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Politics 2004

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#21 Dev F

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 11:26 AM

CJ AEGIS, on Jul 28 2004, 09:49 AM, said:

Robert Hewitt Wolfe, on Jul 28 2004, 03:01 AM, said:

Geeze, is everyone who takes that test Libertarian/Left?  Where are all you Authoritarian/Righties?
I think the test is skewed to the left now by more than a bit.
I wouldn't be surprised. It seemed to me that a lot of the right-weighted questions were much more extreme than the left-weighted questions, so that unless you agreed with statements like "I think racism is just great!" the test wasn't going to push you that far to the right.

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 11:32 AM

Actually, i was amazed it raised the issue of patriotism and the fact that you have no choice in the place you were born. the exact topic of my patriotism thread.

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 11:52 AM

Cardie, on Jul 27 2004, 06:49 PM, said:

Left-libertarian for me, too, but I think the test is constructed in such a way that no one could end up in the center.
Right in the middle for me!

Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: -0.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.21

The graph put me dead center left/right and just a bit on the libertarian side. About where I consider myself.

Mostly I want government and everyone else to leave me the hell alone.

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#24 Coffee Please

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 12:58 PM

Anna, on Jul 28 2004, 04:50 PM, said:

Mostly I want government and everyone else to leave me the hell alone.

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(To what Anna said) Is it politcally correct to say, "Amen"? :innocent:

Economic Left/Right: -2.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.23

I agree that the test might tend to skew things more towards the left.  I've taken one of these before, distributed by a Libertarian organization (can't remember which).

I wasn't surprised at my score, but I was surprised at the chart of the 2004 presidential candidates.

The Political Compass - The US Presidential Primaries 2004

Who says we still have two parties?

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 01:52 PM

Coffee Please, on Jul 28 2004, 11:56 AM, said:

Anna, on Jul 28 2004, 04:50 PM, said:

Mostly I want government and everyone else to leave me the hell alone.

Anna
(To what Anna said) Is it politcally correct to say, "Amen"?
I think it's just dandy to say "Amen." But I give not a fig for political correctness. See my quote. :lol:

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 03:13 PM

I dropped in the Left/Libertarian quadrant which I expected. However I skewed just a bit more to the left economically and more towards the center line socially than I would have thought. I've always considered myself more socially than economically liberal.

As the man in the German helmet once said, "very interesting...".

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#27 Jazzer

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 03:32 PM

I was surprised I was as close to the center as I was.  

Economic Left/Right: 0.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.10

There were a few questions I wasn't sure I understood that well the way they were worded, so I just answered as best I could.  

Anyway, Interesting...
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Posted 28 July 2004 - 04:10 PM

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -1.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.67

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 04:26 PM

Economic Left/Right: -6.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.10

Well, that's roughly how I see myself.

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:23 PM

Anna said:

Mostly I want government and everyone else to leave me the hell alone.

Amen, Anna! :lol:
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#31 Anna

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 09:27 AM

Norville, on Jul 28 2004, 08:21 PM, said:

Anna said:

Mostly I want government and everyone else to leave me the hell alone.

Amen, Anna! :lol:
Gee, it sounds like we're gonna have a choir pretty soon! :hehe:
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Posted 29 July 2004 - 09:38 AM

Here's another 'political compass' type survey (very, very short!).  I think this is the one I had taken some years ago.  And be forewarned, it is a Libertarian website.

Political Quiz

Here was my result:

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According to your answers, your political philosophy is: libertarian

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Libertarians support a great deal of liberty and freedom of choice in both personal and economic matters. They believe government's only purpose is to protect people from coercion and violence. They value individual responsibility, and they tolerate economic and social diversity.


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Posted 29 July 2004 - 09:51 AM

^You know, I'd seriously consider being a Libertarian, except... Whoever runs this party seems to find the biggest wackjobs to run for offices. Let me qualify that statement- this is in my limited experience with candidates I knew were Libertarian.

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#34 Coffee Please

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 09:59 AM

Yea, that does seem to be a problem for them.  It is still a nearly 'grass roots' operation.  I have sincerely hoped over the years that there would be a serious third party candidate to choose.  The "Liberterian Party" has a long way to go to be truly viable in national elections.  They have made some strides in local and congressional elections.

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You know, I'd seriously consider being a Libertarian, except... Whoever runs this party seems to find the biggest wackjobs to run for offices. Let me qualify that statement- this is in my limited experience with candidates I knew were Libertarian.  Anna


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Posted 29 July 2004 - 09:59 AM

Last time I did this I was rather close to Jean Chirac.  It seems I've moved a bit - I'm closer to the center, but down in another quadrant - Left/Libertarian.  I'm apparently not close to anyone at all... Nelson Mandela is far more Left than I am, the Dali Lama more Libertarian.  Strangely enough, I am closest to Dennis Kucinich... who I don't have a clue about.  He's as libertarian as me, but more left.

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -1.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.00

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 10:46 AM

Here is another interesting quiz (also from a libertarian website):

Political Party Platform Comparison

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 11:22 AM

Coffee Please, on Jul 29 2004, 10:36 AM, said:

Here's another 'political compass' type survey (very, very short!).  I think this is the one I had taken some years ago.  And be forewarned, it is a Libertarian website.

Political Quiz
On this test... I scored Centrist (which I think I am), and I scored in a totally different section - this time Centrist leaning toward the libertarian right. :wacko:


I think I'll just have my views and leave the pundits to themselves....

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 12:08 PM

On the platform issues I was 4-Democratic, 2-Green, 1-Libertarian, and 0-Republican--not a surprise.

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 12:33 PM

Democrat     364/520
Republican    331/520
Green          308/520
Libertarian    222/520

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#40 GiGi

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 01:32 PM

I took the long version.

You rated the Democratic stances 275. Democratic Platform

You rated the Green stances 331. Green Platform

You rated the Libertarian stances 186. Libertarian Platform.

You rated the Republican stances 134. Republican Platform.
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