RE: Libertarian Purity Test

From: Jerry Mitchell (
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 22:48:58 MDT

> On Sun, Aug 05, 2001 at 07:31:07AM -0700, Lee Corbin wrote:
> >
> If you enjoyed that, try the "Libertarian Purity Test"
> It's longer, and I like it for the same reasons the author does:
> I like it a lot better than the more famous "World's Shortest
> Political Quiz" because I haven't stated the questions with any
> intent to give an upward bias to a test-taker's score, and because
> it gives a clearer breakdown between hard and soft-core
> libertarians.
> I scored 126 on a scale of 0-160 "You have entered the heady realm
> of hard-core libertarianism", though I suppressed my score somewhat
> by answering "no" to any question I might possibly have doubts
> about ("maybe" is not an available option).
> When I first encounted the test a few months ago I didn't default
> to "no" and scored 160, which is unfortunate, as I'm much less
> hard-core now than I was ~10 years ago. The test really needs a
> maybe option.
> --
> Mike Linksvayer

Thank you for giving me this link and letting me know exactly how much of a
freak I am... Scored 156, only question that made me hesitate was the
wording of mob justice or vigilantes. Ill have to examine my beliefs on that
one and figure out my hesitation. :)

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