Libertarian or Rapper? Take the Quiz.

Can you tell the gun-and-gold-loving, tax-hating libertarians from the gun-and-gold-loving, tax-hating rappers?

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Which libertarian presidential candidate licked whipped cream off the chests of two buxom women at a public event? How similar are sayings by Ayn Rand and the Wu-Tang Clan? Below, test your political acumen with MoJo‘s 10 questions.

 

 

 

 

Rapper or Libertarian?

Licked whipped cream off the chests of two buxom women at a Leukemia Society luncheon.

 

2008 Libertarian Party presidential candidate and former GOP rep Bob Barr. (Libertarian)

1 of 10

Quote: “I learned to earn because I’m righteous.”

 

Eric B. & Rakim, “Paid in Full.” (Rapper)

2 of 10

Quote: “So you think that money is the root of all evil? Have you ever asked what is the root of money?”

 

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged. (Libertarian)

3 of 10

Indicted in 2009 for failure to pay taxes for three years, accused of treating his nonprofit “like a personal ATM.”

 

Bill Sizemore, Oregon anti-tax activist and former gubernatorial candidate. (Libertarian)

4 of 10

At press time, the IRS was dogging him for owing $6.6 million in back taxes.

 

Death Row Records cofounder Suge Knight. (Rapper)

5 of 10

Favored article of bling: gold dollar-sign pin.

 

Ayn Rand (Libertarian)

6 of 10

Quote: “Cash rules everything around me.”

 

Answer: Wu-Tang Clan, “C.R.E.A.M.” (Rapper)

7 of 10

Quote: “America needs fewer laws, not more prisons.”

 

Answer: James Bovard, Lost Rights. (Libertarian)

8 of 10

Shocked fans with his 2008 release, “Legalize All Drugs.”

 

Answer: John Stossel. (Libertarian)

9 of 10

Quote: “I’m all for America, fuck the government.”

 

Answer: Eminem, “Rap Game”. (Rapper)

10 of 10

 

 

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