There is a quiz called the Nolan Chart. I’m not particularly fond of it. Libertarians use it at rallies to attempt to recruit members. In that, I would say it is rather successful. If you can get people to take it. I’ve taken it two or three times and it always tells me I’m Libertarian. Interestingly, the first time I took it, I leaned liberal, now I am leaning conservative. I suspect it’s because of the current party in power. I always lean away from power.
Libertarians have a “small government” approach that I’m very fond of. I believe that people should take care of themselves. The only time you need government is in doing things that individuals can’t do for themselves.
Anyway, I almost got off topic. The Nolan Chart phrases its answers in such a way that you’d feel foolish (at times) to pick the wrong one. Or maybe that’s just me. As an experiment, I’d like all my various politically affiliated readers to take the test and let me know where you sit in the political jungle (it’s also interesting for people not living in the USA).
Even if you don’t want to let me know where you stand or what you scored, take the test anyway. One thing it does do is make you think. What is the government’s role?
If all else fails, at least take the time to look at the graph above and note that Libertarian does not equal liberal.