Democrats are generally more liberal. They believe in a larger federal government, and often implement tax plans to try to help the less privileged. They tend to believe the government must look for the greater good above the individual person in terms of welfare and do what is necessary to make the populace more "equal". They assert that the values our country holds must evolve over time, and, therefore, tend to support such controversial choices as Pro Choice and gay marriage.
Republicans are generally more conservative. They believe that the answers do not lay with the government generally, but rather with the people. They want less government interference and tend to believe more strongly in property rights and less strongly in well-fare rights, holding economic equity above equality. Many republicans are religious and tend to hold to the morals characterizing the Founding Fathers, which results in general disapproval of abortions and, for some, gay marriage.
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Democrats are liberals while Republicans are conservatives.
As for the terms "liberal" and "conservative", their meanings and connotations have become very confusing. "Conservative" and "Republican", and "Liberal" and "Democrat" have somewhat become interchangeable in today's society. However, "conservative" really means that one believes that things should stay the same, while "liberal" means that one believes things should change. Historically, societies had not been very free, so historical Liberals generally supported increased freedoms. The Founding Fathers of the United States were Liberals during their time, since they supported freedoms that did not exist in their society--they wanted things to change. However, today they would (probably) be considered Conservatives, since they supported limited government. Classifying people's political views today by these words is very confusing. Since today a "Conservative" is generally a Republican, and a "Liberal" is generally a Democrat, how does one classify someone who belongs to a third party? For example, Libertarians support economic freedoms as Republicans do, indicating they are Conservatives. On the other hand, they also support social freedoms as Democrats do, indicating they are Liberals. However, since historical Liberals (not to be confused with today's Democrats) were freedom-lovers, supporting all types of freedoms make Libertarians the ultimate Liberals, right? But then again, Libertarians are the ultimate proponents of the Republican roots of limited government. Libertarians want to limit government (in all areas) far more than Republicans, making Libertarians the ultimate Conservatives. Since one person can simultaneously be classified as super liberal and super conservative (which are opposites), these words do not have very good definitions in today's society and have very different meanings to different people.
Republicans believe people are best taking care of themselves or helping others through private charity. Democrats believe the government is best at taking care of people.
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The Republicans were in mroe power than the Democrats at the time. Keegan is silly.
Yep, Democrats want to give the dime away, and the Republicans want the people to earn it.
Democrats are usually considered to the left of Republicans, although this generally only comes down to a difference in rhetoric. Generally, there is not much difference between the two parties in practice.
Democrats are the donkeys and the Republicans are the elephants.
Democrats generally support more government power while Republicans support more state power and less government power
Democrats tended to favor a laissez-faire goverment.
A cynic's answer: Republicans lack hearts, Democrats lack brains. Another cynic said that the Republicans do not know how to govern and the Democrats do not know how to get elected.
republicans are conservative and do not like change democrats are liberal and embrace change
The most basic difference is the size of the government. Democrats believe in big government, Republicans believe in small or limited government. The reason for this is because of how Democrats and Republicans believe a country should operate, and how big or small a part government should play in our day to day lives.
The amount of control government should have over business activities.
Democrats. Republicans have the elephant.
the main thing was prohibtion- democrats wanted to bann alchohal but the republicans were trying to save it
Donkey for Democrats and Elephant for Republicans
There are several main differences that are usually characteristic of these two parties, however there are always exceptions.In general Democrats support higher government spending and higher taxes, while Republicans argue against tax increase and massive spending.Democrats favor big government and programs and agencies, Republicans advocate smaller government.Republicans tend to favor large defense programs while Democrats usually vote to spend less on defense.Generally Republicans are against abortion, while Democrats believe it should be legalized.Democrats tend to support Gay Marriage, while Republicans oppose.Democrats support gun control, Republicans oppose.Republicans oppose minimum wage, while Democrats support.The biggest, and most characteristic difference between the two, however, is the size of the government. Democrats believe that the government should be expanded and should provide for the public, an example being health care and welfare. Republicans believe that the government should not grow excessively and should be limited. They support private sector services.
Democrats are donkeys and Republicans are elephants A Donkey The Democrats have the Donkey, and the Republicans have the Elephant. donkey
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They are Republicans
202 republicans and 233 Democrats
The Democrats are represented by Donkeys and The Republicans are represented by Elephants
76 Republicans, 74 Democrats
Democrats and Republicans are the two political parties in America.