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Can anyone help me with this? Take my political test

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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 06:37 PM
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reply to post by Misoir
 



Economic
10
8
10
10
8
9
10
10
9
6

Social
8
-5
7
-7
-4
10
0
6
10
-7

Those are my numbers!

Misoir if you would be kind enough to tell me what i am! i have a fear i will be some facist




posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:02 PM
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Your answer is Libertarian conservative, you are quite similar to Ron Paul.

[edit on 6/18/2010 by Misoir]



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 08:14 PM
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Originally posted by Stewie

There is really nothing wrong with that question. It is not asking if you think we currently have a free market, only whether you think it is the most efficient at allocating resources.
Pretty straightforward.




Actually, there is something wrong with the question. These tests are an attempt to lump you into a category based on your feelings, thoughts, etc. with other people who feel the same way. It is a "grouping" exercise.

While it WOULD be correct to lump me into a category with people who understood what a free market was intended to be, those who admired its delightful mimicry of the well tested and efficient natural selective forces honed by nature over billions of years........................it would not be accurate to lump me into a category with those who understand neither natural selection nor a truly free market who blindly chant the mantra because some talk radio personality tells them they should.

Just sayin'.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 09:12 PM
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Well of course it is an attempt to "lump" you into a category, or more specifically, a quadrant.
It is not a comprehensive assessment of your individuality.
It is a political assessment. The questions may not be perfect, but they do give an indication of which way you lean, generally, how you view government and the individual.
I did not see how this was advertised as being anything other than that.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 09:21 PM
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Stewie, I do appreciate your interest in this exam, and in my dilemma over how to answer that question. We will just have to agree to disagree on whether or not there is a pat answer to that question that tells anyone anything meaningful about which group I would belong in.

Perhaps it is because you dont know me, but I do know me, and I can appreciate fully the ridiculousness of both me and Rush Limbaugh or some other "conservative" talking head answering that question in the same way. Their version of a free market is almost the antithesis of Adam Smiths, and was what my comment was about.

And it was just a comment, it was not intended to become a hijacking of this thread as I lectured on the finer points of test taking and the free market.

So, agree to disagree, and let the survey continue.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 09:45 PM
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Understood.
For the record, I don't believe a test exists that could chart the individual and make any sort of comprehensive prediction based upon the result.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 10:05 PM
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Economic 82
Social 48

What am I? A commie, homo, hatin' redneck? Or a damned dirty tip toe thru the tulips hippy?



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 10:28 PM
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Relax, you are a great American. You can wear a ponytail OR a mullet.
If they don't let you in the door, YOU don't care!

That is how I read your score.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 11:04 PM
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Economic

1. A Free Market economy allocates resources more efficiently

Yes

2. The lower the taxes the better off we are

yes

3. A less regulated economy is better than an economy with government intervention

yes

4. We should cut government spending, even if it means cutting social spending

yes

5. We should not agree to international treaties that harm economic growth to protect the environment

Yes as long as there is potential to make up and clean what is being developed

6. The role of government should not include economic intervention

YES

7. We need to reduce or eliminate the welfare system

Yes

8. Government should not nationalize businesses

YESSS

9. Labor Unions slow growth and stifle innovation

Yes

10. Tariffs harm innovation and create monopolies

No

Social

1. Gay marriage should not be permitted

Correct

2. Religion/morals should be taught in public schools

Absolutely

3. Abortion should be strictly illegal

Only for the unborn, post birth until the age of 60 yes.

4. Government should be able to spy on their citizens for security reasons

Nobody wants to be spied upon but in times of war????

5. You cannot be moral without being religious

Not always true but yes most of the Time

6. We should allow capital punishment for severe crimes

Biblical killing is killing, but there must be some kind of deter

7. War, without direct threat, is perfectly acceptable

Not always.

8. Marijuana should be kept illegal

Crimes should have punishment. Alcohol related hemp related.

9. Homosexuals should not be allowed to adopt or raise children

Why would you even think of setting innocent minds into a perverted environment.

10. Government has an obligation to uphold the moral order

No the government is only to provide protection from the bad guy and punish the bad guy. Schools are why there is no moral order now.



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 11:05 PM
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Originally posted by Misoir
Okay so I have decided to create my on small quiz to test what your political identity is. I will be using this map



Which was created by the fine people of Politicalcompass.org.

I have designed my own questions, they are for people of all countries and is just a broad test of your beliefs. It is a different form of test so just follow the directions carefully. And I can't wait to hear your feedback!


I will ask a question, and you will have a scale to weigh your opinion. Your scale range is -10 to +10 , if you give an answer a -10 that means you Very strongly disagree with that statement, if you give an answer of +10 that means you Very strongly agree with that statement. An answer of 0 means no opinion or not important. You can choose any number between -10 to +10.

You can analyze the results yourself or ask me to analyze them for you, just post which ever you want (help or not) at the bottom of your post and I will respond ASAP.

When you are finished adding up your answers you divide them by 10. The map goes from Economic Right-Left, on the far right you have +10 and on the far left you have -10. Same goes for Social Up-Down, on the far top you have +10 and on the far bottom you have -10.

Example:

I have the answers on economic of; 5, -1, -2, 3, 5, 3, 2, 4, 1, 0 = 20 divided by 10 = 2.0

I have the answers on social of; -3, -2, -5, -8, -4, 0, 0, 1, 3, -2 = -20 divided by 10 = -2.0

That would give me a result of Economic = 2.0, Social = -2.0







The Test

Economic

1. A Free Market economy allocates resources more efficiently No
2. The lower the taxes the better off we are No
3. A less regulated economy is better than an economy with government intervention No
4. We should cut government spending, even if it means cutting social spending No
5. We should not agree to international treaties that harm economic growth to protect the environment No
6. The role of government should not include economic intervention No
7. We need to reduce or eliminate the welfare system No
8. Government should not nationalize businesses yes
9. Labor Unions slow growth and stifle innovation No
10. Tariffs harm innovation and create monopolies No

Social

1. Gay marriage should not be permitted yes
2. Religion/morals should be taught in public schools No
3. Abortion should be strictly illegal No
4. Government should be able to spy on their citizens for security reasons No
5. You cannot be moral without being religious yes
6. We should allow capital punishment for severe crimes no
7. War, without direct threat, is perfectly acceptable No
8. Marijuana should be kept illegal No
9. Homosexuals should not be allowed to adopt or raise children
Yes
10. Government has an obligation to uphold the moral order yes

[edit on 6/18/2010 by Misoir]



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 11:07 PM
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My score id probably on the left extreme



posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 11:14 PM
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Eco

10
10
10
10
5
10
10
10
5
5

Soc

10
10
9
5
9
9
5
5
10
-10



posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 06:08 AM
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1. +4
2. -3
3. 0
4. -8
5. -8
6. -10
7. -10
8. -9
9. -6
10. +2

Economic score= -48 divided by 10 = -4.8



1. -10
2. -10
3. -10
4. -5
5. -10
6. -10
7. -6
8. -10
9. -10
10. -10 (By many people's definition of 'the moral order', anyway).

Social score= -91 divided by 10 = -9.1

This graph classes me as far more left and liberal than the usual PC graph does, apparently.



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