James Bovain Professor: Christopher Willow PER 102-40403 27 February 2016 Democratic and Republican Parties Their Different Philosophies and Ideas Democratic party and the Republican party these are the two parties that over power’s America’s political positions but greatly have different in their philosophies and ideas. The main things or philosophies issues they differ on
The Republican Party is extremely supportive of all the laws for less gun control while the Democrats want more gun control. The Republicans have always been advocates of less gun control because of their belief in the Second Amendment. I believe the following quote from “Republican Views on Gun Control” (2013) sums up their ideology on the subject: “The GOP (“Grand Old Party”) is keen to point out that the Republican position on gun rights does not flow from a fondness for weapons, but from a fundamental principle that calls for upholding certain rights that the nation was built upon. Republicans believe that governmental regulation of firearms is largely unconstitutional and therefore, most gun laws are an infringement on the individual’s rights to bear arms. The dominant point made by Republicans in this regard is that the Second Amendment gives the right to the individual to protect himself, his family, and his property.” While I agree with the right to protect oneself and his or her family, I would have to side with the Democrats’ stance on gun control. I think people should be able to bear arms but not every single weapon needs to be in reach. For example, according to Republican Views (2013), in 1993, Bill Clinton passed the Federal Assault Weapons Ban which banned the manufacture of semi-automatic firearms that were defined as assault weapons for civilian use. I completely agree with this law because there is simply no need for an average civilian to own an assault rifle especially now days. Assault rifles over the last two decades have gotten lighter and more powerful, and there is simply no need to them to be in the hands of inexperienced people. People worrying about protecting themselves and their property can still purchase sniper rifles, shotguns, and pistols, which do the job perfectly well. Along with protection, people also like to use guns for hunting, and a
The republicans view on education is that the educational higher learning should be changed and should only focus on the career a person would like to pursue, they believe that student loans, and federal loans should not continue to exist. The republicans support school of choice and also home schooling. They also believe in allowing
The Republican’s view on gun-control, “Republicans believe that governmental regulation of firearms is largely unconstitutional and therefore, most gun laws are an infringement on the individual’s rights to bear arms” (republicanviews). The republicans would like almost any American be able to buy and own a gun without too much gun regulations. The republicans believe that the governments regulations on firearms are unconstitutional an infringement on an individual 's basic rights. The republicans believe everyone had the right to defend them so self so they should own a gun to protect them and their families.
When speaking of politicians we have to look at the local and federal officials. We are living in a world today as to where other countries have lost assurance in our federal government. It’s evident that we now live in a world of chaos faced with a lot of different controversial issues. A vast part of this reason is due to decisions made by our politicians. A typical example is the inadequacy of health care this has been a huge controversial topic that affects millions of people. Children and adults lack in health care while many families struggle to earn a living and America’s families are being denied the chance to achieve the American Dream. The Bible teaches us to respect our parents, the elderly and those placed in authority. Therefore
One significant issue in the Republican Party is Audit in the Federal Reserve. The Republican Party supports it because the Federal Reserve's monetary policy actions affect both inflation and economic activity, which should be transparent. One significant issue in the Democratic Party is outsourcing healthcare. Democrats believe that the government should take care of all its people's health care (Eleanor, 2015).
Education in America and even across the world has come to what Democrats believe citizens are already being protected by law enforcement (police officers, local military bases, national guard) and don’t believe that people should have the rights to carry a firearm. The reasoning of why there is a disagreement is because in the Constitution, the second amendment states that “each person shall have the right to keep and bear arms” (excerpt from US Constitution) and the general Democratic point of view of guns violates that amendment (there may be a Democrat that disagrees in that belief). Democrats also believe that gun shows are “loopholes” or an escape clause for using guns. According to a Gun Violence Archive, 36 Americans each day are killing unintentionally with guns. 50% of law enforcement officers are killed with guns that are not their own, which is intentional by another person in the years of 1980-2014 according to FBI Leoka and many Press clips. Some Republican or Green Party members agree to this when it comes to owning a Pistol, M16, or anything in that family of
The republicans say that gun ownership deters crimes and makes people safer. While the democrats say that guns make situations more dangerous, and get stolen a lot. They also argue that easier access to guns causes more violence. They also say that stronger gun control laws would decrease the number of suicides because they would have a hard time finding a gun. And as evidence the democrats point to other countries with gun control laws, and how they’ve worked there. While the republicans deny that gun control laws have worked anywhere while evidence shows us otherwise.
Donald Trump America’s president elect has done and said several controversial statements throughout the duration of the presidential race. Some of the issues or topics that were controversial was immigration, feminism, and employment. Donald Trump believes that immigrants should not be allowed to be apart of the country he has said unbelievably disgusting things about Mexicans. One of the controversial things he said pertaining to Mexicans was they are dangerous criminals and drug dealers that is basically up to no good and they are coming here to “steal our jobs” he also discussed building a wall to block out the immigrants specifically the Mexicans. If America is the land of the free everyone should have equal opportunity to make a living even if they are coming from a different country. In this country
The political issues that dominated U.S politics in the 1850’s was the Compromise of 1850, The Fugitive Slave Act, and popular sovereignty, dominated U.S politics. Conflicts between southern states and northern states affected U.S society because of equality, race, class, and unity between the states. In the 1850’s political issues occurred during the civil war to avoid the conflicts between slavery and the north. For instance, in the textbook, “The Americans” by Holt Dougal, states that, “To satisfy the North, the compromise provided that California be admitted to the union as a free state. To satisfy the South, the compromise proposed a new and more effective fugitive slave law (307)”. The quote demonstrates how the compromise of 1850 showed ways to keep the nation together between the north and the south for stronger, central government ideas, and states rights. In addition there were 5 parts that came with the compromise of 1850. The first being California. California as a free state from the Mexico session, which mean California would gain advantage from the senate because they outnumbered the slave state by one. Second is the slave trade. The slave trade was abolished in DC because northerners though it was revolting for human beings to be sold into slavery in DC, although slavery was still going on. Third is popular sovereignty, meaning those living in Utah and New Mexico, land gained from Mexican cession could decide the status of slavery. Fourth is, more strict
Guns are a very big part of our world, always have been. However, the government has been cracking down on the finer points more recently. This is a very important issue for a few reasons. First, concealed carry makes people feel more at ease, safer. For instance, I work in
In recent years, there has been an emphasis on how we, as a nation, should handle gun violence. Republicans tend to support “limited gun control” (us-political-parties.insidegov.com). In addition, they offer “strong support of the Second Amendment” (us-political-parties.insidegov.com). However, Democrats believe in “strict gun control” (us-political-parties.insidegov.com). It is also common for Democrats to oppose conceal and carry
Government Political Party Platform One hot topic between Democrats and Republicans is abortion. The Democratic Party is pro-choice, which means they believe women have the right to choose to if she would like a safe and legal abortion or not. However, the Republican Party is pro-life, meaning they believe the unborn
First, the Republican Party demands a stricter and more controlled border. They support legal immigration and support an immigration reform. “Illegal immigration endangers everyone, exploits the taxpayers, and insults all who aspire to enter America legally” (GOP). The Republican platform clearly demands a legal entry by immigrants to the country. They believe in harsher punishments for illegal immigrants who violate the law. Unlike the Democrats, the Republicans do not believe in amnesty since it can encourage more immigrants to cross the border illegally.
Significant Issues There are a lot of issues that are constantly discussed throughout our country. Everyone has their own opinion when it comes to what issue is the most important or significant. One may think gun violence is the biggest issue right now and that needs to be figured out very