Saturday, September 12, 2009

Where do you stand politically? Take the quiz.

From an email I received:

So, you think you know where you stand, politically? Think again. The result from this short test may surprise you and give you some food for thought.

You'll be asked just 10 questions, and then it instantly tells you where you stand politically. It shows your position as a red dot on a "political map" so you'll see exactly where you score.

The most interesting thing about the Quiz is that it goes beyond the Democrat, Republican, and Independent.

The Quiz has gotten a lot of praise. The Washington Post said it has "gained respect as a valid measure of a person's political leanings." The Fraser Institute said it's "a fast, fun, and accurate assessment of a person's overall political views." Suite University said it is the "most concise and accurate political quiz out there."

Here's the link. Give it a go.


  1. In order to be labeled as a Far Right Wing Conservative, on the personal issues, you have to believe that Government should censor the right to speech, there should be a draft, there should be laws on sex for consenting adults, you believe in the Drug laws and want a National ID Card.

    On the Economic issues, there shouldn’t be any Bailouts to businesses, you do believe in Free trade without barriers, you believe in privatizing Social Security, you believe in ending Government Welfare and replacing it with Private Charity, and cut taxes by 50%.

    So on the Economic issues, I agree!

    On the Personal issues, if I change to the opposite view each of the answers, I get a Strong Libertarian.

    But I haven’t seen any Conservative saying that we need to censor speech, that is something that the Liberals are talking about. Liberals are the ones talking about a National Draft now, not conservatives. As for Laws on sex, well that might make me a bit liberal, since I don’t want to see tens of millions of people in jail and having to pay for them being there! The Drug laws, I believe are a total Failure. And I don’t want a National Draft!

    So I suspect that this test is designed to convince people that they aren’t Conservative, but convince them to be Libertarians.

    Dave Jones

  2. I think, Dave, that this is true, and maybe it is a ploy to show others what the libertarian party is, or get them thinking about it, or show people how they do line up more with the libertarian party.

    I have always been against the republican party and the democratic party over my adult life because I see them as the same brand of ice cream, just different flavors. I speak as someone who, in college in the 1980s when conservatives were always in a tizzy over wanting to censor some kind of speech (offensive music lyrics, offensive movies, etc.). I was very liberal and involved politically. After I converted to Christianity, my views obviously changed (I no longer care to listen to vulgar songs), and I started getting mail from both liberal and conservative political causes and they both sounded the same ("the other side is out to destroy your freedom! Send money to the RNC or DNC now!"). The difference between the two is only in what kind of speech is being censored, what kind of freedoms are being reined in, what kind of policies are viewed as oppressive by the other side.

    My somewhat cynical conclusion is that they are mostly a bunch of lazy selfish morons who only care about themselves (Ron Paul excluded, but then again he's a libertarian in ideals) and will say anything to rally their voter base into voting for the perceived "lesser of two evils". Many conservative republican politicians and many democrats favor those things which I am strongly against (like the draft, corporate welfare, and NAFTA); they only vary on the specifics and how they "sell" it to their constituency. We get mad at Obama over the stimulus, but George Bush started it this time last year when he started throwing money at those who helped ruin our economy with stupid policies and cooking the books, and the dems just took it a few steps further when they got into office (and no wonder AIG donated to both campaigns). In colonial days the guys at AIG would have been tarred and feathered not given million dollar bonuses out of the public coffers.

  3. I'm a libertarian, according to this quiz. And I'm okay with that.