I enjoyed taking that quiz to “decipher” my political standing. But, when taking the quiz I did find that some of questions were worded with bias (they were worded in such a way that it was much easier to choose one answer over the other). For example, statement 6:
|Government is almost always wasteful and inefficient||Government often does a better job than people give it credit for|
The first option is way more radical of a response, where as the second option simply says that people do not give the government enough credit. I think that this question made it way too easy to be in support of the government. Yet, I did choose the response that the government is inefficient.
As a registered Republican I was surprised at how moderate my responses were. I think this is because of my believe in protecting the environment, and allowing for same sex marriage.
I found article from the Boston Globe, in the opinion section entitled ; “Government Shutdown Diminishes US as a Global Power.” From this article I gathered that Nicholas Burns, the author, believes the shutdown to be detrimental to the USA as a country. He mentions that it is as important for us to be respected globally as it is for us to be liked. His opinion is that global leaders are now worried about the United States. This is so interesting for me because there was literally not a single noticeable difference in my day to day life. In another article I read that perhaps the vegetables I ate this past week did not go through the same inspections that they would have normally, but this is not something that I will notice or even matters to me. It is very odd that I, as a decently informed and well-educated citizen of the country that supposedly had a shutdown which carried with it deleterious effects on our society and our global standing, have felt no repercussions from it.