18 March 2015

The World's Smallest Political Quiz

I took this quiz multiple times over the last decade and I keep getting the result that I am a libertarian. I don't think I have ever got a different result. Let's take it right now.

Personal Issues

Government should not censor speech, press, media, or internet. AGREE

Military service should be voluntary. There should be no draft. MAYBE

There should be no laws regarding sex for consenting adults. AGREE

Repeal laws prohibiting adult possession and use of drugs. AGREE

There should be no National ID card. MAYBE

Economic Issues

End "corporate welfare." No government handouts to business. MAYBE

End government barriers to international free trade. AGREE

Let people control their own retirement; privatize Social Security. DISAGREE

Replace government welfare with private charity. MAYBE

Cut taxes and government spending by 50% or more. AGREE

Results:

Libertarian again, though much more to the left than I have ever taken it. I am usually dead centre at the top, or else slightly to the left.This obviously doesn't define my politics for me, though living in a rather effete centrist country it can be discouraging when the lefties are considered a joke.

It's almost institutionalised bullying; centre-left and centre-right gang up on everyone else. Labour will take most of the hits next year while Fine Gael will probably return with a similar seat count, I wouldn't be surprised if it's just another Labour-Fine Gael Coalition with maybe some jokers like Renua and conservative independents backing them up.

Otherwise it's the nightmare Fianna Fail-Sinn-Fein-others Nightmare Rainbow Coalition. Green more Green and Grey (and Red if they could get Labour on side which is unlikely). Good thing is not matter who gets in we have to obey certain economic trends via the EU and US etc and just as importantly social trends; Ireland can no longer remain in the dark on matters of equality and new questions like net neutrality.

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