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Are You a Progressive or a Conservative? Are You Sure?

Quick, without looking at the answers -- or at what your favorite pundit is saying - how would you answer the following questions:

1. Is being opposed to rescuing the big financial institutions a Progressive or Conservative position? (Circle your response) P C

2. Is wanting America to become (more) Energy Self-Sufficient a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

3. Is being in favor of expanding the Space Program a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

4. Is being in favor of winding down America's involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

5. Is supporting the family farm vs. supporting large agribusiness a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

6. Is supporting Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

7. Is supporting a check on the Executive and Legislative branches by the Judicial branch a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

8. Is supporting the repeal of the Federal Reserve Act in favor of returning to the Constitutional provision in Article 1, Section 8, which says "The Congress shall have the power"to coin money, regulate the value thereof (instead of the Federal Reserve)" a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

9. Is being in favor of a strong National Parks system, wherein the Parks are preserved for recreational use, kept clean and safe, and not for commercial development a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

10. Is being in favor of strong enforcement of the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

11. Is being in support of a strong and well-funded Veteran's Administration system for the health needs of ex-soldiers a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

12. Is wanting to preserve Medicare and Social Security for future generations a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

13. Is wanting to provide deficit-neutral health coverage for the 46 million uninsured Americans, by, for example, cutting waste and abuse in health care delivery, a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

14. Is wanting to balance the Federal budget a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

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website are NOT progressives, but conservatives, s... by Stanimal on Thursday, Sep 24, 2009 at 5:20:25 PM
Mr. Baker:Well done. Well said. Well thought. Cong... by Chaz Valenza on Thursday, Sep 24, 2009 at 8:11:04 PM
because many "traditional American policital value... by Kyle Griffith on Thursday, Sep 24, 2009 at 9:42:41 PM
I strongly disagree with the assertion that "true ... by Eric Scheihagen on Friday, Sep 25, 2009 at 9:51:50 AM
Yes, that was my thinking too, especially after I ... by Scott Baker on Friday, Sep 25, 2009 at 10:37:57 AM
...begins with the title which is another attempt ... by Starbuck on Friday, Sep 25, 2009 at 11:01:40 AM
"I'll giveconservatives credit for one thing. They... by Perry Logan on Friday, Sep 25, 2009 at 11:37:42 AM
That is certainly a matter of opinion and some con... by Starbuck on Saturday, Sep 26, 2009 at 11:47:37 AM
It appears you are urging us to think outside the ... by Jason Paz on Friday, Sep 25, 2009 at 2:37:03 AM
It would have worked better to shorten the quiz, w... by Perry Logan on Friday, Sep 25, 2009 at 11:45:41 AM
No, not at all. Henry George was a unique intellec... by Scott Baker on Friday, Sep 25, 2009 at 3:28:49 PM
There is less conflict than it seems between the l... by sesquiculus on Friday, Sep 25, 2009 at 12:48:22 PM