What Left-Liberal-Democrat (DNC) vs. Right-Conservative-Republican (RNC) believe and stand for
Liberal Democrats: Strong support for equality, group priority, permissiveness, collectivism, and big government.
Demographics: Liberals are mostly younger people, women, and academe, mostly in big cities. [1,2]
LEFT – DEMOCRAT
Abortion 82% ↑
Atheists 89% ↑
Climate Change threat 78% ↑
Freedom (Fully to oneself)
Gun ownership 28%
Illegal Immigrants 81% ↑
Immigration Control (ICE) 51%
Planned Parenthood (Support)
Police – Defund (far-left)
Same-sex marriage 88% ↑
Socialism 65% ↑
RIGHT – REPUBLICAN
Climate Change threat 21%
Capitalism 78% ↑
Freedom (Limited by one’s faith)
Gun ownership 61% ↑
Illegal Immigrants 22%
Immigration Control (ICE) 85% ↑
Planned Parenthood (Defund)
Protestant 56% ↑
Police – Support
Same-sex marriage 38%
6-Most contentious policies between Right-Conservative and Left-Liberals
1. Socialism vs. Capitalism
On the other hand, “capitalism is an anti-poverty program,” said the Democrat-led American experiment. Prager U’s video below explains why capitalism is pro-poor and better for the world.
2. Same-sex marriage vs. Traditional marriage
Most conservative Republicans support LGBTQ rights but are anti-gay marriage. It took nearly 226 years for the Supreme Course, established in 1789, to decide in favor of same-sex marriage.
In 2020, a new poll showed that most Republicans support same-sex marriage for the first time. In the same year, church attendance declined to a record number for the first time— while Pope Francis was the first “vicar of Christ” to support gay marriage.
3. Abortion is Health Care vs. Pro-Life
Most Conservatives believe a fetus is human. It has certain inalienable rights, such as the right to live. Therefore, a mother has no right to abort it. [God in US Constitution]
Former Democrat President Obama stated that women should have ‘Dignity And Freedom’ to get abortions.
In 2021, Democrats passed a bill to fund elective abortions not just locally but for other countries using American taxes. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Roman Catholic, defended the Democrats’ stand on abortion.
She said, “It’s none of our business how other people choose the size and timing of their families.” However, Conservatives consider abortion murder. “Abortion is a racist Democrat linguistic trick. It’s murder, not a choice,” tweeted Blexit founder Candice Owens.
In 2022, Democrat House Speaker House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that private companies should provide travel expenses for their employees to have an abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned and they are located in a state that bans the procedure.
4. Atheism and Religious tolerance
Some Republicans, on the other hand, want to continue and recognize the “faith tradition” found in the Declaration of Independence and state constitutions.
5. Voting Rights
In 2021 Democrat Speaker Pelosi endorsed the ‘Voting Rights Bill. Earlier, her constituent proposed lowering the voting age to minors as young as 16. Republicans opposed the proposal.
In 1969, Democrat John Davoren, former Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, petitioned to abolish the Electoral College and maintain a direct popular vote.
In 2019, Democrat Senators petitioned to end it out of fear that a Republican nominee may win again by electoral vote.
President Trump ran for re-election in 2020. As a Republican, he won the 2016 election despite losing the popular vote to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
George W. Bush also won the presidency in 2000 after losing the popular vote to Democratic nominee Al Gore.
6. Border wall: To build or not to build
The partisan divide on whether to shut down or continue building the border wall, particularly between the United States and Mexico, was most tumultuous during the term of President Trump. Democrats refused to support expanding the border.
When President Biden took office, the border wall issue subsided. Instead, Biden welcomed new illegal immigrants. As a result, border crossings rose to millions.
In 2021, as one of Biden’s major accomplishments, he proposed to give around $450,000 per person in compensation for “separated families” that the Trump administration severed.
However, Republican Senators blocked the settlement payment.
Most popular Democrat & Republican POTUS
James Buchanan (1857 – 1861)
Franklin Roosevelt (1933 – 1945)
John Kennedy (1961 – 1963)
Lyndon Johnson (1963 – 1969)
Jimmy Carter (1977 – 1981)
Bill Clinton (1993 – 2001)
Barack Obama (2009 – 2017)
Abraham Lincoln (1861 – 1865)
Theodore Roosevelt (1901 – 1909)
Herbert Hoover (1929 – 1933)
Richard Nixon (1969 – 1974)
Ronald Reagan (1981 – 1989)
George Bush (2001 – 2009)
Donald Trump (2017– present)
U.S. Celebrity who leans Left and Right
The first political parties of the USA
The political parties of America formed on the issue of power and the size of the federal government. They were known as “Federalists and Anti-Federalists.” [The Americans, Littell, p186]
- Federalist – Big government; open interpretation of the constitution. Similar to Democrats today.
- Anti-Federalist – Small government; strict interpretation of the constitution. Similar to Republicans today.
Kansas-Nebraska Act: A defining moment for the new Republican and Democrat parties
In 1820, the Missouri Compromise prohibited slavery in states above the Missouri line. However, its repeal divided the territory of Kansas-Nebraska in 1854. The act split politicians from the Democrats and Whig parties—paving the way for a new Republican party.
- Anti-slaves – Antecedent of today’s Republican party.
- Pro-slaves – Antecedent of today’s Democrat party.
Slavery continues to haunt American politics
In 2020, the riots and looting dominated by BLM were rooted in slavery. The insatiable thirst to compensate for Black atrocities appears to have led the Marxist organization to claim “Its reparation.” Today, both parties support Black rights and the Equality Act.
The first African-American members of Congress were “23 Black Republicans.” By the late 1960s, the National Democratic Party abandoned its former support for “legal segregation.”
Who are Republicans and Democrats today?
The recent pandemic and BLM riots revealed political ideologies. Vegans, animal rights activists, neo-feminists, LGBTQ, trans people, and atheists are mostly Liberal Democrats who supported President Joe Biden.
Republicans are usually religious conservatives who support President Trump. Witches cast “mass spells” so he wouldn’t win.
Recently, many Republicans were labeled “white supremacists,” blamed on leftist media propaganda. The attack on Conservatives was evident among Trump supporters. Hence the phenomenon of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Today, America’s two-party system is no longer defined by who’s anti or pro-slavery but by the moral values they hold for the most part.