Two Party System Pros and Cons List
The American political system contains many fringe political parties, but two dominate over all the others. The Republican and Democrat parties have been battling for control and power in the United States since the days of Abraham Lincoln. There are differences between the two parties and how they view the development and progress of the country. Although there have been some changes in ideology, some things have switched parties, there are still some very distinguishing characteristics that separate these two parties in American politics. Following is a list of pros and cons for each of the two dominant American political parties.
List of Pros of the Democrat Party
1. Party of the People
Democrats are willing to listen to citizens and try to help them to persevere.
2. The Rich are too Rich
Democrats hope that the richer American citizens can see fit to pay their fair share to help those who are not as fortunate. They fight for higher minimum wage and better health care.
3. ‘Fringe’ Demographics
Democrats are more open minded and accepting of special groups like minorities, poor and homosexuals. They are more willing to give the majority of Muslim citizens the benefit of the doubt and are not likely to demonize these groups.
Democrats tend to use the words from the Statue of Liberty as a foundation for allowing all foreign citizens access to the United States, even if they have broken the law to come.
List of Cons of the Democrat Party
The Democrat party welcomes using taxpayer funds to be used for social programs. They do not look past their hearts to see the destructive power of taking from some to pay for many.
Democrats do not give the benefit of the doubt to citizens. They wish to remove the individual right to self protection, expecting law enforcement to protect, instead. Their thoughts on self-preservation do not provide for personal defense.
3. Political Ideology
There is a propensity for Democrats to expect all citizens to follow what they wish. For example, religion and guns. Atheist Democrats want all signs of religion gone and all Democrats who fear gun violence want to remove guns from all citizens, not just the criminals. Homosexuals are given the right to sue and win against religious organizations who refuse them service, which violates the religious person’s rights.
4. Aid for all Citizens
There is a belief that anyone who asks for help should get it. Criminals and immigrants who illegally enter the country are given aid at the expense of taxpayers.
5. Seeking to Blame Rather than Solve
The Democrat party is always seeking to find some person or event to blame. For example, guns are blamed for deaths caused by mentally ill citizens or those with dangerous ideology. Climate change has been blamed for many behavioral flaws and actions. Blaming other political parties for failed policies or corruption without having any of the facts.
Democrats are continually looking for more ways to include citizens under the government. They tax the working citizens so that those without jobs can live off those monies. They find local and international causes that they wish to support, creating more tax requirements of working citizens.
Although Democrats verbally support American warriors they do not give them appropriate support. They tend to remove protections and aid. Military members are restricted from personal protection against domestic threats, and their health and well being are at risk.
List of Pros of the Republican Party
1. Bill of Rights
The Republican party holds the belief that the Bill of Rights are not up for debate. They are not to be taken away, as they are not man-gifted, but God-given.
2. Personal Responsibility
Republicans are willing to accept responsibility for their actions. They do not tend to blame objects, events, or climate for the personal actions of a person. Icons are not blamed for hate or violence.
3. Success, not Dependency
The Republican party is very interested in poor and lower middle class citizens. They wish to give them pathways toward success instead of free gifts of money. They wish to watch all Americans fulfill their own success, not depend on the government for their livelihood.
Republicans believe in personal choice. They do not wish to restrict all citizens based upon their own desires and opinions. Republicans believe if they do not want to view something they will turn their head; if they do not want to own something they do not purchase it. Instead of refusing all others these options, they allow each to decide for him/herself.
5. Economic Growth
Republicans believe that the pathway to success comes from a government that does not interfere in the operation of private businesses. They avoid company-strangling regulations and wish to reduce taxes to encourage business growth which will subsequently increase the employment of citizens.
Republicans seek to lower the deficit and reduce spending, allowing citizens to keep more of their own money. They wish to reduce personal and corporate taxes to levels that are sustainable.
Republicans are stalwart supporters of American warriors. They seek out ways to help provide protection and support for service members and veterans. They wish to include programs that aid veterans.
Republicans believe that legal immigration helps with the strength of the nation. They do not believe free amnesty programs aid with legal immigration, and creates animosity in the legal citizens of America.
List of Cons of the Republican Party
Even as Republicans agree that all religion should be honored and respected they also view Christianity as a dominant religion. Many consider other religions, like Wicca, and Islam, to be satanic and invalid.
Many Republicans, using their religious convictions, are not willing to allow abortions of any kind, even if the woman has been raped or is the victim of incest.
3. Work for What you Want
Some of the laws that Republicans support restrict individuals who have come upon hard times. Unemployment laws, in many states, restrict individuals from collecting if there is a presumptive expectation that the person will soon be employed.
Republicans do not see that there are problems with the current immigration laws. They do not wish to consider that the system needs to be streamlined and improved to make it less difficult for others to enter the country legally.