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Political Compass Thread

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Tell all of the anti-gunners that for me please. :D
I'm in the far lower left, virtually in the corner and I am not anti-gun. I support strict regulation of the 2nd but I havent heard anyone who wants to actually repeal it.
 

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I'm in the far lower left, virtually in the corner and I am not anti-gun. I support strict regulation of the 2nd but I havent heard anyone who wants to actually repeal it.
That qualifies as anti-gun.
 

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That qualifies as anti-gun.
How am I anti-gun? The 2nd itself says that a well-regulated militia.... You cannot deny that those words exist. It was not created to be a free for all to create a private militia equal to the army. At the time we had no standing army, but we do now, so the 2nd must evolve with that change. Gun owners have not been called up purely because of their ownership to fight wars.
 

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I'm in the far lower left, virtually in the corner and I am not anti-gun. I support strict regulation of the 2nd but I havent heard anyone who wants to actually repeal it.
Many who claim to be “liberals” are, indeed, anti-gun. While tests like Political Compass and Political Spectrum are both fun and indicative of beliefs, they aren’t exactly accurate nor are they in line with modern conventional American views of “Liberal” and “Conservative”. Barry Goldwater, one of my heroes, is most certainly rolling over in his grave over the current state of the Republican Party. By global standards, Hillary Clinton is a RW Authoritarian war-monger but by US standards she’s a far Left Socialist.



 

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How am I anti-gun? The 2nd itself says that a well-regulated militia.... You cannot deny that those words exist. It was not created to be a free for all to create a private militia equal to the army. At the time we had no standing army, but we do now, so the 2nd must evolve with that change. Gun owners have not been called up purely because of their ownership to fight wars.
I have no ax to grind here. I am saying that you expressed a position that qualifies as anti-gun.
 

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About the same place it always is :shrug:
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Been awhile since I've done one of these. Must have been longer than I thought because the quiz looks different than I remember.

 

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The quizzes posted put be in the Libertarian-left range, which I know is wrong. I am 100% liberal. Quizony got it right, calling me a "Democratic Socialist." However, it works by asking hypothetical situation questions, which is not my preferred method.
 

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I find it interesting that Socialist people in this country are very against authority yet, they are socialist. Tell me that makes sense.....

You almost made it too that left bottom corner. Keep trying!
Therre is no suchb tbing as socialism in America. That would mean not having a democracy anymore.
 

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So, I spent far too much time on this. Setting aside the fact that some of the questions are clearly asked in a biased manner, I found a min/max range for myself that was contingent upon incrementally increasing the consideration time per-question from 'knee-jerk reaction' to 'up to 30-seconds of devil's advocate-styled internal debate' over multiple iterations. Results follow:





Range: 1.75/ -4.56 to 3.25/ -5.38
 
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I'm one vertical bar to the right of Washington, kinda close to the middle (although I found some of the questions/answers extremely biased). That's me...in the middle....and ISTJ all the way.
 

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The quizzes posted put be in the Libertarian-left range, which I know is wrong. I am 100% liberal.
Becasue as I've said for decades, this is a Libertarian propaganda tool to try to legitimize and mainstream Libertarianism and make people think they are Libertarian. But people still keep falling for it (not you), and it remains stickied here as if it had legitimacy.
 

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I think the test is designed to try and portray even moderate conservatives as far right.

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I think the test is designed to try and portray even moderate conservatives as far right.

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Nah, the problem with the test is that the premises of many questions are skewed and also that many of the questions paint up scenarios that are rather contextual and sometimes even ambigious. For many of the questions there should be a "maybe" or a "sometimes" to pick as an answer.

My of taking the test is to ignore the middle-answers as best I can and just choose either "strongly agree" or "strongly disagree" to be as principled as possible and get a result as representative of reality as possible.
 

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Left social libertarian. About average on foreign policy with a slight non-interventionist bent. Quite far left on culture.
 

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Interesting...
 

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I think the test is designed to try and portray even moderate conservatives as far right.

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The political compass site originates in the UK and reflects a European political centre. As US politics is skewed to the right since Reagan, Modern American Conservatives might be unaware that they share political views with European and Canadian right wing extremists.
 

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The political compass site originates in the UK and reflects a European political centre. As US politics is skewed to the right since Reagan, Modern American Conservatives might be unaware that they share political views with European and Canadian right wing extremists.
Americans (many, not all) are infamously self unaware in my experience. And then when someone gives them a perspective different than whatever exists in their backyard, they throw a fit.
 
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