I am still surprised to hear from some the statement, “I don’t see the difference between the two political party’s.” Another question that you might hear is what does the Democratic Party stand for, what are its values?
Since the days of Andrew Jackson, the Democratic Party has been the party of the little guy. The Democratic Party, especially since the days of Franklin Roosevelt has been the party where the goal is to have government work for the people not just the wealthiest among us. He managed greed and saved capitalism, he gave America affordable electricity. His list of accomplishments in his first 100 days was truly remarkable.
The Democratic Party has a long history of progressive accomplishments. The long list of accomplishments include the following: Social Security, Medicare, Price supports for farmers that helped end periodic farm depressions, Civil Rights legislation from the 1964 Civil Rights Act to the Voting Rights Bill of 1965, environmental legislation to protect our air and water, the minimum wage, women’s rights and the list goes on. Democrats seek to end poverty, injustice and oppression.
Today’s party seeks relief for student debt, health care for all, a higher livable wage and a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented individuals, and equal pay for women.
What does the Republican Party offer less government and lower taxes? If you want to see the reality of what that would look like, take a look at Kansas. Lower taxes on corporations and the wealthy have led to lower revenue, fewer services, and higher debt. They are corporate apologists, who seek the voters support by playing to man’s innate selfishness.
Democrats recognize the value of community whether it is your neighborhood or our nation. Democrats are united in the belief that everyone should have an equal opportunity for a better life. Every American should feel secure and not fear for their future when it comes to having a good job, insurance if you should become ill or have a roof over your head and food on the table. Freedom from fear and want should be part of our DNA.
If you believe in climate change and the need to encourage alternative energy the Democratic Party is your vehicle through which these issues will be addressed.
When you vote on November 4, consider what political party represents your values. There are differences between the two political parties. Make your voice heard and vote on November 4.