A political party which is an organized group of people with the same goals, aspirations and ideas that come together to win an election by competing against each other to control the government with their philosophies and ideas. Also, performs a significant role in the government by bringing people together in order to take charge of the government by persuading voters to elect their candidate with policies that are favorable to them.
In United States, there are two main political parties that appeals to as many different groups as possible which are the Democratic Party that was organized by Thomas Jefferson in the late 1700s and which traditionally supports the minorities, labor and believes that the government can take care of many nations problems. And the Republican GOP which was founded the 1854 by anti-slavery activists, modernizers and ex-free soilers, are well known for their concerns about the size of the government.
And it is instructive to contrast the Democratic and Republican party platforms that reveals utterly opposite worldviews. The contrast between the Democratic Party and the Republican party platform, are on the immigration policies, healthcare policies and the issues on education. The issue of immigration is becoming very significant, because many of the voters are immigrants. Democratic view on immigration is on the stands that United States is a country based on immigrants.
Therefore, should be valued and supported both in the present and in the future as well. According to Democratic view on Immigration “the 2012 Democratic Party Platform states, “the Democratic Party stands for comprehensive immigration reform that intelligently prioritizes our country’s security and economic needs. ” Democrats believe that in order to embrace the diversity of our country, “we need to fix our broken immigration system. ” Also, providing a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, especially those who were brought here as children.
They wish to greatly reform the current immigration laws, stating that “today’s immigration laws do not reflect our values or serve our security, and we will work for real reform. The solution is not to establish a massive new status of second-class workers; that betrays our values and hurts all working people. Undocumented immigrants within our borders who clear a background check, work hard and pay taxes should have a path to earn full participation in America. ” Democrats believe in providing priority to immigrants who already have family in the United States, in order to reunite families more quickly.
In contrast, the Republican GOP have a differently idea to immigration policies to that of the Democratic party. According to the Republican Party on immigration, “Ensuring the integrity of our borders is vital to ensuring the safety of our citizens. We must know the identity of all visitors who enter the US, and we must know when they leave. The US-VISIT system, which uses biometric data to better track the entry and exit of foreign travelers, has been implemented at more than 115 airports and is presently being implemented at land border crossings.
Reconnaissance cameras, border patrol agents, and unmanned aerial flights have all been increased at our borders. We must strengthen our Border Patrol to stop illegal crossings, and we will equip the Border Patrol with the tools, technologies, structures, and sufficient force necessary to secure the border. We will seek stiff penalties for those who smuggle illegal aliens into the country and for those who sell fraudulent documents. We urge continued support for state, local, and federal law enforcement to work in a cohesive manner in securing our borders to prevent illegal entry.
Also, we support the mandatory use of the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (S. A. V. E. ) program–an internet-based system that verifies the lawful presence of applicants. We insist upon enforcement at the workplace through verification systems so that jobs can be available to all legal workers. Use of the E-verify program–an internet-based system that verifies the employment authorization and identity of employees– must be made mandatory nationwide.
State enforcement efforts in the workplace must be welcomed, not attacked. When Americans need jobs, it is absolutely essential that we protect them from illegal labor in the workplace. ” Also, on the issue of Healthcare policies, the Democratic Party believe they have the best policy for the American people. According to a research from the Association of Health Care Journalists on Covering Health, “Democrats believe that health care is a right, not a privilege, and our health care system should put people before profits.
Thanks to the hard work of President Obama and Democrats in Congress, we took a critically important step toward the goal of universal health care by passing the Affordable Care Act, which has covered 20 million more Americans and ensured millions more will never be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. Democrats will never falter in our generations-long fight to guarantee health care as a fundamental right for every American. As part of that guarantee, Americans should be able to access public coverage through a public option, and those over 55 should be able to opt in to Medicare.
Democrats will empower the states, which are the true laboratories of democracy, to use innovation waivers under the ACA to develop unique locally tailored approaches to health coverage. This will include removing barriers to states which seek to experiment with plans to ensure universal health care to every person in their state. ” Also in contrast, the Republican GOP views according to the Association of Health Care Journalists on Covering Health, “Any honest agenda for improving healthcare must start with repeal of the dishonestly named Affordable Care Act of 2010: Obamacare.
It weighs like the dead hand of the past upon American medicine. It imposed a Euro-style bureaucracy to manage its unworkable, budget-busting, conflicting provisions. It has driven up prices for all consumers. Their insurance premiums have dramatically increased while their deductibles have risen about eight times faster than wages in the last ten years. It drove up drug prices by levying a $27 billion tax on manufacturers and importers and, through mandated price cuts for drugs under Medicare and Medicaid, forced pharmaceutical companies to raise prices for everyone else.
Its “silver plans,” the most common option on the government insurance exchanges, limit people’s access to their own doctor through narrow networks and restrict drug coverage, forcing many patients to pay for extremely costly medicines for their chronic diseases. In addition, on the issue of Education, according to report from the Democratic Views on Education, “Democrats hope to turn around the public-school system and make it more successful and sustainable. They hope to expand public school options for low-income children by creating and maintaining more magnet schools, charter schools, teacher-led schools, and career academies.
They also hope to increase the number of teachers and the respect that teachers receive, to improve the quality of instruction that kids are receiving. In their 2012 platform, Democrats stated, “Because there is no substitute for a great teacher at the head of a classroom, the President helped school districts save more than 400,000 educator jobs. We Democrats honor our nation’s teachers. If we want high-quality education for all our kids, we must listen to the people who are on the front lines. The President has laid out a plan to prevent more teacher layoffs while attracting and rewarding great teachers.
This includes raising standards for the programs that prepare our teachers, recognizing and rewarding good teaching, and retaining good teachers. We also believe in carefully crafted evaluation systems that give struggling teachers a chance to succeed and protect due process. In contrast, the Republican GOP, according to report from the Republican Views on Education, “Believes in a restructuring of higher education, which would leave more students equipped for their desired fields and less working minimum wage jobs that are irrelevant to their education.
Next, they believe in limiting the federal government in education. This includes getting rid of federal student loans, and having only private loans. Republicans also support school choice and home schooling programs. Overall, Republicans believe strongly in an educational system that will provide higher education to those whose achievements deserve it, and that will give students the environment they want and need to succeed both in and beyond higher education.
In conclusion, the Democratic Party which was organized by Thomas Jefferson in the late 1700s and which traditionally supports the minorities and labor. And the Republican GOP that was founded the 1854 by anti-slavery activists, modernizers and ex-free soilers are both prominent parties seeking for the vote of the citizens. And as a citizen of America who is eligible to vote, you have the right to choose the next president and its congressional party.