Alex Peak


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My Answers

The government should:

Guarantee a job for every citizen.

Raise the minimum wage and increase labor regulations to promote equity and safety.

Maintain minimum wage and labor regulations at current levels.

Lower the minimum wage and decrease labor regulations.

Abolish the minimum wage and only enforce labor contracts.

The government should:

Develop a universal public school curriculum that develops an appreciation for civic ideals, and ensures that all children have an equal opportunity to attend college.

Move towards a more standardized curriculum in the public school system.

Continue to fund and maintain current level of involvement in establishing curriculum in public schools

Adopt voucher system for grade schools and high schools and reduce federal regulations.

Privatize the public school system and allow competition to improve education.

The government should:

Execute anyone convicted of trafficking drugs.

Step up efforts to fight the war on drugs-stiffer sentences, increased use of civil forfeiture, etc.

Maintain current efforts to fight the war on drugs-including the use of mandatory minimums and civil forfeiture.

Legalize marijuana and ban only hard drugs (e.g., heroin).

Repeal laws prohibiting possession, sale, and use of drugs.

The government should:

Prohibit suicide and all potentially risky behavior (including smoking, drinking, and eating fatty foods)

Increase regulations to encourage people to lead healthier and safer lives.

Maintain current level of safety regulations (e.g., helmet laws, seat belt laws, smoking regulations)

Remove penalties, but discourage risky behavior through taxation.

Abolish penalties and excise taxes, leaving people to take responsibility for their own safety.

The government should:

Provide a national social security system; nationalize health care.

Invest more taxpayer money in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Social Security system..

Maintain the Social Security System, Medicare, and Medicaid at current levels.

Require private retirement savings and private health insurance.

Not be involved in retirement saving or healthcare provision.

The government should:

Ban pornography, "non-traditional" sex, and all sex outside of conventional marriage.

Ban pornography, strip clubs, and prostitution.

Maintain current level of regulation of the sex industry.

Allow, but regulate, the sale of sexual services.

Make no regulations involving consensual sexual activities between adults.

The government should:

Guarantee a "living income" for all citizens.

Increase the scope and size of federally administered anti-poverty programs.

Maintain welfare programs at current levels.

Overhaul anti-poverty programs; only provide a temporary "safety net".

Rely solely on private charity to provide aid to the poor.

The government should:

Create and operate state-owned enterprises to promote national economic and environmental goals.

Promote national business and environmental goals through extensive use of subsidies, tax breaks, regulations, and tariffs.

Maintain current level of corporate regulation and support to protect national business interests and promote environmental goals.

Cut back on subsidies, tax breaks, regulations, and tariffs.

Eliminate subsidies, tax breaks, regulations, and tariffs -- eliminate corporate welfare.

The government should:

Ban all obscene, indecent and discriminatory speech; prosecute all unauthorized speech.

Increase regulations to prevent obscene, indecent and discriminatory speech (print, television, and Internet).

Maintain current level of regulations on speech and the press.

Decrease regulations on speech and press; prohibit only harmful speech.

Make no restrictions regarding speech or the press.

The government should:

Increase tax rates to levels approaching 100% and redistribute in an equitable manner.

Increase taxes and make the system more progressive (tax the rich at a higher percentage than the poor)

Maintain current levels of taxation.

Decrease taxes and move toward a flat tax (everyone taxed at the same rate, regardless of income)

Cut taxes to a level approaching 0%.

The government should:

Close borders to immigrants.

Increase regulations to allow only select few immigrants in the country.

Maintain current immigration policies.

Decrease regulations to allow more immigrants into the country.

Allow all peaceful immigrants into the country.

The government should:

Prop up and support developing countries.

Increase aid and assistance to developing countries and forgive past debts.

Maintain current levels of foreign aid.

Provide loans to developing countries.

Stay out of the affairs of developing countries.

Generally speaking people are...

responsible and resilient

fragile and in need of assistance

in need of strong leaders

Which word would you use in describing your political position to a friend?










Other (e.g., Green)

If the presidential election were held today, who would you vote for?

Mitt Romney

Hillary Clinton

Ron Paul

John Edwards

John McCain

Rudy Giuliani

Other / Not Voting

Barack Obama

My Results

NW-You would feel most at home in the Northwest region. You advocate a large degree of economic and personal freedom. Your neighbors include folks like Ayn Rand, Jesse Ventura, Milton Friedman, and Drew Carey, and may refer to themselves as "classical liberals," "libertarians," "market liberals," "old whigs," "objectivists," "propertarians," "agorists," or "anarcho-capitalist."

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NEO, a stereotypical Northwesterner

"Freedom to do whatever you'd like, as long as you don't interfere with the equal freedom of others."

My name is Neo, and I'm a software designer on the NW coast. I usually work from home, or from my sailboat while on an extended cruises. I've got friends of all stripes-some are making a lot of money in the software industry, some are gay, some are economists, some use recreational drugs, some are very religious-what they all have in common is that they're all very open-minded and tolerant.

I tend to be optimistic about the future. I believe that the most important natural resource is human creativity and that people should be able to pursue their hopes and dreams without interference from anyone else. While I recognize the importance of enforcing property rights and contracts, I think that in general, government interference in the marketplace only stifles human creativity. Politically, I describe myself as a libertarian. I loathe paying taxes, I'm disgusted by the "war on drugs," which is really just a war on people, and I think it's certainly true that "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch."