Democrats VS Republicans

1. ABORTION: Conservatives believe human life begins at conception, and abortion is the murder of a human being. Liberals believe a fetus is not a human life.

2.AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: Conservatives believe people should be admitted to schools and hired for jobs based on their ability. Liberals feel that due to racism in the past, minorities were deprived of the same education and employment opportunities as whites, and we need to make up for that.

3. DEATH PENALTY: Conservatives feel the death penalty is a punishment that fits the crime; it is neither cruel nor unusual. Liberals feel we should abolish the death penalty.

4. ECONOMY: Conservatives believe in the free market system, competitive capitalism, and private enterprise afford the widest opportunity and the highest standard of living for all. Free markets produce more economic growth, more jobs and higher standards of living then those systems burdened by excessive government regulation. Liberals favor a market system in which government regulates the economy. They want government to protect us against big businesses. They want government regulation to level the playing field.

5. ENVIRONMENT: Conservatives desire clean water, clean air and a clean planet. However, extreme environmental policies destroy jobs and damage the economy. Liberals believe the US should enact laws to significantly reduce the amount of carbon dioxide it produces.

6. HEALTH CARE: Conservatives believe free healthcare provided by the government means that everyone will get the same poor quality healthcare. The rich will continue to pay for superior healthcare, while all others will receive poor quality free healthcare from the government. Health care should remain privatized. Liberals support universal government supervised health care. There are millions of americans who cant afford health insurance. They are being deprived of a basic right to healthcare.

7.IMMIGRATION: Conservatives support legal immigration at current numbers, but do not support illegal immigration. Liberals support legal immigration and increasing the number of legal immigrants permitted to enter the US each year.

8.RELIGION: Conservatives oppose the removal of symbols of Christian heritage from public and government spaces. Liberals support the removal of all references to GOD in public and government spaces.

9. SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Conservatives believe marriage is between one man and one women. Liberals believe marriage should be legal for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples to ensure equal rights for all.

10.SOCIAL SECURITY: Conservatives believe changes are necessary because the US will be unable to maintain the current system it is in. They support the proposal to allow a portion os social security dollars withheld to be put into an account chosen by the individual, not the government. Liberals oppse change to the current social security system. They support a cap on social security payments to the wealthy.

11. TAXES: Conservatives support lower taxes and a smaller government. Lower taxes create more incentive for people to work, save, invest, and engage in entrpreneurial endeavors. Liberals support higher taxes and larger government. High taxes enable the government to do good and create jobs.

12.WELFARE: Conservatives oppose long term welfare. They feel we need to provide opportunities to make it poosible for poor and low-income workers to become self-reliant. It is far more compasionate and effective to encourage a person to become self-reliant, rather than keeping them dependent on the government for money. Liberals support welfare. They believe that conservatives oppose welfare because they are not compassionate toward the poor. Liberals feel we have welfare to bring fairness to American economic life. Without welfare, life below the poverty line would be intolerable.

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