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, academes, mostly living 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
Republicans are primarily anti-gay marriage, but they’re neither anti nor pro-LGBTQ. The ideology of Conservative Republicans is mainly based on a religious stand.
However, media propaganda led many to believe they were “right-wingers” and “white supremacists.” The reason Conservatives are under attack, particularly Trump supporters. Hence the Trump Derangement Syndrome.
3. Abortion is Health Care vs. Pro-Life
A clear distinction is that the right-conservative believe that a fetus is human. Therefore it possesses certain inalienable rights, such as the right to live or be born.
4. Atheism and Religious tolerance
In 2019, Democrats moved to omit “One Nation Under God” from congressional proceedings. Republicans, on the other hand, want to continue the religious tradition of America found in the U.S. constitution, where the Bible is part of governance.
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 years old. Republicans opposed the proposal.
In 1969, Democrat John Davoren, former Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth petitioned to abolish the Electoral College and maintain 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)
Popular Left and Right American celebrities
The first political parties of the USA
The first two parties of America formed around the issue of power and 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: Democrat and Republican 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 divided politicians from the Democrats and Whig parties—paving the way for the new Republican party.
- Pro-slaves – Antecedent of today’s Democrat party.
- Anti-slaves – Antecedent of today’s Republican 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.
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 Biden.
Today, it seems that one’s presidential choice seems to reflect one’s party preference.