Political spectrum quiz - Jay Maynard

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Wednesday, 21 January 2009


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0847 - Political spectrum quiz

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My Political Views
I am a right social libertarian
Right: 7.39, Libertarian: 3.9

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My Foreign Policy Views
Score: 5.54

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I believe "neoconservative" has become a pejorative label the Left uses to slam anyone who dares oppose them, and so am not certain that their scale is correct, but I do believe that it's essential that the US maintain a strong military that is actively used to protect US interests, regardless of what other countries - even our putative allies - have to say in opposition.


My Culture War Stance
Score: 0.99

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I'm a little surprised by this. I think of myself as being more libertarian than that.

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From:pokeyburro
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I'm pretty keen to the definition supplied by a poster to ESR's blog: neoconservatives were essentially liberals mugged by reality, particularly 9/11. By that reckoning, you simply don't fit the "neo". Also by that reckoning, one is inclined toward a narrative in which the most dogged of liberals see neocons as traitors to the cause, making the term indeed as pejorative as you and I would consider "traitor" to be.

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From:mynameisnotreal
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We are often surprised as to how the world sees us and the way we see ourselves.
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From:thecanuckguy
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Not surprised, I've never met a libertarian who wasn't very outspoken. ;) (Why don't you support the Libertarian party then, instead of the Republicans? (Honest question - I've never understood why more than 95% of Americans feel they have to support either the Dems or the Republicans, but that might just be my Canadian perspective talking).

I'm not too surprised that we are actually similar in the placement of our X on the political views (just I'm as much on the left as you are on the right):

My Political Views
I am a left moderate social libertarian
Left: 3.66, Libertarian: 2.3

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(My results on all of them are actually close to the average)
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From:jmaynard
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I don't support the Libertarian Party because they don't have a chance in hell of getting elected. Some of their positions I find unpalatable, as well, the main ones being their absolute insistence on not using the military in other than direct defense of our borders...to me, if you're defending the borders with troops, you've waited too long to act.
From:n5red
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And I am of the opinion that the biggest problem with having a large standing military is the overwhelming temptation to use it.
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From:wakkowarner
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My Political Views
I am a left social libertarian
Left: 5.07, Libertarian: 5.85



My Foreign Policy Views
Score: -6.63



My Culture War Stance
Score: -7.54



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From:kazriko
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My Political Views
I am a far-right social libertarian
Right: 9.05, Libertarian: 7.53

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My Foreign Policy Views
Score: 2.55

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My Culture War Stance
Score: 0.47

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The last one surprises me a little, but I suspect it's because even though I consider myself mostly conservative socially, I believe strongly that there shouldn't be any laws surrounding any of this and that it should be solely cultural pressures instead.

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