The Republican Party: A Political Analysis

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The founding fathers of the United States never intended for the nation to be dominated by two political parties. However, over the years, the nation has become a modern two-party system, where the Republican and Democratic parties have dominated American politics. Initially, the views and issues of the Republican Party was originally the same views shared by the early democratic party. The early Democratic Party possessed conservative ideologies which opposed expansion of federal power, supported states’ rights and supported discriminatory Black codes. While the Republican Party were quite liberal and supported the expansion of federal power, civil rights movement and desegregation of schools. As time progressed and several issues that required …show more content…
In 1854, a little group of dedicated abolitionists including Thomas Jefferson gathered to fight the expansion of slavery. Republican Party aimed to support the protection of inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The official Republican Party website (GOP), appears to be very stern and assertive (bordering on accusatory). Through the exploration of their website GOP, it can be seen that republicans share conservative beliefs. Their conservatism is a driving force that fuels their decisions and supports their claim. Republicans are outspoken as seen on the homepage, where is there are videos and articles explaining why Hillary Clinton (a democrat) who is running in the 2016 presidential campaign is not fit to be the United States president. Their website appears to be concerned with the “problems” in American politics and why the Republican Party candidates should be in office. Some of the issues mentioned are budget and spending, foreign relations, government accountability, homeland security, liberty, Obamacare, veterans, elections, family values and so on. One of the issues that the Republican Party highlights is the economy. They believe that the economy should be rendered free of “excessive” governmental control in order to build the economy. This means that big businesses should be given more liberty to conduct their business and in …show more content…
This ties into the different ideologies that they operate on. The major difference between the Republican Party deals with issues from a conservative perspective while the Democratic Party deals with issues from a liberal perspective. Issues such as immigration, economy, education and health care are approached from polar opposite directions between the democrats and republicans. Another difference observed from exploring the two political party websites is that the republicans dedicate a lot of room to point out the problems in the U.S and blame the Democratic Party as the source of these problems. On the other hand, the democrats, do not appoint blames but rather choose to discuss the new ways to solve the issues present in our nation. This seems like a more effective way of convincing and speaking to the public on how to tackle the matters that have been

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