Are You A Real Conservative?

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Are You A Real Conservative? - Quiz

Find out if you are a real conservative or are you something else.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Federal Government should pass a Constitutional Amendment outlawing abortion.

    • A.

      Yes. This is appropriate for the Federal Government.

    • B.

      No. The Federal Government should intervene in some other way.

    • C.

      No. This is a State's Rights issue.

    Correct Answer
    C. No. This is a State's Rights issue.
    Explanation
    There is nothing enumerated or implied in the Constitution that gives the US government standing in this issue.

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  • 2. 

    The US Department of Education is useful part of the Federal Government.

    • A.

      No, it needs reform.

    • B.

      Yes, but it could use some tweeking.

    • C.

      No, it is Unconstitutional.

    Correct Answer
    C. No, it is Unconstitutional.
    Explanation
    Carter created the US Dept of Education. Our country survived without it for 200 years. It is not enumerated or implied in the US Constitution.

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  • 3. 

    You must be religious to be a Conservative.

    • A.

      Yes, and Christian.

    • B.

      Yes.

    • C.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    C. No.
    Explanation
    Any restraint based values system is compatible with Conservatism. Even if not typically "religious" in nature.

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  • 4. 

    I want a candidate that can work in a bi-partisan nature with democrats.

    • A.

      Yes, gridlock is what is wrong with Washington.

    • B.

      No.

    • C.

      No, I want a candidate that only supports Conservative options and stands in the way of any other legislation.

    Correct Answer
    C. No, I want a candidate that only supports Conservative options and stands in the way of any other legislation.
    Explanation
    Conservatives don't want politicians that work and play well with others, conservatives want politicians that represent conservative values and will not bargain with liberals.

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  • 5. 

    The best way to deal with the immigration issue is:

    • A.

      Round them up and send them back.

    • B.

      We need legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship.

    • C.

      Enforce the laws on the books.

    Correct Answer
    C. Enforce the laws on the books.
    Explanation
    This is a difficult issue. Conservatives want to reward any hardworking person who is looking out for his/her family. But, we are a nation of laws first.

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  • 6. 

    The US is too involved abroad.  We need to concentrate on domestic issues.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False, we do not live in a world that rewards disengagement abroad. We must represent our interest at all times in as many places as is prudent.

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  • 7. 

    Governments have a natural inertia towards constant growth. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    All governments of all sizes with any political ideology in power have a tendency to grow, to do more, to try to be relevant. Conservatives understand this and try to plan accordingly.

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  • 8. 

    There should be a Constitutional Amendment preventing gay marriage.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    This is clearly an issue to be handled by the States. There is nothing enumerated or implied in the US Constitution giving the US government authority to decide what constitutes a marriage.

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  • 9. 

    Free Market Principles are perfect.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Free Market Principles are not perfect. There are problems with free markets. Free markets are not fair. They are free. Fair is subjective, free is obvious and objective. Free markets principles are the fairest because they are free.

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  • 10. 

    Ronald Reagan was perfect conservative.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    No President was ever as conservative as Reagan. But he was far from a perfect conservative.

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  • 11. 

    What is the best way to slow government growth.

    • A.

      Term limits

    • B.

      Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment

    • C.

      Lower Taxes

    • D.

      Scarcity of Resources

    Correct Answer
    D. Scarcity of Resources
    Explanation
    The only way to ensure that Governments don't over grow and over spend is by limiting the amount of money they can collect and use.

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  • 12. 

    The Second Amendment ensures a citizens right to keep and carry a gun, what else does it do?

    • A.

      Protects hunting rights.

    • B.

      Protects the shooting sports.

    • C.

      Protects against tyranny.

    Correct Answer
    C. Protects against tyranny.
    Explanation
    The hardest thing for a politician to admit is that the 2nd amendment is designed to make sure citizens can overthrow the government if the very rare need arises as well as defend our country from foreign threats.

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  • 13. 

    States are sovereign.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True. Each state is sovereign. It is also part of the US that is also sovereign. This is part of the complex brilliance of the Founders.

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  • 14. 

    There is a right to free speech and to be heard.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    There is a right to free speech, but no one can be compelled to listen. This delineation is often blurry and confusing.

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