Sunday, November 20, 2005
Perhaps you are unclear as to what distinguishes the two political parties which dominate our current political scene. If so, you might try this little quiz:
Ask yourself which party is least likely to:
1. believe that poverty is largely a function of attitudes about sex, marriage, and education.
2. believe that taking wealth from those who have it and giving it to those who don't is a counterproductive way to alleviate poverty.
3. tolerate mentions of God or expressions of Judeo-Christian religious belief in public spaces.
4. aggressively prosecute the war on terror.
5. maintain low tax rates.
6. impede the development of oil reserves and refineries.
7. protect innocent human life either at its inception or toward its conclusion.
8. make it easier to convict and punish criminals.
9. strengthen the military.
10. favor free trade.
11. protect free speech.
12. protect the right to bear arms.
If you answered "the Democratic Party" for each of these questions then you scored 100%. If you found yourself in agreement with the Democrats on more than two or three of questions then you're probably a political liberal. If you agreed with roughly half of them then you're probably a moderate, and if you disagreed with all but one or two then you're probably a conservative.