The Difference between the Parties

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    Don't know which party to vote for in November? Think that sometimes the party's seem exactly the same?

    Well I made a survey that people can take to find out where they stand politically, and which side matches their beliefs the most. It is multidimensional, and tests Up vs Down, Left vs Right, Conservative vs Progressive, and Pacifist vs Militarist. I'm still working on it, but I think it is very helpful right now.

    Take the test by clicking This Link >>http://www.freewebs.com/politicalphilosophy/

    Let me know what you think of it and how you did
     
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    Progressive/Conservative Score 6 - Social Moderate
    Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist Score 0 - Anarcho-Capitalist
    Libertarian/Authoritarian Score 2 - Libertarian
    Pacifist/Militarist Score 7 - Defense Moderate
    You are a Rich Bastard

    Cool quiz
     
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    Progressive/Conservative Score 4 - Moderate Conservative

    If your score was from 0 to 3, your a conservative (social conservative that is). You believe in traditional values, and don't want the popular media telling you how to think or what to do. You are probably a religious person who believes that the bible is a very good judge of what is right and what is wrong.

    If you had score was from 4 to 8, your a social moderate. You think the progressive movement has a lot of good ideas, but is sometimes too extreme in its ways. You probably don't like how social conservatives are always putting the black man/woman/homosexual down, but you also probably don't think its fair to give minorities an unfair advantage in life either.

    If you had score was from 9 to 12, your a progressive. You think that the government should be in the process of making sure people of all races/gender/sexuality be treated equally. This applies to affirmative action programs, gay marriage, equal opportunity job programs, and many others.​

    Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist Score 2 - Capitalist Purist

    If your score was from 0 to 3, your a Capitalist Purist. You believe that the market should be completely free, and that the invisible hand of the market will make sure that the people get what they want and will do it in the most efficient way possible. You believe in small government, less taxes, and more privatization.

    If your score was from 4 to 8, you are a Moderate Capitalist. You support an economy that is by and large a free market, but has public programs to help people who can't help themselves or need a little help. Pretty much you believe in the American economy how it currently is.

    If your score was from 9 to 12, your a Social Capitalist, you think that, left to its own, Capitalism leaves a lot of people behind. You think that Health Care should be free to all, that the minimum wage should be raised, and that the government should provide jobs to all that are capable of having them. You likely hated the Bush tax cuts, and believe that the middle class has gotten poorer, and the rich have gotten richer over the past several years. ​

    Libertarian/Authoritarian Score 6 - Moderate

    If your score was from 0 to 3, your a Libertarian. You think that the government is making way too many unnecessary laws that are taking away our innate rights. You believe that the government's job is primarily to protect people from harming other people, but after that they should mind their own business, and if we give the government too much power in controlling our lives, it can lead to fascism.

    If your score was from 4 to 8, your a Moderate. You think that we all have certain inalienable rights that must be protected, but that sometimes laws need to be made to protect the majority's lives or quality of lives. You might think that the 2nd amendment isn't necessary anymore because letting everyone a gun is extremely dangerous to the community. You might also be against illegal drug use or public pornography because of its possible harmful effects to society.

    If your score was from 9 to 12, your an Authoritarian. You believe that that, left to their own, many people will do immoral or harmful things. You despise drug users, pornography, violence, and all other things that you consider immoral. You think children need to be protected from seeing these things so it doesn't warp their minds, and that the will of the majority sometimes is more important than the rights of the minority. ​

    Pacifist/Militarist Score 6 - Defense Moderate

    If your score was from 0 to 3, your a Pacifist. You are angered that the United States thinks it should dominate the world through its military force. You think that the only time war is necessary is when we are in direct danger of being attacked. You also believe the US spends way too much of its money on defense, as we can practically cut it in half and still easily defend ourselves, and use that money to fix all our economic problems.

    If your score was from 4 to 8, your a Moderate. You think that in very rare occasions, the United States should invade a country in order to make the world better by spreading democracy or ending a tyrants rule. You also think that defense is very important, and we shouldn't lower the defense budget. You think that, while the Iraq War probably was a mistake, that we can make the world a better place by sticking with it and spreading democracy in the middle east.

    If your score was from 9 to 12, your a Militarist. You believe that since the United States has so much power in the world, it has a responsibility to police the world. You think that if the US does not exert its power in the world, it may eventually lose its power, and that we can not look weak in the face of terrorists, and must take them out where they live.​

    You are a Moderate
     
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    Progressive/Conservative Score 4 - Moderate Conservative
    Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist Score 0 - Anarcho-Capitalist
    Libertarian/Authoritarian Score 4 - Libertarian-leaning
    Pacifist/Militarist Score 8 - Moderate-Militarist

    You are a Hardcore Republican *I wouldn't say hardcore.
     
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    Progressive/Conservative Score - 0-Ultra-Conservative
    Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist Score - 0 - Anarcho-Capitalist
    Libertarian/Authoritarian Score - 10 - Authoritarian
    Pacifist/Militarist Score - 10 - Militant
    You are a Hardcore Republican
     
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    Apparently Im a warmonger:p: well thats completely bogus. I hate war. I just cant be honest with myself and claim we dont have to fight.

    Progressive/Conservative Score 3 - Moderate Conservative
    Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist Score 2 - Capitalist Purist
    Libertarian/Authoritarian Score 6 - Moderate
    Pacifist/Militarist Score 12 - Warmonger
    You are a Moderate

    How on earth im a moderate with those scores i dont know. Looks pretty conservative to me.
     
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    If your score was from 9 to 12, your a Militarist. You believe that since the United States has so much power in the world, it has a responsibility to police the world. You think that if the US does not exert its power in the world, it may eventually lose its power, and that we can not look weak in the face of terrorists, and must take them out where they live.

    You know, I'm not a stick-in-the-mud, or a spoilsport. I understand that these polls are just fun things, and necessarily very broad and generalized. But, some of the conclusions the author draws from the scoring are just preposterous. I take particular exception to the bolded portion above.

    I believe America must fight vigorously to protect her soverignty and her interests. That's a far cry from saying we should be the world's cop.
     
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    I agree, I have issues with some of the conclusions as well.
     
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    In two posts - and with thanks in advance to Kathianne - I'm going to make a little point here. I took the test again, this time answering "maybe/don't care" to every question. here are my results:

    Progressive/Conservative Score - 6 - Social Moderate
    Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist Score - 6 - Economic moderate
    Libertarian/Authoritarian Score - 6 - Moderate
    Pacifist/Militarist Score - 6 - Defense Moderate
    You are Moderate.

    Please read on in my next post - the quoted text of which I shall borrow from the always thoughtful and thorough Kathianne. Note the sublime sociopolitical motives our author ascribes to someone who - really - just doesn't give a shit one way or the other.
     
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    Wow - did I say all that? I thought I just didn't give a shit.

    Ain't I nice?

    Wait a minute - something's starting to smell here...

    Who keeps putting all these words in my mouth? All I said was "I don't give a shit"!
     

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