Democratic Party

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The Democratic Party is an American political party. It is a welfare liberal party and is one of the two major political parties in the United States (the other being the Republican Party).

The Party was the majority in the House of Representatives, as well as in governorships and state legislative seats. Since 2016, the Republican Party took majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

In contemporary times, its primary political ideologies are commitment to tempering capitalism with programs of social welfare. Some other issues have included support for high taxation, strict gun control, a pro-abortion stance, secularism, a multilateral foreign policy except for the frequent unilateralism of President Clinton, governmental and private sector actions to create new jobs, environmentalism, public education, the right of workers to organize in labor unions, and a claim to support for civil rights in contrast to the Democrats' previous support of slavery and segregation.

Libertarians in the Democratic Party are organized into the Democratic Freedom Caucus and maintain a community blog called Freedom Democrats.

A caucus of conservative Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives is organized as the "Blue Dog Democrats".

Overview

  • Party Chairman: Tom Perez
  • Senate Leader: Chuck Schumer
  • House Leader: Nancy Pelosi
  • Founded: 1792
  • Headquarters: 430 South Capitol Street SE Washington, D.C. 20003

Democratic Party National Leadership

Libertarian Reforms Supported by Some Democrats

(see Third major party strategy).

Statist Policies Generally Favored by Democrats

  • Gun control (not universally favored, see Amendment II Democrats)
  • High taxation
  • Affirmative action
  • Socialized health care
  • Involuntary Social Security run by the government
  • Government funding for abortions
  • Internationalist foreign policy
  • Strengthening of drug laws
  • Restrictions of private schools and home schooling


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