Republicans and Democrats both have their own views on different issues. The Republicans are usually favored by middle and upper class income earners, and professional business people. On the other hand, the Democrats are favored by manual worker and low income earners. Below are five issues and contrasting views.
The Republicans see the issue of crime as a very serious issue. They believe and feel that it is very important to increase the penalties associated with illegal drugs, such as ecstasy, while the Democrats favor legalization of certain drugs. The Republicans are strong supporters of an amendment to protect the right’s of victims involved in criminal acts. Democrats believe in personal freedoms such as gun ownership, as long as the owners are held responsible for any liabilities. Abortion is a very serious issue in the U.S. today. The Republican’s view abortion as a crime. They support a human life amendment to the constitution and endorse legislation on the 14th amendment’s protections, which apply to unborn children. They will not, and do not fund organizations which support abortion in any way. The Democrats have a different view on the issue of abortion. They believe it is the women’s choice.
The U.S. is a very populous country. This falls into the category of immigration. The democrats on this issue oppose restricting immigration. “We’re a nation of immigrants”, however, in a way the Democrats are contradicting themselves because they do not promote illegal immigration. Most of the immigrants are not high class, and that is one of the reasons why the immigrants support the Democrats, because the Democrats have won them over. The Republicans believe in restricting immigration because most immigrants are not from “English-speaking countries”. They also want to “end bilingual education” in schools, which primarily has to do with the Spanish speakers.
The U.S. has many issues regarding the environment. The Republicans believe that economic...
...The American political system is made up of primarily two parties, Democrats and Republicans. These parties go against each-other for many political positions, such as presidency. Each supports and opposes different issues. The Democratic Party supports a bigger government and believes the government should guide the people. They are known as Liberals because typically they like change. The Republican Party supports a smaller government and believes the people should guide the government. They are known as Conservatives because they are in favor of the core laws of this country. Some people do not consider themselves Democratic or Republican. Not all members agree with the majority vote of their party. Each party has a majority view on certain affairs. There are many domestic issues within our country. Each party has a different view on the issues.
One of the most known domestic issues is abortion: Should abortion be legal or illegal? Currently abortion is legal in the United States. Democrats are known as ‘Pro-Choice.’ They strongly support a woman’s right to choose if a safe and legal abortion is necessary. They oppose any efforts to weaken that right of a human. They also support a woman’s decision to berth a child. Democrats ensure access and availability of programs for pre- and post-natal health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs....
October 14, 2014
Dr. Rowena Vega-Castro
The Difference between Republicans and Democrats
Every American citizen has the right to vote. In the United States, you get to choose the next president and its congressional party. On Guam, you vote for the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and the senators. Most young adults do not really know the difference of political parties or care to know the difference between who is who. Many people still do not really truly understand the difference of being a republican or democrat. It is much more than the difference between the Democrat donkey logo and the Republican elephant logo. The biggest distinction of the two parties is that Republicans are known as conservatives and the Democrats are known as the liberals (Democratvs. Republican). All though they have some views and policies Democrats and Republicans both agree on, there are many differences that distinguish the two political parties such as taxes, government spending, social programs and issues.
Anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers founded the Republican Party in 1854 (Diamond & Gunther, 5). It rose to prominence with the election of Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president. The party presided over the American Civil War and...
In today’s society, we believe that the two main political parties of America, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, are completely different. We say that democrats are liberal and the republican are conservative – two adjectives that are complete opposites. When we actually step back and look, and the two parties and their actual positions we realize and learn that the two parties are actually very similar. Many of their positions are the same but they have different policies or they disagree on a position but the roots from where they derived their positions are similar.
Many of the positions that the parties take are quite alike, they just have different policies. For instance, take tax policies. Both parties believe that we should lower taxes. However, the Democratic Party believes we should lower taxes mainly in the middle class while the Republican Party believes we should lower taxes of all who are receiving and income. Another example is the Social Security issue. With the increase of retired people and increase in longer life spans, the social security is being drained. Both parties believe that we need to preserve and strengthen the social security program. The Republican Party though believes that it should merit bipartisanship and be made optional while the Democratic Party opposes privatizing the program,...
*Democrats have a long, proud history of defending civil rights and expanding oppertunity for all Americans.1
*Republicans passed the Civil Rights Act of 1866. This said that all people in the U.S. Are citizens, regardless of race, color or previous condition.2
*Democrats passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbade discrimination on accound of sex or race.3
*Republicans created the 14th Amendment, which says that citizenship rights are guaranteed.4
*Democrats recognize education as the most important issue of the future.5
*Republicans promote school choice and home schooling.6
*Democrats are dedicated to ensuring the next generation has access to a first-rate education.7
*Support voluntary student-initated prayer in school.8
*Democrats have created new fuel-economy standards. They also regulate carbon dioxide emissions from coal-powered plants.9
*Republican President Nixon pushed the Clean Air Act.10
*Democrats made investments in weatherization programs, energy efficiency, and renewable-energy research.1
*Republican Presidend Bush proposed to reduce power plant emissions by 70%.2
*Democrats believe that Americans should have access to affordable health care nd no one should go bankrupt just...
...Democrat and republican both groups in which society have picked a side to support. Yet, not all people are either. Nonetheless do some know what exactly a democrat or republican is and where they stand on issues.
Republicans are more conservative and believe answers are from the people. They want the government to be less interfering with issues. Also, republicans are more into property rights, then in well fare rights, but also hold economic equity above equality. In another words, they believe that people should make their own decision, rather than rely on the government. Democrats are more liberal and believe the government must look above an individual person for the greater good in terms of welfare. Doing what is necessary to make the government and people equal. They rather have the government make decisions for the people instead of the people making decisions for them.
Now not all republicans and democrats agree with others of their group, the majority is mostly opposite for both sides. Gay marriage is one issue in which democrats support and republicans oppose the idea. Every person in the groups, have their own perspectives whether they believe in it or not. Such as the idea of abortions, republicans support it, yet democrats debate it. Each issue has different standards, in...
The Democratic and Republican parties remain important organizing structures for politics in the United States. Both Democratic and Republican also write party platforms, setting out the party’s goals and policy positions. A party’s platform is not binding on its nominees, platform planks are largely symbolic, and the often provide heated arguments and provide distinct differences between the parties to present to voters.
The Democratic platform is that if America is to secure prosperity, progress, peace, and security for all we cannot afford to go back, we must move forward together and we must not leave anyone behind. The Republican Platform is uplifting and visionary.
The Democratic Party traces its origins back to Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic- Republican Party, acquiring its current name under Andrew Jackson in 1828. It also pressed the state to choose presidential electors by popular vote rather than by state legislatures.
The Republican Party traces its origins to the anti-slavery and national forces that united in the 1850s and nominated Abraham Lincoln for president in 1860.
The Difference between the Republican Party and Democratic Party is like the sun and moon. (It comes up and it goes down). According to the text book, “The Republican Party believes the federal government should be...
...Republican or Democrat
The United States of America is a nation with a two party system. The two major parties in the United States are the Republicans and Democrats. These two parties play an important role in our government, they are a source of ideas for public policy, legally opposing each other, forcing compromise of ideas that are beneficial to the people to the of the United States of America. For example,Democrats believe in a non-Christian based country, when Republicans are based strictly off of faith. Our Democratic president who is now in office once said “So it's not surprising then that they get bitter, and they cling to guns or religion...” Republicans respect those who go to religion for their needs; Democrats however, don’t find it necessary. Democrats take a liberal approach, while Republicans take a conservative approach to ideas. Republicans and Democrats both have views on issues such as, abortion, same-sex marriage, and welfare.
Over 1.3 million abortions are done yearly in the United States of America. Some Americans view abortion as a quick fix to a mistake; however, others view it as a torturous act. Republicans believe that every born and unborn child has the right to live; therefore, they are against abortion. Democrats on the other hand support...
April 8, 2013
Democrats and Republicans
The United States of America is known to have two major political parties. The Republican party and the democratic one. Both parties are based on views and principles being completely opposites of each other. The Republican party is known to be a conservative party, while the democratic party is known to be liberal. Two concepts that are opposites to each other. The democratic party will most certainly convince the majority of the people that it is the ideal party to remain in office because it promotes economic equality, it advocates civil rights and individual freedom, and because it is a liberal party.
The two major U.S political parties have different policies and views.These two parties being Democrats and Republicans. Economically, republicans promote more equality because their taxes are the same for everyone. This means that taxes should not be higher for people with a higher income or lower for people with a lower income. They also believe that by minimizing government spending they would be able to balance their budget. Republicans also support the constitution to the highest degree. They are convinced that its laws are flawless, and want the constitution to become the base of U.S law, and do not believe in the majority rule. A rule that states that the vote of of the...