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OT Politics 2004

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Poll: Choose thy political leanings... (35 member(s) have cast votes)

Choose thy political leanings...

  1. Conservative (3 votes [8.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.57%

  2. Moderate Conservative (8 votes [22.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.86%

  3. Conservate Authoritarian (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Authoritarian (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Moderate Authoritarian (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Liberal Authoritarian (2 votes [5.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.71%

  7. Liberal (4 votes [11.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.43%

  8. Moderate Liberal (4 votes [11.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.43%

  9. Liberal Libertarian (3 votes [8.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.57%

  10. Libertarian (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Moderate Libertarian (1 votes [2.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

  12. Conservative Libertarian (4 votes [11.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.43%

  13. Moderate (2 votes [5.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.71%

  14. Centrist (4 votes [11.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.43%

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#1 EvilTree

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 12:57 PM

The purpose of this survey is to find out what political spectrum you consider yourself to be in. Probably inaccurate, but no survey really is...

-Conservative: Fiscally frugal, morally conservative
-Authoritarian: More government control (absolute monarchy, dictator)
-Liberal: Fiscally spend enough, morally liberal (socialist)
-Libertarian: Less government control
-Moderate: Try to get a balance of everything. (And sometimes fails miserably.)
-Centrist: Also try to balance everything, except believe that govt's primary duty is to provide maximum opportunities to as many citizens as possible and protect their rights and security. (Quite different from moderates)

If you don't know what you believe, go to www.politicalcompass.org to find out.

The purpose of this thread is to find out what you THINK you are, not taking the political compass quiz!
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#2 Brynhilde

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 02:07 PM

Apparently I'm a Social Libertarian in the same area as Mandella, Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.

No surprises there ;)

Edited by Brynhilde, 05 December 2004 - 02:11 PM.

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#3 NeuralClone

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 02:38 PM

I move around depending on what the issue is. I tend to go way or the other but I wouldn't say I'm in the middle either. So I guess one interpretation is that I'm "Confused." ;)
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#4 Godeskian

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 02:45 PM

none of the above, financially i'm a conservative, socially i'm a liberal, and i'm a libertarian when it comes to goverments.

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#5 Delvo

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 02:51 PM

^ That's libertarianism right there.

#6 Vapor Trails

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 02:55 PM

I'm a 39-year old, carbon-based life form-genus Homo Sapiens.

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#7 Godeskian

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 03:24 PM

Delvo, on Dec 5 2004, 08:51 PM, said:

^ That's libertarianism right there.

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ET's description of the word only ex[plained it as wanting 'less goverment'

that's only one part of my political pursuasion.

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#8 Cardie

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 03:24 PM

Every time I take one of these quizzes I come out as a classic Liberal, but I have a lot of Libertarian leanings on lifestyle issues.  I do think that if people are in trouble despite their best efforts and government can give them a helping hand, it should.   On the other hand, if people are doing stuff that's harmful to themselves or that I personally don't approve of (but which don't harm other people or force them to watch/participate in the disapproved  behavior), then I'm all for them doing what they want and accepting the consequences.

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#9 QueenTiye

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 04:40 PM

I picked "moderate libertarian" because I do think there is a role for government in the public interest (such things as NPR & Public Television, and such things as regulatory interests for instance), but in general, I think that government should leave people alone to live - and most things that stand in as moral issues, I want the right to decide upon for myself, without state interference.

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#10 Chakotay

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 04:42 PM

Rose-tinted moderate... and not ashamed of it.
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#11 GoldenCoal

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 05:01 PM

I decided I am a centrist, since that one sentence description basically sums up my political feelings, although I could also think of myself as a true moderate, a moderate liberal or a moderate conservative (depending on who I am associating myself with at the time. When I'm with liberals I think, "wow, I'm conservative." when I'm with conservatives I think, "wow, I'm liberal.")

#12 EvilTree

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 05:47 PM

GoldenCoal, on Dec 5 2004, 10:01 PM, said:

I decided I am a centrist, since that one sentence description basically sums up my political feelings, although I could also think of myself as a true moderate, a moderate liberal or a moderate conservative (depending on who I am associating myself with at the time. When I'm with liberals I think, "wow, I'm conservative." when I'm with conservatives I think, "wow, I'm liberal.")

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Funny thing about a centrist is that a centrist is not necessarily into democracy. Its whatever govt that seems to work best from him/her PoV.

StevenQ, you might be a centrist also. ;)
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#13 Lord of the Sword

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 03:07 AM

Moderate Conservative....no surprise there.
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#14 Kevin Street

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 03:38 AM

Just a plain old Liberal. (Although not a member of the Liberal Party.) I don't really like to gradate it any more finely than that.
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#15 WildChildCait

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 03:41 AM

Ditto StevenQ. Didn't vote
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#16 JchaosRS

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 01:07 PM

I am none of the above. So I guess I dont count.
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#17 Kosh

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 04:33 PM

I screwed up. I didn't scroll down far enough, and ended up picking Liberal Moderate instead of Moderate.
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#18 offworlder

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 05:55 PM

I voted the one the post said was powerless and doesn't do any good; moderate liberal;

but what I really should say: I hate label tossing in politics, tossing around labels either as some kind of badges in a war or tossing into someone's face as flinging his own label, or another one, like mud or dung. I don't think anyone really applies one view that might fit a label to every issue or situation that arises.

I got a lot out of this guest guy on my local public news issues show, pbs affiliate but a local show: he's a 'conservative' and against the Republicans as they have evolved, and he explainded how they've evolved and how different, and how he disagrees with most of their deal now, how divergent from true conservatism whatever that really is, but he said what he believes it is

I sure don't agree with every liberal or centrist or even conservative or Right campaigner or office holder; I might agree with one issue on schools and disagree with the next one, or I might like one thing some official is doing and not the next.

How can I be a liberal? how a Rightist? how a conservative, though I agree with much of what that guest said about their issues and motives, to keep things healthy and well balanced, almost the caretakers of our state. Even if I'm Christian how could I be a Religious Right type if I disagree with a couple key things they do? how could I be a centrist if anyone would just say that means nothing because You have to take a side in an issue? or maybe it just means one side you take balances and negates effects of another side taken on the next issue?  :yin-yang:

see why I hate labels? I'm not really a liberal, or a Rightist, and how can I be a centrist if I don't even really know what that can mean? I don't think I'm libertarian but that sure doesn't mean I can't agree with one or two of their positions ... I voted straight democrat at nationals since 88 but some dem or rep at local depending on who is REALLY best for the specific post; so what label does that make me?  :alien:  (an alien? a 'bug'? jeez, Cameron, where are you in the election year, with all that acid-blood?)  

wait; don't wanna know, really. oh wait, I know!
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#19 Consubstantial

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 12:03 PM

a fiscally frugal, morally liberal, libertarian

none of the above options applied
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