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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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Even though Democrats raise taxes on the rich, wages increase to more than make up for the extra taxes when Democrats are in power. And though Republicans cut taxes for the rich, wages decrease much more than the tax cut when Republicans are in power.

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Even if it is just a coincidence that the economy always does better under Democrats, you would think people would want to go with those odds.
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by j05h May 16, 2005
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A Democrat is a hard working American person who does not want to see their tax dollars go to the rich. They think that money should be worked for and that the government should not give to the rich. <period>

We Democrats are the ONLY TRUE Christians on the planet. Since we believe in taking care of those who are in need and do so without malice in our hearts. We are not trying to make brownie points from a God that republicans know nothing about. We do not attend church to be seen, make backroom deals or see who we can take advantage of.

It's funny that ONLY at election time will the republicans bring up the topics of abortion and homosexuality and beg for money from fellow haters. Of course bush was in office for 8 years and we still have abortion and homosexuality. LOL The republican will beat their 15 year old daughter for getting pregnant, make her get an abortion and blame the Democrats. While the underage unmarried pregnant daughter of a Democrat will be loved by her family, the baby may be raised by the familiy or adopted to a familiy. Who perhaps are unable to have children.

Democrats, the true children of God can not understand the hate, anger and vile that spews from the mouth of a republican.
Democrats believe in personal privacy rights, protection of civil liberties, protection of the enviornment, health care, education, welfare and a tax system that does not favor the rich.
by A Sunday School Teacher February 06, 2011
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The (relatively) left-wing party of the united states of America. Home of politicians who are usually not that bright. Voters show a preference for stupidity over evil, while their republican counter-parts tend to favour evil over idiocy
No, I dont want to vote for John kerry, but look at the opposition!
by Gnossos the wise July 12, 2005
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Democratordem: Nigger. A euphamism for a lazy person. Also, used to refer to African American people, insinuating that most African Americans vote democratic.
Get off your ass you lazy dem (democrat).

I called in sick today, so I'll be demming it up at home.
by Roids74 July 14, 2008
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One who is willing to sacrifice personal safety for their countrymen because everyone, not just some, deserve justice and equality.
Republican: Did you hear about the soldier that jumped on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers?
Democrat: Yes. He was a Democrat, and they were all Republicans.
by Liberal Combat Vet September 06, 2010
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Another name used to describe african americans.
Hey bob look its a gang of democrats lets walk on the other side of the street.
by lileazy August 04, 2008
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