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  • The Political Compass

    I took this test a while back 'for fun'. Figured some may find it intersting.

    http://www.politicalcompass.org/

    Just click on the link in the top left 'take the test'. You answer a series of questions and, in the end, you get to see where you are on an X and Y axis and can compare it to notable people. If I remember my coordinate geometry I ended up somewhere around point (0,-3) near nobody :lol: .

    Also a section called "Iconochasms" is amusing. For example:

    Which founding father said of the proposed American Constitution This is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism ... when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other ?

    Benjamin Franklin
    Alexander Hamilton
    Thomas Paine
    George Washington

    Answer: Benjamin Franklin

  • #2
    Interesting, Gandhi here
    I have come here to chew bubblegum and kickass ... and I'm all out of bubblegum.

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    • #3
      I guess I'm extremely centerist....

      Just a taste of authoritarian right, but not enough to make a difference....

      Economic: 1.12
      Social: .77
      Deep in the heart of couldn't give a crap about college basketball-land and I miss the SHOX.
      Students > Alumni
      If you EVER want to open your damn mouths about Selection Sunday, READ THIS FIRST: http://www.midmajority.com/p/1296
      The ONLY document that means ANYTHING: http://www.bbstate.com/schools/WICH/sheet

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      • #4
        Link for the 2008 candidates:

        http://www.politicalcompass.org/usprimaries2008

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        • #5
          Interesting test, but Gen. Pinochet was hardly a true free marketeer.

          Anyone using the power of the state and not the market to run their state isn't free market.

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          • #6
            Economic Left/Right: 0.88
            Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.41

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            • #7
              Econ left/right: -6.12
              Soc Lib/Author: -1.64

              Pretty much smack dab on Ghandi.

              What's funny is look at the 2008 candidates. They are all in the same area, regardless of party.

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              • #8
                Economic 1.38

                Soc Lib/Author .87
                Infinity Art Glass - Fantastic local artist and Shocker fan
                RIP Guy Always A Shocker
                Downsizing Government - Part of the Cato Institute
                Carpenter Place - A blessing to many young girls/women
                Cato Institute - A libertarian take on the issues
                ICT S.O.S - Great local cause fighting against human trafficking
                Wartick Insurance Agency - Saved me money with more coverage.
                MVCFans Alternative, Where ALL Voices Can Be Heard - Come join the party

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                • #9
                  Economic Left/Right: 6.75
                  Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.74

                  I'm close to the great American, recently deceased, Milton Friedman.

                  Here's Milton responding to a typical left-wing reactionary question from Phil Donahue:

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A

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                  • #10
                    Economic Left/Right: 2.50
                    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.21

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                    • #11
                      Economic Left/Right -1.62
                      Libertarian/Authoritarian -.51

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                      • #12
                        Economic Left/Right: -2.75
                        Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.87

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                        • #13
                          Snapshot9 and I are on the same wavelength.

                          Econominc Left/Right: -1.88
                          Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.03

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                          • #14
                            Economic Left/Right: 3.25
                            Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.00

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