The Libertarian Purity Test

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Re: The Libertarian Purity Test

Postby Lindvaettr » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:25 pm

I tried to take this libertarian test back when Czar first posted it, and I gave up because of the overly-generalized questions that didn't allow me to answer many of the questions in any way I felt were adequate, and I still can't do it.

"Are taxes too high?" As a middle class person, it's not that my taxes are too high. It's that people in the income levels above me pay very little (most of them), and those below me pay very little (rightly, since they don't have much), while I pay a sizable chunk of my income. In exchange, the wealthy get all kinds of friendly tax breaks, for investments, for rental properties they own, etc. The working classes get welfare and other government aid (not enough of it, but they still get something). I'm supposed to be benefiting from things like improved infrastructure and better economies, but it doesn't happen. I pay money in taxes, the roads go to shit, the housing market gets farther and farther out of reach, and my rent and food prices keep going up. So are taxes too high? Yes and no, equally.

"Are zoning laws too strict?" This depends entirely on where you live. In some cities, you can't even put up a garden shed without filing 24 different forms and paying for 13 different inspections. In other places, you can practically build a skyscraper without talking to a single bureaucrat.

"Would school vouchers be an improvement over government schools?" Better than the current shit-filled mess? Yes. But the whole mess is because half the government wants to make public schools shitty so that they can get voucher schools approved. The other half of government just wants to throw money at inner city schools and hope that fixes all the problems. That wouldn't change just by having school vouchers. The way to fix it is by applying ourselves to a solution, instead of trying to put on bandaids here and kick the stool out there.

It's not that yes/no questions on political tests can't work, it's that the questions need to be formulated in a way that they can be answered at least relatively well. I guess I shouldn't expect more than childish black and white views from anyone who develops an ideological purity test.
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Re: The Libertarian Purity Test

Postby D-LOGAN » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:53 pm

A lot of the questions were completely beyond me as I'm not American and have no clue what they were talking about, but I scored 22, which means :

16-30 points: You are a soft-core libertarian. With effort, you may harden and become pure.


That's a chilling way of putting it. Probably accurate though.
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Re: The Libertarian Purity Test

Postby Lindvaettr » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:44 pm

With effort, you may harden and become pure.


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Re: The Libertarian Purity Test

Postby D-LOGAN » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:52 pm

HA! Didn't even cop that.

Pfffft, I've no need of libertarianism in that department.
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Re: The Libertarian Purity Test

Postby Lindvaettr » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:59 pm

D-LOGAN wrote:HA! Didn't even cop that.

Pfffft, I've no need of libertarianism in that department.


I believe the term is "libertinism".
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Re: The Libertarian Purity Test

Postby D-LOGAN » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:36 pm

DID YOU JUST CORRECT ME? Openly, in front of other people??????

You're dead to me, you hear me, YOU'RE DEAD TO ME Lindvaettr! I never want to speak to or hear from you EVER again!!!!

The sheer, unmittigated ARROGANCE of some people.
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Re: The Libertarian Purity Test

Postby Lindvaettr » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:43 pm

D-LOGAN wrote:DID YOU JUST CORRECT ME? Openly, in front of other people??????

You're dead to me, you hear me, YOU'RE DEAD TO ME Lindvaettr! I never want to speak to or hear from you EVER again!!!!

The sheer, unmittigated ARROGANCE of some people.


Someone once described me as "talkative, but with a quiet demeanor". I say this only because it's the only better description possible of me beyond "sheer, unmitigated arrogance".
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Re: The Libertarian Purity Test

Postby D-LOGAN » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:48 pm

WHAT DID I JUST SAY?

You're pushing it now sonny. I'm just saying, you've got your foot hovering over the ignition and parked right at the front of a cliff. If there was ever a time to strap on a bag of discression, now'd be it.
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Re: The Libertarian Purity Test

Postby Lindvaettr » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:50 pm

D-LOGAN wrote:If there was ever a time to strap on a bag of discression, now'd be it.


Is that like... do I wear it like a backpack? Or is it more like one of those sacks of oats that you strap on a horses face (well, probably not you-you, but the you that is an old timey stable hand or something)?

Either way, I'm for it, if someone could just direct me to where I can get some discression, for I've none.
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Re: The Libertarian Purity Test

Postby D-LOGAN » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:55 pm

GAH! Drowning on my own rage over here! I ... just ... gah!

This situation would be so much easier to handle if we were physically in the same room! So much lost when you communicate over inter-net. There's literally no button on my laptop that would bring about the same intended result ... nope, none, I just double-checked.

I mean ... this is a real design flaw. So what, we're just supposed to allow people to say shit, and we just have to take it? It's a damn madhouse. A MAD HOUSE! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I BLAME YOU ALL!
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Re: The Libertarian Purity Test

Postby jbobsully11 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:39 am

D-LOGAN wrote:I'm just saying, you've got your foot hovering over the ignition

I know I’m not the most flexible person, but why would anyone be in this position? Is the dashboard on the floor? What the hell do cars look like in the land of Guinness and leprechauns?
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Re: The Libertarian Purity Test

Postby D-LOGAN » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:46 am

THEY'LL LOOK LIKE YOU INA MINUTE!
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Re: The Libertarian Purity Test

Postby cmsellers » Tue May 15, 2018 1:14 am

Discovered this when someone copypasta'd it in r/bestoflegaladvice and someone else linked it, it's hillarious.

"L.P.D.: Libertarian Police Department." This is the first New Yorker fiction I've seen that I've enjoyed.
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Re: The Libertarian Purity Test

Postby NathanLoiselle » Tue May 15, 2018 3:09 pm

I'm a dirty, dirty commie. And I don't need no test to prove it.
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