Two Different Political Parties

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The United States Government is mainly controlled by two different political parties. These parties are called the Democrats and the Republicans. Most people lean towards one or the other because of specific beliefs they hold that they will not compromise on. I am a Democrat because I stand firm on LGBT rights, a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy, and that more drastic measures need to be taken on environmental problems.
Before I defend why I am a Democrat a little background is in order. The Democratic Party can trace its origins back to 1792 where it was started up by followers of Thomas Jefferson (ironically their original name was the Republican party, but it evolved over time) ("Democratic Party"). According to the Democrats official website, “Democrats believe that we're greater together than we are on our own—that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules.” (“About our Party”). Conversely the Republican Party was started up in 1854 by people who opposed slavery and two years later in 1856 the first Republican convention was held. The Republican
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Most Republicans are against same sex marriages and legislation to protect their rights for a safe and happy life. They are refusing an entire community the right to love and marry who they want to, to be who they are, and to be protected from blatant discrimination. On the Republican’s website they say this about same sex marriage: “We do not accept the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage and we urge its reversal” ("2016 GOP Platform"). They are telling a whole community that their love for one another shouldn’t be right. They are calling for the end of one of the LGBT community's biggest victories and happiest moment in America. I can never understand or accept the Republican stance on this matter. These are people, and they deserve to be treated as
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