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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), th...
Core Beliefs of Tea Party
• Illegal Aliens Are Here illegally.
• Pro-Domestic Employment Is Indispensable.
• Stronger Mili...
• Deficit Spending Will End.
• Bail-out And Stimulus Plans Are Illegal.
• Reduce Personal Income Taxes A Must.
• Reduce Bu...
• Not all Democrats or Republicans agree on all
issues within their party
• Discuss media bias—Fox News vs CNN
• Where you...
The Electoral College System
• Discuss setup
• Discuss weakness
• Discuss shifts in
the electorate
1960 Election
1964 Election
2000 Election Map
Red-Republican—Blue-Democrat
2004 Election Map
2008 Election Map
2012 Presidential Election
• Republicans are conservative
– favor traditional institutions and the status
quo
– favor laissez-faire system
• define
–...
• Democrats are liberal
– favor change in society
– oppose government intervention into one’s private and
social life
– su...
Abortion
• Democrat:
– Abortion is a woman’s right and should be
legal
• Republican:
– Abortion should be illegal and rest...
Abortion Laws prior to 1973 Roe V. Wade Case
Red--Illegal.
Purple--Legal in cases of rape.
Blue-Legal in cases of danger t...
Pregnancy, Birth, Abortion, and Fetal Loss Rates Per
1,000 Women Aged 15--19 Years, by Race and Hispanic
Ethnicity
Parental Consent and
Notification Laws
• http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-
topics/abortion/parental-consent-
notifi...
Flag Burning
• Democrat:
– Flag burning is political
speech and is
protected by the
Constitution
• Republican:
– Protect t...
Gun Control
• Democrats:
– Favor/Gun control is needed
• Republicans:
– Oppose/Gun control is unconstitutional
• NRA-ILA :...
Natural Environment
• Democrats:
– Strong regulations are needed to protect the
environment
• Republicans:
– Strong enviro...
Race Relations
• Democrats:
– Strong anti-discrimination laws are needed
– favor affirmative action
• Republicans:
– Peopl...
Minimum Wage
• Democrats:
– Favor/Increase the minimum wage to help
workers
• Republicans:
– Oppose/Do not raise the minim...
Healthcare
• Democrats:
– Government should require universal access to
healthcare
• Republicans:
– Private insurers are p...
Taxes
• Democrats:
– Increase taxes on the wealthy to pay for
public programs
• Republicans:
– Cutting taxes for everyone ...
2012 Tax Brackets
Tax
rate
Single filers
Married filing jointly or
qualifying
widow/widower
Married filing
separately
Head...
Military
• Democrats:
– Cut military spending; expand veteran’s
benefits; act in concert with other nations
and/or with su...
Death Penalty
• Democrats:
– Oppose/It is not a deterrent and innocent
people are in jeopardy
• Republicans:
– Favor/The d...
History
• Furman v. Georgia, (1972)
• In this case, the court found the death
penalty to be unconstitutional on the
ground...
Gay Marriage
• Democrats:
– Favor-Gays rights and marriage are civil
rights
• Republicans:
– Oppose-Marriage is a sacred t...
Update
Prayer in School
• Democrats:
– Oppose/Violation of the separation between
church and state
– Does not uphold “freedom of ...
Prayer in School
• Declared unconstitutional in 1962 in the
case Engel vs. Vitale
Separation of Church and State
• “Congress shall make no law respecting
an establishment of religion, or prohibiting
the f...
• ‘”The establishment of religion’ clause of the First Amendment
means at least this: Neither a state nor the Federal
Gove...
War in Iraq/Afghanistan
• Democrats:
– Favored at first but criticized President Bush for messing it up.
– Wanted a define...
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  1. 1. Democrat or Republican?
  2. 2. Or Somewhere in Between? • List of political parties in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. • 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
  6. 6. • 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 • 2012 Electoral College Map-County by County
  7. 7. The Electoral College System • Discuss setup • Discuss weakness • Discuss shifts in the electorate
  8. 8. 1960 Election
  9. 9. 1964 Election
  10. 10. 2000 Election Map Red-Republican—Blue-Democrat
  11. 11. 2004 Election Map
  12. 12. 2008 Election Map
  13. 13. 2012 Presidential Election
  14. 14. • 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
  15. 15. • 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
  16. 16. Abortion • Democrat: – Abortion is a woman’s right and should be legal • Republican: – Abortion should be illegal and restricted by government – http://law.findlaw.com/state-laws/abortion/
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. Pregnancy, Birth, Abortion, and Fetal Loss Rates Per 1,000 Women Aged 15--19 Years, by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity
  19. 19. Parental Consent and Notification Laws • http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health- topics/abortion/parental-consent- notification-laws-25268.htm
  20. 20. Flag Burning • Democrat: – Flag burning is political speech and is protected by the Constitution • Republican: – Protect the flag from burning by a constitutional amendment
  21. 21. Gun Control • Democrats: – Favor/Gun control is needed • Republicans: – Oppose/Gun control is unconstitutional • NRA-ILA :: Gun Laws
  22. 22. Natural Environment • Democrats: – Strong regulations are needed to protect the environment • Republicans: – Strong environmental laws harm the economy
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. Healthcare • Democrats: – Government should require universal access to healthcare • Republicans: – Private insurers are preferable to government controlled system The Affordable Care Act-March 2010 http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform/healthcare- overview#healthcare-menu
  26. 26. Taxes • Democrats: – Increase taxes on the wealthy to pay for public programs • Republicans: – Cutting taxes for everyone helps the economy
  27. 27. 2012 Tax Brackets Tax rate Single filers Married filing jointly or qualifying widow/widower Married filing separately Head of household 10% Up to $8,700 Up to $17,400 Up to $8,700 Up to $12,400 15% $8,701 - $35,350 $17,401 - $70,700 $8,701- $35,350 $12,401 - $47,350 25% $35,351 - $85,650 $70,701 - $142,700 $35,351 - $71,350 $47,351 - $122,300 28% $85,651 - $178,650 $142,701 - $217,450 $71,351 - $108,725 $122,301 - $198,050 33% $178,651 - $388,350 $217,451 - $388,350 $108,726 - $194,175 $198,051 - $388,350 35% $388,351 or more $388,351 or more $194,176 or more $388,351 or more
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. Death Penalty • Democrats: – Oppose/It is not a deterrent and innocent people are in jeopardy • Republicans: – Favor/The death penalty is necessary and effective
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. Gay Marriage • Democrats: – Favor-Gays rights and marriage are civil rights • Republicans: – Oppose-Marriage is a sacred trust between a man and woman
  32. 32. Update
  33. 33. Prayer in School • Democrats: – Oppose/Violation of the separation between church and state – Does not uphold “freedom of religion” if we have school sponsored prayer • Republicans: – Favor/It is a religious right and our Christian heritage
  34. 34. Prayer in School • Declared unconstitutional in 1962 in the case Engel vs. Vitale
  35. 35. Separation of Church and State • “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” 1st Amendment • Known as the Establishment Clause • U.S. Supreme Court’s 1947 decision of Everson v. Board of Education-Next Slide
  36. 36. • ‘”The establishment of religion’ clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another. Neither can force nor influence a person to go to or to remain away from church against his will or force him to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion. No person can be punished for entertain­ing or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or non­attendance. No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to sup­port any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion. Neither a state nor the Federal Government can, openly or secretly, participate in the affairs of any religious organization or groups and vice­versa. In the words of Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intend­ed to erect a ‘wall of separation between church and state’.”
  37. 37. War in Iraq/Afghanistan • Democrats: – Favored at first but criticized President Bush for messing it up. – Wanted a defined exit strategy during the Bush years. – President Obama withdrew all combat troops from Iraq in August 2010 – All US forces were out of Iraq at the end of 2011 – President Obama wanted to focus on Afghanistan-Sent 30,000 more troops 12-09. – Started US withdrawl from Afghanistan in July 2011. – Hopes to be out soon-2013-14 • Republicans: – President Bush stated 8-21-06 that US would not leave Iraq until the job is done. – Admitted to mistakes in Iraq and says it will be a tough fight. – Hoped Iraq’s new gov’t and people would eventually be stable enough for US withdrawl. – President Bush pulled 8,000 troops out in late 2008/early 2009. – Afghanistan was not focused on as much after the Iraq invasion. – Allowed Taliban and al-Qaeda to gain in power.

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