The original work of the theory mainly focused on the cultural differences that exhibit in individuals. Subsequent development concentrates on the political ideology and the application of the theory in politics. Scholars argue that moral foundation theory can explain the presence of disparity in opinions concerning political issues like abortion and gay marriages. The three categories of politician observed in theory are the libertarians, conservatives, and progressives. According to research by Iyer et al. (2012, p.42367) libertarians use fairness and liberty foundations only in their reasoning. Conservatives apply all the six foundations equally, while progressives in their argument use the care and impartiality.
The test results of my political compass test were that I am a moderate libertarian. This means that I share the ideas of libertarians but to an extent. I was also close to being an authoritarian by small margin meaning that my ideals are not entirely in line with libertarians at all. As a matter of fact, the dot was actually closest to the center meaning that I am somewhat a balance between the two political ideologies. However, my choice in Part 1 aligns very much with my results from my political compass test. The Moderate libertarian believes that the government should focus on what it needs to, but nothing more. It says that the people should rely on itself and only itself. They believe that the government should have nothing to do with
The voting record of Libertarians is generally easy to follow. If the policy limits the freedom of
Libertarianism, in its most general sense, is a political philosophy in which the upholding of individual liberty is the principle objective. More than that, however, Libertarians seek to maximize autonomy and freedom of choice; believing that each individual has the right to make their own choices about how to live their lives – as long as they respect the rights of others to do the same.
Hardly ever do third party candidates poll more than 10 percent, but Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, is doing just that (Russonello). The Libertarian party as a whole has seen a surprising rise in recent elections with Gary Johnson being the first third party candidate to be on the ballot in all 50 states in 20 years (Tau). Despite the general public confusion about them, their ideology is quite simple. The general idea is that Libertarians are fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Britannica defines Libertarians as, “classical liberals who strongly emphasize the individual right to liberty.” (Encyclopedia Britannica). It is ultimately about giving people the liberty to do what they want without hurting other people.
The libertarian party was originated in Westminster, Colorado and was found in 1971 by David Nolan. This party is the only political party that respects individual rights in a unique way. They are known for party of principles which is a representation of the principles of an individuals’ rights if its honest and peaceful not interfering or harming other individuals’. They give the individuals rights by limiting the government so they don’t interfere in a negative way. This is illustrated by personal, economical, and security liberty.
This quiz placed me in the category of Conservative Republican- a blatant overstatement, in my opinion. While I do identify as a conservative, I would most likely have placed myself in the category of Republican-Leaning Independent or Moderate Republican. Both of these groups are conservative leaning, but not unwaveringly Republican. This is particularly evident in the fiercely conservative beliefs of solid Republicans on issues such as civil liberties. Although it is not shown on the continuum, I identify most closely with the views of the Libertarian Party, which is known for its positive stance on tax cuts, laissez-faire economic policies, and protections for civil liberties such as marriage equality. In addition, I hold a conservative view on how the Constitution should be interpreted, preferring the ideas of a limited federal government and strong state governments to the liberal preference of heavy interference from the federal government. This view is a defining characteristic of my political ideology, and as such, I am more likely to identify with and vote for parties and candidates of the conservative persuasion who tend to favor a smaller federal government. Still, I would not agree that I concur with the Republican Party to the extent that the Political Party Quiz determined, with the most notable disagreement being that of the federal government’s role in social
Ayn Rands critical thinking throughout life made her a very successful writer. Her three major notions encouraged readers to be selfish using reason, reality, self-interest and capitalism. She believed happiness could be achieved no matter what standards, and to be content in life is up to oneself.
After taking two political quizzes, each quiz are clearly explaining which typology I was fitted in and the reason why I was in this party. The first one is political typology quiz, which is based on 23 questions that involved in different types of fields. The result I get from this quiz is “Next Generation Left”, which means the participant is young who experienced well education and the financial condition is enough for the living. Also the result mentioned the participant has very free attitudes to look at many issues, such as the same-sex marriage, the environment and foreign policy. Moreover, the result stated that these people support the activist government, and most of them are worried about the social safety net. Another consequence
Hard determinism and libertarianism are both extreme philosophies with soft determinism (compatibilism) somewhat of a middle ground. Hard determinism sees very little or no free will for actions, that everything is inevitable. Libertarianism views that every person has free will in their decisions. Soft determinism states that there is a determined plan of action, but that there is a freedom dependent upon whether that determined action comes from an internal decision. Decisions are therefore resulting actions come from either external or internal motivations. Based upon the readings and personal experiences, I would have to say I am a soft-determinist.
The basic concept that the individual has the right to liberty is still there. However the role of government has changed. The modern Liberal feels that the purpose of government not only to protect individual rights, but to also provide social welfare, benefiting society as a whole, (Downes, yaliberty.org). This would include things like financial assistance, universal health care, and free and equal education. Also todays Libertarian party supports the government enforcing more rules and regulations to big corporations. The political platform of todays Liberal can seem misleading to some. One example of this is individual abortion rights. Modern Libertarianism supports the right of the individual to be able to make their own decision to have an abortion, the government should not have a say in the matter. This shows support for the classical belief that government should not play a big part in an individuals life. However, by contrast, todays Liberal political platform also feels that the government should not perform executions – even for convicted serial killers, (Goodman ncpa.org). This directly goes against the classical view that the governments role is to protect the individuals
When I get asked if I consider myself Conservative or Liberal I tend to tell the person that I consider myself a moderate independent. I say this because it varies from issue to issue. I don’t think that a person really needs to pick a side but instead go with what is right and just. If it is a moral law decision such as the right to abortion it should always be left up to the person to decide not the government. Morality differs from person to person and I feel we can’t make laws based on morals because there is no one right moral basis. If it is a human right issue in example woman’s suffrage it should be left to the government to help protect our basic human rights.
I do feel like this compass accurately describes me because I am a mixture of both authoritarian and libertarian views. I also feel like the reason why I am almost in the center is because I have very few stout opinions on political views so I am neither strong libertarian nor authoritarian. The libertarian side of this compass appeals to me because they want people to have freedom of choice and this is something that I agree on. I do question the powerful leaders of this country like a libertarian would because I do not want to follow blindly and trust them quickly without looking into what their actual morals, beliefs and policies are. With the freedom I feel like people deserve, I also do think that there should be structure and order to
In my opinion, I think that each political orientation has some sort of pro and con about it, which makes it hard to choose just one. I think that the political orientation that would best solve our social problems in the United States is libertarianism rather than any other. The main reason I think that libertarians could help is because, “they believe that the less government we have is better because if we allow the government to help solve problems than we are creating a larger government” (Crone, 30). I think that there could be too much government, which is why many things in our political system never get solved because; there are so many people with different opinions and views weighing on the subject. Another reason I think that it
The political ideology that best represents my views is liberalism. Liberalism is an ideology that emphasizes, “cultural diversity, government programs for the needy, public intervention in the economy, and individuals’ rights to a lifestyle based on their own social and moral positions” (Morone & Kersh, 2014, p. 37). In other words, liberalism promotes government assistance for individuals in need as well as protect every individual’s rights.