Democrats vs Republicans
Democrats and republicans might appear two terms with the same meaning. It is not true. There are ample differences between the two. The principal difference between democrats and republicans lies in their philosophy.
Democrats firmly believe that the government institutions successfully find solutions to the ills and disparities of the society. The republicans on the contrary believe that the government institutions are not capable of providing ample solutions to the ills and the disparities of the society.
Republicans believe in finding solutions of the ills and disparities of the society by adhering to the principle of liberty through individual choice. The individual choice can be in terms of economic, social, cultural or ideological perspectives. Democrats on the other hand are not for the principle of individual choice.
The Democrats see collective groups of people as victims. They believe that an individual cannot be a lone victim of any policy of a government. On the other hand it is the entire group of people that could be the victim of an unfavorable policy of a government.
The Democratic Party thus aims at raising taxes and redistributing wealth in order to strike a balance between the rich and the poor. They undertake steps to meet the needs of the people from the underclass. They believe in the starting of programs that are centralized. Republicans on the contrary do not believe in the institution of programs that are centralized.
Republicans seem to believe in the concept of SHIP that can be expanded as self-help inspires people. The Republicans try to keep the taxes low by working to keep government size, power, and intrusion into people’s affairs limited. They believe firmly in the fact that money is being kept by those who earn it for government cannot create wealth. Private initiatives alone can create wealth.