Please keep an open mind as I am sure this thread is bound to piss off just about everybody! This is not a thread seeking a third party, this is a
thread wondering how each party believes in their platform and why?
I am a moderate republican and agree with democrats and republicans on certain issues. However, as I look more and more closely at the political world
and begin to study it and understand it better, there are certain things that are upside down that I would like to address.
Why do democrats want the government to take care of them? Of course, this is a typical GOP talking point, but its not far from the truth. The rich
dems do not want to get taxed to death, but they are willing to help the poor people funding many different government programs that may or may not
work. My question is this. Wouldn't that suit more with the religiously minded people? In reality, most democrats hype up the fact that they are open
minded culturally aware individuals who allow people to believe whatever they want. In Christianity, or a fundamentalist in any other religion will
want the people to be oppressed and controlled by whatever ground rules the religion/God states and the traditions held by the followers of those
rules for years. I would think the conservative fundamentalist Christians would want to have more government not less. Again, this is strictly
speaking from a philosophical viewpoint. Whereas its the democrats who always hype about how open minded they are they should be the ones rooting for
a more freer and open government, yes?
Why do republicans like corporations so much? Now, this of course is a democratic talking point but its not far from the truth. Republicans love the
free market and almost worship it. But, the republicans do not like change, they do not like innovation. They like the status quo. They think being
progressive is like being gay...a sin! They like things the way they are. If some members of my party got their way we would still be living in 17th
century England! It's true. Yet, Republicans continue to fuel change and fuel innovation by loosening up regulations of the
world's top corporations allowing them to do pretty much whatever they want as long as they continue to make money by making their products. Who
invents? Corporations. Who changes the world? Corporations leading with technological innovations that they buy from the progressives who think them
Shouldn't democrats have a religion? Is the democratic religion secularism? Or even atheism? That doesn't make much sense. For a time, many democrats
were socially conservative. Maybe even moreso, than the republicans. For instance, the democrats did not want to end slavery. Socially Conservative
Democrats like Truman had a strong relationship with Israel back in the day. I think democrats have been searching very far and very long for a
religion to endorse and cannot seem to agree with one. Some like secularism, some like islam, some even say global warming can be a religion as well
as being gay. But that's hardly the majority of their party. In fact, most muslims would be socially aligned with the republicans!!!! Especially the
fundamentalist terrorist groups!
Now, the national religion for the republicans is almost with certainty Christianity. Many republicans back in the 80s and 90s called America a
Christian Nation! Some still do today. However, Christianity is not the nations religion, in fact, many of the founding fathers were Freemasons and
they have an unkind relationship with the church. Some scholars go so far as to say that the founding fathers on multiple occasions created America so
that it can be against the Church of England, which the King is ultimately the head of!
Now, I understand the republicans love for guns for instance, but if OWS really wanted to accomplish anything and start a real revolution, they would
have gotten guns!!!!!! Most of those hippies probably didn't even know how to use a gun, much less understand state laws on how to obtain one. No, I
am not calling for a revolution or anything of the sort. I am just pointing out the insane thinking that goes on inside both political parties written
from a truly unbias perspective. Again, the tea party protests were and continue to be mostly peaceful protests with little to no incidents. Is it
because all the people there are "carrying?" Hardly!
Most of the rest I can see how the ideology fits in with the two party system For instance, immigration. Democrats want less regulation and
Republicans want more, but that in itself is a contradiction, because its usually the reverse for everything else on each side. Republicans want more
regulation for marijuana and democrats want it legalized etc...
The thing I guess to take from this is that politics is not black and white or red and blue. People can believe what they believe, but this is what
the majority of the parties believe and sometimes what they believe do not match with their other ways of thinking!
Does this make sense to anybody or did I just confuse everyone even further. I admit, I got lost in my own post...
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