• Hi! And welcome to my Personal Politics test. These are questions that I believe are politically significant and are sources of concern in my life. There are several possible answers to each question and I have chosen them based on how logical the argument is, not on whether it is my personal view. For example, on some questions I totally disagree with all the answers but you get points for selecting the best of the bunch. That's what debate and discourse is all about. If you cannot disagree with someone, you cannot respect them. :) This test, and your reaction to it, will give me an indication of how well we might get along. And don't skip any questions, there is a penalty.
  • 1
    Do you believe that people who are convicted of a violent crime that was motivated by hate (IE: racism, homophobia) deserve harsher/longer sentences?

  • 2
    When our children can go to any street corner in America and buy pornography for $5, do you think that is too high a price to pay for free speech?

  • 3
    Do you believe that a candidates religious affiliation (regardless of political party) is an important factor? In other words, would you vote or not vote for a candidate based on religious beliefs alone?

  • 4
    My sister and her husband, both of whom are very religious, are offended by my use of curse words and my consumption of alcohol. They often voice their displeasure. Should I be more careful around them by not swearing or drinking? Or should I be offended because they are trying to force their religious values on me?

  • 5
    Now that Fidel Castro has stepped down, do you believe we should continue our embargo of Cuba?

  • 6
    Some people believe that the Constitution is a closed document which must be strictly adhered to explicitly as written, unless amended. They state that all laws must come from the Constitution as written and that no amount of technological or social progress can outrace the vision of the Founding Fathers. Others believe that the Constitution is a living document. These people believe that the founders wanted an open document that allowed for interpretation based on problems they could not foresee. And that because of the scientific, social, and technological progress we have made since the Constitution was written some sections of it have become anachronistic. Do you believe that the Constitution of the United States is a living document?

  • 7
    Do you believe capital punishment is morally correct?

  • 8
    Should the United States take an active and forceful military role in stopping genocide and ethnic cleansing in developing nations? (Note: Active military role means we park armed soldiers and M1A1 Abrams Tanks on foreign soil to keep peace between waring tribes/religious groups/etc)

  • 9
    Do you support unilateral military action to stop the continued proliferation of nuclear weapons?

  • 10
    Read the following: The 2nd amendment to the Bill of Rights declares a well-regulated militia as "being necessary to the security of a free State" and prohibits infringement of "the right of the people to keep and bear arms." Does outlawing (by prohibiting the manufacture of and ownership of) a certain gun or type of gun violate the amendment?

  • 11
    Should the issue of abortion be used as a litmus test for judges?

  • 12
    Should homosexuals be allowed to marry? Aren't civil unions enough?

  • 13
    In a recent poll on Foreign Aid, 70% of respondents stated that Foreign Aid was too high. 62% of respondents believe it should be cut. Do you agree with these poll respondents and think Foreign Aid is too high and should be cut?

  • 14
    Where does individuality exist? And how is it best expressed? (this question is a freebie if you read my profile at all)