Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Very conservative

I am, apparently, with a score of 142 out of 400 at this online Progressive Quiz. The average score for Americans is 209.5, but they presumably include California in that average. And Boston.

The thing is, I'm not a conservative. I'm a liberal in the sense that I place great weight on liberty, rather than in the sense of being a socialist but liking the sound of the word "liberal".

These online political tests are about as much use as online horoscopes.


Anonymous said...

Well, the reality is that given your love of liberty you will travel a good deal further with conservatives on most issues than you will with progressives, because of the importance of economic liberty to the classical liberal position. You may also be open to reasoned compromise when it comes to national security. I guess that the real dividing line comes at social issues like sexual freedom. Still, classic liberals are more conservative than they are progressive (because of the way that conservatism has adopted a freer approach to markets). Or should that be many conservatives are more liberal than they are progressive? Just a thought.

Unknown said...

I got a 58.

Anonymous said...

I scored 113. Some of the questions were poorly phrased. I'm more of a Libertarian than a true conservative.