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    Cing brings up an interesting topic in the prohibition thread.

    Where do the sandbox regulars lie on the political compass? This has nothing to do with political parties and any affiliation you may or may not feel.

    You may run through a short questionaire @ the Political Compass website.


    Here
    is mine.
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  • #2
    Re: Political Orientation

    http://politicalcompass.org/printabl...6.75&soc=-1.54

    Far left of what I expected. I tend to consider myself more of a moderate, maybe leaning a bit towards the left.



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    • #3
      Re: Political Orientation

      I'm to much of a noob to post links but mine is sitting at
      Economic Left/Right: 1.13
      Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.49
      So about middle, which is not really a suprise for me.
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      • #4
        Re: Political Orientation

        Here's mine
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        • #5
          Re: Political Orientation

          Mine: http://politicalcompass.org/printabl...1.38&soc=-1.49

          Tau, doesn't everyone consider themselves as a reasonable middling position? Nobody wants to think of themselves as an extremist. hehe.

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          • #6
            Re: Political Orientation

            http://politicalcompass.org/printabl...3.63&soc=-2.82

            About where i expected it.

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            • #7
              Re: Political Orientation

              Meh. Too many questions. I got bored after the first page. I know where I stand, though. I'm hardcore conservative, but not a Republican. I'm an open-minded conservative, though. I feel strongly about my views, but I'm always open to hear opposing opinions. Thus, I'm a better liberal than most libs I know. Hmm. I'm confusing myself. I'll take the test later.
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              • #8
                Re: Political Orientation

                The test results and supporting explaination of their method will help clear that confusion...
                Do or do not, there is no try....
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                • #9
                  Re: Political Orientation

                  Originally posted by sordavie View Post
                  Tau, doesn't everyone consider themselves as a reasonable middling position? Nobody wants to think of themselves as an extremist. hehe.
                  Centrists are suckers!

                  I don't know how I got so far right though. I disagreed with every single socially conservative question asked. Maybe it's anarchism and not libertarianism at the absolute bottom center; that would put libertarianism more to the right. That would make more sense.

                  EDIT: I think that Cing's test, albeit much shorter, actually produces a more accurate answer. Many of the question in tau's test reference personality traits and personal preferences which are not necessarily tied to politics. One can, for instance, "Strongly Agree" that people should not mix with people of other races whilst holding a politically neutral position. That's just one example. Cing's test asks questions directly related to policy and which I would therefore expect to be more accurate.

                  Of course, Cing's test is made by libertarians, so feel free to suspect bias. :]

                  My score on Cing's:

                  Your PERSONAL issues Score is 100%.
                  Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 90%.
                  Last edited by Nikolas; 04-21-2007, 07:25 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Political Orientation

                    Originally posted by War.mongeR1 View Post
                    Meh. Too many questions. I got bored after the first page. I know where I stand, though. I'm hardcore conservative, but not a Republican. I'm an open-minded conservative, though. I feel strongly about my views, but I'm always open to hear opposing opinions. Thus, I'm a better liberal than most libs I know. Hmm. I'm confusing myself. I'll take the test later.
                    Take the test in my sig. MUCH shorter, but less accurate, obviously.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Political Orientation

                      Left and right are, for the most part, economic alignments. Authoritarian and Libetarian are social alignments.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Political Orientation

                        I see. I think that they [tau's test] made an error by labelling the center-bottom "libertarian" then. Probably "anarchism" would have been more accurate? Anarchism is the precise opposite of authoritarianism, after all.
                        A policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. -F.A. Hayek

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                        • #13
                          Re: Political Orientation

                          Originally posted by gunjunkie View Post
                          Left and right are, for the most part, economic alignments. Authoritarian and Libetarian are social alignments.
                          Interesting. I guess I never thought of it that way. It's funny because people that are both right or left can be of either social alignment. Things aren't as clear cut as right or left, yet so many of use think of things in that very context.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Political Orientation

                            Originally posted by xTYBALTx
                            I see. I think that they [tau's test] made an error by labelling the center-bottom "libertarian" then. Probably "anarchism" would have been more accurate? Anarchism is the precise opposite of authoritarianism, after all.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Political Orientation

                              Originally posted by xTYBALTx View Post
                              I see. I think that they made an error by labelling the center-bottom "libertarian" then. Probably "anarchism" would have been more accurate? Anarchism is the precise opposite of authoritarianism, after all.
                              No, it's two axes. The further towards the top, the more authoritarian, the further left, well, the further left you are! ;-)

                              Your position to the left or right doesn't affect your libertarian/authoritarian rating, and vice versa.
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