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    Default Might be test time eh?

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    70-70

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    Article [I.]
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    Article [II.]
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

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    The questions themselves are interesting.


    Government should not censor speech, press, media, or internet: I agreed with this, but one has to accept that eliminating censorship would include eliminating all laws that currently restrict child pornography.

    Military service should be voluntary. There should be no draft: I answered maybe on this one. I love the fact that neither of my children had to worry about the draft. However, I also think the absence of a draft promoted the idea of a "painless" war. Also, if we ever again face a war of national survival, I would hope that the draft would be instituted again quickly.

    There should be no laws regarding sex for consenting adults: I agree with this.

    Repeal laws prohibiting adult possession and use of drugs: I answered maybe on this one. The issue is not simply recreational drugs, but all laws currently requiring prescriptions for drugs, and would not distinguish between drugs that might simply make you high as distinct from those that might be fatal or used for crimes such as date rape.

    There should be no National ID card: I I agreed with this, but there will be no effective enforcement of immigration laws in the absence of such an ID.

    End "corporate welfare." No government handouts to business.: Corporate welfare may be in the eyes of the beholder. Is a special tax deduction for one industry, but not another, a form of corporate welfare? hat about businesses that exist almost solely because of their sales to government? How do you classify publicly financed football stadiums or special incentives provided for "economic development"? All these are forms of corporate welfare. I answered "maybe".

    End government barriers to international free trade. I agreed on this. However, there are a lot of ramifications including, for example, the elimination of all farm subsidies since subsidizing an industry effectively precludes competition. Also, our own companies operate at a serious disadvantage as long as we expect them to perform functions such as financing employee health insurance that are not borne by companies in other countries.

    Let people control their own retirement; privatize Social Security.: I disagreed with this. For those that agree, one question will be how to reimburse those who have paid in hundreds of thousands of after tax dollars and received no benefits.

    Replace government welfare with private charity.: This is, of course, a misstatement. The only real option is to eliminate government welfare. There i no chance that it will be replaced by private charity. I voted no.

    Cut taxes and government spending by 50% or more.: Federal government revenues now total about $2.2 trillion so this would reduce Federal spending not by 50%, but by about 70-80%. The total Federal budget left would be less than we now spend on the mix of defense and debt service. At the local level, public schools would largely be forced to close, as would all state universities in the country. The rhetoric might sound good, but I think few would be willing to live with the consequences. I voted no.

    Needless to say, I scored as a left/libertarian.

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    70/100 Libertarian. No big suprise.
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    60 - 100 - Don't believe doping is victimless & certainly have no problem showing my ID within reasonable bounds.

    Being a Right leaning Libertarian is not all that bad .
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    Centrist - just what my far right son says I am. However, my far left brother says I'm far right. He says my son is so far right he disappears over the horizon.
    I know enough, I just can't think of most of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin S View Post
    60 - 100 - Don't believe doping is victimless & certainly have no problem showing my ID within reasonable bounds.

    Being a Right leaning Libertarian is not all that bad .
    same score...same ideas/attitude as Marvin, which is a good thing
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    Looks like libertarian is the predominate score. Some more right, some more left...now where, oh where, is that some right, some left, libertarian candidate to come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDogger View Post
    Looks like libertarian is the predominate score.
    Yeah, that's shocking given the "test" is a Libertarian website. And hey, what do you know....on the same "test" website you can also join and/or donate money to the Libertarians.
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    One tick left of center.
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