srbmod
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A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 4:44 am

After reading the thread "Are you a liberal?" I decided to post up a link to the World's Smallest Political Quiz. http://www.self-gov.org/quiz.html

 
flyboy36y
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 4:49 am

According to your answers, your political philosophy is centrist.

Centrist
Centrists favor selective government intervention and emphasize practical solutions to current problems. They tend to keep an open mind on new issues. Many centrists feel that government serves as a check on excessive liberty.

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 70%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 40%.

Scores falling on the centrist border (mine was on the boarder of centrist and left-liberal) are counted as centrist.

 
srbmod
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 4:54 am

I myself am Centrist. My Personal Self-Goverment score is 40% My Economic Sel-Government Score is 70%. I am placed along the border of Centrist and Right Conservative.
 
kolobokman
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:02 am

Conservative
Right-conservatives prefer self-government on economic issues, but want official standards in personal matters. They want the government to defend the community from threats to its moral fiber.

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 30%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 80%.


There are %7.3 of us!
kolobokman
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Guest

RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:18 am

Your Political Philosophy:
According to your answers, your political philosophy is right-conservative.

Conservative
Right-conservatives prefer self-government on economic issues, but want official standards in personal matters. They want the government to defend the community from threats to its moral fiber.

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 0%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 60%.


No surprise there
 
Nik
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:22 am

"Left-Liberals prefer self-government in personal matters and central decision-making on economics. They want government to serve the disadvantaged in the name of fairness. Leftists tolerate social diversity, but work for economic equality.

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 90%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 10%."
 
737doctor
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:29 am

Apparently, I am a centrist...

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 50%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 30%.

Patrick Bateman is my hero.
 
Guest

RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:30 am

"According to your answers, your political philosophy is centrist.

Centrist
Centrists favor selective government intervention and emphasize practical solutions to current problems. They tend to keep an open mind on new issues. Many centrists feel that government serves as a check on excessive liberty.

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 60%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 40%."
 
Guest

RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 6:09 am

Well, you heard it here first. I'm well inside the "centrist" category. Surprised me too.

Sorry, I closed the window before I copied my scores.

'Speed
 
Cyril B
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 6:09 am

Left-Liberal...

No surprise
Your Personal Self-Government Score is 80%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 30%.
 
Boeing4ever
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 7:34 am

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 40%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 40%.

I'm a centrist.

B4e
 
racko
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 8:36 am

According to your answers, your political philosophy is centrist.

 
jessman
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 8:51 am

I am a centrist;
Both personal and economic were 60%.
How are there so many libertarians?
 
IMissPiedmont
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 11:01 am

The quiz confirmed what I know about myself. Centrist leaning towards liberal. And far away from authoritarian.
The day you stop learning is the day you should die.
 
GD727
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 11:15 am

I was a Right Conservative, no surprise there!  Big thumbs up

-GD727
Mmmm forbidden donut.
 
TWAL1011
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 11:29 am

According to your answers, your political philosophy is right-conservative.

No suprises there.
 
brianhames
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 12:17 pm

Right Conservative baby! I could tell buy the questions how it would play out...
 
delta-flyer
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 12:34 pm

I'm a 100% libertarian; in fact, I voted for the Libertarian candidate in the last presidential election.

Pete
"In God we trust, everyone else bring data"
 
pacificjourney
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 1:11 pm

Thank god delta-flyer I thought I was the only one who got Libertarian.
" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
 
us330
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 1:26 pm

Centrist.
PSG score: 70%
ESG score: 50%
Not much of a surprise as I considered myself a moderate.
 
zeus01
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 1:42 pm

Well, after I put in my answers, the computer said that they were so perfect it could no longer exist so it blew up and then my computer blew up.

Just kidding. Im a authoritarian according the poll. I was on the right hand side though.
 
9V-SVE
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 1:46 pm

Centrist! Big grin

Centrist
Centrists favor selective government intervention and emphasize practical solutions to current problems. They tend to keep an open mind on new issues. Many centrists feel that government serves as a check on excessive liberty.

The red dot on the chart shows where you fit on the political map.


Find out more about:

Military Draft
Libertarianism

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 30%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 40%.

Scores falling on the centrist border are counted as centrist.
 
NBC News1
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 2:09 pm

Left-Liberal

Left-Liberals prefer self-government in personal matters and central decision-making on economics. They want government to serve the disadvantaged in the name of fairness. Leftists tolerate social diversity, but work for economic equality.

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 80%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 20%.
 
SInGAPORE_AIR
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 3:47 pm

Hmmm. I'm a member of the Labour party...

Centrists favor selective government intervention and emphasize practical solutions to current problems. They tend to keep an open mind on new issues. Many centrists feel that government serves as a check on excessive liberty.

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 70%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 40%.
Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
 
Canada Mike
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 3:51 pm

Left-Liberal
Left-Liberals prefer self-government in personal matters and central decision-making on economics. They want government to serve the disadvantaged in the name of fairness. Leftists tolerate social diversity, but work for economic equality.

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 70%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 20%.

 
NWA742
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 3:54 pm

I'm almost 100% a Right Conservative.

Gee, I'm just beyond surprised  Laugh out loud



-NWA742
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Dasa
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:05 pm

According to your answers, your political philosophy is left-liberal.

Left-Liberal
Left-Liberals prefer self-government in personal matters and central decision-making on economics. They want government to serve the disadvantaged in the name of fairness. Leftists tolerate social diversity, but work for economic equality.

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 80%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 30%.


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Das.A
 
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:14 pm

According to your answers, your political philosophy is libertarian.

Libertarian
Libertarians are self-governors 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 tolerate economic and social diversity.

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 70%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 80%.


And yall, thought I would be a conservative.

In real life I am not even a republican.

Alaska Independence Party

OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
L-188
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:19 pm

You guys do realize that site is ment to convince you to join the Libertarian party?
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
Guest

RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:22 pm

No surprises here .. I'm 100% Libertarian

Libertarians are self-governors 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 tolerate economic and social diversity.

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 100%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 100%.

 Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
 
Superfly
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 5:33 pm

According to your answers, your political philosophy is left-liberal.

Left-Liberal
Left-Liberals
prefer self-government in personal matters and central decision-making on economics. They want government to serve the disadvantaged in the name of fairness. Leftists tolerate social diversity, but work for economic equality.



Bring back the Concorde
 
jwenting
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 6:05 pm

As I knew already  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

According to your answers, your political philosophy is right-conservative.

Conservative
Right-conservatives prefer self-government on economic issues, but want official standards in personal matters. They want the government to defend the community from threats to its moral fiber.


We do of course have to take the source of this thing (Libertarian party) into account, but in my case it does fit  Big thumbs up
I wish I were flying
 
Guest

RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Tue Jul 30, 2002 11:39 pm

Apparently I'm a libertarian: 80% on personal self-government, 60% on economic self-government.

Military service should be voluntary. (No draft): Agreed. Conscription has become far too uneconomical in this age of steep learning curves, and is a relic of a bygone era when people were more trusting of their elected representatives.

Government should not control radio, TV, the press or the Internet: Agreed. Many broadcast regulations date back to the days when rooftop aerials, TVs with two dials on the front and using microwave relays to distribute network programming were considered state-of-the-art, and bandwidth was scarce. Time to clean house.

Repeal regulations on sex for consenting adults: Controversial, but agreed. If consenting adults want to have fivesomes, etc. in the privacy of the home, that's their beeswax.

Drug laws do more harm than good. Repeal them: Maybe decriminalization would be better in the case of things like marijuana. Go after drugs as a public health issue.

People should be free to come and go across borders; to live and work where they choose: Maybe -- actually, a conditional yes. If people can pass a thorough security check and are employable and can provide verifiable character references, why not make it easier for them to move around. With the red tape they must face, you'd think such people were undesirables.

Businesses and farms should operate without govt. subsidies: Agreed. Bad policy, in the name of good politics, has only aggravated farming's woes. Subsidies and bailouts for other business are undesirable as well -- outside of extraordinary circumstances, such as Sept. 11, subsidies and bailouts encourage bad business habits.

People are better off with free trade than with tariffs: Agreed. Nations that encourage international trade have historically enjoyed stronger long-term economic growth and rises in living standards than those who retreat behind protectionist walls, in spite of the initial uncomfortable readjustment that adopting free trade requires.

Minimum wage laws cause unemployment. Repeal them: The theory sounds good, but in practice would cause a political firestorm while only creating a handful of jobs at best. Only a suicidally foolhardy government would attempt it. On balance, no. It's not worth it.

End taxes. Pay for services with user fees: Maybe some revenue collection can be shifted from one to another, but to shift the whole load from one to the other is impractical. It would be better to simplify taxation.

All foreign aid should be privately funded: Maybe -- yes for general-purpose aid, which should be tied to conditions and accountability on its use. I don't mind publicly funded emergency aid, e.g., arranging to send doctors to a disaster area where they are urgently needed.
 
zeus01
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Wed Jul 31, 2002 12:27 am

ENd tax and pay with users fees?????? I guess if you are all rich this makes sense, but other wise it doesn't. Thats paying a regressive tax. Poor and Rich all pay the same rate. What a stupid idea.
 
N312RC
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Wed Jul 31, 2002 1:31 am

According to your answers, your political philosophy is libertarian.

Your Personal Self-Government Score is 70%.
Your Economic Self-Government Score is 90%.

Libertarians are self-governors 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 tolerate economic and social diversity.
N/A
 
Guest

RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Wed Jul 31, 2002 2:25 am

Zeus01 - no, that's incorrect. If you have a use-based tax (such as VAT here in the UK) then obviously the wealthier people will be spending more ... and contributing a greater amount of taxes. 17.5% of £100,000 is a lot more than 17.5% of £15,000!

It's also an excellent way of encouraging saving which in turn reduces overall debt (and therefore inflation).
 
NBC News1
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Wed Jul 31, 2002 3:39 am

SAS23,

Zeus said the rich and poor would be paying the same rate.....which is correct.
They'll both still be paying 17.5% taxes (which is not good).

All I know is Canada so I'll use it as an example.....The richest pay about 50% in taxes while the poorest (who pay taxes) pay about 10%.

If Canada were to introduce userfees, it's overall tax revenue would fall drastically and services would have to be cut.

Ex: if I make $20,000/year and you make $1,000,000/year......
1. If tax rates are 10% and 50%, then I pay $2,000 and you pay $500,000
Total tax revenue = $502,000
2. If user fees charge 17.5% tax, then I pay $3,500 and you pay $175,000
Total tax revenue = $178,500 (way down, not enough)
3. User fees would have to charge around 49% tax in order to reach $502,000
49% is far to high a tax rate for someone making $20,000/year

My numbers assume that for every person making $1,000,000/year, there is one person making $20,000/year. Of course there would be far more people making $20,000/year......but if the tax rates for the richest are the same for the tax rates for the poorest, then there will still either not be enough money for total tax revenue (2), or the poor will have to be taxed too much (3).
 
Guest

RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Wed Jul 31, 2002 4:34 am

NBC News1 - the 17.5% is the current UK rate of VAT. What would happen if user taxes were introduced in place of direct taxation is that the VAT rates would be increased. Let's assume that it goes up to 25%.

Your example of course doesn't work because for every person paying the highest rate of income tax, there's probably 1,000 paying the lowest rate. Therefore, the spread would be very much lower and by increasing the VAT rate to 25% you'd more than cover that.
 
delta-flyer
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RE: A Political Quiz For Everyone.......

Wed Jul 31, 2002 9:38 am

ENd tax and pay with users fees?????? I guess if you are all rich this makes sense, but other wise it doesn't. Thats paying a regressive tax. Poor and Rich all pay the same rate. What a stupid idea.

I don't believe you understand fully. Under Libertarianism society is supposed to help the less fortunate, through privately funded organizations. Thus, poor people wll still pay for transportation, for example, but they would receive aid from these organizations to help pay for it.

Obviously, a pure form of Libertarianism is not possible, just as pure forms of socialism, capitalism, etc. have all proven not to work. In fact, my theory is that anything with "-ism" at the end is probably too extreme to work.

Pete
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