Political Survey I got this


Political Survey
I got this via Dylan's Blog and doubt my ability to answer all the questions or even if it is a useful exercise.

Political Party/affiliation: None--leaning toward Green (Greens are like the Popular Front of Judea--they just keep splitting and spliltting--I'd go for the Catholic Green Party--dump those platforms that support abortion and other teachings counter to the church--keep environmental awareness (not Activism), a preferential option for the poor, and certain other aspects) with a large dash of libertarain (not of the obnoxious Randian variety).
Favorite Political, er, Person: George Will/Camille Paglia (is she political--don't know--but I really like her)
Favorite Political Quote:"I set out with a perfect distrust of my own abilities, a total renunciation of every speculation of my own, and with a profound reverence for the wisdom of our ancestors, who have left us the inheritance of so happy a Constitution and so flourishing an empire, and, what is a thousand times more valuable, the treasury of the maxims and principles which formed the one and obtained the other." Edmund Burke and
"[Re: French Revolution] I thought that ten thousand swords would have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her [Marie Antoinette] with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded." (Edmund Burke-Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790.)
Pet Issue: Pro-life
Ideal Presidential Ticket 2004: none
Ideal Presidential Candidate 2008: none
Who will the Democrats run in 2004? haven't a clue, couldn't care less--if they follow the party line I won't be voting for them
Favorite Gun: A flinklock without powder
Least Favorite Politico: Kate Michelman/Patricia Ireland (more like Plebia Ireland)
Favorite Political Periodical: National Review
Favorite Columnist(s): Peggy Noonan, (sorry, guilty secret here--Camille Paglia--when she is on, she is on!)
Favorite President: John Adams (distant past)//Theodore Roosevelt/Harry Truman (recent past)//Reagan (my lifetime)
Least Favorite President: Clinton
Favorite Supreme: Thomas hands-down, and of course Robert Bork, who should have been.
Favorite Senator: Rick Santorum
Favorite Governor: Jeb Bush (my Gov!)
Favorite Political Book: Reflections on the Revolution in France (Burke)/The Conservative Mind (Russell Kirk)/Slouching toward Gomorrah (Bork)

[long digression]
Kirk's Six Canons of Conservative Thought
"Belief in a transcendent order, or body of natural law, which rules society as well as conscience."
"Affection for the proliferating variety and mystery of human existence, as opposed to the narrowing uniformity, egalitarianism, and utilitarian aims of most radical systems;"
"Conviction that civilized society requires orders and classes, as against the notion of a 'classless society'."
"Persuasion that freedom and property are closely linked: separate property from private possession, and the Leviathan becomes master of all."
"Faith in prescription and distrust of 'sophisters, calculators, and economists' who would reconstruct society upon abstract designs."
"Recognition that change may not be salutary reform: hasty innovation may be a devouring conflagration, rather than a torch of progress."
[end digression]

Favorite Political Simpsons Episode: "The Austrailian "Booting" Episode"
Favorite Conservative Polemicist: Dinesh D'Souza
Have you ever been assaulted by a former Weatherman or Black Panther member? No.
Favorite Experience Being Oppressed By a Liberal Teacher/Professor: Having a professor comment that I was too "gender-specified"
Favorite out of the closet conservative/Republican celebrity? I don't do celebrities
Favorite Feminazi to Make Fun of: Tough one here--Susan Faludi/Catherine MacKinnon
Were you ever a member of the Communist Party? No.
Secret Political Shame: None
How Satanic is John McCain? Ignore him, perhaps he'll go away.
Political Organization(s) that Scares You More than Death, Spiders, and Death by Spiders: People for the American Way, NARAL and NOW

Okay, did this accomplish something other than mortify me beyond words? Did it help to clarify anything? Well, now you know a little more. And surprise, suprise, my favorite political book and president lived in the 18th century. Not quite so glorious as the 17th, but way up there.

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