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3.7% scored Communitarian out of 120426 total takers for the new Version 7.

3.2% scored Communitarian out of 302551 total takers for the old Version 6.

Description

The needs of society trump the whims of the individual members. At least that is what your answers indicate. Communitarianism is the norm in traditional societies, where there is agreement on community values. Where there are multiple cultures under the same government, communitarianism is rather more challenging. Whose standards do you enforce? Who gets to control the economy?

While there is no major communitarian political party in the United States, there are plenty of communitarians running under the banner of both the major parties. You just need to look at the candidates individually.

Utopian Dreams for Communitarians

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Imagine big government that makes people shape up. To do so you need a mix of lefty and conservative utopias.

Or, you could ditch all restraints and check out my wild list of authoritarian utopias . Bwahahahaha!

Political Parties and Candidates

The American Solidarity Party is a Christian Democratic party which is pro life across the board. They call for generous welfare benefits funded by ground rents, and for backing off of some of the more punitive aspects of our justice system. But unlike most left wing parties, they would make abortion illegal and support religious freedom even outside church buildings.

Democratic Party

The Republican Party

And be sure to read the Republican Party Platform.

Resources for Communitarians

Some links for people who want a secure moral society to live in, and opt for an active government to provide it.

If you want government to reflect the will of the community, you need better elections than the primitive plurality voting system we use in the U.S. for most offices. Plurality voting boils the choices down to two, which is not good if the candidate reflecting your ideology is also corrupt. Have a look at Range Voting. You have seen it in action for deciding contests and judged sports like figure skating. It works for choosing the best candidate for office as well.

So you want more morality, but you also want the economic security which comes from the modern welfare state. Alas, welfare as we know it is the biggest destroyer of families today. Fortunately, there is a solution: replace most need-based welfare with unconditional free money. The idea may seem wacky and simplistic, but many famous economists of both the left and right have endorsed the idea. And here are articles relating how free money can help restore family values and reduce crime.

Expedia Fortunately for you, there are many communitarian countries around the world. Visit them! You might just find a community where you truly belong. Or you might find you miss the chaos and opportunity of more open societies, and adjust your political philosophy based upon new data. Either way, you benefit.

The Good Government Reading List

Regardless of your core political values, this list of books on law, economics, politics, and social problems should add useful items to your mental toolset.

Click on an image to go to the Amazon order page. Note that the latest versions of these works may differ in cover from the images, as many of the images are pics of my personal copies.

This is a short list. I have more recommendations on economics, law and political philosophy, and mass domination for those who are interested. (The linked pages include reviews of my recommended readings.)