Sandbox: Political Test Axes

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Sandbox: Political Test Axes

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An axis for Civil Liberty.

High belief in Civil Liberty is a belief that people should be free to do what they want. Low belief in Civil Liberty is a belief that people's behavior should be carefully controlled.
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"The public should have a large say in the workings of the government" vs. "the public should have a weak say in the workings of the government".

The extreme on one end is a belief in direct democracy; the extreme on the other is a belief in absolute dictatorship.
+9 (yeas:12 nays:3)
An option for deciding how important each given axis is to the test taker.

(This could possibly have the effect of lessening how far one leans in a given area, making them more centrist.)
+7 (yeas:9 nays:2)
Intervention in other countries vs. isolationism
+7 (yeas:7 nays:0)
Idealism vs. Pragmatism

High idealism states that one should stand strongly by one's beliefs and not compromise or give in. It also states that one should take ideological stands even when they have no practical effect (for instance, voting on something even if enough people have voted that the outcome is certain).

High pragmatism states that one should be willing to compromise and make concessions, because it's better to accomplish part of one's objective than none of it.
+7 (yeas:8 nays:1)
Axis for belief in equality of opportunity.

High belief in equality of opportuinity is a belief that a just government ensures that all people start on equal footing (no aristocracy, encouraging high economic mobility, etc.). Low belief in equality of opportunity is a belief that a just government does not or should not ensure that all people start on equal footing (aristocracy permitted, low economic mobility ignored, etc.)
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Equality of results.

High belief in equality of results is a belief that a good government ensures that all people end up equal. It has most of the same implications as equality of opportunities, but also includes a belief in things like progressive taxation, welfare, and high minimum wages.

Low belief in equality of results is a belief that the government does not need to ensure that all people end equal. It tends to support a belief in flat taxation, and opposition to regulations designed to force equality.
+5 (yeas:7 nays:2)
Exceptionalism of the State.

High belief: All important aspects of society (such as law enforcement, utilities, trade certification, mail, and infrastructure) should be managed under one organization's umbrella. Any other collection of people has no formal validity beyond what the state choses to recognize.

Low belief: There is no fundamental difference between a governmental body and a corporation- the "state" just happens to presently hold a monopoly on force.
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Nationalism vs. Globalism

Nationalism favors strong allegiance to one's country, promoting the welfare of the country, and maintaining its culture and values.

Globalism favors the international community, sees nations as more interdependent, and doesn't emphasize one's own country's culture and values over others.
+4 (yeas:7 nays:3)
An axis for Government Authority.

High belief in Government Authority is belief in a strong central government. Low belief in Government Authority is belief in a weakly organized government.
+3 (yeas:6 nays:3)
Belief in traditional values.

High belief in traditional values is a belief that the values predominant when you were a kid were mostly right. In America, it's a belief in things like the nuclear family and prayer in schools.

Low belief in traditional values is a belief that the values that were predominant when you were a kid were mostly wrong. In America it's a belief in things like gay marriage and legalizing marijuana - or conversely things like monarchy and communism.
+4 (yeas:5 nays:1)
Centralized vs. Regional Government

Whether a central/federal government should have the majority of the government's power, or whether states or local regions should mostly run autonomously with minimal federal oversight.
+4 (yeas:6 nays:2)
Liberty vs. Security

Liberty would suggest privacy and freedom in all situations, whereas security would suggest that the government is justified in violating privacy in order to prevent terrorism/crime/X dangerous thing.
+2 (yeas:3 nays:1)
An axis for definitions of freedom:

Which is a more accurate definition of freedom: "I am free when I am not restricted." or "I am free when I am capable of acting."

"Freedom from..." or "Freedom to...".
+1 (yeas:3 nays:2)
An axis for Economic Mobility (or Economic freedom).

More mobility would suggest a free market, while less mobility would suggest things like welfare.
0 (yeas:1 nays:1)
Belief in outside morality vs. belief in internal morality.

Strong belief in outside morality means that you believe that God/the church fathers/the state/crazed marmots determine what is good and evil and ordinary people must follow their rulings. In short, that morality is determined by an external force.

Strong belief in internal morality means that you believe that people may ignore God/the state/the crazed marmots as much as they want, and must only act in accordance with what they personally believe is right.
-1 (yeas:0 nays:1)
An axis for Environmental Safety or Business Security

Environmental Safety reflects the need to protect the environment over businesses whilst Business Security reflects profit making in order to ensure prosperity regardless of risks to the environment.
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