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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

What Are Democrats and Republicans?

2:44 PM

I finally discovered what exactly a Democrat is and what a Republican is. A Democrat, or at least a liberal, is a seeker of truth. They are not aligned with any particular political party. They simply want a government that will be open, honest, just, wise, and uphold equality. Conversely, a Republican, or at least a conservative, is loyal to their party. They take pride in being a member of that party. They get excited when they win and sad when they lose (I think; although they haven't lost recently). Did many liberals really back John Kerry as their ideal candidate? Many conservatives did actually back George Bush.

The reason for this is clear: in the 70s the Republican party was on the outskirts of politics. So they banded together and created the Reagan/Bush decade, not to mention the George W. Bush decade.

Even though George W. Bush was proven to be a liar by 2004, Republicans continued to support him.

This is why Democrats lost the 2000 and the 2004 elections; it's a one sided game. I didn't feel bad that John Kerry lost; I felt disappointed for our country. This is the strong point of the liberal. A liberal is by definition unbigoted. We can't align with one party. Liberals are "not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; [they are] free from bigotry." A bigot is "one who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ."

But I am not suggesting that liberals become bigoted! I don't think that Democrats should band together against some "enemy." I think that we all need to continue to be open minded. That is also a trait of a liberal. If we band together, we will create a rift in America that has a fanatical group on both sides.

At what point did we stop angling, as a unity, for the end of corruption in politics, and start, instead, to support the corruption of our party simply because it was our party? The politicians work for us. We don't work for them.


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