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Are You a Liberal? - (Dennis Prager's questionnaire - funny!)
DENNIS PRAGER.COM ^ | APRIL 24, 2005 | DENNIS PRAGER

Posted on 04/24/2005 1:36:24 PM PDT by CHARLITE

It is my belief that about half of the Americans who call themselves liberal do not hold the great majority of positions held by mainstream liberal institutions such as the New York Times editorial page, People for the American Way, and the liberal wing of the Democratic Party. So here is a test of this thesis to be given to anyone who believes he or she is a liberal. If you feel I have omitted a liberal position or have unfairly characterized any of them here, please email me. This is still a work in progress.

Thank you,
Dennis Prager
dennisprager@dennisprager.com

You say you are a liberal.

Do you believe the following?

1.Standards for admissions to universities, fire departments, etc. should be lowered for people of color.
2.Bilingual education for children of immigrants, rather than immersion in English, is good for them and for America.
3.Murderers should never be put to death.
4.During the Cold War, America should have adopted a nuclear arms freeze.
5.Colleges should not allow ROTC programs.
6.It was wrong to wage war against Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War.
7.Poor parents should not be allowed to have vouchers to send their children to private schools.
8.It is good that trial lawyers and teachers unions are the two biggest contributors to the Democratic Party.
9.Marriage should be redefined from male-female to any two people.
10.A married couple should not have more of a right to adopt a child than two men or two women.
11.The Boy Scouts should not be allowed to use parks or any other public places and should be prohibited from using churches and synagogues for their meetings.
12.The present high tax rates are good.
13.Speech codes on college campuses are good and American values are bad.
14.The Israelis and Palestinians are morally equivalent.
15.The United Nations is a moral force for good in the world, and therefore America should be subservient to it and such international institutions as a world court.
16.It is good that colleges have dropped hundreds of men's sports teams in order to meet gender-based quotas.
17.No abortions can be labeled immoral.
18.Restaurants should be prohibited by law from allowing customers to choose between a smoking and a non-smoking section.
19.High schools should make condoms available to students and teach them how to use them.
20.Racial profiling for terrorists is wrong -- a white American grandmother should as likely be searched as a Saudi young male.
21.Racism and poverty -- not a lack of fathers and a crisis of values -- are the primary causes of violent crime in the inner city.
22.It is wrong and unconstitutional for students to be told, "God bless you" at their graduation.
23.No culture is morally superior to any other.

Those are all liberal positions. How many of them do you hold?


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Note: Howlin' Howie Dean - "Dr. Demoniac" - believes all of the above............and he's calling Republicans and conservatives "brain dead??????!!!"
1 posted on 04/24/2005 1:36:29 PM PDT by CHARLITE
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To: Carry_Okie; hedgetrimmer

Good list. I think Prager could use some help adding some environmental criteria. Agenda21 comes to mind.


2 posted on 04/24/2005 1:41:37 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: CHARLITE

I think he will find more people saying "yes" than he anticipated.


3 posted on 04/24/2005 1:42:50 PM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: CHARLITE
Q. 21 - He neglects to consider that many liberals think guns are the cause of crime and violence in inner cities.
4 posted on 04/24/2005 1:45:25 PM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: CHARLITE

Very nice.


5 posted on 04/24/2005 1:45:33 PM PDT by Sam Cree (Democrats are herd animals)
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To: CHARLITE

24. Do you think we should defund the armed forces as they have done in France and Canada?


6 posted on 04/24/2005 1:46:39 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: CHARLITE

I scored a big fat zero. I do not agree with 23 out of 23. I must not have been paying attention in class.


7 posted on 04/24/2005 1:48:38 PM PDT by Mark in the Old South (Sister Lucia of Fatima pray for us)
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To: Mark in the Old South
I scored a big fat zero.

Uh-oh. I scored two. What should I do?

8 posted on 04/24/2005 1:51:02 PM PDT by bigLusr (Quidquid latine dictum sit altum viditur)
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To: CHARLITE
Great list but it can be made much longer, I'd like to see the finished version. A few things jumped out at me when reading it:

1.Standards for admissions to universities, fire departments, etc. should be lowered for minorities.

3.Murderers should never be put to death. many conservatives are against the death penalty as well

22.It is wrong and unconstitutional for students to be told, "God bless you" at their graduation. They really don't want the word "God" mentioned anywhere in schools

9 posted on 04/24/2005 1:53:51 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: CHARLITE

This was the first time I've ever scored a Zero and been happy about it.


10 posted on 04/24/2005 1:55:13 PM PDT by kanecorp
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To: CHARLITE

24. Do you think patchouli oil is a substitute for Right Guard?


11 posted on 04/24/2005 1:57:05 PM PDT by ryan71 (Speak softly and carry a BIG STICK)
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To: CHARLITE

I have pretty much come to the conclusions that "liberals" do not actually have any guiding principles at all. Guiding principles can lead you to any of the forms of conservatism, or perhaps to socialism, but not to liberalism, which means apparently nothing more that a desire to inadvertantly increase government power and responosibility in the service of foolish and random do-goodism.


12 posted on 04/24/2005 1:58:37 PM PDT by Sam Cree (Democrats are herd animals)
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To: Mark in the Old South

I got zero too. Hurrah.


13 posted on 04/24/2005 2:02:22 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Bullish
"24. Do you think we should defund the armed forces as they have done in France and Canada?"

Excellent addition. Should have been part of Prager's list, but then theoretically, the list could be endless. No?

Char :)

14 posted on 04/24/2005 2:02:43 PM PDT by CHARLITE (I lost my car keys............so now I have to walk everywhere.......)
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To: CHARLITE

It would be interesting to post this down at the DUmp. I can't do it myself as I am apparently much to stupid for such difficult tasks having scored a zero on this test.


15 posted on 04/24/2005 2:06:05 PM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: Fresh Wind

to = too (DUh)


16 posted on 04/24/2005 2:08:06 PM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: Teflonic
1.Standards for admissions to universities, fire departments, etc. should be lowered for minorities.

Technically, males are a minority.

It it time for males to rise up against the female chauvanist sows!!

17 posted on 04/24/2005 2:08:46 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: bigLusr

Repent


18 posted on 04/24/2005 2:13:33 PM PDT by Mark in the Old South (Sister Lucia of Fatima pray for us)
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To: gitmo
I think he will find more people saying "yes" than he anticipated.

I wish I could disagree with you.

19 posted on 04/24/2005 2:27:51 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: CHARLITE
Prager didn't use the words traitor or gallows once..
He might be a RINO....

Got my EyE on em.. (finger by left eye)...

20 posted on 04/24/2005 2:29:44 PM PDT by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: All

My sure-fire way to tell if someone is a liberal is to ask them:

"Do you believe that the US Constitution is a living, breathing document that should change with the times or do you believe it means just what it says?"

and

"Do you believe that the Constitution grants the government the power to take money and property from people who have it in order to give to those that don't?"

Those two questions will give you a liberal every single time.


21 posted on 04/24/2005 2:32:53 PM PDT by BFM
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To: bigLusr

I got 2 as well....


22 posted on 04/24/2005 2:38:20 PM PDT by infidel29 ("It is only the warlike power of a civilized people that can give peace to the world."- T. Roosevelt)
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To: CHARLITE
If your are a pharmacist you are societies servant and should be legally compelled to forgo any right to make your own moral decisions.
23 posted on 04/24/2005 2:45:55 PM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP (Make all taxes truly voluntary)
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To: infidel29
I got 2 as well....

Whew! Glad I'm not alone. ;)

24 posted on 04/24/2005 3:02:07 PM PDT by bigLusr (Quidquid latine dictum sit altum viditur)
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To: CHARLITE
I just took it and I'm 0 for 23. I guess I'm not a liberal, huh?
25 posted on 04/24/2005 3:04:40 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: bigLusr; infidel29

Which two do you agree with?


26 posted on 04/24/2005 3:07:11 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: CHARLITE
You say you are a liberal

Thank you for this posting.

Your post, and many of the responses, supports my Liberal Theory. My theory is that liberals are persons who, perhaps through no direct fault of their own, unfortunately, lack the gene required to allow them to process reality. While my theory is so far unproved, your post adds considerable empirical evidence to support the notion.

27 posted on 04/24/2005 3:22:10 PM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: CHARLITE

I am ambivalent about 4 of them, feeling neither completely comfortable with yes or no without caveats. Does that average out to a score of two?


28 posted on 04/24/2005 3:23:19 PM PDT by Ambrianna
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To: FreedomCalls
Which two do you agree with?

2 & 20

I think bilingual education for children of (legal) immigrants is vital. If a kid gets behind in elementary school because s/he doesn't understand the language it sets the wrong stage.

And racial profiling isn't wrong in the sense that it's immoral. Just counter-productive/illogical. Google carnival booth algorithm.

29 posted on 04/24/2005 3:24:56 PM PDT by bigLusr (Quidquid latine dictum sit altum viditur)
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To: CHARLITE
I'm afraid I scored a 0 on the liberal agenda forum.
30 posted on 04/24/2005 3:26:40 PM PDT by rodguy911 (rodguy911:First Let's get rid of the UN and the ACLU,..toss in CAIR as well.)
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To: bigLusr
Uh-oh. I scored two. What should I do?

First off, don't panic. Go back and make sure you read them correctly. If you did, then you can panic.

31 posted on 04/24/2005 3:32:46 PM PDT by No Longer Free State (The last thing Reuters wants is a free and unfettered Iraqi press)
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To: FreedomCalls
Which two do you agree with?

#7 vouchers, having 4 step daughters and getting $0 child support to help out, I'd love to send them to a better school, but lack of funds makes it impossible. The local public schools are okay, and I've got them thinking conservatively:)

#19 condoms, not providing them though, along with an education that stresses abstinance and responsibility. As I said above, I have 4 step daughters. I hate to use the "they're going to do it anyways" excuse, but any parent worries about it no matter how much we try to tell them what they should do.

32 posted on 04/24/2005 3:36:20 PM PDT by infidel29 ("It is only the warlike power of a civilized people that can give peace to the world."- T. Roosevelt)
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To: CHARLITE

0


33 posted on 04/24/2005 3:39:38 PM PDT by Killborn (Cardnal Joseph Ratzinger --> Pope Benedict XVI: God bless and keep him. May he reign in greatness.)
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To: bigLusr

Contact Karl Rove imediately and get your beeber stuned and Jesuss lever installed.


34 posted on 04/24/2005 3:40:48 PM PDT by Killborn (Cardnal Joseph Ratzinger --> Pope Benedict XVI: God bless and keep him. May he reign in greatness.)
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To: CHARLITE
The fact that liberals would answer yes to every question gives them too much credit. They don't have "positions" on things. To have "positions" require thinking which leads to conservatism. They just blow with the liberal wind. You do have to be quite unattached from the human condition to be liberal, you know. And stupid. and totally right-brained, oddly enough.
35 posted on 04/24/2005 3:42:52 PM PDT by whereasandsoforth (Stamp out liberals with the big boot of truth)
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To: infidel29

See post 34.


36 posted on 04/24/2005 3:43:55 PM PDT by Killborn (Cardnal Joseph Ratzinger --> Pope Benedict XVI: God bless and keep him. May he reign in greatness.)
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To: Luke21

Proud owner of a big, fat goose egg!


37 posted on 04/24/2005 3:44:27 PM PDT by Right Angler
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To: infidel29
Well, I scored Zero also, and am proud to have done so.

There is an old saying;If you are under 30, and ate not a liberal, you don't have a heart, if you are over 30, and not a conservative, you don't have a brain."(I think that is how it goes). Oh well, I have never been a liberal, since 16, when I got interested in political things. now, going on 38, I am a proud conservative, ESPECIALLY on moral issues.
38 posted on 04/24/2005 3:45:04 PM PDT by Rca2000 (America, oh America, I MISS YOU!!!!!)
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To: Rca2000

Should have been"undr 30 and ARE not a liberal".


39 posted on 04/24/2005 3:46:11 PM PDT by Rca2000 (America, oh America, I MISS YOU!!!!!)
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To: CHARLITE

No. 9 should read....... any two or more people.


40 posted on 04/24/2005 3:47:05 PM PDT by PISANO (We will not tire......We will not falter.......We will NOT FAIL!!! .........GW Bush [Oct 2001])
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To: CHARLITE

0


41 posted on 04/24/2005 3:48:39 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: Rca2000

I'm 34 and was a moderate...liberal... until right around my 30th birthday. Since then I've rethought a lot of my positions and am now more conservative than most of my conservative friends and family. I changed from Independent to Republican on my voter registration.


42 posted on 04/24/2005 3:50:39 PM PDT by infidel29 ("It is only the warlike power of a civilized people that can give peace to the world."- T. Roosevelt)
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To: bigLusr
I think bilingual education for children of (legal) immigrants is vital

I suspect you do not know any immigrant children. I have known many- know many now. Those whose families do not speak much English and insist on English only in the home and who have little English themselves raise children who have thick accents in their English and do not speak their parents' language. Those immigrants who speak only their own language in the home and whose children learn English at school and outside with no schooling in their parents' language raise bilingual children with the local accent in English and fluency in both lancuages. Those children who learn heir English strictly outside the home are in the top of their classes in high percentages from the first grades on.

"Bilingual" education teaches a child that learning English is an imposition rather than something natural and it retards their fluency in Engish and their education generally.

43 posted on 04/24/2005 3:51:01 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: CHARLITE

Dennis Prager is my favorite radio talk show host.


44 posted on 04/24/2005 3:52:22 PM PDT by Blumtoon
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To: Blumtoon; University Student; Publius6961; Former Military Chick; Congressman Billybob; ...
Here is a good related article which I posted days ago on this same subject of liberalism (as a mental disorder)!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1389832/posts?page=1

45 posted on 04/24/2005 4:23:00 PM PDT by CHARLITE (I lost my car keys............so now I have to walk everywhere.......)
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To: CHARLITE
Murderers should never be put to death.

I guess the late pope was a liberal?

46 posted on 04/24/2005 4:24:13 PM PDT by k2blader (Immorality bites.)
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To: CHARLITE

P.S.! "Remember , NONE of our SH-T applies to us. It's only for the peons we can flim-flam in."


47 posted on 04/24/2005 4:38:37 PM PDT by Waco
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To: CHARLITE
Damn the luck, I'm a


48 posted on 04/24/2005 4:41:04 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (The US needs to pull the feeding tube from the UN)
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To: ThreePuttinDude

A few the wife and I thought up, plus some of yours.

24.You think guns are the cause of crime and violence in inner cities.
25. You think we should defund the armed forces as they have done in France and Canada.
26. Do you think patchouli oil is a substitute for Right Guard?
27. You think animal rights are more important than human rights.
28. Eating meat is murder.
29. George W. Bush is a greater terrorist than Saddam Hussein or Binladin.
30. You believe in freedom of speech, but believe conservative talk radio and Fox News should be censored.


49 posted on 04/24/2005 4:47:33 PM PDT by Jewelsetter
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To: CHARLITE

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50 posted on 04/24/2005 5:46:42 PM PDT by TaxRelief (If this war is "all about oil", why do gas prices continue to rise? ---Coulter)
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