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Am I Far Right?2 min read

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Depends whom you ask. I consider myself a "compassionate conservative", but not far right.   But on the issues below, here’s my stances:

  • Homosexuality – morally wrong, viewed as a developmental disorder, against gay marriage
  • Abortion – against, except to save mother.  Not acceptable in rape/incest.  Acceptable in all cases before 4 weeks or so.
  • Prayer in Schools – indifferent/against
  • Limited Govt – for
  • Gun Control – for
  • Environmental Protection – for "scientific environmentalism" balanced with economic considerations
  • Govt support of the arts – against
  • Separation of church and state (value systems) – against
  • Separation of church and state (power structures) – for
  • Approach to sex ed – ABC (Abstain, Be Faithful, Contraception as last resort)
  • Evolution as trustworthy explanation of origins – NOT

I took the following tests, with the following results:

1. World’s Shortest Political Test

  • PERSONAL issues Score is 40% (more libertarian than statist)
  • ECONOMIC issues Score is 80% (more conservative than liberal)

2. Political Compass

  • Economic Left/Right: -1.00
  • Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.38

Damn, that makes me left of center! Funny.

3. OkCupid Politics Test

  • Social Liberal (63% permissive)
  • Economic Moderate (56% permissive)
  • You are best described as a: Centrist
  • You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.

4. Moral Politics Test

  • Your scored 0.5 on the Moral Order axis and
  • – 3 on the Moral Rules axis
  • System: Authoritarianism
  • Variation: Moderate Authoritarianism
  • Ideologies: Social Republicanism
  • US Parties: No match.

5. Political Quiz Show

  • My Score:  24 (just right of center)

So there you have it.  I’m just right of center socially, and slightly more libertarian than statist.