The US Political System: Democrats Vs. Republicans

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LaChay Batts The US political system is made primarily of two parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. Democrats whom are also known as liberals believe in an “all for one, one for all” society that we are greater together than we are alone and our nation will succeed when we are all treated equal; and it is the responsibility of the government to care for all citizens by all means. Then there are the Republicans, also referred to as conservatives whom believe society is “every man for himself” and in this society each person is responsible for their own place and it is not the government place. Republicans believe that government should only get involved in the case that members of society cannot effectively act for themselves. Although…show more content…
One controversial issue is the topic of abortion. Democrats who are “ Pro- Choice” strongly stand behind Roe v. Wade (a decision made by the Supreme Court ruling that a woman has the right to choose abortion defended by her right to privacy under the due process clause in the Fourteenth amendment). Democrats object to any attempt that takes away that right from a woman regardless of her ability to pay for it. Democrats place confidence behind their opinion that “abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor, and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way”. Granting democrats certainty that women have the choice to abort an unwanted pregnancy, in the event that the woman does choose to continue with the pregnancy Democrats advocate belief in the access of availability to programs such as WIC, pregnancy Medicaid, CHIP, etc. which are programs that help women during their pregnancy and aid after the child is born they also support adoption programs. On the other hand Republicans who represent “Pro-Life” support governments restrictions on abortion. It can be debated the “true” right to human life behind the due process of the Fourteenth amendment, but when sided with the Republicans the Fourteenth amendment protection is devoted to the right of life to the unborn child, “abortion…show more content…
However this right has been abused when guns fall in the hands of senseless murders, robbers, mentally unstable individuals, etc. which generates issues of the debate about gun control in recent years. Republicans and Democrats both stand behind our right protected by the Second Amendment nevertheless we need control over the gun laws. Republicans fully stands behind citizens right to guns, just the same as democrats they believe in regulation to keep down violence levels but philosophy they go against anything that inconveniences constitutional right of gun owners. Democrats in no way wish to undermine the right to the second amendment but do wish to establish strong laws to who can and cannot bear a gun for example restricting guns to be issued in the hands of previous criminals, stalkers, person going under mental services, background checks for gun sales, etc. not that someone doing right in society isn’t capable of doing such harm but that crime may be lessen in society this way the right is not taken away but

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