The Airing of Grievances
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Which Political Party Are You?
Thanks to Paula for this one. I am, somehow, most closely affiliated with the Green Party, here are my complete results:
1) Green Party 64%Doesn't quite make sense (the 2nd place Libertarian Party does), given my views on fiscal policy and the role of government. I think much of the incongruity derives from the generalities and simplicity of the questions. For example, I chose "Increase" for federal law enforcement agencies. I don't think we should necessarily increase the number of agencies, just the funding, especially given the current environment. According to the survey, that probably makes me a spend-thrift, big-government leftie. In my mind, it makes me hawkish on domestic security. Go figure.
2) Libertarian Party 57%
3) Democratic Party 50%
4) Republican Party 43%
5) Natural Law Party 43%
6) Reform Party 43%
7) Constitution Party 36%
This would have probably been better timed when AofG was getting started, but in case you haven't figured it out by now, here's the lowdown on your friend Frank:
- Social lifestyle issues: Way left. Doing bong hits with your newly legalized prostitute before popping in to a gay civil union/marriage would raise neither of my eyebrows. Clearly, I'm a huge fan of the current administration's attempts to build a theocracy.
- Social hot button issues: Moderate/Left. Pro-choice, relatively pro-death penalty (non-Texas version), neutral-affirmative action, pro-stem cells, anti-guns.
- Economy: Balanced budgets, moderate taxes (read Clinton's speech for a good idea of how I feel about the Bush tax cuts), free trade
- Role of government: Moderate/Right. Strong believer in a limited role for the federal government and the dissemination of power to the states. Also a strong believer in striking a balance when the platform for governing on the state, local or personal level is unrealistic.
- War on Terror: War of Ideas. Intelligently policing the homeland and playing carrot and stick with "allies" like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan? Good. Pre-emptively bombing the hell out of un-threats? Bad.