Are we really a two ‘Political Party’ system?

In the US,  at least 28 distinct ballot-qualified political parties are active.

Both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are recognized in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.  Three ‘minor political parties’ recognized in more than 10 states (as of April 2016) include…the Libertarian Party,  Green Party, and the Constitution Party     

Source: Ballotpedia     https://goo.gl/dtpa24

 

 

(CBN News)  Republican vs Democratic Platforms – The Great Divide   Here’s what you need to know about the visions and values of America’s two main political parties…     On nearly every issue there’s a distinction between the Democratic and Republican Party platforms.  Democrats in Philly approved their most liberal platform, which stands in stark contrast to the platform passed by Republicans last week in Cleveland.

 Abortion

On abortion, Democrats turned their backs on 40 years of policy as they call for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment – a law signed by President Jimmy Carter that prohibits the use of federal tax dollars for abortion.

Michael Wear, a former faith adviser to President Barack Obama, calls the move “disappointing and misguided.” It’s a move that alienates one in three Democrats, according to Democrats for Life.

 

LGBT Rights
Republicans call traditional marriage the “foundation for a free society” and acknowledge traditional families as ideal for raising healthy kids who are less likely to get in trouble.
The Democratic platform, however, calls for expanding rights for LGBT Americans. On the environment, Democrats call for a carbon tax, while Republicans oppose it.
Ideological Divide on Israel

Bernie Sanders backers represent a growing gap between Democrats and Republicans on Israel. Even though the platforms include similar language about Israel, both parties oppose efforts to delegitimize Israel through the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

Republicans take it further, calling the BDS movement anti-Semitic and call for legislation to stop actions that limit commercial relations with Israel.   Read more: http://goo.gl/NWpzxz

 

The Constitution Party  https://goo.gl/rywGNc

What does the Constitution Party stand for?  You may be pleasantly surprised…  http://www.constitutionparty.com/preamble/

 

 

LIBERTARIAN PARTY PLATFORM As adopted in Convention, May 2016, Orlando, Florida     https://goo.gl/MB5wXU      5 things the Libertarian Party Stands for…  http://goo.gl/qSN2oa

 

 

The GREEN Party   http://goo.gl/wD5Sih

 

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Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm