Farms & the 4th of July

A lot has been written about how the Democratic Party, can be seen as a somewhat liberal party, in comparison to the Republican Party. Aligning itself to the centre-left, the Democratic Party can be seen as one that prioritises championing social justice over proper economic reform. Advocating causes such as civil liberties, creation of the welfare state and fighting for political rights, comes naturally to the party, which is why I can personally identify with its politics far more than I can for the Republican Party. When I was interested in learning more of the party politics of both of the two predominant parties, what I particularly wanted to know about was what the country chose to do with itself, post independence from the British Empire.

The party isn’t really home to rural development, as much as it is to labour unions, and universal health care. Being a progressive is a good choice to make for many politicians, and that is precisely the reason why the Democrats popularity, endures strongly, even today. It’s hard for me, as a Brit, to part with the history we share, as most Americans would understand, because that is how politics works for us. The Republican Party has dominated politics before and after the breakup of the British Empire and the political scenario here is very different from the kind you will find here at home.

The GOP is a much more conservative party, and opposed to contemporary culture. They support a free market economy, capitalism, and socially conservative ideologies. Although the breakup of our stronghold on our former colony, has been incorrectly attributed to the Tea Party, the small truth that lay in our battles, has a very good point. What was America busy doing when it decided to become independent from the British Empire? Supporting big businesses, small businesses, aside, they personally contributed to the freeing of slavery and granting equal rights to all Americans during the Civil War of 1861-1877. But what I never understood, was how a political party that chooses to believe in freeing labour can actually claim to oppose trade unions? It seems comical almost, that on the very grounds that a party can claim and gain its independence, rather went the opposite way when it was enshrined into the party politics fabrics for the GOP.

But why? Monetary policy reigned in for businesses, irrespective of their stature, has always been here, so why the indecisiveness over trade unions? Economic prosperity that oversaw the building of homes, cars made available to so many home owners, as a provision of travelling, all reflect greatly with the agricultural concepts, the business concepts, the party holds dear. I do believe that a person’s political interests should dictate the party they should support, but first things first: what really happened to the politics division as Americans, almost in union, relatively randomly, wanted to ring in independence from acting as a British colony?

 

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