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You Are a Conservative Democrat

Frankly, the way most other Democrats behave embarasses you greatly.

You pride yourself on a high level of morals, and you have a good grasp on right and wrong.

It's likely you think America needs to get back to its conservative, Juedo-Christian values.

Why aren't you a Republican then? Because you believe the goverment helps more than hurts.

No, not really. But when in the midst of a quiz you are constrained by the choices. Mostly government tends to hurt more than it helps. But I cannot deny that it DOES help and should help and so I end up with this weird label. On the other hand, I do admire Zell Miller, and I am a Southerner to the core, so it's hardly surprising that I would look to THAT party historically. (Too bad that, like the republicans, it no longer even vaguely represents what it started out as.)

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I didn't take the quiz. In fact, I'm usually disappointed by questions that don't fit me, which means I can't answer them. Yet at the same time, your presentation of them and your personal results are enjoyably amusing. Your commentary in this case is encouraging, because I too will strive to take the high road of the Gospel. If one might take a larger view of human affairs, a view of faith, I think they will see God's hand in our affairs, that He answers the pleas of the lowly, the poor--that good will overcome evil in the end.

I came out as a liberal Democrat, but felt the same way about being constrained by the choices. For instance, how can I say government should be bigger, smaller, or about the same as it is now, when actually I believe that government should perhaps do more of some things than it is doing now and less of others? For another example, the very first question - should sex between consenting adults be legal and left alone or regulated by community standards - gets into a dichotomy I hate - it sounds as if I'm being asked to say either that the government should regulate people's sex lives or that there should be no community norms about sexual ethics at all, even ones that have nothing to do with the government. Since I don't think regulating sex between consenting adults is something the government can or should do, I picked the liberal choice, but I really would have worded my position differently if I got to pick my own words.

I came out as a liberal Republican, which is probably just about right. Er, I mean, center.



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