Saturday, February 24, 2007

Do "liberal" and "conservative" have any meaning at all?

another quiz:

Your Political Profile:
Overall: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Social Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal


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3 comments:

Thomas Knapp said...

Having seen the questions, and the wording of the answers, this quiz believes that liberal means you want the government to take care of people, and conservative means you want people to take care of people.

If you believe that charity should be replaced by taxation, so that the government uses its power of imprisonment (or worse) to provide, at gunpoint, for those who cannot provide for themselves, you are a liberal.

If you believe that people should care for themselves and their families and, from their soul give charitably to support those who cannot support themselves, then you are a conservative.

For most social issues, if you believe the State should replace personal religious belief in establishing morals, then you are a liberal.

If you believe that there are some immutable moral standards, whether they derive from Yahweh, Allah or Shiva, then you are a conservative.

This quiz was no harder to solve than a Monday NYT Crossword.

Your Brother Tom
35Lib, 65Cons on first pass.

Karen Marie said...

When I took this, there were three questions for which the correct answer was "both" and one for which the proper answer was "neither", but it doesn't let me answer that way!

Mimi said...

Your Political Profile Overall: 15% Conservative, 85% Liberal
Social Issues 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Fiscal Issues 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Ethics: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal


While I don't think it allows for "explain more" which is my answer in many cases, it is interesting.

I also agree with Thomas that it makes some interesting assumptions about what liberal and conservative are; and with you there were qustions I wanted to choose both answers on.

Thanks, though.