Why I Want To Be Democratic

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Here I will explain all of my reasons for being a proud and passionate Democrat. During the 2008 primary and presidential elections I was continuously and wrongly accused of voting democratic because of my age. My decision to vote Democrat was far more complex then those simply factors of my being. The Democratic Party resembles America; it is not one race, ethnic group, or religion. My party is committed to an agenda that emphasizes strong economic growth, affordable health care for all Americans, retirement security, protection of civil rights, equal work for equal pay, stem cell research, women's rights, gay rights and so many more important issues. I am a Democrat because as I review our history, I find that my party has proven right much more often than not. We adopted the civil rights movement that is accepted as the correct position by almost everyone now. It was primarily members of my party who led opposition to the Vietnam War and virtually all…show more content…
I am a Democrat because I believe my party has, over the years, most closely supported my political ideals: civil rights and equality of rights, collective stewardship of the environment, strong public schools, separation of church and state, a role for the government in promoting the general welfare of all its citizens, a strong, sensible, diplomatic foreign policy. In the words of the former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy "You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat." I chose my party carefully and I realize how rewarding it is to be a Democrat. I am clearly, proudly, plainly, undeniably, comfortably, and passionately a Democrat. Work Cited Page Organizing for America. (2008). Obama’s first fifty days in office. Retrieved March 08, 2009, from http://www.barackobama.com/index.php San Diego County Democratic Party. (2007). Quote from Jacqueline Kennedy. Retrieved March 08, 2009, from
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