The Moral Politics Test

I discovered this quiz while reading Say Uncle’s blog. Normally I would be offended by the results.

Your scored -1 on Moral Order and -6.5 on Moral Rules.

The following categories best match your score (multiple responses are possible):

    System: Liberalism

    Ideology:
Progressive NeoLiberalism

    Party:
Libertarian Party

    Presidents:
Ronald Reagan

    04′ Election:
Michael Badnarik

    08′ Election:
Ron Paul

Of the 642,536 respondents (11,571 on Facebook):

    4% are close to you.

    3% are more

    1% are more liberal.

    51% are more socialist.

    37% are more authoritarian.

However, in this case, the term Liberal was used correctly, so no offense taken.

Liberalism is a political system that blends NonConformance and Independence:

    Children are born good and should be nurtured to become productive members of society.

    Individual initiatives are more effective than collective ones.

Liberalism sees individual liberty as the highest values in social and economical life. It favors the right to dissent from orthodox tenets or established authorities in social or economical matters. This definition blends the social aspects of U.S. Liberalism [NonConformance] with the economic aspects of European Liberalism [Independence].

Progressive NeoLiberalism is a moderate form of Economic Liberalism.

Neoliberalism is a political philosophy and a political-economic movement beginning in the 1970s that de-emphasizes or rejects government intervention in the economy, focusing instead on achieving progress and even social justice by more free-market methods, especially an emphasis on economic growth, as measured by changes in real gross domestic product.

Progressive Neoliberalism is Neoliberalism associated with non-conforming moral values.

Economic Liberalism is the variation of Liberalism that emphasizes Independence over NonConformance.

People in this category will tend to have stronger opinions about favoring individual initiatives (lower taxes, less corporate and environmental regulations, …) than about loosening the moral order (gay rights, ecology, drug legalization,…).

Realistic translation of I-1077 for those in Washington State

The following initiative is straight from the WA Secretary of State website.

Ballot Title
Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1069 concerns the state seal.

Concise Description: This measure would require the Washington State Seal to depict a tapeworm attached to a taxpayer’s intestine, encircled by the words: Committed to sucking the life blood out of each and every taxpayer.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]

Ballot Measure Summary

This measure would require the Seal of the State of Washington to be changed to depict a vignette of a tapeworm dressed in a three piece suit attached to the lower intestine of a taxpayer shown as the central figure. The seal would be required to be encircled with the following words: “Committed to sucking the life blood out of each and every tax payer.” The illustration would be selected from submissions submitted by taxpayers.

TMM and I both find it a realistic translation for I-1077, just in a visual form for the State Seal. Given other taxes they’ve pushed this year, we’re all for it.

No one is above the law

Including Mrs. Obama

“You kind of have to drop the standard for the first lady, right?” the official explained late Thursday. “I mean, she’s pretty well liked and probably doesn’t know what she’s doing.”

She is a Harvard-educated lawyer.
Ignorantia juris non excusat.  Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse, and your status in government provides you no safety, if anything you should be held more accountable for your actions.