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What sort of political description fits me best? The World's Smallest Political Quiz categorized me as a Libertarian.
What is a libertarian? Here is a brief description of where I stand, politically:
LIBERTARIANS support maximum liberty in both personal and economic matters. They advocate a much smaller government; one that is limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence. Libertarians tend to embrace individual responsibility, oppose government bureaucracy and taxes, promote private charity, tolerate diverse lifestyles, support the free market, and defend civil libertie.
I always knew that I am not a hard-core Liberal due to my minimal support for public welfare (helping the genuine needy). However, I strongly advocate government's role as a referee in the free market. If you take an analogy from a soccer game, I believe a government shall be equipped with an absolute right to penalize (and reward) the players on the field without interfering so much with the way the ball is played. Let the rules be an organic one as agreed upon by the players themselves and enforced by the referee.
Another description of libertarian sounds very amusing to me:
"Let the good times rollâ€¦" We'll make up some rules later, after the fact, if we ever find that we need 'em.
In some ways, I think it is a good idea to let the players determine and tweak the rules of the game as they play. Through negotiations and dialogs I am sure that the best set of rules will be established accordingly.
So, what type of person are you, politically? Statistically, one third of the quiz respondents were categorized as libertarian.
PS: Yes, this was based on a super-short quiz but definitely worth trying. If you have a more thorough quiz please let me know.