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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

 

 

SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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