Centrists favor selective government intervention and emphasize practical solutions to current problems. They tend to keep an open mind on new issues. Many centrists feel that government serves as a check on excessive liberty.
Libertarians are self-governors in both personal and economic matters. They believe government's only purpose is to protect people from coercion and violence. They value individual responsibility, and tolerate economic and social diversity.
Left-Liberals prefer self-government in personal matters and central decision-making on economics. They want government to serve the disadvantaged in the name of fairness. Leftists tolerate social diversity, but work for economic equality.
Right-conservatives prefer self-government on economic issues, but want official standards in personal matters. They want the government to defend the community from threats to its moral fiber.
Authoritarians want government to advance society and individuals through expert central planning. They often doubt whether self-government is practical. Left-authoritarians are also called socialists, while fascists are right-authoritarians.
Copyright © 1995-96 Advocates for Self-Government, Inc. OK to reprint quiz as-is with credit to the Advocates. The Self-Government Compass is adapted from an original idea by David Nolan.
Oh for CRYING OUT LOUD!
IT IS NOT!!!!!
The "circular" model of political positioning taught in American Universities (socialist indoctrination centers) is just a sales tool to make Marxism look moderate, and is a European concept, not applicable in American thinking.
The only thing to the right of the "right wing" (who should be referred to as Constitutional Conservatives, beliving in maximizing equal individual rights and responsibilities, freedom and liberty) are the anarchists, who believe in total freedom, absence of government (as an extreme opposite to total repression or totalitarianism.)
This "straight line" concept puts all opponents of freedom at the same LEFT end of the scale (monarchy, communism, fascism etc.)and incrementaly increasing proponants of freedom, by degrees, towards the right.
I think the facts speak for them selves
Yes, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Hitler, the RATs....all lefties, liars and oppressors.
a totalitarian regime is evil no matter what they call themselves.
What they call THEMSELVES is irrelevant as I stated above, Right wing American Constitutionalist Conservatives are not Nazis, and the Nazis had no affinity for the US Constitution. The USA is not an oppressive power that conquers and plunders, we certainly could be if that was our agenda.
I think us americans better start watching our OWN boyz, ie. the PATRIOT ACT :puke:
Puke is right, I notice you didn't capitalize American. Slight oversight? I doubt it.
The antiamerican American left has taken control of the entertainment, news reporting and educational facitities, nothing new to the average Freeper, but you seem to be unaware of the constant erosion of American values.
"Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." (W.)
I think the facts speak for them selves.
So do I.