Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The World's Smallest Political Quiz.

So, you think you know where you stand, politically. Think again.
The results from this short test may surprise you and give you some food for thought.

You'll be asked just 10 questions, and then it instantly tells you
Where you stand politically. It shows your position as a red dot on a
"political map" so you'll see exactly where you score.

The most interesting thing about the Quiz is that it goes beyond the
Democrat, Republican, and Independent.

The Quiz has gotten a lot of praise. The Washington Post said it has
"gained respect as a valid measure of a person's political leanings."

The Fraser Institute said it's "a fast, fun, and accurate assessment of a
person's overall political views." Suite University said it is the
"most concise and accurate political quiz out there."

Click on the title above for a link.

I took the Quiz and ended up a Libertarian on the Conservative side of the scale. I actually consider myself a "Fusionist."

I agree with this description of "Fusionism" from Wikipedia:

Fusionism is an American political term for the combination or "fusion" of libertarians and traditional conservatives as well as social conservatives in the American conservative movement. It is also known as libertarian conservatism.


The strategy was advocated and named "fusionism" by National Review editor Frank Meyer, who believed that the holders of various disparate conservative beliefs should work together to combat the threats of Cold War communism, increasing government power domestically, and what was seen as a decline in civil society (especially during the Great Society era of the mid-1960s). In many ways, fusionism can be considered as a revival of classical liberalism.

Fusionism saw its height during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, who had brought together the divided factions after Gerald Ford's loss in the 1976 election. Rich Lowry has argued that Reagan maintained a fusionist 'sweet spot' of both ideological flexibility and respect for conservative principles. In the immediate aftermath of the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994, fusionism was also at its height. Fusionist impulses began to decline during the presidency of George W. Bush. The social conservative element of the Republican Party was seen on the ascent (at least with respect to domestic politics), leading to increased domestic spending on "moral" issues that angered fiscal conservatives and libertarians........

Prominent Fusionists

Barry Goldwater – Republican Senator and U.S. presidential candidate
Frank Meyer – editor of National Review
Ronald Reagan – fortieth president of the United States
Jack Kemp - Congressman and NFL quarterback