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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 10:34 AM
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Continuing on my theme of "politics for the everyman":

I am posting a link to an admittedly simplistic short quiz on political beliefs: the results are scored and placed on a political "spectrum".
Disclosure: It is put out to expose people to "libertarian" beliefs( "each to his own"); So I am 85% sure the questions and results are biased in that direction.

I am also quite sure our resident political philosophy major(s)will dismiss it as too "simplistic";but that's the thing about America we are currently free to discuss our ideas; even if they don't pass the test of hours of philosophical debate on open mike night down at the coffee house on the commons..


Every time a citizen finds he believes solidly in individual and property rights; Lenin spins in his tomb.So I think its important to give the nasty old bird a turn every now and again ' lest
we forget the evil that is communism/socialism...

www.theadvocates.org...




“ The Quiz has gained respect as a valid measure of a person’s political leanings. ”
- The Washington Post

“ The World’s Smallest Political Quiz is savvy and willing to tell you the truth. ”
- YAHOO! Magazine

“ The World’s Smallest Political Quiz stands ready to help you determine your political identity. Quick and relatively painless. ”
- USA Today

“ Give this quiz a try. It’s fun, and who knows, you may be surprised at what you find.
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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 10:50 AM
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Interesting quiz. I was graded a libertarian, yet I've always thought of myself as conservative. I guess my desire to have the government completely butt out of free speech and privacy categorized me appropriately.



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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Same here. I considered myself conservative but this quiz says I am a libertarian. Maybe the libertarian is the true 3rd party. I wonder where the tea party people fall into all this as well.



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 11:19 AM
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For some reason (cookies, maybe?) it won't let me do the test. My answers are:

Agree
Agree
Agree
Agree
Agree

Agree
Maybe
Agree
Disagree
Agree



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 11:25 AM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
For some reason (cookies, maybe?) it won't let me do the test. My answers are:

Agree
Agree
Agree
Agree
Agree

Agree
Maybe
Agree
Disagree
Agree


You were classified as a libertarian too.



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 11:34 AM
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Thank you. That's not a big surprise.
I usually end up there or very close (Liberal/Libertarian).

I bet we have MANY here on ATS who would end up in the Libertarian section, especially with this particular quiz.



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 11:37 AM
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Surprise Surprise, I'm a Centrist.
I guess my desire for sensibility and the idea that the Devil is always in the details puts me right where I belong.



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 12:24 PM
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Yup libertarian... perhaps its swayed100% but its purpose is to make you think.I will be looking further into libertarian candidates. In the future
I know its about as indepth as a "USA today" article..
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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 12:24 PM
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Seems like i'm a centrist too.
Which i thought surprising.
Without taking the test i thought i was a libertarian.
Here's the breakdown.
Your personal issues score is 80%
Your economic issues score is 50%


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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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What kind of quiz was that?

It said I was an Episcopalian. Is that good?



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 05:16 PM
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The quiz is very weak. I suppose if you were just going for a very limited understanding of a person’s views without them spending time to elaborate upon each individual section of the four major parts of political philosophy; Social, Economic, Civil, Foreign, than this would be the perfect quiz. But with providing such simplistic questions you could very easily be labeled with the wrong political ideology.

It classified me as a Liberal: 90% Personal, 30% Economic. While I know I generally fall to the Left-of-Center on the political spectrum I know I lean towards Libertarianism along with some Social Democratic and Cultural Conservative tendencies.

In my opinion this quiz is heavily flawed, skewed, and I would not base my political ideology off of it.
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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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Originally posted by 46ACE
Continuing on my theme of "politics for the everyman":


...oh, so, uh, you're not interested in the female perspective?...



Originally posted by 46ACE
its important to give the nasty old bird a turn every now and again


...first you leave out women, then you insult birds... gosh, what next?...

...(grumbles) lemme go take your little test... sigh... brb...

...omg!... it said i was a nasty old bird!...

...color me shocked tweetless!...



Originally posted by whaaa
It said I was an Episcopalian.


...its epic-pistol-palean-ologist... big diff...



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 05:49 PM
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Originally posted by Wyn Hawks

Originally posted by 46ACE
Continuing on my theme of "politics for the everyman":


...oh, so, uh, you're not interested in the female perspective?... :

Why if I want the female perspective my wife has it right "at the ready..".


Originally posted by 46ACE
its important to give the nasty old bird a turn every now and again


...first you leave out women, then you insult birds... gosh, what next?...




Sorry; I've got british comedian Robert Newmans"history of oil stuck in my head" there s a scene where the pope is composted into mulch; he give the compost bin "a turn"an dumps"him" out on the ground:
Says in his british accent" oh look he's mulched oop lovely for a leathery old bird"... blasphemy aside; it cracks me up every time!


Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
...(grumbles) lemme go take your little test... sigh... brb...

...omg!... it said i was a nasty old bird!...

...color me shocked tweetless!...



Originally posted by whaaa
It said I was an Episcopalian.


...its epic-pistol-palean-ologist... big diff...



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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 05:56 PM
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HMMMmmm, In a much longer quiz I rated centralist with a bit of libertarian leaning. This time very libertarian.

I want as little government as possible but we still need some to promote civilization.



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 05:57 PM
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Originally posted by Misoir
The quiz is very weak. I suppose if you were just going for a very limited understanding of a person’s views without them spending time to elaborate upon each individual section of the four major parts of political philosophy; Social, Economic, Civil, Foreign, than this would be the perfect quiz. But with providing such simplistic questions you could very easily be labeled with the wrong political ideology.

It classified me as a Liberal: 90% Personal, 30% Economic. While I know I generally fall to the Left-of-Center on the political spectrum I know I lean towards Libertarianism along with some Social Democratic and Cultural Conservative tendencies.

In my opinion this quiz is heavily flawed, skewed, and I would not base my political ideology off of it.
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I take it reading the o.p. first has become passe'????

to wit( copied directly from the o./p):

I am posting a link to an admittedly simplistic short quiz on political beliefs: the results are scored and placed on a political "spectrum".
Disclosure: It is put out to expose people to "libertarian" beliefs( "each to his own"); So I am 85% sure the questions and results are biased in that direction.

I am also quite sure our resident political philosophy major(s)will dismiss it as too "simplistic";but that's the thing about America we are currently free to discuss our ideas; even if they don't pass the test of hours of philosophical debate on open mike night down at the coffee house on the commons..

Well Hey Just call me "Nostra' freakin' damus".("its short, inadequate,and "stupid-er" than my brother inlaw"...).Nobody is buying or selling a house over a superficial "usa today" quality quiz"..
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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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I read the OP as I always do but I felt I was free to post my valid opinion in this thread.

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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 06:10 PM
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You are correct. in being within your rights to express your opinion.
peace
We are all complicated "many faceted" political animals. very few are100% anything.



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 06:26 PM
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Here is some more good political philosophy quizzes.

www.ontheissues.org...
politicalquiz.net...
www.politicalcompass.org...
typology.people-press.org...
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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 07:00 PM
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These are more fun..

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