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Republicans 101
Jun 13th, 2018 at 5:04pm
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Democrat vs Republican. The main difference between the two parties is, indeed, their political orientation. The Democratic Party is left-leaning, liberal and usually associated with progressiveness and equality.May 16, 2017

In general, Republicans tend to take a more conservative stand on issues. They believe that the federal government should not play a big role in people's lives. Most Republicans favor lower taxes and less government spending on social programs. They believe in less government intervention in business and the economy.

Democrats support more government spending on social services while spending less on the military. They oppose the cutting of social services, such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and various other welfare programs, believing it to be harmful to efficiency and social justice.

The Republican Party’s most important core beliefs, as outlined on their national committee website, are as follows:
•      The best government for the people is one that is closest to the people, and therefore the government should not interfere unless they are needed.
•      The strength of the nation lies within the individuals who live in the country, and therefore feel that the individual’s freedom, dignity, and responsibility must come first and foremost in our government.
•      Free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative are what has brought the country economic prosperity in the past, and what will continue to bring it prosperity today.
•      The government must practice fiscal responsibility, and allow its people to keep the money that they work for.
•      America should work to protect national freedom first, while working to spread peace, freedom, and human rights in the world.

Republican Party History
The Republican Party began in the early 1850s, and was started by anti-slavery activists and those who believed that settlers seeking land in the west should be granted it free of charge. Their first meeting was informal, and took place in Ripon, Wisconsin. July 6th, 1854, marked the party’s first formal meeting, which was held in Jackson, Michigan. They chose the name “Republican” for the party due to the word’s allusion to equality, and to draw reference to Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic-Republican Party. The Republicans became a national party in 1856, when John Fremont was nominated for President. Four years later, the first Republican president would be elected: Abraham Lincoln. Republicans worked to secure the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, granting the former slaves that their president freed equality under the law. The Republican Party was also the first party to favor women’s suffrage, and the majority of states that voted to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment were Republican states. The Republican Party often refers to itself as the GOP, which many believe to stand for Grand Old Party. However, the original acronym was short for Gallant Old Party. View more on the Republican Party history.

Health Care
Health care has risen to the forefront of political issues recently, especially in terms of the party’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act. The Republican Party believes in a patient-centered health care system, which is based in free markets, fostering competition and driving health care costs down. They believe that a health care system that is run by the government will reduce both the efficiency and the standard of care, as well as compromise the patient-physician relationship, and increase waiting periods within the health care system, as evidenced by health care systems throughout the world. They support the idea of individuals being able to manage their own health care costs through Medical Savings Accounts and Flexible Savings Accounts. Furthermore, they believe that individuals who have Flexible Spending Accounts should be able to roll over their unspent money each year, rather than losing it, and that Medical Savings Accounts should be offered to all workers, with no restrictions, as a permanent fixture within tax law. As a whole, the Republican Party believes that the more freedom the people have in choosing their health care, and their own way of managing their health care costs, the more effectively the entire system will run. Republicans wish to reform Medicare and malpractice laws, as well as implement an abstinence only educational program in schools. They also wish to cut out all school-funded birth control and contraception programs. View more on the health care issue.

Just for starters.

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Re: Republicans 101
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I love the doting history of the GOP, with the obsolete meme that it was the anti-slavery party of the mid-19th century. But no such history can be considered complete without mention that the racist elements of the Democratic Party were mostly lured over to the GOP in reaction to LBJ's signing of the Voting Rights Act, Fair Housing Act, and other actions to eliminate Jim Crow once and for all in the South. Nixon cemented the migration with his Southern Strategy. Today the roles are reversed, with the Democratic Party at the forefront of racial equality, and the GOP often resorting to dog whistle rhetoric to attract white conservative racist voters.
  

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If you're talking about the current era, you've WAY understated what the democrat party is about.  It's the party of government writ large and taxes.  No amount of government or taxes is ever enough for them, they always want more and more and more.  If they had their way, government would encompass every aspect of life - the word "government" would become obsolete because it would come to mean "everything" or "life".

Paradoxically in the wake of Hillary's defeat, the democrat party is madly devolving into a leftwing extremist organization.  The vile things they are responsible for, the massive illegal alien invasion, The Abortion Holocaust, periodic wrecking of the economy, ecofascism, attacks on free speech and religious expression, and institutionalized anti-white racism identify them as by far the worst political movement in American history, and I doubt whether we've yet seen how deep they will sink.
  
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patrick2 wrote on Jun 13th, 2018 at 5:38pm:
If you're talking about the current era, you've WAY understated what the democrat party is about.  It's the party of government writ large and taxes.  No amount of government or taxes is ever enough for them, they always want more and more and more.  If they had their way, government would encompass every aspect of life - the word "government" would become obsolete because it would come to mean "everything" or "life".

Paradoxically in the wake of Hillary's defeat, the democrat party is madly devolving into a leftwing extremist organization.  The vile things they are responsible for, the massive illegal alien invasion, The Abortion Holocaust, periodic wrecking of the economy, ecofascism, attacks on free speech and religious expression, and institutionalized anti-white racism identify them as by far the worst political movement in American history, and I doubt whether we've yet seen how deep they will sink.


Nope.

You've exaggerated things beyond all recognition, and that effectively eliminates any argument you're trying to make.

I think you can do better. Why don't you try?

  

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