My parents were very Republican while I was growing up. My mom has started leaning left due to some particularly bad republican politicians in our state (especially regarding their policies on education, since she's a teacher) as well as shifts in her stances on social issues. My dad (who divorced my mom quite a while ago) on the other hand is the kind of republican I hate. The only topics he seems to care about are gun rights and immigration. Wow he can be racist sometimes.
Then there's me. I honestly know very little about politics in general (and would appreciate any 101 style resources you guys have), but I know I'm not as far right as my dad and I know he'd kill me if I called myself a democrat. Libertarian maybe? I'm 18 now so I'll have to vote soon, but I feel like I understand very little.