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The True Origins of the Democrat and Republican Party

Why That changed

By Iria Vasquez-PaezPublished 3 years ago 3 min read

If you've survived Catholic School, you will have an awareness of what a history book looks like. Wikipedia states that the Democratic Party is the oldest party. Political parties got started originally so that commoners could figure out which way to vote according to their value system. The Democratic Party was founded in 1828. The Democratic Party was founded to support Andrew Jackson, but later on it evolved to be a party that was known for its liberalism. In order to get rid of political parties, we have to assume that there is a way to live without them.

When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, along with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Southern States became "Republican." We have silly labels with regard to political parties, only because we feel a need to create them. Political anything would be easier if we had no political parties. In around 1828, the Republicans were the good guy, originally, but they evolved into a bastion of right-wing Christianity/belief systems. I've spent my whole life believing that the right is made up of the bad guys. I have grown up learning that this isn't necessarily true, since I want to serve California Congress, representing Los Angeles, which I'm eventually going to move to.

Republicans have been the bad guys since around their resistance to The Civil Rights Act of 1964. Republicanism, stood for a weak federal government focusing on State's rights, and maintained an anti-immigration perspective as they still are to this day. The Democratic-Republican Party on the other hand, came to light in the election of 1800. Then the War of 1812 arose and the Federalists disappeared with the only party left being the Democratic-Republicans party. You see, the Dems were also supportive of slavery back then as slavery was a hot-button issue, like immigration is today.

Andrew Jackson feared too much government involvement in business, wanting to make sure individual independence was restored to the ordinary farmer, while making sure that banks and corporations did not have excessive federal support. But then what do we do in the modern era but support them? Either party in today's world, like to support corporations more than the individual. Democrats became anti-slavery in 1854, Southern Democrats of the day were Pro-slavery, so this is where the conservative, and liberal schism came from.

In order to get our heads out of our collective hats, we have to start talking to each other, across the aisle like former President Barack Obama was good at doing. I want everybody to think about this situation, only because we are not talking to each other, are Republicans really that racist like I imagine? Are they pro-war, anti-equal work, for equal pay, or equal rights for all in general? I'm not necessarily pro-immigration myself, because I have legal citizenship by birthright, and the paperwork got filled out. My parents both have US citizenship but live in Spain.

There is no solution to the political party gridlock in Washington, D.C. The solution to the problem is pretty much that we need to be rid of the system, looking clearly at the politician's track record, character, and voting predilections in order to make better decisions as to who to vote for. Either party is not satisfying me right now-in fact; I'm considering myself a moderate. I'm trying to maintain my benefits while what is called Republican at this point in the 21st century is pretty much trying to gut the system when they said they wouldn’t touch it. Okay, people, you are talk about gutting the whole social security system that gives disabled people free medical care if they qualify. Sure, I will find a job soon, which will give me a plan that will be covered. Besides, I need a job to pay my people for my business ideas.

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Iria Vasquez-Paez

I have a B.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State. Can people please donate? I'm very low-income. I need to start an escape the Ferengi plan.

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