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I took the test and now, I, (aka thinkingblue), without a doubt can claim that I am a proud liberal (As if I really needed to take a test to show me the way I THINK...)I've been what the political philosophers refer to as a "Liberal" for all my political life. I joined (or fell into) this belief system because my parents were liberals. But they rarely talked of their beliefs except on voting day and since my father was only 45 years of age when he died, I can only remember one occasion of them going off to the polls to vote for Adley Stevenson.
After my dad's death, my mother never voted again. She was not financially responsible and when you live off Social Security alone, you'd better possess some liable brain cells with the few bucks a month you receive or you will starve. And so food absence, for my 4 brothers and me, on many occasions, became the norm. I believe that is what attracted me to Liberalism, (Experiencing suffering in my own home because of budgeting ignorance).
My mother's other sin, (besides financial irresponsibility) was processing a false pride. She went to a government food distribution facility to collect such bulk staples as cheese, peanut butter and powdered milk, once or twice but found the experience quite humiliating and never went back... So hunger rejoined our family.
You don't ask to be born nor do you have a choice as to what type of guardian/parent you will receive. Little children who have to live in abject poverty because they were conceived by unenlightened, uninformed and yes, ignorant parents (who were raised possibly by the same) are one of the main reasons for Liberalism. The very old and the very young are the vulnerable ones in any society. They have little or no tools for survival. And if government can't help them, most will fall prey to the very dark side of life. Pain and despair for these unfortunates are a way of life.
There are people who care about their fellow human beings but they usually can do little to lift those who have fallen between the cracks out of their dilemma. The weakest of any culture need legal safety nets. These nets provide mainstays not only for those in need but also for the rest of the members of a society, because when people do not have to be bothered by the neediest amongst them, all will be able to live a better humane life. Like it are not, WE ARE ALL A PART OF A LARGER WHOLE. thinkingblue
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Your PERSONAL issues Score is 80%.
Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 10%.
According to your answers, the political group that agrees with you most is...
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.
THAT'S HOW MANY TIMES THE QUIZ
HAS BEEN TAKEN SO FAR SINCE 1995.
Other Political Philosophies
Conservatives tend to favor economic freedom, but frequently support
laws to restrict personal behavior that violates "traditional values." They oppose excessive government control of business, while endorsing government action to defend morality and the traditional family structure. Conservatives usually support a strong military, oppose
bureaucracy and high taxes, favor a free-market economy, and endorse strong law enforcement.
Libertarians support maximum liberty in both personal and economic
matters. They advocate a much smaller government; one that is limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence.
Libertarians tend to embrace individual responsibility, oppose government
bureaucracy and taxes, promote private charity, tolerate diverse
lifestyles, support the free market, and defend civil liberties.
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.
Statist (Big Government)
Statists want government to have a great deal of power over the economy and
individual behavior. They frequently doubt whether economic
liberty and individual freedom are practical options in today's
world. Statists tend to distrust the free market, support high taxes
and centralized planning of the economy, oppose diverse lifestyles,
and question the importance of civil liberties.
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The Tea Parties: We’ve Seen It All Before
As I wandered through the crowd at the Denver Tea Party protest last week, I was struck by just how paper-thin is the movement’s opposition to government
The Tea Party movement is clearly a "Conservative" movement in its membership and core philosophy, and therefore it is not surprising that many of the very same people who now loudly claim to oppose government spending
and taxation, were the very same people who, for the last eight years, had been cheerleaders for one of the most profligate administrations in American history.
And yet, here they were at the Tea Party, pretending to be principled opponents of government power. MORE HERE: http://www.lewrockwell.com/mcmaken/mcmaken129.html
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