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April 13th, 2006

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Snagged this one from anderyn. It surprised me; they actually used the correct term for my political standing.



Liberal
You scored 35 Equality, 71 Liberty, and 28 Stability!
You think liberty is important both for yourself and for all of humanity. You respect others and think it is important that everyone be given the opportunity to make decisions for themselves rather than have authority figures tell them what is best. The autonomy of every individual is important to you but you think there are times in which personal action needs to be restricted. As such you recognise that there is a role for government as long as it depends on the consent of the governed � this makes parliamentary democracy important to you. You prefer the role of government in economics and society to be small. In practice you will tolerate public sector activity as long as it is efficient and allows you to get on with your life. You are likely to advocate for both a predominantly free-market economy and a cosmopolitan and permissive culture.

For information on liberal political parties worldwide see: http://www.liberal-international.org/



My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on Equality
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You scored higher than 50% on Liberty
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You scored higher than 0% on Stability
Link: The Political Objectives Test written by Originaluddite on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


 
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From:wingguy
Date:April 13th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)
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Hey, I'm liberal too. How can that be? Got 99% in all three categories.
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From:john_holton
Date:April 13th, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)
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It's easy. Liberal originally meant someone who believed in individual freedom, personal responsibility, and a minimal government whose job it was to prevent people from being harmed by force or fraud and to adjudicate disputes between private individuals. The left co-opted the term at the beginning of the last century. I can't find my copy of Milton Friedman's Capitalism and Freedom, but he discusses this in some detail in the introductory chapter. Europeans typically understand "liberal" in its original sense, and Hayek, Friedman, von Mises et al. will refer to themselves as liberals, as do many of their followers. The more current term is "libertarian", although the left seems ready to claim that for themselves as well, since "liberal" is getting a bad rep now as well.
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From:magnetox1
Date:April 13th, 2006 10:22 am (UTC)
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I got that too. *smile* My result was posted as
a reply to anderyn 's, so check it out
there *smile*
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From:john_holton
Date:April 13th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC)
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Try this quiz when you get a chance. It might be instructive.
From:magnetox1
Date:April 13th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)

My results

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ACCORDING TO YOUR ANSWERS,

The political description that
fits you best is...

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LIBERAL


LIBERALS usually embrace freedom of choice in personal

matters, but tend to support significant government control of the

economy. They generally support a government-funded "safety net"
to help the disadvantaged, and advocate strict regulation

of business. Liberals tend to favor environmental regulations,

defend civil liberties and free expression, support government action

to promote equality, and tolerate diverse lifestyles.

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 40%.
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From:john_holton
Date:April 13th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)

Re: My results

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Thanks. I was just curious how well the original quiz correlated with one that I knew.

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