Sunday, January 21, 2007

World's Smallest Political Quiz

No clue how scientific and/or accurate it is. Put me right where I anticipated being though, so could be fun for y'all. Click here to take it. I am a...

CENTRIST

CENTRISTS espouse a "middle ground" regarding government

control of the economy and personal behavior. Depending on

the issue, they sometimes favor government intervention

and sometimes support individual freedom of choice.

Centrists pride themselves on keeping an open mind,

tend to oppose "political extremes," and emphasize what

they describe as "practical" solutions to problems.

The RED DOT on the Chart shows where you fit on the political map.

Your PERSONAL issues Score is 80%.
Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 50%.
(Please note: Scores falling on the Centrist border are counted as Centrist.)

5 comments:

Mimi said...

Your PERSONAL issues Score is 80%.
Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 40%.


What's interesting is that I'm only 10% higher and firmly in the Liberal camp.

Interesting. Always fun for a few seconds of diversion.

David Bryan said...

What's REALLY interesting is that I took the test again a few seconds ago and wound up on the other top corner of the centrist square. I also took it yesterday and landed right smack dab in the middle of the Libertarian part. I think the test needs to include more issues and be more specific.

I'd like to be Libertarian, but I waffle between not having enough faith in human nature to think it'd work--we basically become self-governing entities as individuals and wall ourselves off from caring for those who are less well off than we--nor in the ability or willingness of Christians here in America to take up the slack in providing charity for the poor/downtrodden in the case of an absence of government programs.

George said...

This is weird. I scored 80, 60.

Before I was Orthodox, I was diehard conservative, pro_Israel Rebublican.

Now I rank this...

Their's somethen out there more than poletek's!

Mimi said...

I don't lean Libertarian at all, because for me, my desire to care for all gets in the way. However, like you, I'd love to have a "explain your answer" spot on the quiz.

David Bryan said...

See, it was tempting at first, but I'm like you: I think it's the responsibility of the people at large--the private sector is a nice dream, but the government is set up as a collective of the people of a state or nation--to care for the poor and oppressed. As a friend of mine (who's a staunch neo-con, but hey, nobody's perfect! ;-P) says, Libertarians seem to stand against "any form of compassionate intervention or legislated morality by the government," and I think that's the job of the governing forces of any nation seeking to be humane.

The idea that man can (and even more importantly, will) pick up the slack and sacrificially provide in the private sector for those less fortunate, istm, is something that reeks of a secular humanist viewpoint. My views, I guess, are that the government should be involved in certain things. The FEDERAL govt. has certain responsibilities delegated to it by the Constitution; any other responsibilities that are deemed worthy of being taken up by government officials should be left to the STATES.

What those responsibilities specifically are and how they will be carried out...that, I think, is where we all clash.