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What's your political compass?

bossyburrito
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4/20/2013 1:32:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
http://www.politicalcompass.org...

Marry me?
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4/20/2013 1:41:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
http://www.gotoquiz.com... <-----My results

http://www.gotoquiz.com... <----- Quiz I used
The problem with socialism is that, sooner or later, you run out of people's money."_Margaret Thatcher

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."_Thomas Jefferson

"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."_Thomas Jefferson

"It is easier to fool someone than to convince them that they have been fooled."-Mark Twain
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4/20/2013 1:48:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Last time I did it was the last time Ore_Ele did a DDO political compass survey, and I scored about the same as you and bossy.
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4/20/2013 1:49:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 1:39:18 PM, LibertarianWithAVoice wrote:
How do I put the picture?

Save image to comp, upload to imgur, post url
dylancatlow
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4/20/2013 1:54:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 1:49:36 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/20/2013 1:39:18 PM, LibertarianWithAVoice wrote:
How do I put the picture?

Save image to comp, upload to imgur, post url

Nvm, do what bossy did.
Contra
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4/20/2013 2:01:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 1:17:49 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Mine: http://i.imgur.com...

If you haven't taken it already, google 'politcal compass test' to see where you stand.

Not too bad. It's close to mine, and I show how mine has changed over time.

(http://www.debate.org...)
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"Americans are better off in a dynamic, free-enterprise-based economy that fosters economic growth, opportunity and upward mobility." - Paul Ryan
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4/20/2013 2:05:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
http://www.gotoquiz.com...
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4/20/2013 2:07:42 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
DAHMET should've uploaded to an album rather than linking, oh well, I was just right of center and midway down in the libertarian spectrum
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
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4/20/2013 3:05:38 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
http://i.imgur.com...
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4/20/2013 3:59:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I still hold to the idea that most Americans are, deep down inside, loose left Libertarians. If you physically confront people on these politic issues (I mean, in person, talk to them, get in their face), I think you'll find most Americans tend to want a significant degree of social and political progress as well as religious freedom and separation of church and state, along with individual rights and a mostly capitalist economy.
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4/20/2013 4:02:03 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 3:59:09 PM, glassplotful wrote:
I still hold to the idea that most Americans are, deep down inside, loose left Libertarians. If you physically confront people on these politic issues (I mean, in person, talk to them, get in their face), I think you'll find most Americans tend to want a significant degree of social and political progress as well as religious freedom and separation of church and state, along with individual rights and a mostly capitalist economy.

I agree. ^^
The problem with socialism is that, sooner or later, you run out of people's money."_Margaret Thatcher

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."_Thomas Jefferson

"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."_Thomas Jefferson

"It is easier to fool someone than to convince them that they have been fooled."-Mark Twain
Eitan_Zohar
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4/20/2013 5:25:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Turns out I'm a center left-social moderate: http://www.gotoquiz.com...

This quiz is bad; I'm a realist and actively support US hegemony, but I rarely endorse outright interventionism except in extreme circumstances (such as the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan). So, yeah, not really accurate there.
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Eitan_Zohar
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4/20/2013 5:26:00 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 3:59:09 PM, glassplotful wrote:
I still hold to the idea that most Americans are, deep down inside, loose left Libertarians. If you physically confront people on these politic issues (I mean, in person, talk to them, get in their face), I think you'll find most Americans tend to want a significant degree of social and political progress as well as religious freedom and separation of church and state, along with individual rights and a mostly capitalist economy.

Looking at the website I just posted, that actually is the most common belief.
"It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book."
TN05
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4/20/2013 7:11:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'm economically right (8.25) and socially libertarian (-1.44), which is pretty accurate. I like how the quiz looks at your views towards society, not just the 'key social issues' - I'm pro-life, anti-gay marriage, and pro-death penalty, but for reasons entirely unrelated to government-enforced morality. Thus, I line up as a social libertarian because my outlook on society is libertarian, not that of a social conservative.

The biggest failing of the quiz is it does not focus enough on foreign policy. I am very close to Ron Paul on the quiz, but I entirely oppose his foreign policy along with that of most libertarians (and neoconservatives, for that matter). I think a good counter-poll is the On the Issues poll (http://www.ontheissues.org...). On that I rank as a libertarian-leaning conservative with a social score of 42 and an economic score of 83.

According to the Political Spectrum Quiz, I am a 7.41 on economics and a -4.37 on social issues (meaning I am a right-libertarian), a 2.59 on foreign policy, and a 2.86 on culture. This is pretty accurate, actually, since it is more or less based around the US political spectrum rather than an international one. I really like this poll because it includes foreign policy.
R0b1Billion
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4/20/2013 10:17:17 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I've historically held down the very bottom-left corner, but I have since fallen off the chart.
Beliefs in a nutshell:
- The Ends never justify the Means.
- Objectivity is secondary to subjectivity.
- The War on Drugs is the worst policy in the U.S.
- Most people worship technology as a religion.
- Computers will never become sentient.
lewis20
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4/20/2013 10:40:12 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 5:25:04 PM, Eitan_Zohar wrote:
Turns out I'm a center left-social moderate: http://www.gotoquiz.com...

This quiz is bad; I'm a realist and actively support US hegemony, but I rarely endorse outright interventionism except in extreme circumstances (such as the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan). So, yeah, not really accurate there.

How can you support one but not the other? Isn't it like supporting flower beds but not gardening? The results without the effort
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DanT
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4/20/2013 10:54:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 1:17:49 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Mine: http://i.imgur.com...

If you haven't taken it already, google 'politcal compass test' to see where you stand.

The political compass is BS
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
dylancatlow
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4/20/2013 10:55:16 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 10:54:46 PM, DanT wrote:
At 4/20/2013 1:17:49 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Mine: http://i.imgur.com...

If you haven't taken it already, google 'politcal compass test' to see where you stand.

The political compass is BS

Why do you say that?
DanT
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4/20/2013 11:00:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 10:55:16 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/20/2013 10:54:46 PM, DanT wrote:
At 4/20/2013 1:17:49 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Mine: http://i.imgur.com...

If you haven't taken it already, google 'politcal compass test' to see where you stand.

The political compass is BS

Why do you say that?

It defines left and right as an economic scale, and Libertarian vs Authoritarian as a social scale. In reality, left vs right is sociocultural, and Libertarian vs Authoritarian is sociopolitical. Left vs right is reformism vs traditionalism, and Libertarianism vs Authoritarianism is individualism vs collectivism.
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
dylancatlow
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4/20/2013 11:02:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 11:00:35 PM, DanT wrote:
At 4/20/2013 10:55:16 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/20/2013 10:54:46 PM, DanT wrote:
At 4/20/2013 1:17:49 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Mine: http://i.imgur.com...

If you haven't taken it already, google 'politcal compass test' to see where you stand.

The political compass is BS

Why do you say that?

It defines left and right as an economic scale, and Libertarian vs Authoritarian as a social scale. In reality, left vs right is sociocultural, and Libertarian vs Authoritarian is sociopolitical. Left vs right is reformism vs traditionalism, and Libertarianism vs Authoritarianism is individualism vs collectivism.

It gives both, so it shouldn't be a problem.
DanT
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4/20/2013 11:12:41 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 11:02:58 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/20/2013 11:00:35 PM, DanT wrote:
At 4/20/2013 10:55:16 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/20/2013 10:54:46 PM, DanT wrote:
At 4/20/2013 1:17:49 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Mine: http://i.imgur.com...

If you haven't taken it already, google 'politcal compass test' to see where you stand.

The political compass is BS

Why do you say that?

It defines left and right as an economic scale, and Libertarian vs Authoritarian as a social scale. In reality, left vs right is sociocultural, and Libertarian vs Authoritarian is sociopolitical. Left vs right is reformism vs traditionalism, and Libertarianism vs Authoritarianism is individualism vs collectivism.

It gives both, so it shouldn't be a problem.

left vs right is not an economic scale
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
dylancatlow
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4/20/2013 11:13:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 11:12:41 PM, DanT wrote:
At 4/20/2013 11:02:58 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/20/2013 11:00:35 PM, DanT wrote:
At 4/20/2013 10:55:16 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/20/2013 10:54:46 PM, DanT wrote:
At 4/20/2013 1:17:49 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Mine: http://i.imgur.com...

If you haven't taken it already, google 'politcal compass test' to see where you stand.

The political compass is BS

Why do you say that?

It defines left and right as an economic scale, and Libertarian vs Authoritarian as a social scale. In reality, left vs right is sociocultural, and Libertarian vs Authoritarian is sociopolitical. Left vs right is reformism vs traditionalism, and Libertarianism vs Authoritarianism is individualism vs collectivism.

It gives both, so it shouldn't be a problem.

left vs right is not an economic scale

In this case it is. It doesn't matter what they call it.
DanT
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4/20/2013 11:25:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/20/2013 11:13:52 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/20/2013 11:12:41 PM, DanT wrote:
At 4/20/2013 11:02:58 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/20/2013 11:00:35 PM, DanT wrote:
At 4/20/2013 10:55:16 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 4/20/2013 10:54:46 PM, DanT wrote:
At 4/20/2013 1:17:49 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Mine: http://i.imgur.com...

If you haven't taken it already, google 'politcal compass test' to see where you stand.

The political compass is BS

Why do you say that?

It defines left and right as an economic scale, and Libertarian vs Authoritarian as a social scale. In reality, left vs right is sociocultural, and Libertarian vs Authoritarian is sociopolitical. Left vs right is reformism vs traditionalism, and Libertarianism vs Authoritarianism is individualism vs collectivism.

It gives both, so it shouldn't be a problem.

left vs right is not an economic scale

In this case it is. It doesn't matter what they call it.

The model is faulty..... Because the definitions of left and right is pulled out of their a**, the definitions of the results are also BS.
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle