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Who Do You Side With? The Left? The Right? Somewhere In The Middle?

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posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 10:44 PM
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I ran across this little quiz earlier today and had to take it (It's a sickness... I know).

I really don't consider myself a Republican or a Democrat and have voted on both sides of the aisle depending on the issues of each presidential (or other) candidate. Who I thought I could trust, who was shadier, what they wanted to accomplish, etc. It never really mattered to me what letter was tacked on to their name in parenthesis. I did think that I leaned more towards a libertarian point of view more than any other if it had to be classified though.

This quiz asks you a few questions about the economy, evolution, environment, the ACA, gay marriage, the debt ceiling, and more to determine which political party you fall more in line with.

The list includes Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, The Green Party, and Socialists. It then gives you a percentage of each party you lean towards on each subject.

I just found it really interesting myself. I wonder if anyone will fall in line 100% with any party at all? I am assuming that not a lot will and that is just one more reason we should not be as divided as we are right now... politically speaking. I think we all have views that sit well in all parties but we concentrate on the differences more than the similarities and we all know who benefits from that.



You can share your answers here if you like and whether you think it's close to home for you or out somewhere in left field. Of course it wouldn't be fair if I didn't post my own results...

Down the line mine starts off with - 90% Libertarian and follows with Republican, The Green Party, Democrat, and lastly Socialists.

Even if you don't want to share your answers publicly (like most of us can't guess where each of us falls according to what debates we partake in), I still thought some of you might find it interesting to take anyway.

As usual, this website didn't ask me for any personal information (name, age, race, sex, location, etc.) so as far as I know this isn't an information gathering sort of thing on their behalf.

You can find the quiz here - www.isidewith.com...
edit on 4/16/2014 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 10:56 PM
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I actually feel left right and the middle are all sort of wrong.

We are kept in a lowered state of consciousness by a bunch of evil people so that we see things as black and white or I suppose blue and red. There is so little difference among the three positions that we ultimately are focused on crap whichever side we choose.

It isn't that hard to me. We need to love each other and the rest is BS.

So I guess I would be in the middle, but more like above.




posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 10:59 PM
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reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
 


without taking the test , i can tell you that i am of the none of the above party. you know, for obvious reasons.




posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:02 PM
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You say you know it is a sickness yet you spread the disease anyway?
How do we line up with institutionalized value judgements.
Pigeon holing one's own self. No thanks.



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:06 PM
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reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
 


www.youtube.com...

Johnny Cash sang a great old song about all this, note the above, quite humerous.



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:08 PM
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reply to post by Metallicus
 


That's about what I said in my OP (further down towards the end). I fell in categories for all of them and suppose most others will as well. We are alike (all of us) but we concentrate more on the differences than the similarities. I believe the 2 party system we have in place now, is used for that sole purpose. They put us in box A or box B and that's where we look at each other from far too often. We all are more than 2 boxes. We all have more than 2 different beliefs we can unite on but the right/left argument muddies the waters and makes it hard for a lot of people to remember that.

It's done on purpose IMO. This shows that we as a people can not be contained in 2 boxes alone. We have varied views that can not be classified (always) as good vs. evil. If we figure out that we are an infinite amount of boxes then we can figure out that there are infinite ways to do things. Not just the standard "Me good... you bad" we are sold.




posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:12 PM
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TerryMcGuire
You say you know it is a sickness yet you spread the disease anyway?
How do we line up with institutionalized value judgements.
Pigeon holing one's own self. No thanks.


The point is NOT pigeon holing one's self, but SHOWING that most (if not everyone) will fall into EVERY category there is in this quiz. That means (to me) that we are BEING pigeon holed. It is quite obvious that we all have varied views on everything, yet the system keeps us tied to 2 choices when there are many more to be had.

The sickness was in taking the quiz. I like to take online quizzes. It's okay if other folks don't.
edit on 4/16/2014 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:15 PM
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97% Libertarian



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:23 PM
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I don't align with any party, but here are my results.


Parties you side with...

75%
Libertarians
Libertarians

on foreign policy, immigration, and domestic policy issues. Click here to see why

72%
Green Party
Green Party

on foreign policy, social, and environmental issues. Click here to see why

68%
Democrats
Democrats

on social, environmental, and domestic policy issues. Click here to see why

60%
Republicans
Republicans

on healthcare, domestic policy, environmental, and education issues. Click here to see why

46%
Socialist
Socialist

on immigration issues. Click here to see why



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:27 PM
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I like to think of myself as a libertarian but now..........?
Republican: 89% on most issues.
Libertarian: 62% on economic, social and science issues.
Democrat: 53% on domestic policy and science issues.
Green Party: 37% on domestic policy
Socialist: 11% on no issues? (How's that work?)

I enjoyed taking the quiz. S&F (from me at least)
Quad



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:28 PM
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reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
 


I couldn't agree more. I hate the two part system. I am constantly having to change what party I am registered with to vote. Sometimes I want to vote for a Democrat, sometimes i want to vote for a republican or a libertarian. I vote based on who I think is the best person for the job, (lately, that seems to be none of the above unfortunately) I don't care what party they represent.

As you said, we are pigeonholed into the 2 party system. I refuse to comply.



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:32 PM
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Quadrivium

Socialist: 11% on no issues? (How's that work?)

I enjoyed taking the quiz. S&F (from me at least)
Quad


How indeed? I can only assume some sort of scientific algorithm... that or they felt bad that "Socialist" was feeling left out and wanted to make it feel better. lol

I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you.
I always find it amusing/interesting/perplexing/ etc. when I do these types of quizzes myself. I have a hard time resisting seeing what is at the end of them even if the topic isn't always one of my favorites.


calstorm
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
 


I couldn't agree more. I hate the two part system. I am constantly having to change what party I am registered with to vote. Sometimes I want to vote for a Democrat, sometimes i want to vote for a republican or a libertarian. I vote based on who I think is the best person for the job, (lately, that seems to be none of the above unfortunately) I don't care what party they represent.

As you said, we are pigeonholed into the 2 party system. I refuse to comply.


I tried to register "Independent" here a few years ago and was NOT allowed to do so. Here you don't register with any party so your mailbox is always on overload during an election cycle. I am frustrated by both sides about 99% of the time (lately... just like you finding a good candidate) and wanted to register in a way that reflected that. I suppose they don't see the same need though.

It seems like when you want to "buck the system" they find a way to stifle even that. At this point, I am not looking forward to 2016. I fear we will have new faces with the same motivations/actions. It makes one wonder what the point is, or even if there is a point.
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posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:32 PM
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I'm Canadian but I thought it would be fun to take the test anyways:


Parties you side with...

86%Libertarians
Libertarians
on domestic policy, foreign policy, social, healthcare, environmental, and education issues. Click here to see why

74%Green Party
Green Party
on domestic policy, foreign policy, and healthcare issues. Click here to see why

66%Democrats
Democrats
on healthcare and immigration issues. Click here to see why

43%Socialist
Socialist
on foreign policy issues. Click here to see why

33%Republicans
Republicans
on environmental and education issues. Click here to see why


I'm not really sure what to take from that. I think I might have political multiple personality disorder or something? I'm right wing on some issues and left wing on others, and libertarian on many.



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:42 PM
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interesting quiz but im still really confused about my place in the political spectrum.

libertarian 70%
green party 68%
democrat 62%
repub 61%
socialist 7%

i fit pretty nicely into the top 4. or is that i dont fit at all considering theyre so close


edited to add

oops was pointed out to me that there were extra questions that could be answered under some of the categories.
these results reflect the quiz with those answered. also paid a little more attention to the "how important"

libertarian 83%
green party 75%
democrat 72%
repub 59%
socialist 25%


gotta say the jump in socialists kinda bothers me. thought the repub number would go up considering my stance on illegals.
guess im a centrist with slight libertarian leaning.
edit on 17-4-2014 by ishum because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:44 PM
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Well this is what is says about me

87%
Republicans
on social, immigration, economic, domestic policy, science, and education issues.

79%
Libertarians
on social, domestic policy, economic, healthcare, and education issues.

59%
Democrats
on social and science issues.

58%
Green Party
on foreign policy and science issues.

9%
Socialist
no major issues.

I got that too, LOL 9% Socialist on NO issues! Thanks, I think I took this one before!



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:45 PM
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I think it means that you are probably pretty rounded in your thinking and I feel like most all of those who take the quiz will find the same results. They may be more in line with one party than the other but most will find that they share some common thinking in every party available. I consider that a good thing. It means that people aren't blindly following JUST the Republicans or JUST the Democrats simply because of their party affiliation.

You are thinking outside of the box... literally.



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:46 PM
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I've taken a few of these tests. All of them are wrong ... they've called me a conservative for my stance on individual rights, a liberal for my stance on civil liberties, and a libertarian for believing that the governmental powers should be severely reduced.

On these sites, "anarchism" is such a dirty word.



posted on Apr, 16 2014 @ 11:56 PM
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I'm a little surprised.



posted on Apr, 17 2014 @ 12:00 AM
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We'll I got what I knew I would.. Libertarian. Less government+less corporatism=more freedom
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posted on Apr, 17 2014 @ 12:01 AM
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I'm a little surprised for you!





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