2017-03-27
So, you are proud to be a Libertarian! A standard-bearer for America's largest Third Party, founded on the principles of novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand! Well, we have a few questions for you -- 50 actually. They're from the most recent official Platform of the Libertarian Party. Let's see if you really agree or disagree with these official policy positions of the Libertarians!
1

All persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor. I call for the repeal of the income tax and the abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service.

2

I support abolition of all federal programs and services not required specifically under the U.S. Constitution.

3

American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world and should emphasize defense against attack from abroad and enhance the likelihood of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements.

4

Consenting adults should be free to choose their own sexual practices and personal relationships.

5

Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders. However, I support control over the entry into our country of foreign nationals who pose a credible threat to security, health or property.

6

Government may enforce the prohibition of robbery, trespass, fraud, and misrepresentation.

7

I call for an end to any tax-financed subsidies to candidates or parties and the repeal of all laws which restrict voluntary financing of election campaigns.

8

I oppose laws that effectively exclude alternative candidates and parties, deny ballot access, gerrymander districts, or deny the voters their right to consider all legitimate alternatives.

9

I condemn bigotry as irrational and repugnant. Government should not deny or abridge any individual's rights based on sex, wealth, race, color, creed, age, national origin, personal habits, political preference or sexual orientation.

10

I condemn the use of force, and especially the use of terrorism, against the innocent, regardless of whether such acts are committed by governments or by political or revolutionary groups.

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11

I favor free liberty of individuals to make contracts and conduct free trade.

12

I favor free-market banking, with unrestricted competition among banks and depository institutions of all types.

13

I favor restoring and reviving a free market health care system. I recognize the freedom of individuals to determine the level of health insurance they want, the level of health care they want, the care providers they want, the medicines and treatments they will use and all other aspects of their medical care

14

I oppose all attempts by government to abridge the freedom of speech and press, as well as government censorship in any form.

15

I oppose all laws at any level of government requiring registration of, or restricting, the ownership, manufacture, or transfer or sale of firearms or ammunition.

16

I oppose all violations of the right to own private property.

17

I oppose any government action which either aids or attacks any religion.

18

I oppose the government's use of secret classifications to keep from the public information that it should have, especially that which shows that the government has violated the law.

19

I oppose war. The principle of non-initiation of force should guide the relationships between governments.

20

I recognize the right of all people to resist tyranny and defend themselves and their rights

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21

I support a clean and healthy environment and sensible use of our natural resources. Private landowners and conservation groups have a vested interest in maintaining natural resources. Pollution and misuse of resources cause damage to our ecosystem.

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22

I support a halt to inflationary monetary policies and unconstitutional legal tender laws.

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23

I support electoral systems that are more representative of the electorate at the federal, state and local levels. As private voluntary groups, political parties should be allowed to establish their own rules for nomination procedures, primaries and conventions.

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24

I support full freedom of expression and oppose government censorship, regulation or control of communications media and technology. I favor the freedom to engage in or abstain from any religious activities that do not violate the rights of others.

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25

I support repeal of all laws which impede the ability of any person to find employment. I oppose government-fostered forced retirement. I support the right of free persons to associate or not associate in labor unions, and an employer should have the right to recognize or refuse to recognize a union. I oppose government interference in bargaining, such as compulsory arbitration or imposing an obligation to bargain.

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26

I support restitution of the victim to the fullest degree possible at the expense of the criminal or the negligent wrongdoer. I oppose reduction of constitutional safeguards of the rights of the criminally accused. The rights of due process, a speedy trial, legal counsel, trial by jury, and the legal presumption of innocence until proven guilty, must not be denied. I assert the common-law right of juries to judge not only the facts but also the justice of the law.

27

I support the government’s non-intervention in end-of-life decisions – suicide is a personal choice.

28

I support the maintenance of a sufficient military to defend the United States against aggression.

29

I support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade. Political freedom and escape from tyranny demand that individuals not be unreasonably constrained by government in the crossing of political boundaries.

30

I support the rights recognized by the Fourth Amendment to be secure in our persons, homes, and property. Protection from unreasonable search and seizure should include records held by third parties, such as email, medical, and library records. Only actions that infringe on the rights of others can properly be termed crimes. I favor the repeal of all laws creating “crimes” without victims, such as the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes.

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31

I want all members of society to have abundant opportunities to achieve economic success. A free and competitive market allocates resources in the most efficient manner. Each person has the right to offer goods and services to others on the free market.

32

I would end the current U.S. government policy of foreign intervention, including military and economic aid.

33

Individuals should be free to make choices for themselves and to accept responsibility for the consequences of the choices they make. No individual, group, or government may initiate force against any other individual, group, or government.

34

My support of an individual's right to make choices in life does not mean that I necessarily approve or disapprove of those choices.

35

Our planet's climate is constantly changing, but environmental advocates and social pressure are the most effective means of changing public behavior, not governmental regulations.

36

Our silence about any other particular government law, regulation, ordinance, directive, edict, control, regulatory agency, activity, or machination should not be construed to imply approval.

37

Parents, or other guardians, have the right to raise their children according to their own standards and beliefs.

38

Property rights are entitled to the same protection as all other human rights. The owners of property have the full right to control, use, dispose of, or in any manner enjoy, their property without interference, until and unless the exercise of their control infringes the valid rights of others.

39

Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, I believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.

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40

Retirement planning is the responsibility of the individual, not the government. I would phase out the current government-sponsored Social Security system and transition to a private voluntary system. The proper and most effective source of help for the poor is the voluntary efforts of private groups and individuals. I believe members of society will become more charitable and civil society will be strengthened as government reduces its activity in this realm.

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41

Sexual orientation, preference, gender, or gender identity should have no impact on the government's treatment of individuals, such as in current marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws. Government does not have the authority to define, license or restrict personal relationships.

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42

The Constitution and Bill of Rights shall not be suspended even during time of war. Intelligence agencies that legitimately seek to preserve the security of the nation must be subject to oversight and transparency.

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43

The defense of the country requires that I have adequate intelligence to detect and to counter threats to domestic security. This requirement must not take priority over maintaining the civil liberties of our citizens.

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44

The only legitimate use of force is in defense of individual rights — life, liberty, and justly acquired property — against aggression. This right inheres in the individual, who may agree to be aided by any other individual or group. I affirm the individual right recognized by the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms, and oppose the prosecution of individuals for exercising their rights of self-defense.

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45

The only proper role of government in the economic realm is to protect property rights, adjudicate disputes, and provide a legal framework in which voluntary trade is protected. All efforts by government to redistribute wealth, or to control or manage trade, are improper in a free society.

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46

The right to conduct free trade includes the right not to trade, for any reasons whatsoever.

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47

The United States should both avoid entangling alliances and abandon its attempts to act as policeman for the world. I oppose any form of compulsory national service.

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48

While energy is needed to fuel a modern society, government should not be subsidizing any particular form of energy. I oppose all government control of energy pricing, allocation, and production.

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49

Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of individual liberty, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to agree to such new governance as to them shall seem most likely to protect their liberty.

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50

The protection of individual rights is the only proper purpose of government. Government is constitutionally limited so as to prevent the infringement of individual rights by the government itself.

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Your result is:

A LINO, a Libertarian in Name Only!

You are proud to call yourself a Libertarian, but agree with less than 10 percent of the party's official platform. Is it possible the party of Ayn Rand has changed while you have not? Or maybe you have matured in your political views. Take our Republican and Democratic quizzes -- to find out if your true happiness is on the other sidea of the aisle. CLICK HERE to try our Democratic quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the GOP!
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Your result is:

a Ron Paul Libertarian!

You support the Libertarian Party in principle, but only agree with 15-24% of its official positions.  Is it possible the party of Ayn Rand has changed while you have not? Or maybe you have shifted in your political views. Take our Libertarian and Democratic quizzes -- to find out if your true happiness might be found on the other sides of the aisle. CLICK HERE to try our Democratic quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the GOP!
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Your result is:

a fence straddler!

You agree with the official party platform only a third of the time! Have you, like former Libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul, shifted in your political views? Take our Republican and Democratic quizzes -- to find out if your true happiness is on the other side of the aisle. CLICK HERE to try our Democratic quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the GOP!
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Your result is:

a Ross Perot Independent!

You support about half of the Libertarian Party's official positions. Sometimes we find ourselves shifting in our political views. Take our Republican and Democratic quizzes -- to find out if you've migrated over to the other side of the aisle without realizing it. CLICK HERE to try our Democratic quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the GOP!
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Your result is:

a moderate!

You support the party's stance 60-74% percent of the time. Although you are a party stalwart, there are so many times when there is no Libertarian candidate. So, if you're faced with no other option, should you go Republican or Democratic? CLICK HERE to see how much of the Democratic platform you agree with.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the GOP!
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Your result is:

a Loyalist!

You are proud of your affiliation, but actually back the Libertarian Party only 75%-89% of the time. But, so often, there is no Libertarian candidate. When faced with no other option, should you vote Republican or Democratic? CLICK HERE to see how much of the Democratic platform you can tolerate.  CLICK HERE to see if your views can mesh at all with the GOP!
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Your result is:

a true believer!

You agree 100 percent with the party's official platform. That is absolutely remarkable. However, what do you do when there is no Libertarian option? Do you go with the Republicans or the Democrats? CLICK HERE to see how much of the Democratic platform you can agree with.  CLICK HERE to see if you have anything in common with the Republicans!  
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Your result is:

an Ayn Rand stalwart!

While you might disagree with a few issues, you support the Libertarian Party's official position more than 90% of the time. Yet, how many times have you gone to the polls to find no Libertarian candidates? Should you go Republican or Democratic in such situations? CLICK HERE to see how much of the Democratic platform you can tolerate.  CLICK HERE to see if you agree with the Republicans on anything!  
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