Three More Differences Between Dems, Reps, and Equalitarians

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The United States Equalitarian Party (USEP) is very different than the current duopoly (Republicans and Democrats) available at the ballot box. Here are three more ways they are different.

1. On National Level Policy Issues, here is another sample of party differences:

  • Immigration
  • Democrats: Envision a humane, 21st century immigration system benefiting all U.S. entrants. They oppose tax dollars being provided to employers who exploit immigrants. Democrats intend to extend the Affordable Care Act to cover Dreamers and lift the five-year waiting period for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program eligibility for low-income, lawfully present immigrants.

    Equalitarians: Believe migrants deserve a secure future, and U.S. citizens deserve a secure border. They highlight recognizing only three non-citizen immigration statuses in the U.S.: legal, illegal, or in the process of becoming one or the other. Equalitarians assert it is the role of government (Federal and State) to help those wanting and deserving to be U.S. citizens to become one as soon as possible. Simultaneously, they believe government has the responsibility to quickly process and remove those from our nation who clearly do not.

    Republicans: Want to protect American working families and their wages, while recognizing migrant are making vital contributions in every aspect of national life. They feel America’s immigration policy must serve the national interest of the United States — that the interests of American workers must be protected over the claims of foreign nationals seeking the same jobs. Republicans consider Illegal immigration as a threat to American job seekers, and an insult to those who have or aspire to enter the U.S. America legally.

  • Crime Reduction:
  • Democrats: Favor a less punitive, and more rehabilitative approach to addressing rising crime. They are often perceived as soft on crime reflected in their campaigns for low to no bail, sentence reduction efforts, and elimination of the death penalty. Democrats are viewed as supporting law enforcement defunding efforts.

    Equalitarians: Look to adopt a three-tiered (Strategic, [Federal] Operational, [State] and Tactical, [Local]) simultaneously applied crime reduction strategy. The strategy would include incarceration reforms focused on rehabilitation instead of punishment, holding parents liable for juvenile / pre-majority criminal actions, focused preventative education, and the denial / retraction of government benefits for perpetual / intractable offenders. Equalitarians are opposed to privately run prisons.

    Republicans: Traditionally support strong sentencing for major crimes and view stricter punishment as a deterrent to future crime. They believe in victim rights and are open to reforms in the area of drug use. Republicans are proponents of the death penalty and privately run prisons.

    2. Another look at party differences regarding Civil Rights and Social Issues, is also worth evaluating as shown below:

  • Abortion / Reproduction Rights:
  • Democrats: Believe every woman should have unfettered access to contraception and legal abortion.

    Equalitarians: Hold that outside of recognized marriage, maintaining the potential for human life is the woman’s choice. They oppose the use of federal monies for abortion services except in the case of rape, incest, or danger to the life of the mother or child. Equalitarians encourage abortion alternative education and adoption services. They also promote the use of male and female contraception.

    Republicans: Generally oppose abortion but can vary in what abortions might be legally allowable. They tolerate / accept the use of male and female contraception.

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