Differences in parties

1 Corinthians 13:11 tells us that when we are children, we act like children but when we grow up (become a man) we put the childish things of our childhood behind us.
Apparently some members of Congress haven’t grown up yet as they certainly are acting like spoiled children.
If you haven’t realized it now, the disagreement over building the wall is not about the wall itself, it’s about power and control. Nancy Pelosi and others want to blame our current standoff on President Trump. That’s kind of funny to me since Pelosi has been in Congress for about 40 years and Trump only President for two. In spite of compromises offered and proposals to pay employees like the Coast Guard, Pelosi and Schumer voted against it. Really?
The President did not create this latest fiasco and if you just do the research, even Pelosi was in favor of a secure border until Trump got elected.
I have never been one to declare for a party or vote strictly down party lines but how people can support someone like Pelosi is beyond my understanding. Everything she spouts is filled with hate and she is not looking out for the best interests of America.
Both parties are almost as old as our country. The Democratic party had a split over slavery and became the party we have today. Republications were against slavery then and President Abraham Lincoln catapulted the Republicans into a major force.
There are some major differences between both parties. Though both favor tax cuts, the Democratic party favors tax cuts only for the low to middle income while Republicans believe everyone of all income levels should get tax cuts.
A major difference for me is in the social issues. Republicans tend to be more conservative, pro-life, pro marriage between a man and a woman and support gun rights. Democrats on the other hand favor restricted gun laws and limited ownership, while many of them own guns themselves. They are also pro-abortion and gay marriage.
Republicans tend to favor keeping business costs low so businesses can prosper and because of this oppose minimum wage increases but their reasoning makes sense. Democrats are on the opposite end of this spectrum.
Democrats favor government controlled healthcare and government involvement in all areas of our life. They think it up to the government to control morality and that the government has a right to totally take over our lives. Republicans are opposite on this issue and believe too much government involvement in our lives not only drives up costs but restricts our freedoms.
Furthering that government involvement, Democrats support using your tax monies for social programs with very little oversight. Republicans do believe there is a need for social programs but on a more limited level with less government funding and tight controls. They favor private organizations that provide for people in need.
Democrats believe in spending unlimited amount of money on foreign aid and a watered down military. Republicans believe in a fully funded military and less foreign aid.
Democrats want to restrict drilling for oil in our country under the guise of protecting the environment. Republicans support expanded drilling to produce more energy at a lower cost. It’s one reason we see a decrease in gasoline prices.
Democrats and Republicans disagree over education as well. Democrats want more government involvement by handing our money for loans and they favor the Common Core System. Republicans are more conservative and favor more focused programs and having the private sector hand out loans, not the government.
Republicans generally believe in harsher punishment for crime than Democrats.
There is a wide difference in beliefs between the two parties where individual liberty is involved. Democrats believe people need to be protected from themselves and favor restricting some freedoms including the food we eat. Republicans support personal responsibility and that individuals should be able to choose for themselves what they do as long as it doesn’t break any laws.
Democrats of today push us toward a one world order and believe in globalism. Republicans are more focused on the American people and our country and nationalism.
Democrats don’t care if our country is overtaken by illegal aliens, mainly because they think it means more votes for them. Republicans see there is a real problem and want to try and control how many come here and personally it makes sense to me.
There are other differences and not all Republicans are good and completely agree, just as not all Democrats are bad.
But it is way past time for terms limits to do away with career politicians. They are acting like children and it wouldn’t matter if the President gave them everything they asked for, they would still find something wrong. They are still upset their candidate lost and can’t move past it because their agenda was interrupted.
Somehow, someway, we need to remind them they are elected to serve the people, not their own interests. Personally, I’m sick of it all. Like Trump or not, he’s actually trying to get things done and keeping campaign promises. He needs our prayers as does our country. We even need to pray for Pelosi and the others. ©2019

VICTORIA SIMMONS Is a columnist, author, motivational speaker, minister and publisher of The Georgia Post/Byron Buzz. Contact her at: vsimmons54@gmail.com

About vsimmons54

Veteran journalist of 40 years. Editor, Motivational Speaker, Ordained Minister, CEO of A Light in the Darkness Ministries, Copy Editor, Copywriting, Event Planner, Lensclusive Photography, Babbling Brook Consulting and Design, event planner and author. I love to write and speak and I love Jesus. I also do copy writing and editing. Recently co-authored Vanished Towns Revisited.
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