Sunday, July 24, 2005

No surprise here...


The political description that
fits you best is...


LIBERTARIANS support maximum liberty in both personal and
economic matters. They advocate a much smaller government; one
that is limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence.
Libertarians tend to embrace individual responsibility, oppose
government bureaucracy and taxes, promote private charity, tolerate
diverse lifestyles, support the free market, and defend civil liberties.

The RED DOT on the Chart shows where you fit on the political map.

Take the quiz...


Anonymous said...

OK, so I took the quiz because I'm a good sport. Of course I was deemed a "Libertarian." I have certainly been called much worse.

But I noticed one thing was suspiciously missing from the Libertarians' quiz. The elephant in the room is, of course, ABORTION.

Looks like the Libertarians, in an attempt to convince conservatives who tend to identify themselves as Republicans that they're really in fact Libertarians, decided to conveniently omit a question about abortion. Not surprising, I guess, since the Libertarians' refusal to adopt a strong pro-life (i.e. pro-criminalization of abortion) plank is the main stumbling block for conservatives they seek to lure into their ranks.
Kind of reminds me of the Democrats’ “Catholic voters guide” placing the death penalty and “social justice” issues on the same footing as abortion.

Father Martin Fox said...


Yes. I have other disagreements with the Libertarian Party, but its stance on abortion is the worst, because it would be so natural.

On the other hand, there are pro-life Libertarians making this point. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) ran as the Libertarian nominee for President some years back -- and prolife.

All that said: at a time of Big Government "Conservatism" (or is it "Compassionate Socialism"? I get so mixed up), so many of the Libertarians' points need to be made. Loudly.