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What Do Democrats Believe and Support? Things They Think

Updated on January 18, 2015

I will write a similar thing to what I wrote in my article on "What Republicans Believe?" Generalizing is a dangerous game because there are always exceptions. However, I think there are things that most Democrats believe, though I am not trying to characterize individuals. I'm trying to characterize the general Democrat. What do Democrats generally stand for? If you combined the beliefs of all Democrats, what would that belief system look like? Please feel free to disagree or qualify anything that I write. That's what these things are for.

Having said that, here's what Democrats believe.

Government should help people - it is the role of government to help people and solve problems. While Democrats, like Republicans, are capitalists, Democrats believe that government has a role to play when it comes to regulating business when business is engaged in activities that are harmful to people.

Keynesian Economics - Most Democratic economic theory derives from the philosophy of John Maynard Keynes, a 20th century economist. That philosophy basically says that government has a role in regulating the business cycle. For instance, the idea of stimulus funds as a solution to recession is derived from Keynesian economic theory.

Science trumps religion - in their roles as influences in people's lives, Democrats believe that science should be the basis for most decision-making. Certainly, Democrats are religious in numbers similar to Republicans, but Republicans have a more fundamentalist outlook. When decisions about policy issues must be made, Democrats are more likely to turn to science for the answers.

The above three points form the foundation of most Democratic thinking and the following points are derived from them. Here are some other things that Democrats believe.

Capital punishment is wrong - Generally, Democrats do not believe in the death penalty. This belief is derived mostly from research that the death penalty does not detour crime. However, it's also derived from data that shows that many people on death row are there due to the inability to defend themselves effectively.

Pro-choice on abortion - The quintessential Democrat favors allowing women to make decisions about their own health, including terminating a pregnancy.

Gun control - Democrats support some form of gun control and believe that the government has the right and the responsibility to monitor and sometimes prohibit the ownership of some weapons for the greater good. They believe that although the Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms, the founding fathers did not anticipate ownership of things such as automatic weapons and that some control is necessary.

Homosexuals deserve the same rights as everyone else - Gay people deserve the same rights as other people, including the right to get married.

The solution to illegal immigration isn't automatically deportation - Democrats believe that the U.S. has always been the land of opportunity and that immigrants enter this country illegally because of that opportunity. They support finding ways to allow illegal immigrants to stay in this country if those immigrants are contributing to our country. They also support penalizing companies who hire illegal immigrants as a first step to curbing illegal immigration.

Global Warming - Democrats understand that global warming is real, human caused, and worsening and that if we don't act, it'll be too late. This understanding is based on the hard science that supports global warming.

Evolution - Democrats believe in the theory of evolution and do not believe that creationism should be taught in public schools. They believe that creationism is a religious belief and should be taught in church.

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  • bradmasterOCcal profile image

    Brad Masters 

    3 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

    Crankalicious

    Thanks for the clarification

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    D and R senators

    Colorado U.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet have introduced a bill they call compromise legislation in the heated debate over border security.

    The plan includes a 12-year path to citizenship for people brought to the United States illegally when they were children -- so-called "Dreamers" -- and $25 billion for border security that includes President Trump's request for border wall funding.

  • crankalicious profile imageAUTHOR

    crankalicious 

    3 months ago from Colorado

    It was, sort of. Stream of consciousness.

    I have not been following the Gov. race, so am not familiar with Mike Johnston.

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    Brad Masters 

    3 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

    crankalicious

    Are you commenting to my last comment which was

    --

    Thanks for the agreement.

    What do you think of Mike Johnston in Colorado?

    --

    If you are, I am confused?

  • crankalicious profile imageAUTHOR

    crankalicious 

    3 months ago from Colorado

    Brad - look, something we agree on! My mom is super liberal and she rails against Dems support of illegal immigration. I know the issue is particularly bad in southern California. I haven't been following the governor's race much.

    I did drive through SoCal recently and here's a question: who in the world is going to pick our strawberries if we don't allow illegal immigration?

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    Brad Masters 

    3 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

    crankalicious

    Thanks for the agreement.

    What do you think of Mike Johnston in Colorado?

  • crankalicious profile imageAUTHOR

    crankalicious 

    3 months ago from Colorado

    Well, I completely agree that Democrats need to stop supporting illegal immigration and it's a losing issue for them if they can't articulate something that makes sense to people who are here legally.

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    Brad Masters 

    3 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

    here is what they believe and what they support

    "These are the same people that chose illegal aliens over America and Americans.

    They support people that have instead of fixing the US homeless people have hired an official poop patrol to literally cleanup the homeless poop.

    They want to give all illegals the free run of the border, and when they come into America they will now offer them Free Medical, that even real American don't have today. They will also protect them from being deported thereby rewarding them for breaking our laws and our sovereignty.

    They don't even know the answer to my JFK phrase.

    I am just suggesting that these are the horses that won't drink the water."

  • bradmasterOCcal profile image

    Brad Masters 

    4 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

    Crankalicious

    You never answered my question on Rights, so your answer has no reference.

    Do you think that laws can change a society to like everybody and what everyone does? That is even more impossible than having the democrats and the republicans coming to the center.

    BTW, what is the common denominator for

    L G B T and Q? There is none? Each is as different as democrats are to republicans.

    Ignoring my comments doesn't make your point, does it?

  • crankalicious profile imageAUTHOR

    crankalicious 

    4 months ago from Colorado

    Well, Mike, that gives me hope. Again, as I've said, the current method of political debate - across the internet with pictures of people we've never met - is not conducive to civil debate nor coming together. FYI, I am friends with one of the most visible, highest profile conservative voices in my entire state. He's an astute individual and I enjoy talking to him. I welcome his presence when I see him. I think we get along, and he gets along with most of the liberals in our group, because he has a sense of humor.

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    Readmikenow 

    4 months ago

    Well, here's the rest of the story. My cousin is the only liberal I've ever found who could come close to matching me in a debate. The girl from my cousin's last relationship met a guy and married him and is pregnant with her second child. I asked my cousin, since her former lover left the gay lifestyle, does she no longer qualify for those rights? My cousin said, "Since she left the gay lifestyle she no longer needs those rights." So, she made a great point. I'm only trying to illustrate how my cousin and I are very different, but get along well. We view political issues as an intellectual exercise. It's nothing personal, it's nothing emotional. I hope the left and right can do this more. I think we need to look beyond politics and realize our discussions are just discussions. We really don't influence anything. It should just be an intellectual exercise. If someone says something negative about my political views, I don't think this means they don't like me as a person, I hope.

  • crankalicious profile imageAUTHOR

    crankalicious 

    4 months ago from Colorado

    That what two consenting adults, born to behave a certain way, do in the privacy of their homes, is cause to question their rights and treatment as human beings.

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    Brad Masters 

    4 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

    Crankalicious

    What is it that you find offensive?

  • crankalicious profile imageAUTHOR

    crankalicious 

    4 months ago from Colorado

    Mike, it's the opposite.

    Gay people engage in a certain type of sex and are thus, are not afforded the same rights as those who engage in a different kind of sex. Further, as a result of engaging in that type of sex, they are discriminated against, sometimes legally.

    How about we just ignore what kind of sex people engage in, provided it isn't with somebody who can't consent, and provide them rights based on their status as human beings?

    And I've engaged in the sex talk with you for rhetorical purposes, but I find that focus highly offensive. If you want to focus on that, be my guest, but I think it misses the point.

    And Brad, did you choose to be heterosexual? Sexual orientation is not something that people consciously choose, although undoubtedly there's an exception to the rule somewhere. Who cares about how many letters there are in some acronym? If you want to discriminate against people and promote discrimination against people because of who they are and how they were born, that's your choice.

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    Brad Masters 

    4 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

    Crankalicious

    Why isn't being gay a choice.

    LBGTQ and more letters?

    Which of the above do you consider Gay?

    we are both off the road now.

  • Readmikenow profile image

    Readmikenow 

    4 months ago

    Crankalicious, I know there has always been gay people in this world and there will be gay people long after I depart this earth. Let me play devil's advocate.

    My point remains that gay rights are giving a person rights based on their sex life. I think that's the truth. If they didn't engage in certain type of sex, they would not have these rights. Can we agree on that point? Between my cousin and I, she agrees with me but doesn't think it matters. I pointed out how people leave and enter the gay life every day. Her response? It doesn't matter, and I'm paying for lunch. So, I guess in some way I lost that one. I think we won't see eye to eye on issues, but we need to respect the other one as a person. Respect the other individual's opinion as there is no need for the level of anger and rage you see from the left.

  • crankalicious profile imageAUTHOR

    crankalicious 

    4 months ago from Colorado

    Mike, I wouldn't consider myself a devout Democrat. I have zero confidence in the Democratic Party. But I would consider myself a liberal, although that is primary for its social/human positions, not its economic ones necessarily.

    I do not think we are moving in a direction where people on different ends of the political spectrum can agree because our means of disseminating information are pulling people apart, not bringing them together.

    I could see how your relative might be offended by your position. Being gay isn't a choice. It's a difference that has existed in the human condition since the beginning of time. As such, they deserve to be treated the same as heterosexuals and given the same rights under the law. Yet, many people seem to want them fixed or eliminated. That's a difficult chasm to cross, politically speaking.

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    Brad Masters 

    4 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

    Crankalicious

    That is almost enough money to pay income tax.

    Anyway, you are right. I went beyond the scope of your article.

    Although, I don't believe that it shows all the various mutations of the democrat party.

    My point about the 14th amendment could have been answered by you even though it was of the road. I sensed that you agreed with the democrats on gay marriages. That is why I took it off the road to ask you why?

    Your article, your rules and that is OK.

    Thanks

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    Readmikenow 

    4 months ago

    I'm a conservative and I believe you very accurately stated the position of Democrats on issues. I know the position of Republicans and conservative on these issues. My question to you is...will there ever be a time or a way for Republicans and Democrats to agree on some things? I don't see it happening any time soon. I have a relative who is gay and a very devout Democrat. We agree on nothing. We had a rather spirited debate when I asked her to agree that gay rights are rights given to a person simply because of how they have sex. BUT, at the end of the day we leave politics alone and talk about family. Politics is separate from our relationship as family. I wonder if such a thing will ever be possible on a national scale.

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    crankalicious 

    4 months ago from Colorado

    Sure, I don't do articles. That's why they generate $150+/month while I sit on my butt.

    I can't figure out your point relative to the article, which does not make a value judgment, I don't think. It just states that Democrats generally believe in marriage equality. Do you disagree with that statement?

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    Brad Masters 

    4 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

    i am not a republican.

    I don't do forums.

    And You don't do articles:)

  • crankalicious profile imageAUTHOR

    crankalicious 

    4 months ago from Colorado

    If you want to start a forum about this subject, be my guest. The point of this article relative to what Democrats believe is that they believe in marriage equality, generally. I suppose one could extrapolate from that that Republicans do not.

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    Brad Masters 

    4 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

    My point was that the 14th amendment was not the proper avenue to get gay marriage. It didn't solve anything.

    You say

    "Homosexuals deserve the same rights as everyone else - Gay people deserve the same rights as other people, including the right to get married."

    And I said why? read my previous comments.

  • crankalicious profile imageAUTHOR

    crankalicious 

    4 months ago from Colorado

    All I'm saying here is that Democrats generally support rights for gay people. Seems pretty straight-forward.

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    Brad Masters 

    4 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

    crankalicious

    So you think that I would let you get away with your response.

    Seriously dude, no one else cared about this article:)

    I told you not to answer it, so we both didn't do what we said.

  • crankalicious profile imageAUTHOR

    crankalicious 

    4 months ago from Colorado

    You said you wouldn't be back.

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    Brad Masters 

    4 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

    Crankalicious

    You believe your comment answered my comment? Read my comment again, and tell me how:)

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    Gay marriage is simply a question of giving tax-paying citizens equal rights mostly. Remember, being gay is still illegal in many parts of the country, so in many cases, Democrats are arguing for not making homosexuality illegal.

    Homosexuals deserve the same rights as everyone else - Gay people deserve the same rights as other people, including the right to get married.

    B:

    Why?

    There is no constitutional right of marriage. And marriage was a states rights. It was the US government that discriminated by making marriage part of the Income Tax, along with asking all sorts of questions on ethnicity, and race.

    The courts used the 14th amendment equal opportunity to pass gay marriage. But that was not the intention of that amendment. It didn't give people the right to vote. It took the 15th and 19th amendment to do that.

    Why is it equal to tax people differently just based on how much they make, and then support gay marriage. Where is the science in that?

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  • crankalicious profile imageAUTHOR

    crankalicious 

    7 months ago from Colorado

    I answered every question, except gay marriage, which I forgot. Gay marriage is simply a question of giving tax-paying citizens equal rights mostly. Remember, being gay is still illegal in many parts of the country, so in many cases, Democrats are arguing for not making homosexuality illegal.

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    Brad Masters 

    7 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

    Crankalicious

    I commented on what you said, if you thought editorial, that wasn't my intention.

    You really didn't answer any of my questions. I was very detailed and specific.

    I took the time, but you only want to as the author of this article, answer me briefly?

    I won't be back, so you don't have to answer at all. :)

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    crankalicious 

    7 months ago from Colorado

    Brad,

    Thanks for your comments. I didn't think I was editorializing. Just stating basic beliefs that Democrats have without stating whether they were right or wrong. But I will briefly answer your questions.

    Harmful activities: reckless driving, selling people mortgages they can't afford; etc.

    Keynesian economics: worked very well for Ronald Reagan, among others.

    Policy related to science: requiring kids be vaccinated.

    Abortion: it's not about killing. It's about providing a safe medical procedure for those who would seek one anyway and providing free contraception to lower the abortion rate.

    Gun control: who needs an AR-15? I support gun rights. There's a line somewhere though and it's worth finding. Should people have grenades? Nukes?

    Illegal immigration: Democrats tend to be on the wrong side of this issue, but stop inventing business to hire illegals and you solve a lot of the problem.

    Global warming: it's one thing to argue about how to solve global warming and saying that there's no way to do it or that doing so is too extreme or that we should do it more slowly. It's another to question the science, which is pretty simple.

    Evolution is well established science. Lost of people don't believe the earth revolves around the sun. Does that make their opinion worth listening to?

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    Brad Masters 

    7 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

    Crankalicious

    Democrats believe.

    Government should help people - it is the role of government to help people and solve problems. While Democrats, like Republicans, are capitalists, Democrats believe that government has a role to play when it comes to regulating business when business is engaged in activities that are harmful to people.

    B:

    What are these harmful activities?

    What have the democrats demonstrated in having government play that role?

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    Keynesian Economics - Most Democratic economic theory derives from the philosophy of John Maynard Keynes, a 20th century economist. That philosophy basically says that government has a role in regulating the business cycle. For instance, the idea of stimulus funds as a solution to recession is derived from Keynesian economic theory.

    B:

    When did that last help the economy?

    2008? No it wasn't just the republicans, it took both parties and the FRB to bring down the US economy.

    In addition, the entire congress was campaigning from 2007 til the economy fell.Then two congresses and two president s spending $1.5 Trillion couldn't bring back the economy. They just focused on helping the same people that brought down the economy. The victims lost their jobs, their homes and their 401K. The bailed out businesses gave themselves 7 digit bonuses for bankrupting their companies.

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    Science trumps religion - in their roles as influences in people's lives, Democrats believe that science should be the basis for most decision-making. Certainly, Democrats are religious in numbers similar to Republicans, but Republicans have a more fundamentalist outlook. When decisions about policy issues must be made, Democrats are more likely to turn to science for the answers.

    B:

    Do you have any examples of those policy issues?

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    Pro-choice on abortion - The quintessential Democrat favors allowing women to make decisions about their own health, including terminating a pregnancy.

    B:

    It doesn't make any sense to kill a living thing, but the country and the world is better off without these children because they wouldn't really be properly taken care of by their "mothers". Although, when these women decide they want the taxpayers to pay for their decision.

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    Gun control - Democrats support some form of gun control and believe that the government has the right and the responsibility to monitor and sometimes prohibit the ownership of some weapons for the greater good. They believe that although the Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms, the founding fathers did not anticipate ownership of things such as automatic weapons and that some control is necessary.

    B:

    We already have laws and regulations on guns. And why don't democrats follow their same logic about capital punishment with guns. Laws don't stop criminals. We have laws about illegal drugs, and DUI and they don't stop people.

    As far as the founders, they made it flexible for the militia to fight government tyranny. And that means that the type of gun moves with the times. The government no longer defends the country with Muskets.

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    Homosexuals deserve the same rights as everyone else - Gay people deserve the same rights as other people, including the right to get married.

    B:

    Why?

    There is no constitutional right of marriage. And marriage was a states rights. It was the US government that discriminated by making marriage part of the Income Tax, along with asking all sorts of questions on ethnicity, and race.

    The courts used the 14th amendment equal opportunity to pass gay marriage. But that was not the intention of that amendment. It didn't give people the right to vote. It took the 15th and 19th amendment to do that.

    Why is it equal to tax people differently just based on how much they make, and then support gay marriage. Where is the science in that?

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    The solution to illegal immigration isn't automatically deportation - Democrats believe that the U.S. has always been the land of opportunity and that immigrants enter this country illegally because of that opportunity. They support finding ways to allow illegal immigrants to stay in this country if those immigrants are contributing to our country. They also support penalizing companies who hire illegal immigrants as a first step to curbing illegal immigration.

    B:

    The same democrats that say this a country of laws, ignored the existing immigration laws. They failed in congress to draft and pass new immigration laws, like the one the Trump is suggesting.

    What is fair about illegal aliens crossing the US border, while immigrants from around the world have to go through the immigration process. Why are these illegals more important than the rest of the immigrants.

    When the big surge of immigrants came into this country in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they did it following the existing immigration laws and their quotas. They went through the vetting process, and when they were let into the country. The US government didn't give them any help, that is why they banded together once in the country.

    Today, the democrats really just want illegals to be democrat voters. They are not allowed to vote, but CA for one doesn't allow any one to check on voter eligibility.

    In addition, illegals are treated like pseudo American citizens, and they also get free education, free medical and welfare.

    They have no quotas because they are illegal. They are only cheap labor for their employers. The rest of the country has to pay for their freebies. In addition, without vetting there are a fair number of criminals slipping into the country. There is evidence of this in the ones that have committed felonies in the US and been convicted and serve time in prison. Yet, CA and others give them protection against deportation. How does that help the country. Our existing immigration laws are part of the laws of the country, that democrats say when they want something, say the US is a country of laws. Why then do they not want to follow the law?

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    Global Warming - Democrats understand that global warming is real, human caused, and worsening and that if we don't act, it'll be too late. This understanding is based on the hard science that supports global warming.

    B:

    Even if that were true, they have no idea on how to handle it. They could make things worse because they don't know how the Earth and the environment work.

    And Trump backing out of the Paris deal is a good idea, because, it doesn't help the US to pay for other countries to pollute.

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    Evolution - Democrats believe in the theory of evolution and do not believe that creationism should be taught in public schools. They believe that creationism is a religious belief and should be taught in church.

    B:

    I don't believe in either of them. I don't care what other people believe, but I think that both sides of the beliefs should be taught, or neither of them.

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  • Neil Sperling profile image

    Neil Sperling 

    2 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

    If folks looked at the current monetary system they would realize no matter who wins the election nothing will change. There are flaws in communism, socialism as well as capitalism ---- the monetary system is the only common thread - it is the problem. We need Thrivalism. I wrote about it.

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    Glenny Scobbs 

    5 years ago

    yes cranky as a good demoncrat you have let demoncraps decide What they believe in to give them a good press while you decide as a good demoncrap too the most negative demoncrap bigoted views of republicans as what they believe in!! No republicans do not as most of them do not have a fundamentalist religious viewpoint compared to the demoncraps scientific viewpoint that is your talking points memos and a sterotyping hate mongering demoncrap viewpoint pushed by yes again you people! in al the pretty much believe the same but demoncraps are much more hateful and full of lies and demonizing of others.....I had not politicalleaning growing up and never talked in family about religion and like anyone else grew up learning threw personal experience and someone that moved around a lot throughout the country I learned a lot about the south when growing u p in the north and history about how bad the south was and they fought the civil war because they wanted slavery and the north didn't and so many other kinda one sided viewpoint told by what ended up being pretty hateful and bigoted people that hate the south without ever meeting people from the south and hated them since I guess the civil war..Even my own grandma had hateful things to say about those blanket blank blanks from the south until I moved south west and then southeast as I grew up and found out about the real reasons for saying one man is worth a % of another..it had to do with taxes rather than a race issue but the democratic party used that and the hate of the south to push their issues and all issues since came from race this or that and if you didn't agree hey you are a racist too..they should do a book called you know you are a racist too,,iff you are white and live in the south heyyooooo you know you are racist if you dare comments negatively about the current president heyyoooo side note it was more American to criticize and even hate the last president and spout it? heyooooo tooo... having started from the north and having all relatives lived growing up in the north and cali and me final arriving down here by the time I graduated and went to college I saw first hand what demoncraps taught me and still teach others growing up in the north who have never met a person outside of their comfort area being taught to hate others just because they are white and from the south -they arer racist...what about black and from the south?? I have learned no do not dare say it in this country especially now Obama has come upon us and blessed us with his post racial experience...hmmm seems like the worst of any times before I would rather have the before e post racial as it was far less racial and less hate and killing of people that look like me and live in the south!! Caused by heyoooo people with the same attitudes as most demoncraps I have learned spewing the same lies and creating hate on all sies..why do they do it? for a Vote and to gain power,that is all...create more racism as Obama has done to an extreme and he wil separate the country more but also convince all minorities that haven't learned better that whitey hates you lets show you enemy as obma said lets make them pay!! his Chicago ways definitely bring the ignorant to his side and if not the Chicago ways takes control of the counting and locks people out of the voting precint so no neutral areas and no both parties being allowed to watch the votes and legitamize it when republicans are pushed out even by gunpoint while the precint gets locked down and no republicans are allowed in to very legal voting and that all the votes make it in the boxes to be countedlater or allowed in to verify the count when it comes to that...they were locked out of hundreds of precints especially in ohio,pennsylvania and florida and hiliary was locked out of the caucuses when they were going on her voting peole were locked out of most all the caucuses voting places..it was a scam of a vote a 3rd country tyrant tyoe of voting where people were not allowed to vote based on color or if you are of the other party you are not allowed to vote ..all those people were disenfranchised and their vote were criminally not allowed by Obama and his Chicago mafia ways....if it asnt for all the illegal and racist and sexist things Obama was allowed to do and say and being locked out of getting any votes from most of the caucuses hillairy would be president and though she is a tight wawd tyrant herself ,their would have not been all the racial problems Obama started and increased the violence every time he speaks and gets more racial with every move...hilliary would have also got he jobs market fixed long ago...as much Ias I ditest her and all the illegal things her and hubby did in whitewater she still would have kept America to not have to get better by artificially inflating our economy by qe3 qe25 and so on...oh yeah people are buying more yeah great economy except for it is going on credit cards at a feverish pace and housing is getting artificially inflated price by multiple flipping where a house that was 65-70 to 75 bought raised to 85 to 90 and then flipped again and they have a way of hiding the previous price ,where many times in the past you could see hey this was bought 6 months ago and they did nothing to make tit better no investment into is and they have it for $15K higher and people would balk at the price as they were educated now thye are hiding previous price ,mostly where before most I could find the saleprice easily..so now the same 70k house is 105 and it has just been sitting from bank owned to 2 flippers which their salesprice makes others think that is the new price of similar homes and they go up and up..this is the same way the democrats started the housing crash before but where theyforced the banks to give subprime loands as if they did not they would say they are racist and then we have more problems and what did the chickens doo as racism is the key word demoncraps use to get their way as they use racism for everything and get away with it because the democraps are the news agencies ap and reuters extremely biased and they make the news and then sell the sh1t they made up n the first place and they low start racial stuff even more as it makes them more money when it goes virul!! so You demons used attacks of we are going to call you racist and say you do not want to let a black man get a house...screw that every American deserves a house,that is the American dream...those that could afford to pay a mortgage of a certain rate in their income bracket deserve to have that house in their range just like a car should bein your income bracket that you should be able to afford and pay you payments like a responsible good American that cares for your neighbor and doesn't want to burden other and the government if you default or bought way out og your price range and many times on purpose knowing they wont be able to keep it but learned from other criminals that hey you can stay in a mini mansion for x many months or years without paing,,,this becamse and epidemic across the country and was not done with good faith by these buyers.These types of buyers did criminal acts on purpose once they learn of the new scam!!! the deomcraps in congress admitted on youtube video that they knew we would have much much more defaults but do you want us to label you a racist mr republican? do it or else!! Same evil illegal tactics and reprehensible dirty tactics they have used for years and not caring for the deaths and hate they have caused and for the loss of families when they default and the homicides that followed when you lost your wife to your scamming an you cant handle it and take you own life...I saw so muchof this...and it all had to do with votes!!!! hate murder,suicide,loss of family loss of house and any money you ever had in bank done just for votes and creating even more racism!!But demoncraps do not care about the future and how things cause other reaction for every action!!! they caused the housing collapse which was the collapse of our economy they then blamed bush for!! Nonpartisan to learning truth about lies!

  • crankalicious profile imageAUTHOR

    crankalicious 

    5 years ago from Colorado

    Nathan,

    I made that change. I do think it biases the article a bit, but science is science.

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    Nathan Orf 

    5 years ago

    Mostly succinct. But I think it would have been better to change the global warming issue around a bit. Instead of saying "Democrats believe that global warming is real, human caused, and worsening and that if we don't act, it'll be too late," you could say "Democrats understand and accept that global warming is real, human caused, and worsening and that if we don't act, it'll be too late."

    I believe that anything less than that allows for the further distortion of the climate change debate. Already, far too many people have bought into the argument that global warming is a leftist "religion," complete with priests, followers and converts, missionaries, etc.

    That is a right wing myth, of course. But using terms like "Democrats believe in global warming" simply helps to propagate these myths further.

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    xpydder 

    6 years ago

    This is very nicely and succinctly organized and I think most democrats would agree. However, I don't think most people really understand Keynesian Economics or what demand side or supply side economics really is. First, the should not be opposing ideas where you have to believe in one and not the other. This is one of the reasons why democrats and republicans cannot agree on anything - they think one is right and the other is wrong and this is simply not true and they are both important and they both need to be used in moderation and with an understanding of their long-term effects.

    I don't think that any of these things should be disagreed with by most republicans and i really think there is a middle ground which the majority of Americans live in. The trouble is that people think that things like science and religion need to be diametrically opposed. Science does not have to trump religion nor does religion have to trump science as this is a zero sum game. Science trumps outdated misunderstandings that may have been derived from religious misunderstandings. The bible was written during a time when there was very little understanding of science so it had to be written for the audience that would comprehend it at that time. Most churches these days will simply say that God created the science that created man. Suddenly there is just a small disagreement and we should respect the beliefs of the other - without putting something on the bumper of our car in the hope of trying to convert someone.

    I think most of the arguments between democrats and republicans are misunderstandings about what the other actually believes.

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    Worker CL100098 

    6 years ago from America - I hope

    Current legislation and continuing efforts are working to take us here (see below). Are you working to stop it? Ignoring it is the same as helping it. Which are you doing?

    If you dare, take a look at a very possible America:

    https://hubpages.com/politics/Lesser-Hell-Part-1...

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    WorkerCL100098

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    Paul Swendson 

    6 years ago

    As you say, there will always be exceptions, but this sums up the Democratic Party as well as possible. And while some of the ideas in their platform naturally go together, others are unrelated. For example, there is no reason why a belief in Keynesian economics would also lead to a belief in gay rights. Both parties in fact, have internal contradictions in their platforms, with each supporting activist government in some cases and limited government in others:

    https://hubpages.com/politics/How-Both-Liberals-an...

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    crankalicious 

    6 years ago from Colorado

    Obviously not every Democrat will follow every point, but generally speaking, I am arguing that this is what most Democrats believe and the basis for most Democratic Party decisions.

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    Juliek958 

    6 years ago from Norman, Oklahoma

    Wow. I didn't know that I believed in the theory of evolution. I thought I was raised by a long line of Democrats who believed in the Bible. And I wasn't aware that I believed that science trumped religion. I am pretty sure that I have hourly chats with God and I accept things because I have Faith in Him. I turn to God most days for help and strength. I do not believe in "across the board" capital punishment but that fact that Charles Manson lives and breathes bothers me a great deal. I think capital punishment is a case by case decision. As far as Global Climate Change - I agree with science that there is a cycle that the earth goes through and that we currently are in one but I also agree with the other side of the issue that says it's man made. Basically what I think is that the earth is in a cycle which is made far times worse because of what man has done to this planet.

    I could go on but I won't. I disagree with your hub and your definitions. But that's what makes the world rich. Honest discourse is a good thing. I'm sure we would have a great time at dinner discussing all things democrat and republican.

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    PJ Jones 

    7 years ago

    I just found this hub. Very interesting. What you have said about democrates, almost make them sound human. Acutally it sounds like this should be the common thread that makes the world "go round". The demos sound whimpy because it looks like they care for their fellow humans and are not trying to say that because this shoe fits and looks good on them...doesn't mean it will do the same for you. I think it would be a better world if there were more people with this thought process..or close to it.

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    Greg Johnson 

    7 years ago from Indianapolis

    Well written hub, easy to understand. I'm going to hop over to your hub on Republicans and brush up on them. The ideological differences between the parties are making it impossible cooperate our government on any consistency though.

    On the other hand perhaps it is best that the two parties can't agree on anything. It may be our best course of action is that neither win the philosophical arguments.

    Oh well great hub..thanks

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    Auntie D 

    7 years ago from California

    I'm was glad to read "Democrats, like Republicans, are capitalists" since many refuse to ignore this and the many corporations controlled by Democrats. Basic but well written.

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    Larry 

    7 years ago from Illinois

    Interesting yes. But generalizing as well. I know both diehard republicans and democrats alike who believe what's in this hub. But interesting read nonetheless.

    Marking up and interesting.

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    Jools Hogg 

    7 years ago from North-East UK

    Very interesting hub, I haven't the faintest idea what US parties believe and don't believe so I'm going to read your other hubs later on. Really simply explained, thank you.

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