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Democrat or republican

  1. 1. Democrat or Republican?
  2. 2. Or Somewhere in Between? <ul><li>List of political parties in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia </li></ul>
  3. 3. Emergence of the Tea Party <ul><li>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). </li></ul><ul><li>The name is taken from the Boston Tea Party as they protested against the British King at the time </li></ul><ul><li>Tends to be very conservative and libertarian in nature </li></ul>
  4. 5. Core Beliefs of Tea Party <ul><li>Illegal Aliens Are Here illegally. </li></ul><ul><li>Pro-Domestic Employment Is Indispensable. </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger Military Is Essential. </li></ul><ul><li>Special Interests Eliminated. </li></ul><ul><li>Gun Ownership Is Sacred. </li></ul><ul><li>Government Must Be Downsized. </li></ul><ul><li>National Budget Must Be Balanced. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Deficit Spending Will End. </li></ul><ul><li>Bail-out And Stimulus Plans Are Illegal. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce Personal Income Taxes A Must. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce Business Income Taxes Is Mandatory. </li></ul><ul><li>Political Offices Available To Average Citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>Intrusive Government Stopped. </li></ul><ul><li>English As Core Language Is Required. </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Family Values Are Encouraged. </li></ul><ul><li>Common Sense Constitutional </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative Self-Governance </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teaparty.org/about.php#beliefs </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Not all Democrats or Republicans agree on all issues within their party </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss media bias—Fox News vs CNN </li></ul><ul><li>Where you live can effect what party you belong to </li></ul>
  7. 8. 2000 Election Map Red-Republican—Blue-Democrat
  8. 9. 2004 Election Map
  9. 10. 2008 Election Map
  10. 11. <ul><li>Republicans are conservative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>favor traditional institutions and the status quo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>favor laissez-faire system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>define </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>favor a limited role for government in society and believe that people should help themselves, not rely on the government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>favor lower taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>believe in the trickle-down theory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Believe in rugged individualism </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Democrats are liberal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>favor change in society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>oppose government intervention into one’s private and social life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support regulations on economic activity and businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>favor an active role for government in society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>believe that involvement – be it environmental regulations against polluting or anti-discrimination laws- can improve the quality of our lives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>willing to increase taxes to support programs </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Abortion <ul><li>Democrat: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abortion is a woman’s right and should be legal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Republican: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abortion should be illegal and restricted by government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// law.findlaw.com /state-laws/abortion/ </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Abortion Laws prior to 1973 Roe V. Wade Case   Red--Illegal.   Purple--Legal in cases of rape.    Blue-Legal in cases of danger to woman's health.    Green-Legal in cases of danger to woman's health, rape or incest, or likely damaged fetus.    Yellow-Legal upon request.
  14. 18. Pregnancy, Birth, Abortion, and Fetal Loss Rates Per 1,000 Women Aged 15--19 Years, by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity
  15. 20. Parental Consent and Notification Laws <ul><li>http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/abortion/parental-consent-notification-laws-25268.htm </li></ul>
  16. 22. Flag Burning <ul><li>Democrat: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flag burning is political speech and is protected by the Constitution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Republican: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect the flag from burning by a constitutional amendment </li></ul></ul>
  17. 23. Gun Control <ul><li>Democrats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Favor/Gun control is needed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Republicans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oppose/Gun control is unconstitutional </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NRA-ILA :: Gun Laws </li></ul>
  18. 24. Natural Environment <ul><li>Democrats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong regulations are needed to protect the environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Republicans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong environmental laws harm the economy </li></ul></ul>
  19. 25. Race Relations <ul><li>Democrats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong anti-discrimination laws are needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>favor affirmative action </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Republicans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People and businesses can be trusted not to discriminate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many oppose affirmative action </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Affirmative Action Timeline </li></ul>
  20. 26. Minimum Wage <ul><li>Democrats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Favor/Increase the minimum wage to help workers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Republicans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oppose/Do not raise the minimum wage because it hurts businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0774473.html </li></ul></ul>
  21. 27. Healthcare <ul><li>Democrats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government should require universal access to healthcare </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Republicans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private insurers are preferable to government controlled system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Affordable Care Act-March 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform/healthcare-overview#healthcare-menu </li></ul></ul>
  22. 28. Taxes <ul><li>Democrats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase taxes on the wealthy to pay for public programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Republicans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cutting taxes for everyone helps the economy </li></ul></ul>
  23. 29. 2010 Single Filer Tax Bracket <ul><li>10% on income between $0 and $8,375 </li></ul><ul><li>15% on the income between$8,376 - $34,000 </li></ul><ul><li>25% on the income between $34,001 - $82,400 </li></ul><ul><li>28% on the income between $82,401 - $171,850 </li></ul><ul><li>33% on the income between $171,851 - $373,650 </li></ul><ul><li>35% on the income over $373,651 or more </li></ul>
  24. 31. Military <ul><li>Democrats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cut military spending; expand veteran’s benefits; act in concert with other nations and/or with support from NATO and the UN </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Republicans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase military spending; cut veteran’s benefits; don’t be constrained by other nations or by NATO and the UN </li></ul></ul>
  25. 32. Death Penalty <ul><li>Democrats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oppose/It is not a deterrent and innocent people are in jeopardy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Republicans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Favor/The death penalty is necessary and effective </li></ul></ul>
  26. 33. History <ul><li>Furman v. Georgia, (1972) </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/dpusa.htm </li></ul>
  27. 36. Gay Rights <ul><li>Democrats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Favor/Gays rights and marriage are civil rights </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Republicans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oppose/Marriage is a sacred trust between a man and woman </li></ul></ul>
  28. 38. Civil Unions <ul><li>Civil unions exist in only four places: Vermont, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Gay marriage supporters say civil unions have since proven to be ineffective, a separate but unequal status </li></ul><ul><li>The protections and responsibilities do not extend beyond the border of the states in which the civil union was entered. </li></ul>
  29. 39. Domestic Partnerships <ul><li>Domestic partnerships are a form of union under which gay (and sometimes non-gay) couples in some states or regions can formalize their partnerships. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  30. 40. Prayer in School <ul><li>Democrats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oppose/Violation of the separation between church and state </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Republicans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Favor/It is a religious right and our Christian heritage </li></ul></ul>
  31. 41. War in Iraq/Afghanistan <ul><li>Democrats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Favored at first but criticized President Bush for messing it up. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wanted a defined exit strategy during the Bush years. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>President Obama withdrew all combat troops from Iraq in August 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All US forces will be out of Iraq by the end of 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>President Obama wanted to focus on Afghanistan-Sent 30,000 more troops 12-09. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Started US withdrawl from Afganistan in July 2011. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hopes to be out by late next year(2012) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Republicans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President Bush stated 8-21-06 that US would not leave Iraq until the job is done. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Admitted to mistakes in Iraq and says it will be a tough fight. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hoped Iraq’s new gov’t and people would eventually be stable enough for US withdrawl. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>President Bush pulled 8,000 troops out in late 2008/early 2009. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Afghanistan was not focused on as much after the Iraq invasion. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowed Taliban and al-Qaeda to gain in power. </li></ul></ul>

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