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    • Democrat or Republican?
    • Or Somewhere in Between?
      • List of political parties in the United States - Wikipedia , the free encyclopedia
    • Emergence of the Tea Party
      • Emerged in 2009 after the bailout of the US’s financial institutions(President Bush-2008), the economic stimulus package(President Obama-2009) and the new health care law(President Obama-2010).
      • The name is taken from the Boston Tea Party as they protested against the British King at the time
      • Tends to be very conservative and libertarian in nature
    • Core Beliefs of Tea Party
      • Illegal Aliens Are Here illegally.
      • Pro-Domestic Employment Is Indispensable.
      • Stronger Military Is Essential.
      • Special Interests Eliminated.
      • Gun Ownership Is Sacred.
      • Government Must Be Downsized.
      • National Budget Must Be Balanced.
      • Deficit Spending Will End.
      • Bail-out And Stimulus Plans Are Illegal.
      • Reduce Personal Income Taxes A Must.
      • Reduce Business Income Taxes Is Mandatory.
      • Political Offices Available To Average Citizens.
      • Intrusive Government Stopped.
      • English As Core Language Is Required.
      • Traditional Family Values Are Encouraged.
      • Common Sense Constitutional
      • Conservative Self-Governance
      • http://www.teaparty.org/about.php#beliefs
      • Not all Democrats or Republicans agree on all issues within their party
      • Discuss media bias—Fox News vs CNN
      • Where you live can effect what party you belong to
    • 2000 Election Map Red-Republican—Blue-Democrat
    • 2004 Election Map
    • 2008 Election Map
      • Republicans are conservative
        • favor traditional institutions and the status quo
        • favor laissez-faire system
          • define
        • favor a limited role for government in society and believe that people should help themselves, not rely on the government
        • favor lower taxes
        • believe in the trickle-down theory
        • Believe in rugged individualism
      • Democrats are liberal
        • favor change in society
        • oppose government intervention into one’s private and social life
        • support regulations on economic activity and businesses
        • favor an active role for government in society
        • believe that involvement – be it environmental regulations against polluting or anti-discrimination laws- can improve the quality of our lives
        • willing to increase taxes to support programs
    • Abortion
      • Democrat:
        • Abortion is a woman’s right and should be legal
      • Republican:
        • Abortion should be illegal and restricted by government
    • Flag Burning
      • Democrat:
        • Flag burning is political speech and is protected by the Constitution
      • Republican:
        • Protect the flag from burning by a constitutional amendment
    • Gun Control
      • Democrats:
        • Favor/Gun control is needed
      • Republicans:
        • Oppose/Gun control is unconstitutional
      • NRA-ILA :: Gun Laws
    • Natural Environment
      • Democrats:
        • Strong regulations are needed to protect the environment
      • Republicans:
        • Strong environmental laws harm the economy
    • Race Relations
      • Democrats:
        • Strong anti-discrimination laws are needed
        • favor affirmative action
      • Republicans:
        • People and businesses can be trusted not to discriminate
        • Many oppose affirmative action
      • Affirmative Action Timeline
    • Minimum Wage
      • Democrats:
        • Favor/Increase the minimum wage to help workers
      • Republicans:
        • Oppose/Do not raise the minimum wage because it hurts businesses
        • http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0774473.html
    • Healthcare
      • Democrats:
        • Government should require universal access to healthcare
      • Republicans:
        • Private insurers are preferable to government controlled system
    • Taxes
      • Democrats:
        • Increase taxes on the wealthy to pay for public programs
      • Republicans:
        • Cutting taxes for everyone helps the economy
    • 2008 Tax Brackets
      • 10% on income between $0 and $8,025
      • 15% on the income between $8,025 and $32,550; plus $802.50
      • 25% on the income between $32,550 and $78,850; plus $4,481.25
      • 28% on the income between $78,850 and $164,550; plus $16,056.25
      • 33% on the income between $164,550 and $357,700; plus $40,052.25
      • 35% on the income over $357,700; plus $103,791.75
    • Military
      • Democrats:
        • Cut military spending; expand veteran’s benefits; act in concert with other nations and/or with support from NATO and the UN
      • Republicans:
        • Increase military spending; cut veteran’s benefits; don’t be constrained by other nations or by NATO and the UN
    • Death Penalty
      • Democrats:
        • Oppose/It is not a deterrent and innocent people are in jeopardy
      • Republicans:
        • Favor/The death penalty is necessary and effective
    • History
      • Furman v. Georgia, (1972)
      • In this case, the court found the death penalty to be unconstitutional on the grounds of cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the 8th to the United States Constitution.
      • http:// www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/dpusa.htm
    • Gay Rights
      • Democrats:
        • Favor/Gays rights and marriage are civil rights
      • Republicans:
        • Oppose/Marriage is a sacred trust between a man and woman
    • Civil Unions
      • Civil unions exist in only four places: Vermont, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.
      • Vermont civil unions were the first to be created, in 2000, to provide some legal protections and responsibilities to gay and lesbian couples at the state level.
      • Gay marriage supporters say civil unions have since proven to be ineffective, a separate but unequal status
      • The protections and responsibilities do not extend beyond the border of the states in which the civil union was entered.
    • Domestic Partnerships
      • Domestic partnerships are a form of union under which gay (and sometimes non-gay) couples in some states or regions can formalize their partnerships.
      • Gay marriage supporters say that, as with civil unions, the status remains a separate and unequal compromise which does not apply when a couple travels out of state, and offers no federal protections.
    • Prayer in School
      • Democrats:
        • Oppose/Violation of the separation between church and state
      • Republicans:
        • Favor/It is a religious right and our Christian heritage
    • War in Iraq
      • Democrats:
        • Favored at first but criticized President Bush for messing it up
        • Want to get more countries support
        • Wants a defined exit strategy which President Obama has now set—in 18 months(2-09)
        • President Obama want to focus on Afghanistan
      • Republicans:
        • President Bush stated 8-21-06 that US will not leave Iraq until the job is done
        • Admits to mistakes in Iraq and says it will be a tough fight
        • Hope Iraq’s new gov’t and people will eventually be stable enough in several years for US withdrawl
        • President Bush pulled 8,000 troops out in late 2008/early 2009