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democratic principles are generally based on equality, toleration, and justice (unlike the self-serving, selfish policies of the republican party)

for example:

1)abortions are sometimes necessary to protect the health and life of a woman, especially in cases of rape, incest and danger to the mother. republicans prefer to criminalize abortion. democrats do not support abortion, they support the CHOICE to have an abortion. no mother would make that choice unless she absolutely had to.

2)citizens born into low income families and neighborhoods are born in a difficult situation that is hard to escape and should be assisted by the government through social welfare programs so they can take steps to escape poverty and prevent the cycle from recurring. this would solve many inner city problems such as gang violence and drug abuse. welfare is not a handout, it is a program, and without it many americans would have nothing.

3)there is no need for every american citizen to own a gun. this amendment in the constitution was referring to a time of war when the battles were being fought in the home country. putting guns in the hands of civilians is putting guns in the hands of criminals - because criminals are civilians after all. also, thousands of accidental deaths occur every year as a result of keeping a gun in the home and the possession of a gun is dangerous and easily abused.

4) taxes are necessary to build roads, fund schools and fund other social programs that are necessary for a healthy and succesful society. many americans are allergic to the idea of "raising taxes" but democrats believe that higher taxes are better than low taxes and underfunded schools. after all, all taxes we pay contribute to the quality of the society that we ourselves live in.

5) capital punishment is not justice, it is murder. there is no "eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth" because humans have no right to play God and decide whether another human deserves to live or die. a life of imprisonment is no slap on the wrist and is the closest to justice that a civilized society can come. we are the only non-third-world country where capital punishment is still legal and through mistakes made in the justice system, several innocent or partially innocent people have been killed.

7) the "American way" is not the only way. this country is the bully on the global playground and democrats believe that attentions should be more focused on the problems at home, such as the economy. most other countries either despise the USA or make fun of it and repeatedly using words such as "liberty" and "freedom" (for example "freedom fries") is pure propoganda.
democrat and proud of it
by annawisc July 30, 2006

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An American citizen who actually cares about other people. Likes to actually use logic to solve problems, other than the common Republican slogan, "If they don't agree.. Bomb 'em!" Often called "Communist", "Nazi", or "terrorist sympathizer" by Republicans for actually giving a damn about this nation's people.
Republican: Let's brainwash all of the United States' citizens into believing that we do the work of God and that Democrats are really just a satanic cult trying to take over the US Government!
by I_Am_An_Anonymous_Person September 12, 2006

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An American citizen who actually cares about other people. Likes to actually use logic to solve problems, other than the common Republican slogan, "If they don't agree.. Bomb 'em!" Often called "Communist", "Nazi", or "terrorist sympathizer" by Republicans for actually giving a damn about this nation's people.
Republican: Let's brainwash all of the United States' citizens into believing that we do the work of God and that Democrats are really just a satanic cult trying to take over the US Government!
by I_Am_Anonymous September 11, 2006

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The better educated of the two major political parties. Democrats have reasonal beleifs such as,
-a fair tax system where the rich are taxed more and the middle class get tax cuts
-personal privacy rights ex. abortion and gay marriage
-civil rights
-numerous government programs such as medicare, medicaid, social security, welfare
-close government regulation of business
-extensive funding for government programs and public education
-war only when absolutely neccesary
-evolution
-separation of church and state
by poopygrass675 June 20, 2010

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a left of center political party taht fights for corporate control, social welfare, racial equality, gender equality, workers rights, environmental protection,womens rights, gay rights, lesbian rights, fair treatment for all,against fascism,nazi-ism,corporate greed,cronyism,destruction f the environment etc.
in my opinion, though totally irrelavent, the better party
Why didn't you vote for the democrats dude?
repuke:"duh! faggots dont need rights...lets take the escaade to walmart
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political party who raises taxes in order to fund goverment programs to build a stronger country.these goverment programs help the people of america. if you are rich it doesent benifit you to pay taxes because you dont got to worry about sending your kids to a good public school.
ive been in many good and bad schools but those well funded by the goverment were the one of the best highschools in the nation or state well anyway kobe brynat went to one of those(LM)now those that the goverment did not fund were real bad and they aint produceing shit the sad thing about it all theirs alot of smart muther fuckers who go to those schools
by idfuckanything March 16, 2005

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-A person who is not a Republican, that is, is not selfish, self-centered, and greedy.
-A true democrat is a person that embraces the idea of freedom-the belief that each human being has the right to make her/his own decisions.
-A democrat believes in equality and in making available services to those with not enough money to afford them, because a democrat understands that poverty is not due to laziness, but rather to problems affecting a person's life.
-A democrat understands that not everyone can afford to go to college.
-A democrat truly embraces the First Amendment of the Constitution, declaring freedom of religion, freedom of speech,freedom of the press, and the freedom to assemble.
A single mother with breast cancer unable to work to feed her child and to afford adequate treatment for her illness begs on the streets for money or food.
A Republican's answer:'Ahh that lazy b*tch, if she just found a job or went to church. She deserves this for her awful sin of having sex before marriage. The Lord knows what he's doing!'
A Democrat's answer: 'I will give her money and start fundraising to gather money to help her.'
by diana in the mist June 01, 2006

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