You would identify as?

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Your ideology is closest to that of

  1. Conservative

    32.7%
  2. Liberal

    12.2%
  3. Classical Liberal

    24.5%
  4. Progressive

    4.1%
  5. Paleoconservative

    4.1%
  6. Socialist/Communist

    4.1%
  7. Libertarian

    18.4%
  8. Centrist

    12.2%
  9. Statist

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    0.0%
  10. Other

    22.4%
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  1. JBeukema
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    What would you identify as, if you had to give a name to your general ideology? What are your core beliefs and why did you make the choice you did?
     
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    Personally, I would say classical liberal/libertarian

    The purpose of the state is to protect the populace; the central authority should be as weak as it can be kept while being able to perform its duties. Decentralization and federation help maintain liberty.
     
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    With the exception that this

    strikes as propaganda and isn't applicable to classical liberalism (at least as I understand and use the term) or libertarianism so much as it is of modern neoliberalism, statism, and the elitism of the modern 'liberals' composing the Democratic party and related ideologies, which have less in common with liberalism than with the class warfare philosophy or stalin and others.
     
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    Classical liberal / Libertarian.
     
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    "Pragmatic classical liberal."

    Since that's not an option, I just put "classical liberal."
     
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    I tend to be socially conservative but am developing more and more libertarian tendencies. I believe the government (fed) should be kept to a minimum and only engage in areas under which was granted under the Constiution. I tend to heatedly disagree with Republicans who believe that banning things like smoking in a car, in public, or creating any new laws to further restrict freedom.
     
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    My hunch is that most who selected 'Classical Liberal' are not really Classical Liberals and believe in big government programs.
     
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    If we're going by the Hayek definition, I'm in there.
     
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    Me, too. It might be a good time to post who he was just in case anyone doesn't know.

     

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