- May 3, 2005
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
- Very Conservative
Hmmmm about as expected althought some of the choices in the test didn't really fit.
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -1.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.23
Can't get my image to work, but if you count 1.5 to the left and 3.23 down, you get where I am. Close to Mandela and Gandhi, but a little further over to the right and maybe not quite so low. If you take the test you get an actual grid to count.
Your analysis has some flaws. For example, let's say that I opposed federal legislation that would allow gay marriage, and instead supported allowing each state to decide the issue. By your standard, that would make me "authoritarian," because it would be creating the possibility of allowing for citizens to not to be treated "equally." However, it is demonstrably LESS authoritarian to support devolving power to the states.
Political leaning is not something that can be classified on any one spectrum, be it conservative-liberal, authoritarian-libertarian, or totalitarian-anarchic.