We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The one I 'missed" was, 'Who should decide if farmers are paid subsidies." and I marked 'government' instead of, 'you'.
I will be the first to admit that if the taxpayer could designate where to spend his tax money, it would result in an interesting outcome, and one likely unsatisfactory to Government. However, under the Constitution, that is Government's job. The other choices do not fall under the realm of government.
I scored 100/100 but I think some of the questions aren't as specific as they should be. For example, the question about whether a cab driver needs to have a license. I checked 'no' but that is because I thought they were referring to licenses to work as a cab driver but I certainly think a cab driver should have a driver's license!
I had to make similar assumptions with regards to who should decide if farmers are paid subsidies. I don't think anybody should be able to decide if a farmer is subsidized! If you agree that the Constitution protects private property, as I do, then nobody has the right to take money from on person to be given to another.
Scored 100/90. I don't believe that any knuckle headed numb nuts should be building houses, at least not next door to me.
There is a roll for government to play. I'll be among the first to shout that our government has gotten out of control and agencies like the EPA have gone rogue but, that said, I remember all to well what the Raritan River looked and smelled like 40 or so years ago.
I might decide not to visit my next door neighbors if they built their own shack. I think the real issue is whether it can be insured (though, there was a time when I owned my house outright and for several years, I didn't have insurance).
The house-building issue was the one where I lost libertarian status, also. Have a new house going up in our neighbourhood (former house torn down), and the builder/owner is obviously an extremely inconsiderate SOB who is flouting the city regulations by building somewhat higher and somewhat closer than the neighbours than the regulations permit. We're all hoping he'll get shot down by city inspectors, but aren't counting on it.
I think subsidies for farmers need to be scaled down or removed Completely. Also remove the
nutrition programs from under USDA and the farm bill.
the marijuana question is a difficult one. While having it illegal gives excuses for Swat team raids and the $ war $ on drugs, the legalization and ease of aquisition is not having good effects on society as evidenced by places such as CO But that might be due more to societal decay and the element legalizing weed has drawn to that area.
Milk would be $10 a gallon without subsidies. Houses need to be built by experts. A cabbie needs fingerprinting. "Smoke pot, smoke pot, everybody smoke pot, I am the walrus"--written in 1967 when it was a sign of the times. Remember '67? Who is smokin' that wasn't smokin' in those newly legal states? Yes, we are creating a nation of drugged zombies--tell me again how many prescriptions for anti-depressives were written last year? The ease of marihuana acquisition? Please don't be naive. The element? They are everywhere every day. Reefer madness!
I am a dadburn libertarian. I didn't know. I did know that I wasn't a Democrat.