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post #21 of 41
Lower Left here too - love the company I'm in!!!
post #22 of 41
umm.. authoritarian left - how did that happen???
::gulp::
post #23 of 41
I'm dead even with the Dalai.
post #24 of 41
lower leftie as well
post #25 of 41
Economic Left/Right: 3.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.08

I am in the upper right or NE quadrant. It seems I am the minority on this list. Would I be correct to assume this?

But get this: I am for co-sleeping, against spanking, we use cloth diapers & I am against circumcision. Too bad that there is not a parenting test to see where we end up "politically" for our parenting choices.
post #26 of 41
Ummm? I was right smack in the middle and just a little to the right. I guess that's why I feel so conflicted much of the time. I want my dh to take this quiz....he leans so far to the right I'm afraid he will fall off the edge sometimes I bet that he's not as conservative as he would like to think he is.

Thanks!
post #27 of 41
Libertarian Left here too and loving it!

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -7.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.23
post #28 of 41
Hard-core free-market libertarian.

Didn't need a test to tell me that.

Freedom rocks.
post #29 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by El Casey S
From FAQs:
"You can't be libertarian and left wing"

This is almost exclusively an American response, overlooking the undoubtedly libertarian tradition of European anarcho-syndicalism. It was, after all, the important French anarchist thinker Proudhon who declared that property is theft.

On the other side of the Atlantic, the likes of Emma Goldman were identified as libertarians long before the term was adopted by some economic rightwingers. And what about the libertarian collectives of the mid-late 1800s and 1960s?

Americans like Noam Chomsky can claim the label 'libertarian socialist' with the same validity that Milton Friedman can be considered a 'libertarian capitalist'.

The assumption that Social Darwinism delivers more social freedom is questionable. The welfare states of, for example, Sweden and The Netherlands, abolished capital punishment decades ago and are at the forefront of progressive legislation for women, gays and ethnic minorities - not to mention anti-censorship. Such developments would presumably be envied by genuine libertarians in socially conservative countries - even if their taxes are lower.

(Can you tell I'm lovin' this website??)

okey-doke, but I always thought a "left libertarian" was an ANARCHIST. : are we scared of that word?

I'M NOT!!! <---(anarchist carrot... we need a black hoodie smiley)

to no one's surprise, i scored in the deep SW, left of Mandela, the Dalai Lama, and Gandhi.
Economic Left/Right: -8.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.36

for whoever asked, I think Clinton would be chillin in Tony Blair's neighborhood.
post #30 of 41
Right there with you guerrillamama, what great company!
Economic Left/Right: -9.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.90
I'll pass this little quiz on to others spending to much time on these internets
post #31 of 41
I, too, am dead even with the Dalai Lama.
post #32 of 41
Lib/Left here. Have to say I was surprised by myself. I come from far-righters so I always*secretly thought* the left were the bad guys... : ...I guess I've joined the bad guys then. <chuckles> Don't tell my dad though, would rather not have a political falling out with him.
post #33 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
Libertarian Left here, as well. I don't mind keeping company with Ghandi, the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela
Ditto that!
post #34 of 41
Lefty Liberatarian! That doesn't surprise me at all though! I'm quite liberal in my views of government. My own personal view for myself are somewhat conservative, but I like everyone to have the right to their views, even if they are very far from mine.
post #35 of 41
Economic Left/Right: -8.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.51

There's nothing free market about me!
post #36 of 41
Lefty/Lib for me, too. Not surprising, at all.

Economic Left/Right: -8.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.85
post #37 of 41
I'm so left libertarian!! In such good company
post #38 of 41

Libertarians and Motherhood

Quote:
Originally Posted by sohj View Post
I'm starting to wonder.....is the majority actually libertarian? If so, we've got some work to do on our government. I think truth in advertising should be called for in political ads. Lots of people running for office say they're more libertarian than they act.
I've found (participating in "Operation Politically Homeless" booths) that more people are Libertarian or at least libertarian-leaning than the 2 major political parties would like to admit.

A couple of years ago, I started a group for moms who wanted to express alternative viewpoints/methods of child rearing/education/politics all with a focus on individual freedom and personal responsibility (pretty much libertarianism in a nutshell). The growth and comments of the group pretty much indicate the same thing: There ARE many libertarians out there (coming from the left, center and right)!

Also, there is one politician running for President that acts as Libertarian as he speaks - Congressman Ron Paul from Texas. Anyone here familiar with him?
To learn more, check out the following links:
http://www.house.gov/paul/
http://www.reason.com/news/show/118086.html
http://www.ronpaulexplore.com/

Also for more info about Mothers for Liberty visit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MothersForLiberty/

Jan
post #39 of 41
I think that quiz is fun, but the people who make it are a libertarian organization. They try to make the "reasonable" choices end up as libertarian so that more people will think about it as an option! Every single person I know who has taken that quiz (including me) has ended up on the libertarian side.
post #40 of 41
I knew I was Libertarian before I took it, so now surprise there... although I was shocked to find I was in the exact same dot as the Dalai Lama...
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