Contrary to the opinions of the general public, Republicans are not “bad guys” and the Democrats ride in to the rescue! Let me see if I can break it down for you and clear up the discrepancies.
Democrats believe individuals are ill equipped or prepared to make their own decisions and care for their selves and family. Democrats believe it is the government’s responsibility to make these basic decisions for us and provide for the basic needs of every individual. Democrats believe that those who do not work are entitled to having their basic needs met by those who do work, otherwise known as the redistribution of wealth. Democrats believe in the power of the “elite” – whether government, educators, or union bosses – these individuals have the power and make decisions FOR the masses (presumably for their best interest?) They also believe in opening our borders and allowing people to come and go as they please unrestricted. What democrats do NOT care about is how to pay for all these programs, so they raise taxes.
Republicans believe in the dignity of every individual, and the right for each American to individual freedom. Republicans believe that all people are created with equal rights as outlined in the US Constitution. Republicans believe in the “inalienable rights endowed by our Creator” on each person regardless of sex, religion, or race. Republicans do not favor one group above another – all Americans have equal rights – all Americans taxed according to their income. Republicans believe the primary duty of the federal government of the United States is to secure our borders and protect American citizens. Republicans believe in LEGAL immigration. What Republicans do NOT believe is that those who have earned much, built businesses and hired employees, ought to be taxed MORE for their success to pay for those who choose NOT to work.
DEMOCRATS BELIEVE in :
ending terrorism not emboldening terrorists,
fighting disease and poverty worldwide,
affordable energy costs,
fighting global warming and developing sensible alternative energy sources,
quality education for our children,
tax and election reform,
keeping religion out of government and our schools,
caring for our senior citizens,
affordable prescription drugs
providing quality health care for all,
creating good jobs,
protecting social security and Medicaid,
sexual equality and homosexual rights,
not enabling corrupt and oppressive governments,
a woman’s right to chose
a fair immigration policy,
civil rights for all,
safeguarding the environment and protecting wildlife
not opting to stimulate corporate profits and malfeasance at the expense of the working class of this country.
Democrats believe in spreading the wealth and taking the money from rich Americans who have worked hard for it or inherited it and then giving the money to the lower and middle class.”
REPUBLICANS BELIEVE in:
a strong military to protect our borders and promote the public safety
encouraging private enterprise to meet the medical needs of their employees at a reasonable fee
helping those in need to help themselves, providing basic humanitarian help whenever, wherever needed
a strong national defense because we have real and true enemies who seek our destruction and the destruction of our way of life
making available to every citizen all that is necessary (healthy food, water, shelter, heat, air) to maintain life at affordable costs.
research to promote life-sustaining, sensible provisions for our future (agriculture, medical, technical, etc)
fixing what is broken with our public school system to bring us even with less developed countries of the world. “Scores from the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment to be released Tuesday show 15-year-old students in the U.S. performing about average in reading and science, and below average in math. Out of 34 countries, the U.S. ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math.” (USA Today 12/7/2010)
Real tax reform along the lines of the Fair Tax Act
Real term limits for elected officials
The right for every American to pursue and observe the religion of heir choice so long as it doesn’t restrict others from doing the same
Restructuring Medicare and prescription drug services as genuine entitlements, paid into by the recipients throughout their working life so they can accommodate all who need the programs and will need them in the future.
Reducing over-regulation and taxation, particularly on small business, so they can grow and produce more jobs in the private sector.
Re-defining Social Security and Medicaid to encourage employment and self-reliance over dependence on the government
Equality for all, not just some
Redefining our role in the international community to take care of our nation first, secure our borders, ensure domestic tranquility …
Protect the right of every baby to be born healthy
The rights contained in the US Constitution apply only to those legally living within her borders. Immigrants are welcome to apply for citizenship. The application process should be affordable and reasonable for all wishing to become American citizens.
Republicans believe in the American Dream, I.e. that anyone willing to work can make a living and acquire wealth according to their own ingenuity and work ethic.
REPUBLICANS: We Believe
The Difference Between Democrats and Republicans