Essay on The Democrats and The Republicans: On The Issues

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In the United States we are divided by the left and right side on the political spectrum; even further divided into political parties such as Republicans, on the right, and Democrats, on the left side. These two political parties show philosophical differences through their viewpoints on major topics such as the economy, separation of church and state, abortion, and gun control. Concerning the debate on our economy, republicans generally believe strongly in the power of a free market system, reduced income tax rate, more spending from the people, and less spending from the government. The Republican Party wants the tax rate to not be affected regardless of how much wealth a person has, and wants the tax rate to be reduced in order to…show more content…
Democrats are pushing for this because in the 90’s when taxes were set up like this, the economy was very strong, but, “in the seven years since, Republicans have produced $3.8 trillion in new debt and made China our national banker,” (Skiba). Pushing to reduce the national debt, democrats want to create equality in the economy with taxes. Along with progressive taxation, democrats are more favorable towards government spending, especially for things such as social security and entitlement programs that help the masses. The Democratic Party would like a more regulated economy where the federal government steps in to create balance and equality. The next topic that is debated between the Republican and Democratic parties is the separation of church and state. This is defined by the detachment of the government when dealing with religion. The Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause both enforce the idea that the people have the right to explore and live out their religion of choice while have neutrality in the federal government. Contradictory to these clauses, the Republican Party wants to eliminate the separation that has been created between the government and the church because Republicans tend to
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