Professor Jerett Vincent
Many people associate themselves with a political party but not many people truly understand where political parties derived from or what their respective political party stands for. The author will attempt to explain the similarities and differences of both the Democratic and Republican political party as well as the ideologies that form the basis of both Parties. In order for an individual to truly decide on a political party or ideology it is important that he or she be fully aware of the platform and standing of the political party, only then can said individual base their stance on education and not assumption. The exploration of the political ideologies origin, a hypothesized evaluation about the future of the political party, and the review of the impact of the political party on an individual’s life can grant an individual who is unsure of their political standing enough information to choose a political ideology just as this information can allow an individual who has chosen a political ideology to perhaps re-evaluate their stance.
One Republican ideology that was exceptionally different from typical Democratic ideology was the desire for a strong federal government and a highly patriotic and family-oriented Party (Republican Party, 2014). Another blatant ideology of many members of the Republican Party is the idea of superiority and this superiority is always evident in the Republican Parties response to foreign threats and interests. According to Carrese, Doran, and Washington (2014), Neo-conservatism is extremely influential in Republican ideology and a part of neo-conservatism is the belief that America has the responsibility to assist other countries on their quest towards democracy, which is viewed as important by Republicans because of the idea of Americans superiority. Whether an individual agrees or disagrees...