Democrat vs. Republican

Democrat
Republican

This comparison examines the differences between the policies and political positions of the Democratic and Republican parties on major issues such as taxes, the role of government, entitlements (Social Security, Medicare), gun control, immigration, healthcare, abortion and gay rights. These two parties dominate America's political landscape but differ greatly in their philosophies and ideals.

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Philosophy Liberal, left-leaning. Conservative, right-leaning.
Economic Ideas Minimum wages and progressive taxation, i.e., higher tax rates for higher income brackets. Born out of anti-federalist ideals but evolved over time to favor more government regulation. Believe taxes shouldn't be increased for anyone (including the wealthy) and that wages should be set by the free market.
Social and human ideas Based on community and social responsibility Based on individual rights and justice
Traditionally strong in states California, Massachusetts Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas
Symbol Donkey Elephant
Color Blue Red
Founded in 1824 1854
Website www.democrats.org www.gop.com
Senate Leader Harry Reid Mitch McConnell
Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz Reince Priebus
Famous Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Richard Nixon

Contents: Democrat vs Republican

edit Origin of the Democratic and Republican parties

The Democratic Party traces its origins to the anti-federalist factions around the time of America’s independence from British rule. These factions were organized into the Democrat – Republican party by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other influential opponents of the Federalists in 1792.

The Republican party is the younger of the two parties. Founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers, the Republican Party rose to prominence with the election of Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president.

edit History

Since the division of the Republican Party in the election of 1912, the Democratic party has consistently positioned itself to the left of the Republican Party in economic as well as social matters. The economically left-leaning activist philosophy of Franklin D. Roosevelt, which has strongly influenced American liberalism, has shaped much of the party's economic agenda since 1932. Roosevelt's New Deal coalition usually controlled the national government until 1964.

The Republican Party was founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers, it rose to prominence with the election of Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president. The party presided over the American Civil War and Reconstruction and was harried by internal factions and scandals towards the end of the 19th century. Today, the Republican Party supports a pro-business platform, with further foundations in economic libertarianism and a brand of social conservatism increasingly based on the viewpoints of the Religious Right.

edit Differences in Philosophy

While there may be several differences in opinion between individual Democrats and Republicans on certain issues, what follows is a generalization of their stand on several of these issues. A Democrat is typically known as a supporter of a broader range of social services in America than those advocated by Republicans. Republican philosophy is based on a limited influence of government and a dominant foreign policy.

Republicans are considered on the "right" end of the political spectrum while Democrats are on the "left." The far right generally is pro-religion, anti-bureaucracy, pro-military, pro-business and pro-personal responsibility.

Republicans, are usually considered conservative (fiscally as well as socially), maybe a little pious, pro-business and against the bureaucracy often associated with big government. They see big governments as wasteful and an obstacle to getting things done. Their approach is Darwinian in that the strong shall survive, cream rises to the top, etc.

To the far left of the spectrum are the extreme liberal, or the most extreme democrats. Democrats are considered more liberal. Democrats tend to favor an active role for government in society and believe that such involvement – be it environmental regulations against polluting or anti-discrimination laws – can improve the quality of people’s lives and help achieve the larger goals of opportunity and equality. On the other hand, Republicans tend to favor a limited role for government in society and believe that such reliance on the private sector (businesses and individuals) – be it avoiding unnecessary environmental regulations or heavy-handed anti-discrimination laws – can improve economic productivity and help achieve the larger goals of freedom and self-reliance

edit Individual and Community

Republican philosophy leans more towards individual freedoms, rights and responsibilities. In contrast, Democrats attach greater importance to equality and social/community responsibility.

edit Democratic vs Republican stand on controversial issues

The Democrats and Republicans have varying ideas on many issues, some of which are listed below. These are broadly generalized opinions; it must be noted that there are many politicians in each party who have different and more nuanced positions on these issues.

edit Military

Republicans: Prefer increasing military spending and have a more hard line stance against countries like Iran, with a higher tendency to deploy the military option.

Democrats: Prefer lower increases in military spending and are comparatively more reluctant to using military force against countries like Iran, Syria and Libya.

edit Gun control laws

Democrats favor more gun control laws e.g. oppose the right to carry concealed weapons in public places. Republicans oppose gun control laws and are strong supporters of the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms) as well as the right to carry concealed weapons.

edit Abortion

Democrats support abortion rights and keeping elective abortions legal. Republicans believe abortions should not be legal and that Roe v. Wade should be overturned. Some Republicans go so far as to oppose the contraception mandate i.e. requiring employer-paid health insurance plans to cover contraception.

A related point of divergence is embryonic stem cell research - Democrats support it while Republicans do not.

edit Gay rights

Democrats tend to favor equal rights for gay and lesbian couples e.g. the right to get married and adopt children. Republicans believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman so they do not support gay marriage or allowing them to adopt children.

edit Death Penalty

Opponents of the death penalty form a much higher fraction of the Democratic Party when compared to the GOP.

edit Taxes

Democrats support progressive taxes i.e. they want high-income individuals to pay taxes at a higher rate. They support higher taxes on the wealthy to pay for public programs. Republicans support tax cuts for everyone (rich and poor alike). They consider higher tax rates on the rich a form of class warfare.

edit Minimum Wage

Democrats favor increase in the minimum wage to help workers. Republicans oppose raising the minimum wage because it hurts businesses.

edit Role of Government

One of the fundamental differences between Democratic and Republican party ideals is around the role of government. Republicans favor a small government — both in terms of the number of people employed by the government and in terms of the roles and responsibilities of government in society. For example, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a government agency that many Republican presidential candidates love to deride as an example of "useless" government agencies that they would shut down.

Another example is the food stamps program. Republicans in Congress are demanding cuts in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP), while Democrats want to expand this program. Democrats argue that with unemployment rate high in the economy, many families need the assistance provided by the program. Republicans argue that there is a lot of fraud in the program that is wasting taxpayer dollars. They also want to institute clauses that force beneficiaries of the program to take more personal responsibility through measures such as mandatory drug testing, and looking for a job.[1]

edit Civil Rights

Abraham Lincoln belonged to the Republican Party, so the roots of the party are in individual freedom and the abolition of slavery. Indeed, 82% of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted in favor of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 while only 69% of Democrats did. The Southern wing of the Democratic party was vehemently opposed to civil rights legislation.

However, after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, there was a sort of role reversal. Todd Purdum, author of An Idea Whose Time Has Come, a book about the legislative maneuvering behind the passage of the Civil Rights Act, says this in an interview with NPR:

SIEGEL: How much of the Republican Party in Congress supported the civil rights bill as it still was? And how many voted for cloture to break the filibuster?

PURDUM: Well, the final vote in the Senate for the bill was 73 to 27, with 27 out of 33 Republican votes. So in proportional terms, the Republicans supported this bill much more than the Democrats did in both houses.

SIEGEL: A few weeks after Lyndon Johnson signed that bill into law, as we heard at the beginning, the Republicans go and they nominate Barry Goldwater for president, a Republican who had voted against civil rights. And their legacy is jettisoned at that moment.

PURDUM: In some important way that was the beginning of changing the Republican Party from the party of Lincoln into the party of white backlash which is, frankly, reputation that in the South particularly endures to this day, and has hurt the Republican Party as a national brand in presidential elections.

edit Voter ID laws

Today minorities like African Americans and Hispanics are more likely to vote Democratic than Republican. Indeed, civil liberties groups like the ACLU criticize the GOP for pushing for voter ID laws — Republicans believe these laws are necessary to prevent voter fraud while Democrats claim that voter fraud is virtually non-existent and that these laws disenfranchise black and Hispanic voters who tend to be poorer and unable to obtain ID cards.

edit Logos of the Democratic and Republican parties

Republican Party (GOP) logo
Republican Party (GOP) logo
Democratic Party logo
Democratic Party logo

edit Red states and Blue states list

Due to the TV coverage during some of the presidential elections in the past, the color Red has become associated with the Republicans (as in Red states – the states where the Republican presidential nominee wins) and Blue is associated with the Democrats.

The Democratic Party, once dominant in the Southeastern United States, is now strongest in the Northeast (Mid-Atlantic and New England), Great Lakes Region, as well as along the Pacific Coast (especially Coastal California), including Hawaii. The Democrats are also strongest in major cities. Recently, Democratic candidates have been faring better in some southern states, such as Virginia, Arkansas, and Florida, and in the Rocky Mountain states, especially Colorado, Montana, Nevada, and New Mexico.

Since 1980, geographically the Republican "base" ("red states") is strongest in the South and West, and weakest in the Northeast and the Pacific Coast. The Republican Party's strongest focus of political influence lies in the Great Plains states, particularly Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska, and in the western states of Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah.

edit Famous Republican vs Democratic Presidents

Republicans have controlled the White House for 28 of the last 43 years since Richard Nixon became president. Famous Democrat Presidents have been Franklin Roosevelt, who pioneered the New Deal in America and stood for 4 terms, John F. Kennedy, who presided over the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban missile crisis, and was assassinated in Office; Bill Clinton, who was impeached by the House of Representatives; and Nobel Peace Prize winners Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter.

Famous Republican Presidents include Abraham Lincoln, who abolished slavery; Teddy Roosevelt, known for the Panama Canal; Ronald Reagan, credited for ending the Cold War with Gorbachev; and the two Bush family Presidents of recent times. Republican President Richard Nixon was forced to resign over the Watergate scandal.

edit Control of the White House

This graphic shows which party controlled the White House since 1901. You can find the list of Presidents on Wikipedia.

U.S. Presidents by political party since 1901

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Anonymous comments (40)

December 18, 2013, 2:34am

The Stimulus Package should not have been put into effect. If a company can't survive, then it should not survive. It's like not putting down an injured dog.

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May 10, 2013, 8:02pm

Debty is Bushes fault? ya right. Obama TRIPLED it in 2 years!
how? ya right. you say.... Google "Obama Stimulus"

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October 16, 2012, 9:44pm

I'm a republican and I'm pro life, pro guns, pro god and PRO COUNTRY!!!

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September 20, 2012, 11:39am

I am republican, and I am not wealthy nor have extra cash sitting around. I don't use credit cards to help stay out of debt yet I pay on a mortgage and a car. I go to college on my dime when I can get a class here and there and work full time. I do not want what I do earn after taxes to get taxed more to go to someone else's pocket because I simply earn more than them. I didn't run off to college and take a student loan or take a break after graduating high school years ago. I have started at the bottom, making minimum wage. As time went on, I gained experience in my job field. As I gained more experience in my job field, I became more valuable to employers. As I became more valuable to my employers, I began to earn higher wages. I feel I have earned where I am at, and I am still going further. I feel I took a legit path to becoming financially secure. Why should I have to surrender a portion of what I earn to someone that says it should be entitled to them as well? Everyone starts somewhere, and most of the time it's from the bottom.

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June 14, 2014, 11:02pm

These descriptions don't fit anyone I know! If you take 100 people in a room, you couldn't get them to agree on these issues, but several MILLION are all suppose to agree?? They don't. The media really likes to pit the two against each other. Comments always read like sports rivalries. I don't know who picks the platforms but they don't even match the candidates, let alone the voters. I'm too liberal for conservatives and too conservative for liberals. Even if there was an economic conservative/social liberal party, it wouldn't fit me. I'm pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-civil rights, pro-some gun limitations, pro-death penalty, anti-drug legalization, pro-legal immigration but anti-illegal immigration. I'm a Republican.

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April 8, 2014, 2:28am

A) I strongly agree and disagree with both parties Ideology.
B) I believe that because of how polarized American politics is today, people can't agree on anything even if both sides like the idea.
C) George Washington warned against political parties.
D) Political parties cause divisions in American people even during our revolution.
E) Abraham Lincoln said that "a House divided cannot stand." The Civil was fought over the political issue of slavery.
F) The political parties evolve and change over time.
G ) Every time a new issue comes up the parties fight over the side that will gain them votes, because their current ideologies don't contain anything related to the issue
H) Examples include: Slavery, Civil Rights, The Populist Party, the Progressive Party/Bull Moose, etc...
I) The parties today may be classified as conservative or liberal, but America really invented these classifications, and really both party are just a collection of standpoints bouncing around the whole spectrum of ideology, ethics, and logic.

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April 5, 2014, 12:01pm

Very clear you want to be slave vote Democrat
Freedom vote Republican
I will NEVER BE AGREE 100% but I like and love fredom I running away from a country very democratic like so I chose To be a REPUBLICAN also depends on the candidate. But hate to depend from the government things always end like my country where I came from Honduras one of the most poor and dangerous country thanks to a democratic ideas.
I vote Republican.

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January 21, 2014, 3:47pm

This came from a recent Pew Survey 60% of Democrats and 52% of Repubs have benefited from a major entitlement program at some point in their life. Identifying conservatives 52% and 53% of liberals have used entitlement programs. Moderates 53%. These programs are Social Security , Medicare, Medicaid, welfare and unemployment food stamps! 19% white women and 11% White men use food stamps. The breakdown goes on! I thought this was enough to show everyone, every race, every man, every woman, every work class,e tc has used these benefits. If there is no need for it, why has so many of us benefited by them????

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December 29, 2013, 4:18pm

If you value your personal freedom & Constitutional Rights you will vote Republican...
Every Democratic controlled state over taxes and over regulates it's citizens and slowly strips them of their freedoms...
Still watch them close.. Blomberg ran as a republican but he's as democratic as they come..
Take NY.. NJ & MD for example..
Hell.. MD taxes you for rain.. lol
Look it up...

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December 24, 2013, 1:02am

the republican party was created to abolish slavery[abe lincoln].
after that was done, they fought for civil rights, which they accomplished
back then if you were black, you were republican, why would you vote for those who enslaved you, the confederates aka southern democrats
then in the early 1900s woodrow wilson came into power and got rid of the civil rights and blacks in the government. the kkk, a radical branch of the democrats, killed republicans[mostly black, some white]
then in the 60s the civil rights movement came back with martin luther[republican] that was accomplished
72 percent of republicans in congress voted for civil rights
only 35 percent of democrats voted for it.
john f kennedy only voted for it because there was pressure on him
why do black people vote for democrats, they were the racist pro slavery party
republicans offered freedom for all races
its because the democrats tricked and forced[kkk] them into voting for them,
and later generations stayed with it

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December 16, 2013, 1:32am

So democrats oppose the death penalty because punishing someone for doing something terrible is unjust, but it is ok to kill innocent children that did nothing wrong? Just doesnt seem right.

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November 19, 2013, 6:14am

From what I've observed over the past few decades I've realized neither really stands for the people anymore. Both have high spending plans whether it be military or social programs. What happened to Democrats looking out for "the people" and what happened to Republicans saying "small government! self sufficiency!"

its truly depressing to see both parties polarize so sharply, alienating those who might be in between. left with nobody to vote for since 3rd party candidates are often ignored.

I'd like to say I'm Libertarian, but its moreso that they're the group with most support who cares about individual rights and responsibility and less spending. I don't entirely agree with the party on abolishing all regulation(which wouldn't happen even if they won) but it seems they're the only sensible ones left who really respect "the people" by letting them run their own lives vs being told how to run it.

Its a real shame its come to this, really.

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August 28, 2013, 2:52pm

I am a very, very staunch republican yet I am open to new ideas and proposals and do support gay marriage completely. I am a republican because certain issues that the democrats favor just seem inhumane and unjustly such as abortion and the death penalty. The republican party prides itself over the fact that we were once a great, undefeatable country and we would do anything and everything it takes to restore the greatness of the nation.

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July 21, 2013, 6:26am

I am a strong believer in God, but also a strong believer in equality. I think people have the right to own a gun, as long as they are safe to (proven with a background check). Half my family members are Republican and the other half are Democrates. I really think I am more democratic, considering I feel I agree with more of what they believe. I do not wish to start fights, but God made us all, and he does not make mistakes. We are all here for a purpose, and I wish to see something out of that purpose. I hope everyone who starts yelling out what party they are, how amazing that party is, and how horrible the other party is has a clear understanding of both sides. You need a good background on this kind of history before making a very important decision such as politics. I am going to state right now that this is a 13 year old Mexican-American girl speaking, I do not want any horrible replies about that. I may be young, I may not be your typical stereotype, but I have strong beliefs. I do not believe what people tell me to believe, but what I believe is all me. I am not a parrot, I think for myself. I hope people make the right decision, whatever it is.

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July 1, 2013, 6:17pm

This entry was obviously written by a democrat. All the examples for democrat are positive but republican examples are mostly negative. Someone was very clever to write this

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March 8, 2013, 3:43am

The fundamental difference between Republicans and Democrats the view on government and social right. Republicans believe in making the government smaller and letting everyone depend on themselves, while Democrats believe in a bigger government where citizens rely on the government to take care of them. Both sides have their pros and cons but for some reason, republicans tend to be happier than democrats. http://www.aolnews.com/2010/10/31/study-republicans-happier-than-democrats/

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January 15, 2013, 3:50pm

Basically you should have to pass a test to vote. Nothing really hard. Basic stuff. How many Senators does your state have? Um, 2. Roughly how much is the national debt? 16 .4 trillion and climbing fast. Who is the Vice President? Joe Biden. Nothing tricky. But just enough to show that you have a clue. I mean should total clueless idiots be able to influence elections?

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November 18, 2012, 10:01pm

I am republican all the way baby! Obama is ruining our country! Wonder what all his supporters will have to say in 4 years when things are even worse than now? Of course they'll keep blaming Bush. Lord help the president that has to clean up Obama's mess! My poor children's futures are not looking to good with this fool running our country :(. Watched Obama 2016 and it just confirms that he DOES NOT support this country!

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November 15, 2012, 3:33pm

You do realize in the constatution we have the right to over throw the government if they try taking away our rights. But people are to lazy to try. they give the government all the power and then complain like children

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November 9, 2012, 5:21pm

I Think anyone working in the White House and its affiliates on payroll, should be paid according to their performance. Example (If you suck at being president... your pay should suck). I'd bet things would look a lot different if my example was put in place.

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November 6, 2012, 4:38pm

Sadly they are both out for themselves. If having to pick between the two, I have no choice but to vote for Romney. America cannot afford another 4 years of Obama. I can barely afford the gas for my car now and inflation as a whole has spiraled out of control under his watch. I cannot think of one good thing Obama has done in 4 years and no he did not capture any terrorists, our military did and they would have been just as successful regardless of who is sitting in the White House.

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October 18, 2012, 5:25pm

Lets not forget the lobbyists. Get rid of them, and congressman and politicians wouldn't know what to do with themselves

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October 17, 2012, 6:36pm

I am a women making less than $40,000. I am a republican. I work hard to make my money just like everyone should... unles medically disabled or age. Obama is just feeding into the poor, I thought this was an qual country? I am also apro marriage, pro guns, pro religion and pro country. PRO ROMNEY!

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October 5, 2012, 9:33pm

Keep calm and vote Mitt!!!!!!

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October 4, 2012, 5:35am

Hands down the best candidate should be voted into office putting asside democrat or republican views. President Obama clearly stated that if he does not succeed in fullfilling what he came to do, that he would not run for re election. The national deficit was not cut in half like he said he WILL do, all of our troops are NOT home, therefore.....
And also, if one is mexican and "does not care" who runs our country that we live in, then maybe one should move back to their native land and not be on the picket fence about claiming USA as your home and yet instead of being AMERICAN, which is a big mix of cultures, your are "mexican"

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September 27, 2012, 9:46pm

I like how bill Clinton spoke at the democratic national convention. He was the only president ever to be impeached and he gave speech that people were glad to hear. Don't you think it's kinda ironic that he's there? obviously democrats will vote for anyone that is a democrat.

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September 27, 2012, 5:16pm

Being informed and aware of your surroundings, Obama isn't a Democrat but a Socialist. And a Socialist is just a step away from Communist. Ask yourself whether you need the government to make personal decisions for you on a daily basis or not.

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September 21, 2012, 2:22pm

My family makes $40,000 a year, I support gay marriage, my IQ is 140+, and I vote republican. Our country cannot AFFORD another 4 years of this. My democrat friends are even voting Romney, because Obama wants to make this country weak. Mitt Romney isn't perfect, but he understands how to turn a profit, and it is for this reason we will improve with him in the oval office.

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September 3, 2012, 5:03pm

I can tell you have no idea what socialism is. Vote for Obama to see that socialism is much more than the "control" of roads and parks! You think we're socialist now, just wait and watch if the worlds worst president gets re-elected.

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May 29, 2012, 5:45pm

I am so confused as to why all of these working poor people, comment in favor of the wealthy, call themselves conservatives and republicans, and complain about public assistance. You are all receiving public assistance!!! Do you really believe you are going to raise children, enjoy your life, and save enough for retirement on 10 dollars an hour??? Can somebody really work that much harder than everyone else to deserve BILLIONS of dollars?? While everyone is actually busting their asses just to go further into debt?? I don't think so!!! The problem is real simple, there are x amount of dollars in this country, and more and more of them are going to the wealthiest. So they print more, and this brings to cost of everything up, ever increasing the burden of the middle class (aka working poor). 50 - 60 years ago when things were good for average people there was no such thing as a "billionaire". It is not the poor receiving assistance that is the problem, it is the greedy!!

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March 23, 2014, 1:28am

The republican party of Lincoln was a progressive party that disappeared by the 1880s. It was composed of NE abolitionists who opposed slavery on moral grounds, and poor white laborers who opposed slavery because they saw slave labor as an economic threat. The party that formed after it was an entirely different party. They retained the "republican" name, but their agenda was a corporate/plutocratic one. You're providing the history of a name, when you should be providing a history of a platform, or set of core values. Names are arbitrary and meaningless. Values are the defining characteristic of a party and the coherent thread you trace back through time.

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March 22, 2014, 3:15am

To start with I love USA there's no place like it land of the free will it use to be! Now the government wants to stick there nose in everyone's business we need law to keep some people in line gun control is not the way it would only hurt the people that obey the laws. the criminals would still have this guns that where banned and the people that obey the laws couldn't protect there's selfs every one know you can't get help from the police there are to busy pulling people over for speeding. if the police stayed closer to bank, convenient stores, schools, government buildings, exc. maybe they could catch the law breakers before the use a gun to rob or shot up a school exc. and we wouldn't need gun control. I use to be a democrat but I'm changing sides I'm not for gun control or gay marriages.
Thank you for reading my rant and GOD bless USA !!!!!!

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March 8, 2014, 7:29pm

Mostly true for citizen Democrats, but not for Democratic Party politicians. Judge by their actions, not professed beliefs. Today the 2 parties are a distraction. They are both parties of and for the industrial-military-banking complex.

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February 2, 2014, 7:20am

I think I'm against tyranny or deeds of evils just as the Founders of the country believed in. I think slavery is wrong but I think the US should made restitutions to the South and former slave owners. I believed in basic human rights and basic equality. I don't think forcing social works is considered equality or rights. I think S.S. and Medicare should be minimize and made available as an option, that is if you believe in it you can increase contributions. I think minimum wage could be more flexible, bc they are forcing it and that will cause inflation!

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January 29, 2014, 4:06am

Wow. Poor grammar, spelling, and overall rhetorical messes throughout these posts. What we need is a test of basic communication skills before one can post comments here. Yikes.

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January 5, 2014, 7:22am

Nicely put. Thanks.

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November 6, 2013, 3:04am

Think I'm just going to join the 60-70% who don't vote for any political parties. Both have views which i feel strongly upon, this goes back to "United We Stand, Divided We Fall". The US government if they can't agree on ANYTHING, will fall

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November 5, 2013, 11:02pm

Thank you! This site really helped me choose which side I should stick too.
Plan as day...
easy choice...
Im a Republican...

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November 5, 2013, 7:48pm

Wow..never ending!

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October 25, 2013, 9:41am

The best comments are short & snappy, and hopefully bridge towards a thoughtful discussion. Think poetry. If you write more that a few lines, you'd better be really interesting- otherwise, you are boring and people are skiping your posts! Do you really think your specific opinion is so valid? Try to find things in common and quit looking to disagree.

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