politics

United States
February 24, 2008 10:54am CST
How do u know who u are a democrat republican or something else people always ask me what am i and i dont know how to answer them cause i dont know the difference thats why i never vote i am not really into politics though whoever gets the job makes no difference to me cause they will say anything just to get in. so what is the differences between all of the parties please help me maybe i will start to get it in the meantime i am just me
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
24 Feb 08
In the past most would follow the political party of their parents. I prefer not to declare alligence to any group, since for me this would be inaccurate. For some who may wish to follow a specific party the best thing to do would be to learn, learn about the values, principles, and stands taken by the party. For me I prefer to know about the PERSON running not the party he runs for. Yet it is true that those within the same party will hold with a certain slant on the views they choose. So when it comes down to it, take the time to learn as much as you can, most parties are willing to share literature that will show their group in a more positive light. Something else to consider would looking at the historical aspect, see who belonged to what party, what direction did they go in, vote for etc over the years, What si the party "line" that is the common view expressed by members of a particular party on any given view, but espcially those that are most important to you. Education issues, Tax issues, Criminal Justice issues, Health care issues, to name just a few, Find out which party's views match you own most often, however it is best to find candidates rather than parties that match your views best when choosing who to vote for.
24 Feb 08
remember...a person may look good or be a good person but they could be a puppet controled by someone else with very different views/plans.
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
29 Feb 08
that is why you have to choose carefully and look at their history as well. Sometimes however it will all come down to following your gut instinct. However overall I tend to agree with my grandfather who maintained that a political election was when you got to vote for which politictian you wanted to steal from you.