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What Makes A Liberal And How To Know If You Are One

Anna is a writer who wears many other hats and has a wealth of experience that she draws from, sometimes funny, sometimes serious.

What Makes a Liberal??

Volumes of research have gone into what makes someone a liberal. Truth is, after all of that research, no one really knows. No one knows what causes someone to become a liberal. Maybe the parents are to blame, or maybe it's the school system, or even popular music and the movie industry are really to blame. Those are the things liberals like to blame, after all.

Whoever is really to blame, something needs to be done about this terrible problem. The first step to solving the problem, is to admit that you have a problem in the first place.

Do you think you might be a liberal? Are you confused as to what a liberal is? Don't worry. Take the following test, calculate your score, and see where you fit. If you find out that you are a liberal, advice for overcoming this problem will also be included.

Some Funny Anti-Liberal Pics


The Liberal Test

So, you are questioning if you are, in fact, a liberal. That's perfectly fine. We all go through times in our life where we question where we fit in, or we see some strange new disorder and think, I think I might have that... So, I have devised an easy online test, that anyone can take in just a few minutes to determine if they are indeed a liberal or not. Steps for calculating your score can be found after the questions. Keep track of your answers, and tally up the results.

Question One

Question Two

Question Three

Question Four

Question Five

Question Six

Question Seven

Tallying Up Your Score

If you answered 'yes' to three or more of these questions, you are, indeed, a liberal. The number of questions you answered 'yes' to indicates to what degree you are a liberal. The fewer 'yes' answers you gave, the more moderate you are. The more 'yes' answers you have, the more extreme, or left-wing, you are.

If you answered yes to all the questions, you are a left-wing nut, and should be locked away for your the protection of yourself, and those around you. Society is not safe from you until you are taken care of. You may be prone to undressing for PETA, or even agreeing with Chris Matthews on a regular basis.

If you answered 'yes' to two or fewer questions, rest assured, you are safe, and you are not a liberal, though you may need to be aware that you do have some liberal tendencies, and may want to look into ways to protect yourself from further leftist leanings. I suggest some spiritual guidance, or renting some old movies.

If you answered 'no' to all of the questions, you are not a liberal, and should have no problem avoiding the stigma of becoming one. You should be proud of yourself!! Good for you!!

If you chose the third option for any of these questions, you might actually be a liberal. Either that, or you recognize this Hub for what it is; a silly joke, and not to be taken seriously. If the first is true, please, seek help! If the second is true, thank goodness someone out there has a sense of humor!

If You Have Found Out That You Are A Liberal

How did you do? If you found out that you are a liberal, you may be concerned, and rightfully so. You may be unsure of what to do at this point. What kind of life could you possibly have? How can you face your friends? What will your family think? I am sure there are a lot of questions running through your head right now.

I can't answer all of them. I am sorry. I can guide you in the right direction. Rent some old movies, you know, the ones where family values actually meant something. Eat a hamburger (they are not bad for you, as long as you don't scarf down 20 of them a day). Go to church! Pay your taxes (I know this may seem kind of scary, but it's kind of the law, despite what some recent Cabinet appointees seem to think). Spend time with your family, instead of at an Occupy protest or Burning Man.

These are just some simple things you can do to curb your liberal tendencies. If this fails, seek the help of a professional. They may be able to guide you to a support group, twelve step program, or individual therapy that might help you out.

© 2009 Anna Marie Bowman


scott crowders on November 12, 2011:

Since, I am a very sexy man and a hater of white liberalism. An assassination is due! Create sexyness ..

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on November 24, 2010:

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N.E. Wright-- I am glad you had fun with it. It's ok if you didn't answer the questions. And, it's ok if you don't want to admit you eat paste. LOL

N E Wright from Dover, Delaware on November 22, 2010:

Funny Hub. I did not anwser any of the questions, because I thought they were jokes. Though I did want to say I eat paste. LOL.

I am a liberal. I hate PETA, because they tend to go overboard.

Thanks for sharing this very funny Hub.

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on November 20, 2010:

jtcarr1164-- Thank you very much!! That's a good answer to the question.

jtcarr1164 from Tueplo, Mississippi on November 20, 2010:

Great Hub, how have I not seen this before now?

To answer Rachells question...or at least an attempt to, it is the same logic as the eco-terrorist that would murder humans to protect the planet.

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on October 04, 2010:

JON-- That is great!! I love this definition!!!

JON EWALL from usa on October 04, 2010:


Do you know the difference between a liberal and a conservative when it comes to helping the poor ?

My definition as explained to a high ranking democrat official was:

They both want to help the poor. The liberal wants to help the poor with someone else's money (taxes ) and will give the money to whom he wants to give it. The conservative will give his own money to someone of his choice ( a write off ).

The money helping the poor is charity and that what makes our country a special place in the world.

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on October 01, 2010:

rachell-- I don't understand it either. I love animals, but not enough to risk harm to myself, or others to protect them. I absolutely love penguins, but you don't see me hanging out at the South Pole, hunting down people that could be doing them harm, throwing fake blood on them, or making silly commercials about them that just make me look like a loony.

Rachel Woodruff from Southwest Missouri on October 01, 2010:

Funny Hub, and some funny comments too, some people take things way to seriously. Took the quiz, happy to know that I am in fact nowhere near becoming liberal... can you explain one thing too me though? Why are some animals treated better then people? I totally don't understand that.

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on September 22, 2010:

JON-- Pay no attention to it. Some people just like to nitpick things.

JON EWALL from usa on September 21, 2010:


All caps, shame on me.I need to be awaken sometime, thanks for your comments.

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on September 21, 2010:

burning bush-- Thanks, glad some of the people who read this understood that it was a joke.

garynew-- Hmmm... paste? Not very good for you! LOL!

garynew from Dallas, TX and Sampran, Thailand on September 21, 2010:

I like paste on my toast. Eat under lamp with my animals.

burning bush on July 09, 2010:

A very liberalating hub. Humour is truly a sign of intelligence.

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on June 30, 2010:

Jon-- I agree, having people from different viewpoints creates a better atmosphere for solving real problems.

Hi_Jinks-- I have no idea why you bothered to post that as a comment. Everything he wrote was in caps.

Joe-- I am a conservative that has no party affiliation. I do not agree with most republicans as they have skewed too far left for me, and I have come to the conclusion that Dems are quickly veering towards socialism. This was supposed to be amusing, tongue-in-cheek. Not a serious political statement.

Joe on June 04, 2010:

Ah yes I can see that this was coming from an 'independent' I mean look at the blanace of posters, tests and statements. Surely, you aren't only skewed on one side of the isle.

Anna Marie Bowman you do not meet the defintion of 'independent' from your words, here or even the other posts you make. You may like call yourself that but don't expect others to acknowledge it as you do not lean a certain way you just don't fit 100% into one category doesn't mean your independent. Please at least be honest with yourself if not others. This was entertaining though.

Hi-Jinks from Wisconsin on May 22, 2010:

Hey Jon Check the Constitition, We the People," are not all in Caps.

You didn't read it?

JON EWALL from usa on January 04, 2010:




Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on November 21, 2009:

Tackle This-- I did enjoy it, thank you!!!!

Tackle This on September 24, 2009:

You may enjoy the quiz located on my area of hubpages. It is entitled, '4 Clues that you is entitlement folk. Enjoy.

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on May 11, 2009:

bgamall-- This was not meant to be taken seriously. This was a bit of satire. I was just having a little fun.

James-- Thank you!! The only right answers are the answers that put you in the right. Thanks for stopping by!!

James A Watkins from Chicago on May 09, 2009:

I enjoyed reading this Hub. Tough questions but I got them all right.

Gary Anderson from Las Vegas, Nevada on May 09, 2009:

Actually you labor under some incorrect assumptions. First there are not just liberal and conservative people. There are liberals, conservatives, and neocons who have taken away the Republican party from the conservative types, like Pat Buchanan. They are dangerous empire builders and Buchanan has written against their provocations of Russia.

Some liberals, like Kucinich agree with libertarians, like Jesse Ventura, that George Bush allowed 9/11.  

Mdavies from Denver Colorado - Ex New yorker on March 20, 2009:

Well i am a liberal and damn proud to be!

Nice hub


Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on March 11, 2009:

globalslick-- Welcome to HubPages!!!! Glad you enjoyed my test! Dogs always get excited when they think you are talking about them! LOL!

globalslick on March 10, 2009:

I just joined the HUB site. Great stuff. I jusf finished you're test - closet liberal. My French bulldog got a little excited when he found out I answer "NO" to question #2. Oh well, he does have the IQ of a toaster.


Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on February 22, 2009:

moonlake-- Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by!

moonlake from America on February 21, 2009:

Enjoyed your hub very much.

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on February 20, 2009:

DrMemory-- I am an independent, but on the more conservative side. I am neither Democrat or Republican, though. Glad you enjoyed the test!!

DrMemory1701 from Occupied France on February 20, 2009:

I was told many years ago:

That a conservative was a liberal who had been mugged.

A liberal was one who always kept the "car of state" in DRIVE and a conservative wanted to pull over, park, and save gas, but he wanted to own the parking lot.

I prefer to be an independent. I like to think for myself instead of relying on people like GWB or Bill and Hillary Clinton. I believe in birth control, but not gun control. I can't see turning this country into a welfare state, but I resist the destruction of the middle class through the economic manipulations of the CFR.

I enjoyed your test. I know I am not liberal nor conservative.

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on February 19, 2009:

Yep, animals are cute!! Most of them, anyway. Bats, snakes and spiders are not cute.

tony0724 from san diego calif on February 19, 2009:

Ya gotta admit ,animals are cute !

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on February 19, 2009:

Ha ha ha...I said liberal, not liberal hippie!!

tony0724 from san diego calif on February 19, 2009:

Great ,now I have to buy Birkenstocks and a tie dye Tshirt !

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on February 19, 2009:

bgpappa-- I thought you had a leader?? I thought Messiah Obama was the leader of liberals? Did I miss a crazy, left-wing memo somewhere? LOL!!

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on February 19, 2009:

I couldn't agree more, tony! This was meant to be taken lightly, it really was more of a joke, but I agree!! Hey, look at it this way, we may not have to worry about it too much longer. We will be a socialist country before to long, and after that, historically, is communism!! Aren't you excited?

bgpappa from Sacramento, California on February 19, 2009:

Great Hub. Proud to be a liberal here. Now only if we had a leader.

tony0724 from san diego calif on February 19, 2009:

Liberalism as I understand It means basically anything goes . And that to me brings about the crumble of society. I am an Independent . My IQ i am reasonably sure Is at least equivalent to a WII system ! And may I say political correctness says that If you stand for what you believe then you are Insensitive ogre. People are getting offended left and right and from where I sit we seem to have lost our backbone !

And to princessa liberals are all about more taxes ,that Is the only solution they have to any problem . I know I live In California !However princessa I will bring the beer to the party !

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on February 19, 2009:

Elena-- Thanks! I had fun with this one! No need to tell how you voted!!

C. C.-- Glad you got a kick out of the posters!! The contortionist one is pretty funny!

Aya-- I agree! I hate PETA! I feel animals should be treated well, not beaten or abused, but they seemed to have lost their message (and their minds) somewhere along the way. Maybe I will do one about being conservative. I did this as an answer to a request. I didn't see one for conservative, but I could throw something together.

gwendy-- Pretty sure you aren't a basket case.

Princessa-- I would never want to cause anyone wrinkles! I do love a good party! Can't promise to behave myself, though. I love poking fun at liberals, and anyone else. LOL!

Tom-- This test is for everyone!!! Young and old, alike! As far as the possibility that God thinks animals are more important...that depends on what God you believe in. You may be right. Maybe God is a giant golden toad, and toads are really the creature He made in His image...then again...

Amy-- I know a lot of people with the IQ of a toaster, and most of them are liberals. Glad to hear that Obama has a slightly higher IQ. Blenders have more settings, therefore must be smarter.

Amy G on February 19, 2009:

Nice hub! I know a few liberals with the IQ of a toaster... which reinforces my tendencies to run screaming from the left side. Obama, however is a smart cookie. He has the IQ of a blender.

Tom rubenoff from United States on February 19, 2009:

This test was obviously not for old people. After the fourth question, I can't remember how I voted on the first.

We should leave room for the possibility that God thinks animals are more important than we are, probably, although I voted with my species on this particular occasion.

Wendy Iturrizaga from France on February 19, 2009:

yes! I am a liberal !!! and proud of it ,so please do not send me to church or force me to pay taxes... in fact, do not even force me to think too much (it can cause wrinkles) I'll invite you to next party if that makes it better :)

gwendymom from Oklahoma on February 19, 2009:

LMAO! I chose the third option on each question so I guess that makes me a basket case.

I agree with Aya, peta is not about animals. I love animals too, but geesh, these guys are crazy.

Aya Katz from The Ozarks on February 19, 2009:

Anna Marie, Cute hub! Loved question #7. Now you should do another one to check if people are Conservative. The best people, IMHO, are neither Liberal nor Conservative.

I love animals, and I care about endangered species, but I hate PETA. How come you don't have that choice available? PETA doesn't put animals first. I don't think their agenda is even about animals.

C. C. Riter on February 19, 2009:

Were theose yes questions? I'm so confused. Loved the posters especially the contortionist

Elena. from Madrid on February 19, 2009:

Fun hub, cute test, I'm not telling what I voted though! Laugh!

Anna Marie Bowman (author) from Florida on February 18, 2009:

GT-- Best of luck inspiring mass calamity!! If anyone can do it, you can! I don't know what time it is...I am far too tired to even look. I guess that means it's night, or early morning. Either way, it's bedtime!! Goodnight, good morning, g'day.

goldentoad from Free and running.... on February 18, 2009:

I guess according to your test, I am a liberal, but I still hate everyone and would like to inspire mass calamity.

I should also mention, I think I can do tests like this all day, I mean night, what time is it now?

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