Neither party, Democrats or Republicans, are anywhere very near to what they were when they were first organized and became a part of America’s Government.
Their various ways of getting things done is changing rapidly, their values systems are changing with advances in cultural and technological considerations —- what was once a very moral idea with the Democrats, for example, that enslavement of human beings for profit was a wonderful, acceptable, worthy and Biblically-supported enterprise — (Democrats introduced slavery to The United and supported it for a very very long time)
But today, most Democrats (I do believe) probably view the idea of slavery as reprehensible as any other human with a sense of decency does. (But I will not say that for certain … ).
I remember that during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, the Democrats were pretty far to the political left. —– I believe the leftward slide became even more visible when President Johnson started the very Leftist model and called it “The Great Society.” —– I call “The Great Society” the “Great Grab and Give-Away” program. —– but it did do some good ….. it got a lot of flush toilets into a lot of appalachian homes for the very first time.
Then along comes President Obama and the Leftward drift of the Democrats accelerated exponentially and, even as I type this article, that Leftward slide is becoming ever more intense —- as in the example presented by what some observers have called “The Soviet-Style Impeachment Inquiries” now going on in the center ring in the big top of Washington, D.C.
Today’s Democrats support grabbing all the taxpayer money they can grab so that they can waste it on social programs that will make life easy for those who do not necessarily want to work for a living —–They are supporting giving every indigent, every immigrant (Legal or illegal), every welfare-dependent and all the rest of us free medical care …. an idea that will cost Trillions of dollars and which will eventually bankrupt a lot of Middle Class Americans —– They continue to support the murder of the innocent unborn children by making access to abortions ever easier —- (Thank God that some states are fighting back and making abortion providers harder to fine and making it more difficult for the child killers to do their thing) —– and now they are even throwing around the idea of giving a basic free “Guaranteed Income” to everybody —– I can just see the dopers and the drunks getting all excited about this prospect ….. The Democrats still live under the idea that Big Government is the answer to every American problem ….. of course, it is all smoke and mirrors and bullshit …. It is an unachievable fantasy.
The Republicans, on the other hand, are not interested so much in giving away the entire show at the expense of the citizens …. but are more focused on raising the standard of living for every American Citizen through programs to create more jobs, to stimulate the general economy, they are focused on giving unborn children the right to be born and to enjoy a life instead of the death warrant of the abortionists —– Republicans want businesses of every stripe and kind to be able to operate without a bottom-line-killing mountain of government regulations (Usually totally unnecessary regulations)—–
Republicans want immigrants to come into the country legally instead of illegally and they want The United States to get off dependence on foreign countries for oil and other necessary commodities and to make America energy-independent again —– Republicans want to get us out of all those senseless, wasteful, murderous global wars and conflicts and other such like entanglements —
Democrats seem to believe in the worship of an all-powerful state that controls every aspect of the daily lives of the citizens and which provides for what it believes to be the needs of the citizens (whether the citizens agree with those assessments or not) through theft of individual income through oppressive taxes and the theft of personal property through eminent domain — The Democrats want to tell us all whether or not we can smoke, what we can eat, how much we can eat ….They are controllers —- They have always been controllers — They will always be controllers —- They are tribalist to the core —-
Republicans, by comparison, want every American to be free —– really free — to make their own decisions, to take their own risks, to suffer their own consequences or enjoy the rewards of their own labors ……
I can’t wait to hear the blithering and blathering response of the socialists to this one — I am sure it will be scathing and filled with all kinds of non-informational nonsense and defense of “The Party and The State.”