Republicans-Democrats

Republicans- A Republican is someone who favors or supports the principles of the republic. A Democrat believes in economic equity.

Democrats- A Democrat is someone who favors the principle of the democracy, thus believes in the power of the majority. A Democrat believes in class equity.

Who Is A Republican

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Abraham Lincoln

A Republican firmly believes that all solutions to problems lay with the people themselves rather than with the government. According to Republicans, the government is not supposed to interfere much with the affairs of people, but should do well to improve the property rights of the people rather than the welfare rights.

Republicans do not support government-sponsored programs. In fact, a Republican wants lesser government involvement and supports the idea that decisions be made at the state level primarily by the involvement of people. A Republican firmly believes that the military budget should be considerably increased and finally, a Republican is pro-life in approach hence he supports social policies at the state level.

Who Is A Democrat

A Democrat is someone who believes in the principles of a republic, thus, in the power of the majority. Unlike a Republican, who is conservative in his ideas, a Democrat is liberal in his ideas. A Democrat accepts the concept of a large federal government. People of all classes should be benefited by the various schemes of the government according to a Democrat. They should not be concerned more about individual interests. This means that a Democrat looks upon all classes of people as equal.

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Andrew Jackson

Furthermore, a Democrat supports government-sponsored programs. Democrats are pro-choice usually. A Democrat supports social policies at federal government level. It is interesting to note that unlike the Republicans, Democrats support the view that the military budget should be decreased. These are the main differences between a Republican and a Democrat.

In short, it can be said that a Republican believes that the people are adept at looking after themselves. A Democrat on the contrary firmly believes that the federal government alone is capable of bringing about equality.

Democratic Party

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Nancy Pelosi

The Democratic party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its main rival, The Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison’s Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world’s oldest active political party.

After the Civil War, the party dominated in the south due to its opposition to civil and political rights for African Americans. After a major shift in the 20th century, today’s Democrats are known for their association with the strong federal government and support for minority and women’s rights, environmental protection and progressive reforms.

Republican Party

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (Good Old Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the U.S., the other is its historic rivalry, The Democratic Party.

The GOP was found in 1854 by opponents of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which allowed for the potential expansion of slavery into certain U.S. territories. The part supported classic liberalism opposed the expansion of slavery, and supported economic reform. Abraham Lincoln was then first Republican President under the leadership of Lincoln and a Republican Congress, slavery was banned in the United States in 1865. The party was generally dominant during the Third Party system and The Fourth Party system. after 1912, the party underwent an ideological shift to the right. Following The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 the party core base sifted with southern states becoming more reliably Republican in Presidential Politics. People living in rural areas, men, people without a college degree, the elderly, and white Americans are generally more likely to support the GOP.

21st Century Politics

There is one political issue for the 21st century. It’s the same one that has faced us for over 200 years: We must recognize that the laws enacted by our legislatures cannot be better than the people who enact them. Since the founding of America, the people elected to write our laws have been chosen by those who finance the political parties.

Technology 2020

The difference of power in the 21st century from states to non state actors has left more and more things outside the control of even the most powerful states. To accomplish their goals, states must do better at, leveraging their smart power, which combines the hard soft power of persuasion ans attraction. Doing so will often require wielding power with others rather than over them.

The rapid technological change of the information revolution continues to drive globalization but its political effects are quite different for the world of nation-states and that of non state actors. In interstate politics, the most important shift in this century will be the continuing “return of Asia.”

As a nation we have to be aware of and work with other nations, instead of against them and their politics. Technology will play a huge part (already is) in global and our national politics and elections.

The Democrats Against Donald Trump For The Presidency

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Joe Biden

The election for President in 2020 is likely to be similar to the 2016 election. This should worry people on both parties-for different reasons of course.

Using U.S. Census Bureau and other data, the authors of the study project that the eligible voting population in 2020 will break down like this:

44 percent white people without college degrees (down from 46 percent in 2016)

23 percent white people with college degrees (compared to 22 percent in 2016)

13 percent Latinos (12 percent in 2016)

8 percent people who are either Asian or another race or ethnicity that is not black, white or Latino (7 percent in 2016)

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Donald Trump

Those numbers are good for Democrats and bad for Republicans in the sense that parts of the electorate that are expected to increase by 2020 (non-white and white people with college degrees) are generally much more supportive of Democrats. In 2016, according to exit polls, Donald Trump won among white people without degrees by 37 percent points and among white people with degrees by just 3 points. He lost among non-white people by 53 points.

In Conclusion

It looks like it is going to be a bumpy ride to the polls come November 2020. I would like to add that I love this Country and whomever is our President should do the same and Let’s keep America, the best nation in the world.

I have come to the conclusion whether we are Democrat, Republican or Independent we all need to work together to form a more united union between all Americans. If we are fighting among ourselves then we cannot achieve a true democracy or union of our nation at a whole. Our Politicians need to work together and come to informative conclusions for the best of this wonderful Nation that we live in and love so much.

If you have any questions, or just want to leave a comment, please do below and I will get back with you as soon as I can.

All The Best,

Bobbi

EMAIL:  bobbi@greatpoliticalbooks.com

8 thoughts on “Republicans-Democrats”

  1. Personally I’m pretty excited for the 202 election. I think both people on the left and the right can agree with me on this one. If the economy continues to do extremely well I can see Trump winning another election. The democrats have a lot of work cut out for them and a long road ahead of them in order to win the 2020 election. I guess we will have to see how it goes

    1. Thanks Nick for your comment and I agree that the economy is great right now and if it stays this way, Trump will win in my opinion, so wait and see is the best we can do.

  2. 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, environmental policy and regulation. These two parties dominate America’s political landscape but differ greatly in their philosophies and ideals.

    1. Thank You for your comment Ruby0, I agree with you that these two parties do dominate American Politics. This is the reason why I am an Independent and I study the person before I vote, from the state level to the Presidency. Thanks again for your comment.

  3. Aw politics!!! I am Canadian which makes our parties lines quite different. Now we do have similar type political ideas of Republican and Democrats, they are just called differently.  I would say I am a Democrat at heart.  Republicans seem to far to one side with me and seem to want to get in peoples personal choices with their life.

    Democrats seem more about inclusiveness and trying to get along.  In saying that, I do of course follow US politics.  Hard not to really.  I think this next election is going to be a tricky one.  To me the bottom line is not matter what side you are on with your visions, working together is the only way any type of government works.  In fighting will only make things worse. 

    Best of luck to you across the border. Great job on your post, I really enjoyed reading it. 

    1. Thank You Coralie for the comment, I myself am an Independent, I have in the past voted for Republican and Democrat on state levels on up to The Presidency. I agree with you on fighting will always make it worse. Thanks again.

  4. Being a Filipino, I am not familiar with what specifically Democrats and Republicans are, but I am very familiar with how great your nation, America, is. This explanation of yours has clarified what are these political groups are and what they stand for. Personally, I am for the Republicans as they share my beliefs that the government should only be more of a regulating body and not give in too much to the demand of the people for a welfare state. The Democrats, although theirs is also good, I see them more as leaning to what the socialists are doing and being an entrepreneur, I do not like that. But that’s me, that’s my point of view and I respect others’ points too. 

    Thanks for this empowering article. I will be tuning-in for more.

    1. Thank You Gomer for your comment, we do have to forms of opinions with the Democrats and the Republicans in America, we as a nation work better if they agree on both sides of the isle, and not just one branch of government making decisions. I agree we do have a great nation, and it works when we all work together. Thanks again for your comment and hope to hear from you again.

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