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I am not 100% what i am as i dont know the full definitions of them.

I would really like to know what i am classified as.
(In American politics)

What is the differences?
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You could try this to find out -

http://www.celebritytypes.com/chart.php?n1=0&n2=19.4&n3=0&n4=36.1

It's a survey that plots where you fall on the political spectrum.
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RebRebel wrote:

You could try this to find out -

http://www.celebritytypes.com/chart.php?n1=0&n2=19.4&n3=0&n4=36.1

It's a survey that plots where you fall on the political spectrum.


27.8% Right, 11.1% Communitarian

This means?
I am a mix of everything?
Is there a spesific label for me?

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In an American sense - the terms have some specific meanings which may not be applicable elsewhere and, generally, there are three main spectrums for which the terms apply: Foreign Policy, Economic Policy, Social Policy

Economic Policy - Those who are conservative, tend to believe in less intervention in the economy. They tend to have a laissez faire attitude toward economic actions, supporting smaller government programs coupled with lower taxes. Those who are liberal, tend to believe in a stronger social net paid for by various levels of government. They also tend to be more supportive of regulations on businesses which level the playing field or which ensure certain policies are enacted (ex. minimum wage laws, environmental regulations). The government actions and safety nets are generally coupled with higher taxes, particularly on wealthier individuals.

Social Policy - Those who are conservative, tend to be more likely to be opposed to drastic cultural changes and as such oppose measures which promote such changes (ex. same-sex marriage, legalization of various drugs). They are also more likely to be pro-life, generally on the grounds that they believe life begins at conception. Those who are liberal tend to be more open to progressive cultural changes. They tend to be more live and let live on social issues, being supportive or indifferent to cultural changes allowing the people to change on their own or supporting government involvement to let such changes occur.

Foreign Policy - This one is a bit more nuanced and difficult to describe. Conservative and liberal can mean wildly different things to different people on foreign policy. There are basically three primary schools of thought from an American perspective: neoconservative, non-interventionist, and what I will call "realist" foreign policy. Neoconservative foreign policy believes in up front intervention in affairs which are believed to potentially be dangerous on a national or international stage. George W. Bush, John Bolton are examples of neoconservatives. Non-interventionists believe in minimal foreign interventions and sometimes move toward the side of complete isolation. Non-interventionists also tend to be more supportive of protective tariffs on foreign goods and oppose many free trade agreements, but not always. Examples of non-interventionists include Ron Paul, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump. Realists tend to take a much more nuanced view and fall somewhere in the middle of this spectrum. They are reactionary with military force, but generally not preemptive. They support some free trade agreements, but not all. They are okay with reactionary tariffs against some foreign powers, but not all of them. In essence, they play it by ear as to what they believe to be in the best interest of the American people. People who fall into the realist category include Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton. As you may notice, they both are not identical in their views - that's because the realist category tends to be the broadest of either of the other two.

That's my take on it...hope that's helpful.
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mdmrn wrote:

In an American sense - the terms have some specific meanings which may not be applicable elsewhere and, generally, there are three main spectrums for which the terms apply: Foreign Policy, Economic Policy, Social Policy

Economic Policy - Those who are conservative, tend to believe in less intervention in the economy. They tend to have a laissez faire attitude toward economic actions, supporting smaller government programs coupled with lower taxes. Those who are liberal, tend to believe in a stronger social net paid for by various levels of government. They also tend to be more supportive of regulations on businesses which level the playing field or which ensure certain policies are enacted (ex. minimum wage laws, environmental regulations). The government actions and safety nets are generally coupled with higher taxes, particularly on wealthier individuals.

Social Policy - Those who are conservative, tend to be more likely to be opposed to drastic cultural changes and as such oppose measures which promote such changes (ex. same-sex marriage, legalization of various drugs). They are also more likely to be pro-life, generally on the grounds that they believe life begins at conception. Those who are liberal tend to be more open to progressive cultural changes. They tend to be more live and let live on social issues, being supportive or indifferent to cultural changes allowing the people to change on their own or supporting government involvement to let such changes occur.

Foreign Policy - This one is a bit more nuanced and difficult to describe. Conservative and liberal can mean wildly different things to different people on foreign policy. There are basically three primary schools of thought from an American perspective: neoconservative, non-interventionist, and what I will call "realist" foreign policy. Neoconservative foreign policy believes in up front intervention in affairs which are believed to potentially be dangerous on a national or international stage. George W. Bush, John Bolton are examples of neoconservatives. Non-interventionists believe in minimal foreign interventions and sometimes move toward the side of complete isolation. Non-interventionists also tend to be more supportive of protective tariffs on foreign goods and oppose many free trade agreements, but not always. Examples of non-interventionists include Ron Paul, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump. Realists tend to take a much more nuanced view and fall somewhere in the middle of this spectrum. They are reactionary with military force, but generally not preemptive. They support some free trade agreements, but not all. They are okay with reactionary tariffs against some foreign powers, but not all of them. In essence, they play it by ear as to what they believe to be in the best interest of the American people. People who fall into the realist category include Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton. As you may notice, they both are not identical in their views - that's because the realist category tends to be the broadest of either of the other two.

That's my take on it...hope that's helpful.


Aha thanks!
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Aha thanks!

You're very welcome. I tried to be as unbiased in my definitions as I could about the different political ideologies, I hope my personal ideology did not come through too much as I described them.

Which I won't tell you, for now,...because I'd rather you not know from the definitions

Then again...if you follow me on Twitter, I'm very open about my personal political beliefs.

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mdmrn wrote:


Jophar_Vorin wrote:



Aha thanks!

You're very welcome. I tried to be as unbiased in my definitions as I could about the different political ideologies, I hope my personal ideology did not come through too much as I described them.

Which I won't tell you, for now,...because I'd rather you not know from the definitions

Then again...if you follow me on Twitter, I'm very open about my personal political beliefs.




Good you tried to create an unbiased chart!
Meh i dont care what you believe as long as i can do my own stuff.
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Take the test

https://www.politicalcompass.org

Remember that labels don't translate well across societies. Democrat in America means something different than in Sweden. Conservative in America is very different than conservative in China.
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none of the above
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none of the above


Did you read the OP?
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I'm somewhere in the middle.

Pro-Life (conservative)
Anti-Death Penalty (liberal)
I'm for more social programs(universal healthcare, free cancer screening and community college), higher taxes on rich and believe we need to protect the environment from man-made climate change.(liberal)
I'm for religious freedom, ability to choose which school your kid goes to, less government regulation, less individual tax(get rid of inheritance tax, business tax)(conservative)

I'm anti-war which basically means I can't vote for either party on that. Both are war-mongers. It's pathetic.
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I don't really know....
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shugotenshi-atm wrote:

Take the test

https://www.politicalcompass.org

Remember that labels don't translate well across societies. Democrat in America means something different than in Sweden. Conservative in America is very different than conservative in China.


I appear in the middle.

What label is that in America?
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MysticGon wrote:

I'm somewhere in the middle.

Pro-Life (conservative)
Anti-Death Penalty (liberal)
I'm for more social programs(universal healthcare, free cancer screening and community college), higher taxes on rich and believe we need to protect the environment from man-made climate change.(liberal)
I'm for religious freedom, ability to choose which school your kid goes to, less government regulation, less individual tax(get rid of inheritance tax, business tax)(conservative)

I'm anti-war which basically means I can't vote for either party on that. Both are war-mongers. It's pathetic.


Well the thread was mostly for me to find out who i am...

I think my title is misleading, i will edit it.
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