Presentation on theme: "Political Parties Democrats vs. Republicans. War on Terror / Iraq Democrats Position “Global Test” will be required seeking permission from foreign."— Presentation transcript:
War on Terror / Iraq Democrats Position “Global Test” will be required seeking permission from foreign governments before any pre-emptive action protecting America “Iraq is the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Republicans Position Root out and destroy terrorist groups wherever found! Nations that harbor or support terrorists "face the full wrath" of the United States.
Role of Government: Democrat Position More government / more taxes Republican Position Less government / less taxes
National Defense: Democrat Position Increase global cooperation. Decrease USA defenses. No Missile Defense System Republican Position Increase USA defenses. Deploy Missile Defense System as soon as possible.
United Nations: Democrat Position Uphold UN goals of global laws, global governance, and global army. Republican Position Use UN as a tool of diplomacy only.
Health Care: Democrat Position Nationalize health care. Expand Medicare in numerous ways. Republican Position Maintain private health care with tax breaks to individuals. Reform Medicare.
Social Security: Democrat Position Keep social security plan as-is and under full government control. Republican Position Support option of putting part of payroll deductions into private investments.
Civil Rights: Democrat Position Affirmative Action and special rights for minorities and different points of view. Enacting the Employment Non- Discrimination Act Republican Position Promote fair, traditional American values and work ethic.
Youth/Education: Democrat Position Continue expansion of federal control over education. No vouchers for private or home schooling. No prayers in schools. Multi-lingual and multi- cultural education. Republican Position Reduce federal influence in education. Return control to parents, teachers, and local school boards. Vouchers for private or home schooling. Return of voluntary school prayer. English as national language.
Domestic Crime: Democrat Position Increase nationwide police forces. Enforce strict gun control. Render additional punishments for “hate crimes” (crimes against certain minorities, religions, and ways of life). Republican Position Reduce crime by promoting no-frills prisons with productive work requirements. Deter all forms of crime by increasing penalties. Defend the Constitutional right of citizens to keep and bear arms.
Environment/Energy: Democrat Position Create “human free” corridors, replacing people with endangered predators (grizzlies, wolves, etc.). Regulating carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. Green Energy Republican Position We believe in energy independence. We support an “all of the above” approach that encourages the responsible production of nuclear power, clean coal, solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, as well as drilling for oil and natural gas in an environmentally responsible way