brainwashing. And hey - great job bashing an 85 year old American legend - Shirley Temple Black.

michael62
michael62

Interesting choice of words, since you liberal socialists are the only ones "who want to deprive certain segments of [their] rights."  Maybe these former child stars are who they are because they are not willing to march in lockstep to your Marxist mantra.

cathydit4353
cathydit4353

What???? Looks like they are the only smart ones in Hollywood. I don't see their children in movies!

briandefran
briandefran

This article was published in 2012 and lists child stars who are NOW  conservative.  They must have voter registration in the afterlife, cause Jack Wild (on the list) died a half dozen years ago. 

Ghghghgh
Ghghghgh

Ginster25 is just as bad. Judgmental as can be. Lump all conservatives Into a group and judge them all by the acts of a few. Sure some have been bad and unethical, as you have pointed out, however you can find plenty of examples of "liberals" doing the same thing. Get a pair, and take some personal responsibility for making something better of the world around you instead of blaming conservatives. I am guessing that more than a few of the people that gave their lives to secure our freedom where conservative even though the liberal wants to take all the credit . 'There are plenty of consevatives that believe in equal rights, equal pay, etc. You show your ignorance and bigotry in every sentence. Happy Memorial Day!

Effin whiner!!

Ghghghgh
Ghghghgh

Seriously? The "Liberals"making their points here seem oddly intolerant. You are tolerant as long as one believes the same as you and you accuse conservatives of being narrow minded? Why do you assume these people have somehow been abused because they believe differently than you do? Grow up. There are plenty of "Liberal" people that have pushed their children into acting and if you were to take a count my guess is that the Libs out number the Cons by a significant margin. Just look at the number of liberal stars. Does that make them abused by your definition? You, (srjmsbnd), talk about the "functionally illiterate" and I would subscribe that you are one of them. Do you know what a "run on" sentence is? You wrote approximately 140 words and only had 1 period

srjmsbnd
srjmsbnd

With all the speculation most of these people look like they in some way or another were abused as in pushed by stage moms, screwed around and ripped off and basically learned in very hard manners as Americans generally ae on drugs alcohol, prescribed disproportionate amounts of psych meds by health professions who do a very bad job of doing their jobs for a people who has been made functionally illiterate, doesn't read real books beyond the commercial trash that is mass produced trash in a corrupt society where the corporate bastards buy and sell politicians so that they can extract super profits by inventing causes of war and then milking the American taxpayer for every dime while not paying much in taxes themselves, in a system which offers no choice as the Democrats and Republicans are the same criminals.

ginster25
ginster25

Funny they r all white and u only list 12.  also the majority are white rich men, which is the con party's biggest demographic.  U missed Britney spears.

nostradavid
nostradavid

Many people vote conservative because they know that Republicans look out for the rich, and they imagine that they might be rich some day. That's What's the Matter with Kansas. Making big money when you are a kid would definitely push you in that direction.

The other factor would be missing out on a good education by trading school for work when they were young. Why do conservatives cry about the "liberal media"? Because most journalists have a four-year degree in Journalism. The most famous quote by English political philosopher John Stuart Mill: "I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it."

 

Angelique
Angelique

now THERE's a biased approach (re Michael Musto's inflammatory lead-in) to people with common sense who choose to be Conservative - is Liberal the only way to go? more porn? less ethics? morals? more abortion rights? euthanasia? more graphic sex and violence in a seamless voice shouting from the big screen, little screen, books etc?  Thank you, but I prefer the conservative approach 

ret7army
ret7army

@wjwjwj no, he's claiming that conservatives want to deny people their rights (create slaves in your words).  Yet nothing could be further from the truth.

ziggyboy777
ziggyboy777

Yeah, and YOU need a lesson in punctuation. There's supposed to be a comma after the word, "hating," in your sentence. "Conservatives," is a word that USED to fit the Republican party. Nowadays, the word is a cover for the word, "FASCIST." "Neo-cons," are not really "Neo-conservatives, but,"Neo-Confederates," and that is a better description in many cases. Over all, the Republican party of so called, "conservatives," are nothing but a party full of willfully ignorant hayseeds that are about as American as a racist, a bigot and of course a fascist. If there is any hate directed toward so called, "conservatives," it is very well deserved.

FreewheelingFranklin
FreewheelingFranklin

@beckaction Ain't it funny how she is just "now" a conservative even though she's been one for 70 years?  Real breaking news there.

FreewheelingFranklin
FreewheelingFranklin

@michael62 Don't you know they prefer their former child stars as junkies and losers?  Oh and pathetically bad exotic dancers who have even less talent than their fathers who they pushed out of their life because, well he was their father and fathers deserve no less.  The very thought of living a decent life is anathema to them.  It must have come from stealing it from someone else.  They know because they can't find it and they're sure no one else can either unless they steal it from poor liberals (who don't have it because it was stolen from them).  You have to understand how they think.  Surely they were born with a whole bunch of stuff that was stolen from them.  Everyone is born with a bunch of things doncha know.

FreewheelingFranklin
FreewheelingFranklin

@nostradavidThat would of course be the same John Stuart Mill that said, "A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life."  Hmmm...  So you think he believed what we "now" call conservatives are useless and stupid yet he says right here he doesn't think that.  I love it when people quote half baked crap without the slightest thought that there are going to be embarassing details that contradict their bar room philosophy.  Besides that utilitarianism has been rejected by everyone in the post-modern world for over 100 years.  Yes YOU cling to it.  Funny that you think others are conservative.  You're the one clinging to old ideas.

ziggyboy777
ziggyboy777

@nostradavid Exactly, and the Dixiecrat hayseeds, I see, are in full bloom here. Most of these, so called, "conservatives," here, don't even know that the Neo-Confederates moved over from the Democratic party to the Republican party during the fifties, sixties and seventies. They saw at the time that the Republican party held less resistance to their bigoted and racist slave driving ways.

The Republican party was infiltrated by every despicable sect of the American population, like the KKK, the Nazis and the Neo-Confederate leftovers from the nineteenth century. The modern day Republican was born, raised and fed the same racism and fascism, and when they grew up, we ended up with the likes of Mitch McConnell. For the last thirty-three years, they have managed to do away with the Roosevelt economic regulations, got a good taste of slave labor (an end run around owning slaves, worked out cheaper for them that way) and now want to make surfs out of everyone in America as well. They are totally owned, lock stock and barrel, by corporate big business, who are of course union haters, and have all but completely destroyed the American middle class.

Right, Republicans are such good Americans and Liberals, progressives and true Americans everywhere owe them so much respect.


hansaclappin
hansaclappin

@nostradavid 

Journalism degree is about as hard to get as a history one.  No real brain power needed.

ziggyboy777
ziggyboy777

@Angelique YOU are a typical mental case that can't stay out of other people's personal lives, can't stop badgering people with your religion based moralities, and can't stop blaming progressives for the violence that your type inspires, via your bigotry, hatred, sexual repression and oppression. Thank you, fascist church chicken busybody, but I prefer the progressive approach.

ginster25
ginster25

@Angelique Now THERE'S a biased approached to people with common sense who choose to be liberal.  Feeding starving people, avoiding needless wars, treating all people with respect, giving equal pay for equal work (there's a concept), not blaming others for your lot in life, no discrimination, the right to vote for ALL Americans, safe working conditions, no back alley abortions, not telling people how to run their lives and therefore treating people as being able to make their own decisions (see Declaration of Independence),  child labor laws,  not imposing your rigid beliefs on others and not the holier-than-though conservatives who claim to have morals, family values, less premarital sex (there's a laugh) and high ethical standards while having three/four wives, cheating openly on their spouses, not providing child support for their children, dodging the draft while promoting the war in Vietnam, having to have both the president and vice president resign from office in the same year for different crimes, etc., etc.  No thanks, but I prefer the liberal approach.

Oh, Angelique, where would u cons be without us libs?  No USA at all to fight good ole king George, women kept barefoot and pregnant, abused by their partners as property, not being entitled to property due to their gender, pink ghettos due to their gender, low pay due to their gender -- it wasn't the conservatives who prohibited husbands and fathers from taking away women's freedoms.  god u cons r stupid. 

pushback
pushback

@Angelique Constitutional rights (eg, free speech to advertise) falsely claimed by big business and the free wheeling capitalist market (falsely equated with democracy) give rise to porn, shoddy goods, screen sex and violence which in turn affect morals of a very gullible American public. We need a constitutional amendment stating that corporations should be stripped of rights intended for the people. If corporations have access to the Constitution how then can the government or Constitution protect we the people.

butterfly1966
butterfly1966

If you half of a brain in that head of yours you would realize that neither party should try to demonize each other.How do you think discrimination begins, its when you dehumanize a group by putting labels on them. You don't care about fixing the problems we are facing as a country as long as you can blame others for it.  After all it took a self taught country hayseed to free the slaves and he was a republican. In case your not intelligent  to know who that is, it's Abraham Lincoln. But ask yourself this would you feel the same way if there wasn't a two party system in place and we had no Democrats or Republicans? Our founding fathers certainly didn't want one so why do we need them. It shouldn't be up to others to determine whom we should vote for,mainly those they think can win the election but those who would do the best at the job.John Adams said "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under it's leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This is. in my humble apprehension,is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution..@ziggyboy777 

mizzoubill
mizzoubill

@ziggyboy777 Your comment makes no sense, although I agree that the Republican party has some identity problems.........TEA party on one side, RINO's on the other.........Democrats are the biggest racists I have ever met and guess what, they are actually the ones that started the KKK........who is racist again?  Ya, the Democrats........look up your history ziggy.

salvageguy
salvageguy

Ziggyboy you are an ignorant fool. There is a special place in Hell reserved for Roosevelt and all his boot licking lackeys. You are such an idiot you probably can’t even understand why.... One day you will find out, they day you look around and find yourself in the same place... Good luck with that...

cessna99
cessna99

@hansaclappin @nostradavid No "real brain power needed" for a degree in history?. You are obviously ignorant on the topic. I have an MA in history from an accredited university and there is no doubt that professional historians invest a lot of so-called brain power in their research and writing efforts. Read "What Hath God Wrought," by David Walker Howe, a book on early American history, and think about the intellectual commitment it would take for you to have written it.

cessna99
cessna99

@ginster25  Mired in his self-delusional world, he lashes out at no seeums, imaging himself surrounded by a host of demons dressed in cloaks and pointy hats. Increase your intake of Haldol, and call me in the morning.

e.herpes
e.herpes

ginster25 bahahahah...  Everything that you listed, liberals are guilty of.  How the f*#$ do you think michael bloomberg got all of his money?  The most generous people, in terms of supporting the less fortunate are CONSERVATIVE...  Liberals blame everyone but themselves for their lot in life... LOOK AT YOUR TIRADE AGAINST CONSERVATIVES.  I'm not even going to dignify the rest of this idiocy with a response.

- A former liberal

donzxcv
donzxcv

@pushback @Angelique this is so stupid...'corporations' ARE people. It's the LEFT that generates porn and uses vulgarity in all their productions

ziggyboy777
ziggyboy777

@butterfly1966 @ziggyboy777 You eggheads fail to recognize the fact that your "grand wizards," idiots and white trash alike, all moved over from the Democratic party to infect and infiltrate the Republican party. Which is of course why the Republican party is in shambles. It's not the party, really, it's the Neo-cons. Whatever party they belong to nowadays, whether it be the Republican party, the Libertarian party or the tea party, the result is always the same, which is a party that is being destroyed by the Neo-con filth that have all but ruined everything they touch. President Lincoln wasn't a hayseed. Hayseeds are country hicks that are racist, bigoted and, in general, haters of everything that is American. So it's just too bad for the Republican party that has been destroyed by the hayseed Neo-cons, and it's just too bad that you fools are such victims of their propaganda and brainwash. Yes, the Democratic party isn't perfect, but at least that party doesn't have so much cleanup work to do where eradicating the Neo-con trash is concerned. Mitch McConnell is a Neo-con hayseed, too bad you're stuck with that creep, who's a member of your party of losers, the Republicans, and if president Lincoln was alive today and saw what the Republican party has come to, he would definitely be upset.

salvageguy
salvageguy

Sorry we are not the party that had a Grand Wizard in congress.

FreewheelingFranklin
FreewheelingFranklin

@ziggyboy777 @mizzoubill Hey there Ziggy Angel Dust.  The KKK died with the southern Democrats but I wouldn't expect a brain dead radical like you to understand that.  The Democrats are still the party of racism.  They play the race card every day.  You have made blacks your plantation slaves by giving them just enough to survive as long as they do what you want (vote for Democrats).  In my entire life I've known exactly ONE person that was in the KKK.  I told them I didn't want anything to do with them because I thought the KKK was disgraceful.  But the whole Republican Party is full of them, right? Put down the bong for a while and join us back on earth.  You might learn something.

ziggyboy777
ziggyboy777

@mizzoubill @ziggyboy777 And your comment contains the same old right wing BS line about the present time Democratic party having anything to do with the KKK, etc., who moved over to the Republican party during the fifties, sixties and part of the seventies. YOU are the one that has failed to learn the history of America, simply because you have failed to recognize that both the Republican and the Democratic parties are totally different from what they were when the KKK was created. So just get it though that tiny right winger brain of yours that the KKK club of hate mongering racist idiots have belonged to the Republican party ever since they moved over to the Republican party during those three decades I just mentioned. Geez! You are such a typical right wing brainwash victim.

ziggyboy777
ziggyboy777

@salvageguy LOL! "Hell is a proper place"? Right, a proper place for fascist hayseeds like YOU. Nazis weren't socialist, fool, they were fascists, like YOU, conservotard. Send yourself back to school, because the only education YOU ever received was sitting in class behind Rush Limbaugh's fat ass. Lastly, and like all conservotards, you need to learn how to punctuate as well, hayseed.

salvageguy
salvageguy

1st Hell is a proper place and should be capitalized. 2nd is that all you got? Flame me because you think my grammar isn't perfect? Get a life please. While you’re at it try to study some economics 101, and American history and history in general, you might actually learn something like for example Nazis were Socialists you moron.

ziggyboy777
ziggyboy777

Only an "ignorant fool" would capitalize the word, "hell." You, Salvageguy, and the rest of the ignorant Dixieland conservotards here are so un-American that you insult the good deeds of a true American like Franklin D. Roosevelt. I suggest that you all crawl back up Rush Limbaugh's fat ass and kiss his fat fascist draft dodging balls on the way up, creeps. Ginster25 is correct about you pigs, and hell is exactly where you Nazi boot licking morons are headed.

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