BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Dec 2005
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I am a middle of the road Conservative. Most people don't know the difference between a Republican and a Democrat.
Republicans have had a strong belief in individualism, limited government, and business entrepreneurship. In broad terms, Republicans believe the private sector is better suited than the government to make most decisions. In his 1981 Inaugural Address, Republican President Ronald Reagan summed up his belief in limited government when he said, "In the present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." Less taxes and less government (intervention).
The Democratic Party's political views today have roots in the United States' progressive tradition. The Party's brand of progressivism is often called modern liberalism or, in an international context, social liberalism, to distinguish it from classical liberalism.
The Party advocates civil liberties, social freedoms, equal rights, equal opportunity, and a free enterprise system tempered by GOVERNMENT intervention. The Party believes that GOVERNMENT should play a role in alleviating poverty and social injustice, even if that means EXCESSIVE progressive taxation and a larger role for government to pay for and develop social services.