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Going Back to Square One: Getting Political Labels Right.

Stinger

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What the hell? I'm a freaking socialist! :shock:

:rofl can I cite this in our other thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just fooling with you Skip. to be fair I will go and take the test. but here is another one you can take.

World's Smallest Political Quiz

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Hmmmm about as expected althought some of the choices in the test didn't really fit.

Your Score

Your scored 1 on the Moral Order axis and -4 on the Moral Rules axis.

Matches

The following items best match your score:

1. System: Conservatism
2. Variation: Moderate Conservatism, Economic Conservatism
3. Ideologies: Capital Republicanism
4. US Parties: Republican Party, Democratic Party
5. Presidents: Richard Nixon (95.06%)
6. 2004 Election Candidates: George W. Bush (81.78%), John Kerry (80.24%), Ralph Nader (61.98%)
 

Skip

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Now this is more like it. :) I've taken it before and I like it too. It's pretty accurate.

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Hmmmm about as expected althought some of the choices in the test didn't really fit.

I agree, I found myself wanting to say both and neither quite a few times.

My all-time favorite test is at the political compass - Political Compass Questionnaire. I bet most of you have taken it before, but if you haven't, be warned that it's pretty long. I'm setting in on taking it now (maybe I'll save the results this time).
 

Skip

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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.

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Stinger

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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.

Mine wouldn't either and I lost it before I could count it but it was 0 Libertarian Authoritative and about +8 or 9 to the right.
 

Zyphlin

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Political Compass:
Economic Left/Right: 4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.15

The first puts me pretty conservative on all fronts....the other two put me a bit more towards center
 

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The questions are very "american", but then again they are american sites. Got any international ones?
 

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I know it's human nature to want to catigorize everyone but I hate the way people want to label everyone rather than actually listening to what they're saying and considering it independantly of which label someones been tagged with.
 

Columbusite

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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.

I know it's asking for something complicated to be more simple. I don't think having states decide gay marriage would put you all the way over in the authoritarian side. I would argue that although you have the federal goverment guaranteeing gay marriage in all states, you have more freedom that way, not less. No one is stopped from oppossing and shunning those who take part in them and the government is not making a moral judgement on behalf of the citizens of any state. But this is only regarding gay marriage.
 

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Ultra Liberal(Classical)

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SpooK

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Your Score

Your scored 2 on the Moral Order axis and -3.5 on the Moral Rules axis.

Matches

The following items best match your score:

1. System: Conservatism
2. Variation: Moderate Conservatism
3. Ideologies: Capital Republicanism
4. US Parties: Republican Party
5. Presidents: Richard Nixon (95.58%)
6. 2004 Election Candidates: George W. Bush (85.18%), John Kerry (76.93%), Ralph Nader (59.44%)

Statistics

Of the 269433 people who took the test:

1. 0.5% had the same score as you.
2. 69.7% were above you on the chart.
3. 25% were below you on the chart.
4. 14.4% were to your right on the chart.
5. 77.4% were to your left on the chart.
 
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