A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Friday, June 22, 2007

This REALLY makes things difficult for me

I gor this at Mamacita's place.... darn her.

We really are sisters under the skin. Why is it, then, that no politician gives a rat's patootie what I think????
Your Political Profile:

Overall: 45% Conservative, 55% Liberal

Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Well, how did you do?



At 6/23/07, 5:02 PM, Blogger Butterfly Angel said...

I posted mine over at my place...

The most interesting result for me is the 50-50 split on 'defense and crime.' Go figure!

At 6/24/07, 1:30 PM, Blogger Robert Talbert said...

I took the quiz -- overall 80% conservative and 20% liberal -- but the quiz itself is really out of whack, and I don't think the person who made it up has any idea what "conservative" means.

Some of them are probably giving me a "liberal" score for answers that I believe are conservative -- like the question about marijuana. I checked that what you do with MJ is your own business, and I consider this to be the conservative (= "limited government") approach. The other response, about getting arrested for using it, would be the statist (or perhaps "fascist" ) approach and is neither conservative nor liberal.

Other questions are ambiguous -like the first one which said "Protecting the environment is a primary social responsibility we have, regardless of how it effects businesses." Well, it depends on who "we" is. If "we" means the government, then I answer NO. If "we" means individuals, I say YES. There were only two options for answering, "yes" and "not exactly".

Also, the question "all authority by its nature should be questioned". Is it conservative to say "yes"? I don't see that, if you take conservative to mean limited government.

Yeah, I know, calm down, it's an internet quiz not the MMPI. I just get tired of people having this wrong idea of conservatism.

At 6/24/07, 1:32 PM, Blogger Robert Talbert said...

Clarification -- I think it was giving you a conservative score if you said "no" to "all authority should be questioned". But it was hard to tell. A limited-government conservative would certainly question authority relentlessly.

At 6/24/07, 7:57 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Well, Robert, unfortunately, when many so-called "conservative" people claim that being conservative means denying scientific veracity, sniffing into people's personal lives, and encouraging economic disparity, that's what you get. This is how allegedly "conservative" politicians sell themselves, so who can blame people for beliving their vision of conservatism?

At 6/25/07, 6:25 AM, Blogger Robert Talbert said...

I wish I could argue your point about "conservative" politicians, but sadly I cannot, and I've been one frustrated voter for the last few years -- the creeping statism of Bush on the one hand and the overt statism of the Democrats on the other (with the perpetual-loser Libertarian party in the middle). Fortunately there are some folks making their way up the ranks right now that promise to represent what I consider *real* conservatism more faithfully. (One of those is Congressman Mike Pence from my home state of Indiana. Watch this guy.)

At 7/8/07, 3:17 PM, Blogger Darren said...

I've taken plenty of these political quizzes, along with other types. Most have me just right of center (on a linear scale) or within the center area on a grid.

But political quizzes aren't where all the fun is :-)

Apparently I'm an expert and playful kisser, my "inner age" is 28, and my "sexy Brazilian name" is Danilo da Costa.


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