posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 08:53 PM
Originally posted by dreamseeker
Republicans are for the wealthy and elite. They try to sell us the whole trickle down theory. I know democrats have some faults as well but democrats
are the lesser of the two evils. Republicans are agianst change. Liberal in fact means for change while conservative means the status quo.
For me I think a liberal Independent would be best. I am still looking for someone to run under a humanist or people party; for the people, by the
Why would you go republican when they area HUGE part of the problem?
The way you have characterized Democrats and Republicans shows that you have little understanding of either party. To say that Democrats are for
change and Republicans are for the status quo is incorrect. Also, there are PLENTY of "wealthy and elite" Democrats. Roseanne Barr, Michael
Moore...the list of wealthy and elite Democrats goes on and on, but those are 2 very wealthy Democrats who have been in the news being highly critical
of Republicans lately.
I don't think EITHER party is for the status quo. Conservatives want there to be LESS government intervention, while liberals tend to think there
should be MORE. BOTH parties want to see change, both in the direction they favor. There are good people in both political parties.
I am conservative, and have friends who are conservative and friends who are liberal. My conservative friends and I believe in self reliance, and
that people should be responsible for themselves, with a safety net there for rare instances when the government could help temporarily; however, we
believe that people are generally good, and if the government didn't help others out, the community would. For example, my church has many programs
to help those in need in our community. Also, whenever there has been a disaster, the churches here have rallied together, sending both necessary
supplies and volunteers to help out.
My liberal friends think that the government's role should be larger, and that the government has a responsibility to make sure that everyone is
cared for. They believe that the government must regulate things and try to fix the problems of society (the "war on poverty" comes to mind.)
All of this party hatred is ridiculous, and I think the politicians stir it up to keep themselves in power. "Down here" at our level, I believe we
all want what's best for America; we just differ on the best way to get there. Neither party wants children to starve or people to remain jobless;
we just disagree about the ways to bring about the change WE ALL CRAVE.