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Dec 7, 2004, 01:05 PM
 
http://www.speakout.com/VoteMatch/qu...?quiz=Pres2004

At the top select "Political Philosophy" instead of "Presidential candidates".

The post your results:

These are mine:



Your Score

Personal Score
58%
Economic Score
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Where You Fit In

Where your Personal score meets your Economic score on the grid below is your political philosophy._ Based on the above score, you are a_Moderate Libertarian Liberal .

The issues where I am leftwing are: getting our ass off oil through government coersion, gay marriage rights, abortion rights, not privatizing social security, higher taxes for the rich, no school vouchers, 90% of the time voting Democrat
The issues where I am rightwing are: full support for free trade, support for Star Wars, allowing prayer in school and church-sponsored welfare, against government forced quotas of any kind especially in the workplace, generally pro-war and anti-protesting
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Dec 7, 2004, 01:09 PM
 
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Dec 7, 2004, 01:20 PM
 
Fun. I am a Libertarian Liberal:


and my Supreme Court Justice is

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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hmmm...i always thought i was further left than that.
     
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Dec 7, 2004, 01:39 PM
 
Originally posted by Joshua:
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Interesting. What did it say for that? Right-leaning libertarian-leaning moderate-leaning moderate?
     
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Dec 7, 2004, 01:40 PM
 
Originally posted by macintologist:
Interesting. What did it say for that? Right-leaning libertarian-leaning moderate-leaning moderate?
It dubbed me a libertarian conservative, which is pretty close to the truth.
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Dec 7, 2004, 01:43 PM
 
Strictly hard core liberal folks.

Personal Score 98%
Economic Score 7%




Not at all suprised.

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Big surprise...

     
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Your Score

You scored the following on the PoliticsMatch questions:

Personal Score 70%
Economic Score 42%


Where You Fit In

Where your Personal score meets your Economic score on the grid below is your political philosophy. Based on the above score, you are a Libertarian-Leaning Liberal .
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Dec 7, 2004, 05:25 PM
 
I generally sit, but I don't need a test to know where I stand, when I do stand that is.

Conservative with Libertarian leanings. I love freedom of speech for ALL*

*This includes religion by the way.
     
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Dec 7, 2004, 06:20 PM
 
"Moderate Libertarian Conservative"


Nothing terribly surprising here.
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Dec 7, 2004, 07:14 PM
 
Originally posted by CD Hanks:
"Moderate Libertarian Conservative"


Nothing terribly surprising here.
Hey fellow moderate. What are you left wing traits and what are your right wing traits? I already stated mine.
     
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Dec 7, 2004, 07:26 PM
 
Whoah...hard core liberal. I knew I was on the left but not hard core.
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Dec 7, 2004, 08:45 PM
 
Originally posted by macintologist:
Hey fellow moderate. What are you left wing traits and what are your right wing traits? I already stated mine.
Hmm, I should have included that in my post.

Top of my head:
I'm pro-choice
I'm pro-drug (heh)
I'm pro-military
I don't really think prayer has a place in public schools.
I don't think companies should be forced to hire women and minorities, if they don't have the necessary qualifications.
I think we should move away from the high oil and coal use this country exhibits.
I think we should tax the hell out of the rich.

Etc
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No surprise here.
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i used to be more libertarian (back in college) but have changed my ways and thinking, becoming more liberal as i get older.
     
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Jan 17, 2005, 02:29 PM
 
I don't think I understood half the questions... I think you have to be American raised to understand the whole thing cause this just doesnt look right.

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No surprise here;

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Wow, I'm a hard-core liberal.

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Not surprising.

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not my country's issues, but hey...

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You scored the following on the PoliticsMatch questions:
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Economic Score
45%

Where You Fit In:
Where your Personal score meets your Economic score on the grid below is your political philosophy._ Based on the above score, you are a_Moderate Populist Conservative .
     
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No surprise.
     
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Not a big surprise there.
     
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Populist Conservative
     
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Jan 17, 2005, 08:56 PM
 
Yo some of those questions are pretty stupid. The one-sentence thing they establish is pretty limiting in how they convey issues, and it left me with a lot of questions:

Example:

"Allow churches to provide welfare services"
What does that mean? Curches have always done tons of charitable stuff. My church has always collected food, clothing and money to support the economically disadvantaged. I don't support any law against no-strings-attached religious charity. If the church is using it's giving to attempt to blackmail people into jointing their religion then the government should intervene and protect people from that. Or does that question mean you want government to be giving money to religious charities, like Bush's faith-based initiative? I'm opposed to that, as I think it blurs the line between church and state, which is historically bad for both the state and the religion, not to mention people.

or...

"Support & Expand Free Trade"
Free Trade has become such a universal trope, it's hard to know what they mean in this question. Are they talking about the kind of 'free trade' advocated by the World Bank and IMF? Are they talking about free, fair trade? When they say free do they imply that all the people involved in the trading live in free, open societies?

or...

"Seek UN participation in military action"
Are they talking about getting UN approval or talking about going in with UN troops instead of specifically US troops? Participation is too vague.

or...

"Require companies to hire more women & minorities"
That doesn't mean anything. No the government shouldn't require a business owned and operated exclusively by mexican women to hire any more women or minorities. Are they talking about affirmative action, which attempts to make the workplace be ethnically and gender-wise reflective of society overall? What the hell does that mean?

The point is, it's a really badly written quiz, and doesn't mean anything.
     
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Jan 17, 2005, 09:38 PM
 
Originally posted by mitchell_pgh:
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I just about spit up my soda when I saw that
     
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Jan 17, 2005, 10:33 PM
 


Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
     
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Originally posted by Axo1ot1:
Yo some of those questions are pretty stupid. The one-sentence thing they establish is pretty limiting in how they convey issues, and it left me with a lot of questions:

Example:

"Allow churches to provide welfare services"
What does that mean? Curches have always done tons of charitable stuff. My church has always collected food, clothing and money to support the economically disadvantaged. I don't support any law against no-strings-attached religious charity. If the church is using it's giving to attempt to blackmail people into jointing their religion then the government should intervene and protect people from that. Or does that question mean you want government to be giving money to religious charities, like Bush's faith-based initiative? I'm opposed to that, as I think it blurs the line between church and state, which is historically bad for both the state and the religion, not to mention people.

or...

"Support & Expand Free Trade"
Free Trade has become such a universal trope, it's hard to know what they mean in this question. Are they talking about the kind of 'free trade' advocated by the World Bank and IMF? Are they talking about free, fair trade? When they say free do they imply that all the people involved in the trading live in free, open societies?

or...

"Seek UN participation in military action"
Are they talking about getting UN approval or talking about going in with UN troops instead of specifically US troops? Participation is too vague.

or...

"Require companies to hire more women & minorities"
That doesn't mean anything. No the government shouldn't require a business owned and operated exclusively by mexican women to hire any more women or minorities. Are they talking about affirmative action, which attempts to make the workplace be ethnically and gender-wise reflective of society overall? What the hell does that mean?

The point is, it's a really badly written quiz, and doesn't mean anything.
Did you try clicking on the questions? They provide some background in what they mean.

I got hardcore liberal btw.
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Jan 18, 2005, 08:17 AM
 
Hmmm, interesting.
I thought I'd be a little more "out of the box". It turns out I'm right on border of moderate, right-conservative.
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I'm the ONLY Liberatrian to post so far... most everyone else seems to be heavily left or right, not too many people in the middle.

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Let's create a hardcore liberal forum!

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Originally posted by Naplander:
Let's create a hardcore liberal forum!
I thought you already had one of those down in SW1A, London.

     
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Not too many Righties here :/

Just Splinter, Farmboy and Railhead really :/

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Kim's score.



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