Does it really matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican?

The topic of politics can be a divisive issue, no matter where you stand on the political spectrum. Whether you’re Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, libertarian or socialist, your opinions will often be met with opposition from those who disagree with you. But what if it doesn’t matter which party you identify with? What if it doesn’t really matter whether you’re a Democrat or Republican? The surprising answers might surprise you!

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Are democrats pro-life?

Democrats believe in a woman’s right to choose, and they are generally pro-choice. However, there is some disagreement within the party. For example, Bill Clinton signed anti-abortion legislation requiring that women seeking abortions must notify their husbands, even in domestic violence cases. He also vetoed an act that prevented those receiving federal funds from performing abortions. As for Hillary Clinton, she has said she wants to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which restricts federal funding for abortion unless the pregnancy was caused by rape or incest or poses a risk to the mother’s life.

Is being a democrat or republican wrong according to the bible?

On the question of voting, the Bible says that everyone should put aside their sword and do what is right. In this case, doing what is right would mean staying out of politics. Romans 13:4 says Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct but to bad. Would you want to vote for someone who wants to keep people in fear? There’s nothing like living in fear of your own government!

Are republicans against abortion?

The divide in the republican party over abortion is not always obvious but can affect how you vote. In general, republicans are pro-life, and democrats are pro-choice. For instance, republicans supported defunding Planned Parenthood and voted to repeal Obamacare, which includes coverage for birth control. Conversely, democrats like Senator Bernie Sanders have said that reproductive rights should be considered human rights. Plus, democrats are generally less inclined to impose stricter laws on abortion providers.

Are republicans anti-abortion based on their religious views?

Republicans are very, very pro-life. They oppose abortion for any reason and support anti-abortion laws and candidates. Democrats are more split on the issue–some oppose abortion for religious reasons, others for ethical ones. Abortion has been legal in the U.S. since 1973 till most recently. In 2016, 11 states passed new legislation that made abortions illegal after 20 weeks of pregnancy (before this time is generally when doctors can detect serious health problems). In 2022 Roe vs Wade, which protected a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, was overturned. Donald Trump also signed an executive order that restored restrictions known as the Mexico City Policy, which prevents US aid from going to international groups that provide abortions. The policy was enacted by Ronald Reagan in 1984 but rescinded by Bill Clinton shortly after he took office in 1993.

Are political parties founded on religion?

Both Democratic and Republican political parties claim to be secular organizations, but the reality is much more complicated. According to exit polls from the 2016 presidential election, more than 40 million people in America describe themselves as evangelical/born-again Christian. Although this group of voters collectively made up only 27% of all Americans eligible to vote, they were huge supporters of Trump, according to the Pew Research Center. The Trump campaign was largely fueled by their votes, which explains why he won many battleground states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. It’s safe to say that because evangelical Christians overwhelmingly supported him, his campaign was founded on religion.

The AP VoteCast survey shows that 81% of White evangelical Protestant voters went for Trump this year, compared with 18% who voted for Biden. The Edison exit polls estimate that 76% of White evangelicals voted for Trump, 24% for Biden. –MM


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