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Subject: Libertarian FAQ: World's Smallest Political Quiz

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Archive-name: libertarian/quiz Last-modified: 12 April 1999 Posting-Frequency: monthly Version: 2.228 Copyright: (c) 1994-2000 Advocates for Self-Government
OPERATION POLITICALLY HOMELESS "Are you really a liberal? A closet conservative? A libertarian? Despite its name, the World's Smallest Political Quiz is savvy and willing to tell you the truth." -- Yahoo Internet Life The World's Smallest Political Quiz is also on the World Wide Web. http://www.self-gov.org/quiz.html Current Results Total number of quiz takers (782,907): Libertarian 37.6% Left-liberal 16.2% Centrist 29.7% Right-Conservative 8.4% Authoritarian 8.1% Also check our site for the daily presidential poll. Results can be found at: http://www.self-gov.org/presres.shtml WORLD'S SMALLEST POLITICAL QUIZ Take the World's Smallest Political Quiz to find your political identity. Choose Y when you agree with a statement, M for Maybe, Sometimes or Need-More-Information, or choose N for No. ARE YOU A SELF-GOVERNOR ON PERSONAL ISSUES? 20 10 0 Y __ M __ N __ Military service should be voluntary. (No draft) Y __ M __ N __ Government should not control radio, TV, the press or the Internet. Y __ M __ N __ Repeal regulations on sex for consenting adults. Y __ M __ N __ Drug laws do more harm than good. Repeal them. Y __ M __ N __ Let peaceful people cross borders freely. ____ My PERSONAL self-government score: add 20 for Y, 10 for M, 0 for N. ARE YOU A SELF-GOVERNOR ON ECONOMIC ISSUES? 20 10 0 Y __ M __ N __ Businesses and farms should operate without govt. subsidies. Y __ M __ N __ People are better off with free trade than with tariffs. Y __ M __ N __ Minimum wage laws cause unemployment. Repeal them. Y __ M __ N __ End taxes. Pay for services with user fees. Y __ M __ N __ All foreign aid should be privately funded. ____ My ECONOMIC self-government score: add 20 for Y, 10 for M, 0 for N. How to use the Self-Government Compass Mark your PERSONAL score on the left and your ECONOMIC score on the right. Then, follow the grid lines (rows of dots) until they meet at your political identity! An example for someone who scored 20 on Personal and 30 on Economic is indicated with an asterisk (*). The compass measures self-government. Liberals value freedom of expression. Conservatives value free enterprise. Libertarians value both. Authoritarians are against both. . ./ \. ./ . \. ./ . . \. ./ . . . \. ./ .Libertarian. \. ./ \. . . . ./ \. ./ . \.___.___.___./ . \. ./ . . ! . . . ! . . \. ./ . . ! . . ! . . \. ./ . Left . ! . . . ! . Right . \. 100 \. Liberal ! Centrist !Conservative/ 100 \. . . ! . . . ! . . ./ 80 \. . !___.___.___! . ./ 80 \. ./ . . . \. ./ 60 \./ . . * . \./ 60 (%) \. Authoritarian ./ (%) Personal 40 \. . . ./ 40 Economic Self-Governor \. . ./ Self-Governor 20 \. ./ 20 \./ 0 0 _________________________________________________________________ Political Philosophies * Libertarians are self-governors in both personal and economic matters. They believe government's only purpose is to protect people from coercion and violence. They value individual responsibility, and tolerate economic and social diversity. * Left-liberals prefer self-government in personal matters and central decision-making on economics. They want government to serve the disadvantaged in the name of fairness. Leftists tolerate social diversity, but work for economic equality. * Centrists favor selective government intervention and emphasize practical solutions to current problems. They tend to keep an open mind on new issues. Many centrists feel that government serves as a check on excessive liberty. * Right-conservatives prefer self-government on economic issues, but want official standards in personal matters. They want the government to defend the community from threats to its moral fiber. * Authoritarians want government to advance society and individuals through expert central planning. They often doubt whether self-government is practical. Left-authoritarians are also called socialists, while fascists are right-authoritarians. _________________________________________________________________ Would you like an information kit about libertarian ideas, including a best-selling hardbound book, five quiz cards, and more? Send an $8.00 contribution to help with the costs to: Advocates for Self-Government, 1202 N. Tenn. St., Suite 202, Cartersville, GA 30120, (770)386-8372, (800)932-1776, Fax: (770)386-8373 To subscribe to our biweekly newsletter by e-mail, send a message to liberator-request@lists.best.com with the single word "subscribe" in the body. (Don't put quotes around the word.) The Advocates for Self-Government is a non-profit educational organi- zation. Our purpose is to present libertarianism -- the freedom philosophy -- honestly and persuasively. Contributions are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3). _________________________________________________________________ Copyright (c) 1996-1997 Advocates for Self-Government, Inc. OK to reprint quiz as-is with credit to the Advocates. The Self-Government Compass is adapted from an original idea by David Nolan.