Democrats Vs Republicans
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between the political parties Democrats and Republicans? This video will explain some of the essential differences between the two. Logos. The Democrats represent themselves with the donkey logo which originated back in 1828 during the presidential campaign of Democrat Andrew Jackson. Jackson decided to use this image of a strong-willed animal on his campaign posters. The Republicans are represented by the elephant logo which originated during the Civil War When the first Republican Abraham Lincoln was elected to the White House. The phrase “Seeing the Elephant” was an expression used by soldiers. Ideals. The Democratic Party believes in a strong government in which the government has a more progressive approach to helping citizens of the United States. They are typically more liberal in their views on the rights of citizens. The Republican Party however pushes for a more limited and less controlling government. They take a more conservative approach to most rights of citizens. They promote citizens individual rights to choose. The economy. Democrats push for a progressive taxation on citizens. This means that the higher a person’s income the higher their taxes should be, and the person that receives a lower income should be taxed less. They believe that everyone should have a job that pays enough to raise family. Republicans support cutting taxes whenever possible without hurting the overall budget and the nation’s debt. Republicans also support free market competition, entrepreneurship such as starting your own business, and capitalism. They believe that every American deserves the right to own, invest, build, and prosper. Healthcare. Democrats support more federally funded health care programs. During his presidency Barack Obama began the federally funded health care program called Obamacare, which ensured all citizens with access to affordable health care. Democrats also want to ensure that all citizens can pay for their health care expenses. Republican support to keeps health care private. This means that citizens are given choices on the health care provider that they would like to use. Health care providers compete with each other to provide affordable health care. Military. Democrats strongly believe that the production of nuclear material must stop. They would like to see that nuclear weapons worldwide be safeguarded, stating “We need to find it, catalog it, and lock it away.” They would like to reduce the nation’s budget on military defense spending and they believe that peace is achieved through worldwide relationship building with other nations. The Republican Party believes that the key to protecting America is maintaining a strong traditional military. They believe that the country should have a strong and comprehensive defense system. Republican views on military are centered around the belief on strengthening the military will build a safer world and a better guarantee for peace. Gun control. Democrats support policies that restrict and monitor gun control. Generally, Democrats oppose the right to carry concealed weapons in public places. Republicans want to limit the amount of gun control restrictions. They strongly support the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms as well as the right to carry concealed weapons in public places. Marriage. Democrats generally support same-sex marriage although Democrats remain largely divided on the issue as some only support civil unions between a man and a woman. Republicans support the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage they strongly support civil unions between a man and a woman. Abortion. Democrats generally support a pro-choice policy which allows women to make their own choice when it comes to abortion. Republicans generally support a pro-life policy with an emphasis on promoting alternatives to abortion such as adoption. Immigration. Democrats do not promote strict immigration restrictions this means that there are less restriction allowing it for immigrants from other countries to move to the United States. Republicans promote strict immigration restrictions. This means that they support close or tight borders as thorough tracking system for foreign travelers. They support monitoring and regulating the amount of immigrants moving to the United States. Although Democrats and Republicans differ on their views and policies, they compromise and work together in the Senate and in Congress to pass laws that help to protect and serve the American people. Did you enjoy my video? Please like my video and subscribe to my channel, Dan Zimmerman. Comment on any other topics you would like me to make a video on.