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What Kind of Liberal/Conservative Are You?
2 years ago

I took both tests..My results,Liberal: You are a Peace Patroller, also known as an anti-war liberal or neo-hippie. You believe in putting an end to American imperial conquest, stopping wars that have already been lost, and supporting our troops by bringing them home.

 

Conservative: You are a Free Marketeer, also known as a fiscal conservative. You believe in free-market capitalism, tax cuts, and protecting your hard-earned cash from pick-pocketing liberal socialists.

 

Guess that means I'm Libertarian

2 years ago

Hey David, Hope you are doing well.  Happy holidays to you and yours!

 

I took both tests, Conservative was the same as you.

 

Liberal was:

You are a Working Class Warrior, also known as a blue-collar Democrat. You believe that the little guy is getting screwed by conservative greed-mongers and corporate criminals, and you’re not going to take it anymore.

 

 

That was fun!

 

2 years ago

Hi David and Suzanne, took both tests too, in the first I scored as a liberal intellectual, in the second as an anti- government gun slinger, so guess I'm in the libertarian category as well.  Thanks for posting those, David, had fun with them, never expected to see any title with guns involved - lol.

2 years ago

You are a Working Class Warrior, also known as a blue-collar Democrat. You believe that the little guy is getting screwed by conservative greed-mongers and corporate criminals, and you’re not going to take it anymore.



This post was modified from its original form on 18 Dec, 8:11
2 years ago

You are a Freedom Crusader, also known as a neoconservative. You believe in taking the fight directly to the enemy, whether it’s terrorists abroad or the liberal terrorist appeasers at home who give them aid and comfort.

 

This one shocks me because I am anything but neo-con.  However, I disagreed with pretty much ALL the choices so I picked the one I thought was the funniest.

 

Actually working class warrior kind of surprised me too.



This post was modified from its original form on 18 Dec, 8:13
2 years ago

 

How strange that liberal or conservative are the only choices when there are so many who don't fit into either category.

 

2 years ago

Actually, that is part of the point.  Within each quiz there are many choices.  It's kind of funny.

 

Go for it.  Maybe if you also pick the funniest or most outragesous answer for Conservative.  YOu can be a Neo-Con like me.  Or maybe it will come out "Tea Party".  LOL

2 years ago

I tried to pick the answer I could live with the most.  Some were really ridiculous.  I don't hold much stock in it, just for fun!

My own test.
2 years ago

"Conservative leaders, ever since Burke and Adams, have subscribed to certain general ideas that we may set down, briefly, by way of definition. Conservatives distrust what Burke called “abstractions”—that is, absolute political dogmas divorced from practical experience and particular circumstances. They do believe, nevertheless, in the existence of certain abiding truths which govern the conduct of human society. Perhaps the chief principles which have characterized American conservative thought are these:

 

(1) Men and nations are governed by moral laws; and those laws have their origin in a wisdom that is more than human—in divine justice. At heart, political problems are moral and religious problems. The wise statesman tries to apprehend the moral law and govern his conduct accordingly. We have a moral debt to our ancestors, who bestowed upon us our civilization, and a moral obligation to the generations who will come after us. This debt is ordained of God. We have no right, therefore, to tamper impudently with human nature or with the delicate fabric of our civil social order.

 

(2) Variety and diversity are the characteristics of a high civilization. Uniformity and absolute equality are the death of all real vigor and freedom in existence. Conservatives resist with impartial strength the uniformity of a tyrant or an oligarchy, and the uniformity of what Tocqueville called “democratic despotism.”

 

(3) Justice means that every man and every woman have the right to what is their own—to the things best suited to their own nature, to the rewards of their ability and integrity, to their property and their personality. Civilized society requires that all men and women have equal rights before the law, but that equality should not extend to equality of condition: that is, society is a great partnership, in which all have equal rights—but not to equal things. The just society requires sound leadership, different rewards for different abilities, and a sense of respect and duty.

 

(4) Property and freedom are inseparably connected; economic leveling is not economic progress. Conservatives value property for its own sake, of course; but they value it even more because without it all men and women are at the mercy of an omnipotent government.

 

(5) Power is full of danger; therefore the good state is one in which power is checked and balanced, restricted by sound constitutions and customs. So far as possible, political power ought to be kept in the hands of private persons and local institutions. Centralization is ordinarily a sign of social decadence.

 

(6) The past is a great storehouse of wisdom; as Burke said, “the individual is foolish, but the species is wise.” The conservative believes that we need to guide ourselves by the moral traditions, the social experience, and the whole complex body of knowledge bequeathed to us by our ancestors. The conservative appeals beyond the rash opinion of the hour to what Chesterton called “the democracy of the dead”—that is, the considered opinions of the wise men and women who died before our time, the experience of the race. The conservative, in short, knows he was not born yesterday.

 

(7) Modern society urgently needs true community: and true community is a world away from collectivism. Real community is governed by love and charity, not by compulsion. Through churches, voluntary associations, local governments, and a variety of institutions, conservatives strive to keep community healthy. Conservatives are not selfish, but public-spirited. They know that collectivism means the end of real community, substituting uniformity for variety and force for willing cooperation.

 

(8) In the affairs of nations, the American conservative feels that his country ought to set an example to the world, but ought not to try to remake the world in its image. It is a law of politics, as well as of biology, that every living thing loves above all else—even above its own life—its distinct identity, which sets it off from all other things. The conservative does not aspire to domination of the world, nor does he relish the prospect of a world reduced to a single pattern of government and civilization.

 

9) Men and women are not perfectible, conservatives know; and neither are political institutions. We cannot make a heaven on earth, though we may make a hell. We all are creatures of mingled good and evil; and, good institutions neglected and ancient moral principles ignored, the evil in us tends to predominate. Therefore the conservative is suspicious of all utopian schemes. He does not believe that, by power of positive law, we can solve all the problems of humanity. We can hope to make our world tolerable, but we cannot make it perfect. When progress is achieved, it is through prudent recognition of the limitations of human nature.

 

(10) Change and reform, conservatives are convinced, are not identical: moral and political innovation can be destructive as well as beneficial; and if innovation is undertaken in a spirit of presumption and enthusiasm, probably it will be disastrous. All human institutions alter to some extent from age to age, for slow change is the means of conserving society, just as it is the means for renewing the human body. But American conservatives endeavor to reconcile the growth and alteration essential to our life with the strength of our social and moral traditions.

2 years ago

So, my question to all is which of the above to you agree with, what do you disagree with and what are you either neutral or undecided on? 

2 years ago

 

Result: Free Marketeer
Free Marketeer

You are a Free Marketeer, also known as a fiscal conservative. You believe in free-market capitalism, tax cuts, and protecting your hard-earned cash from pick-pocketing liberal socialists.

 



This post was modified from its original form on 18 Dec, 12:54
2 years ago

Result: Peace Patroller
Peace Patroller

You are a Peace Patroller, also known as an anti-war liberal or neo-hippie. You believe in putting an end to American imperial conquest, stopping wars that have already been lost, and supporting our troops by bringing them home.

 


 

Result: Anti-government Gunslinger
Anti-government Gunslinger

You are an Anti-government Gunslinger, also known as a libertarian conservative or Tea Partier. You believe in smaller government, states’ rights, gun rights, and that, as Reagan once said, "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’"

2 years ago
Peace Patroller

You are a Peace Patroller, also known as an anti-war liberal or neo-hippie. You believe in putting an end to American imperial conquest, stopping wars that have already been lost, and supporting our troops by bringing them home.

2 years ago
Free Marketeer

You are a Free Marketeer, also known as a fiscal conservative. You believe in free-market capitalism, tax cuts, and protecting your hard-earned cash from pick-pocketing liberal socialists.

2 years ago

(1) Men and nations are governed by moral laws; and those laws have their origin in a wisdom that is more than human—in divine justice.  Agree

 

(2) Variety and diversity are the characteristics of a high civilization. Agree

 

(3) Justice means that every man and every woman have the right to what is their own— Agree

 

(4) Property and freedom are inseparably connected; economic leveling is not economic progress.  Agree

 

(5) Power is full of danger; therefore the good state is one in which power is checked and balanced, restricted by sound constitutions and customs.  Agreed

 

(6) The past is a great storehouse of wisdom;  Agree

 

(7) Modern society urgently needs true community: and true community is a world away from collectivism.  Agree

 

(8) In the affairs of nations, the American conservative feels that his country ought to set an example to the world, but ought not to try to remake the world in its image.  Agree

 

9) Men and women are not perfectible, conservatives know; and neither are political institutions.  Agree

 

(10) Change and reform, conservatives are convinced, are not identical: moral and political innovation can be destructive as well as beneficial; Agree

 

(that is not to say I agree that all who call themselves Conservatives believe or behave in a manner reflecting the above philosophies, but I found a degree of merit in all of them)

 

2 years ago
Result: Working Class Warrior
Working Class Warrior

You are a Working Class Warrior, also known as a blue-collar Democrat. You believe that the little guy is getting screwed by conservative greed-mongers and corporate criminals, and you’re not going to take it anymore.

 

 

 

 

Result: Anti-government Gunslinger
Anti-government Gunslinger

You are an Anti-government Gunslinger, also known as a libertarian conservative or Tea Partier. You believe in smaller government, states’ rights, gun rights, and that, as Reagan once said, "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’"

2 years ago

I must have answered one question that tipped my score because I'm every bit as much a Free Marketeer as an Anti-government Gunslinger

2 years ago

I'd rather be a gunslinger myself

2 years ago

As for Jim's test...the only thing I may question is #1...but only because I'm thinking of the controversial thing of stem cell research which I support.

2 years ago

I support stem cell research too. But with technology interferring with the 'natural order' of things - like prolonging life that without technology would have ended, I think maybe (admittedly I am conflicted) there needs to be a trade off - like people getting a grip on how many children they have (naturally).  Adopt all the unwanted babies and children you can handle, but save some planet for future generations.

2 years ago

How do we feel about the cloning of animals?

2 years ago

"...like prolonging life that without technology would have ended..."

 

I think people should make it known to their loved ones if they want a DNS (do not resuscitate) or not.

2 years ago

Interesting that on another site, it was almost universal that the agreed with 5 to seven of the above 10 I listed.  This group largely considers themselves "conservative".  But they would score much lower than the people that they consider to be "libertarian"

 

The above list is from Russell Kirk who is considered to be the leading mind behind American conservative thought. 

 

Both "conservative" and "liberal" ideology has been distorted into something recognizable.

2 years ago

Rebecca, I consider the idea of cloning animals to be somewhere between really wrong and sick.  There are a lot of things humans can do, but that I don't think they should just because they 'can'.  I think Nature does a fine job all by Herself. I think there is a natural reason for the "natural" order of things, and I think that's good.  

2 years ago

Jim- I just got a 9 out of 10.  Interesting.

2 years ago

"How do we feel about the cloning of animals?"

 

Don't like it (and I am a biologist)

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