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  •  You have an odd score (0+ / 0-)

    there. Is that zero correct?

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. - Elbert Hubbard -9.62/-8.15

    by GustavMahler on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 11:02:32 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, it's correct. It just means that I am well (0+ / 0-)

      outside the DKos mainstream in not being a "libertarian" at all.

      I am highly economically liberal (tending toward socialism/communism) but make a big place in my value system for regulation and social policy—the greatest good, even if it means that some individual rights can't be preserved.

      I support public ownership of the means of critical production and sensible redistribution and the implementation of a strong social safety net. But I also believe there is a place in social policy for relatively (here) unpopular things like the elimination of guns from society, population control measures where appropriate, strong curbs on private property ownership, and regulation of individual behavior where necessary to foster general social well-being for the masses.

      Most DKos members are negative in the second number (highly libertarian) and many conservatives are positive in the second number (highly authoritarian). It so happens that I'm right in the middle—neither libertarian nor authoritarian per se, but what you might call a "moderate" on authority and power.

      The first number is the economic score (public ownership/socialistic economy vs. private ownership/capitalistic economy), so the strong negative there (only slightly off of a full -10) basically just means I'm a big, scary socialist in the worst possible way.

      -9.63, 0.00
      I am not a purity troll. I am a purity warrior.

      by nobody at all on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 09:55:42 AM PDT

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