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Freedom of Politics
This hub is being made to describe all of America's political parties.
America is not just Democrat and Republican. I will explain the differences in all.
Scroll down and learn about the political parties of the United States of America.
The Top Two
It is considered the Grand Old Party; or GOP. They were founded in 1854 and are considered conservative. Most believe in supply-side economics.
They are also based on social conservatism which to put simply is: Enforcing traditional values to keep the population in line. You can see this in examples such as abortion and gun rights.
It is Donald Trump for 2016
They are the oldest party in the United States. They have always been viewed as liberal.
Early on they were known for supporting the farmers, laborers, unions, etc...
Lately they have taken on a socially progressive stand. They advocate social freedoms, affirmative action, and free enterprise tempered slightly by government interaction.
The Democrat candidate for 2016 is Hillary Clinton.
The Big Three
I would call this party ultra-conservative. They are pro-life, anti gun control, anti tax, anti immigration, anti new-world order, anti United nation.
Howard Phillips founded the party in 1992.
Chad Koppie is the candidate for the Constitution party in 2016.
This party has grown and grown. Considered a very "save our planet" party. They are considered very far left.
The party is very well known since Ralph Nader joined their ranks.
The candidates this year for the Green party is Dr. Jill Stein.
Started in 1971, Libertarians are neither left nor right.
They stand for all out individual rights. They are pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-home schooling, anti-gun control, etc...
The Libertarian candidates this year are Marc Feldman, Steve Kerbel,and Darryl Perry.
Our country has many, many other parties.
You will find links to each and every one of these parties. Please study them and there is a poll below. Who will you, or would you vote for?
- America First Party
AmericaFirstParty.org is the official website of the America First Party and the America First National Committee. Learn more about the AFP, and sign up for email updates and to volunteer to build a strong new voice in American politics.
- American Party
The American Party Official Web Site
- American Nazi Party
American Nazi Party
- AMERICAN REFORM PARTY
The ARP is not a political party, we do not have ballot access in any state and do not run candidates. We support third party candidates and independents.
- CPUSA Online -
Website of the Communist Party, USA. We fight for labor unity, peace, equality, democracy and socialism. The CPUSA is part of the growing anti-war movement, fighting for peace locally and nationally.
- Freedom Socialist Party-Revolutionary Feminist Internationalists
The Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women are activist revolutionary feminist organizations that mobilize in defense of labor, people of color, women, immigrants, gays, lesbians, Mumia Abu-Jamal, affirmative action, and abortion, and are leaders in anti-fascist and anti-war struggles.
- Independent American Party Home
- Labor Party
- The Light Party
A Cool Site!!
- NSM : National Socialist Movement Party Headquarters
The NSM’s core beliefs include: defending the rights of white people everywhere, preservation of our white culture and heritage, reform of illegal immigration policies, and immediate withdrawal of our national military from an illegal Middle Eastern occupation and promotion of white separation.
- The Natural Law Party of the United States of America
The Natural Law Party of the USA; promoting conflict-free politics for a problem-free nation and proven solutions for America through prevention-oriented government. The best government is nature's government--natural law--which governs our universe with perfect order and without a problem.
- Peace and Freedom Party
The Peace and Freedom Party is committed to socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism and racial equality. We represent the working class, those without capital in a capitalist society. We organize toward a world where cooperation replaces competition, a world where all people are well fed, clothed and housed; where all women and men have equal status; where all individuals may freely endeavor to fulfill their own talents and desires; a world of freedom and peace where every community retains its cultural integrity and lives with all others in harmony.
- The Prohibition Party
- Reform Party of the United States of America
- Socialist Party USA
- Socialist Action - fighting to make the world a better place!
- Socialist Equality Party
Web site of the Socialist Equality Party (US branch)
- Socialist Labor Party of America, Karl Marx, Daniel DeLeon, Daniel De Leon, De Leonists, socialist industrial unionism, socialist unionism, labor unions, Marxian socialists, revolutionary Marxists, revolutionary Marxism, revolutionary socialism
- United States Marijuana Party
United States Marijuana Party, motivated group of Americans who are tired of living in fear of their government because of marijuana prohibition.
- UNITED STATES PACIFIST PARTY
The Official Home Page of the United States Pacifist Party includes the latest approved platform, political credentials of the USPP Presidential candidate, statements opposing all wars. sales office for pins and bumper stickers, and links to other pacifist organizations and websites.
- Veteran's Party
- Workers World
Newspaper of Workers World Party, a socialist party that fights on all issues that face the working class and oppressed peoples -- Black, and white, Latin@, Asian, Arab and Native peoples, women and men, young and old, lesbian, gay, bi, straight, trans, disabled, working, unemployed and students
© 2008 Greg Boudonck
FitnezzJim from Fredericksburg, Virginia on October 24, 2016:
Noted the updates, and would add that in 2016, the Libertarian candidate is Gary Johnson.
JON EWALL from usa on June 09, 2012:
I found a couple of interesting articles.
Administration Oil Strategy Contributes to Price Increases 2009-2012
MRC’s exposé on the Godfather of the left: George Soros
talk about the “evil” Koch brothers
Part of the Soros- Obama connection.
hiit on June 07, 2012:
Hi, I enjoy going through your hub, I wanted to write a little comment to support you and wish you good hubbing.
Ron from Fitness http://www.intervalstraining.net
JON EWALL on August 14, 2011:
'' so the parties cannot hold the country as ransom like the republicans did. (Not saying democrats would not try the same thing in some cases).''
Just a thought about Senator ( Republican ) Coburn trying to move the country in the right direction.
January 26, 2010,
Statement of Purpose: To rescind $120 billion in Federal spending by consolidating duplicative government programs, cutting wasteful Washington spending, and returning billions of dollars of unspent money.( To the treasury ? Could be the revenue that Obama is looking for ? )
YEAs 46 NAYs 48 Not Voting 6
Here is the list of nays, remember them next time you are in the booth
Akaka (D-HI),Baucus (D-MT),Begich (D-AK), Bingaman (D-NM, Bond (R-MO, Boxer (D-CA, Brown (D-OH), Burris (D-IL),Cantwell (D-WA, Cardin (D-MD,Carper (D-DE, Casey (D-PA), Conrad (D-ND, Dodd (D-CT), Dorgan (D-ND),
Durbin (D-IL) (#2 in charge ),Feinstein (D-CA),Franken (D-MN),Gillibrand (D-NY, Harkin (D-IA),Inouye (D-HI),Johnson (D-SD), Kaufman (D-DE),Kerry (D-MA,
Kirk (D-MA), Landrieu (D-LA), Lautenberg (D-NJ),Leahy (D-VT),Levin (D-MI),Lieberman (ID-CT), Menendez (D-NJ),Merkley (D-OR), Murray (D-WA), Nelson (D-FL),Nelson (D-NE), Pryor (D-AR), Reed (D-RI), REID (D-NV) ( MAJORITY LEADER), Rockefeller (D-WV), Sanders (I-VT), Schumer (D-NY),Shaheen (D-NH),Specter (D-PA),Stabenow (D-MI),Tester (D-MT),Udall (D-NM), Whitehouse (D-RI),Wyden (D-OR)
NOTE THAT 8 DEMOCRATS voted with the Republicans. Amendment Rejected
mib56789 on August 13, 2011:
This HUB is astonishingly revealing. I plan to write a HUB about U.S. political parties as well. Of course, my HUB will be outdated because it's based on my memory of "the way we were" and I used an old lexicon as a research reference. When I'm done confusing everyone with non-facts, I'm going to refer the readers to your HUB to get the straight talk. This HUB and comments reflect serious thought. I didn't take the poll because I don't vote. Proof positive that this country carries on without my input.
JON EWALL on August 07, 2011:
The first 2 years of the Obama administration the Democrats had a super majority of both Houses ( the House and the Senate ) plus the Presidency. Prior to 2009 the Democrats controlled both houses under the last 2 years of the Bush administration ,2007 AND 2008.
THE REPUBICANS HAD NO INPUT INTO MAKING LAW FROM NOV.2007 TO NOV.2010.THE STORY GOES ON AND ON.
Steve on August 05, 2011:
It would be nice if more parties had a real chance at the elections. Unfortunately Americans tend to think they cannot instigate change. It is our responsibility to over through the government when it gets corrupt. Perhaps after a few more years and we are unable to feed ourselves we will take up that responsibility. Politicians need to stop trying to protect their personal interests and start thinking about what is best for the US. This means diversifying the house and senate (and presidency) from 2 parties (with one independent) to a variety of party members, so the parties cannot hold the country as ransom like the republicans did. (Not saying democrats would not try the same thing in some cases).
JON EWALL from usa on March 30, 2011:
JUST ANOTHER VIEW FOR YOUNG ONE
Eye opening background information on Libya on Fox Cable today .We all heard about Glen Beck and his red phone connection to the Whitehouse. The story behind the scenes about George Soros, Cass Sunstein, Samantha Powers and Barak Obama's NPR group.
Catch it this week, you will understand what is happening in Libya and the middle east.
YoungOne on March 17, 2011:
Thanks for this information. I am 14 years old and have been discovering the different political parties in hopes of finding one that fits my beliefs. I have yet to find one as it seems that they are either too liberal or too conservative, which greatly upsets me. People need to realize that you don't have to vote for the republican or democrat candidate, that there are other views out there, however in my case, I cannot find a specific party to fit my specific views which include:
The government's top prioroty should be education.
All races religions and genders are equivalent and should be treated as so.
Gays are allowed to get married.
Women are allowed to have abortions if they can prove they were raped or have medical issues.
Illegal aliens need to be deported and the only type of immigration that should be supported is legal. If a child is born here but the parents are illegal then the child can stay here with a foster family or must move back to their country with their family.
Taxes should be a flat tax of 10-11% for EVERYONE.
Drugs should be completely illegal.
Guns should only be allowed through an extremely thorough background check.
I don't really know too much about healthcare so I won't go there, but with the bill that they have in Congress there are so many earmarks that the bill doesn't even make sense any more. This is why earmarks should be illegal.
These are my views and since I am only 14 and do not really understand the ways of the world then my views might change as I get older, however based on my views that I have given, what political party do I belong to? Also if someone doesn't mind, would you explain to me exactly what a fair tax is. Thank you!!!
funky23 from Deutschland on February 20, 2011:
helpful topic thx for the time :-D
JON EWALL from usa on January 08, 2011:
On Jan 5,2011 the 112th Congress convened with the Senate controlled by the Democrats and the House controlled by the newly elected Republicans under the leadership of President Barak ‘’I ‘’ Obama. In the House on the first day the Constitution of the United States was read aloud with many of the members reading a portion of the document. The document is the foundation of our Republic.
Let us hope and pray that this Congress will listen to the will of the people and perform for the good of the people, honestly and fairly to all legal citizens.
drdspervez from Pakistan on January 06, 2011:
It's a nice hub on political parties in America.Read my hub also. Thanks.
OpinionDuck on December 18, 2010:
I agree with Mike
IN addition, neither of the democrats or the republicans have been beneficial for a Congress that benefitted the people.
Today is an example of how the two parties have worked against each other to sabotage Prosperity and the reputation of this country.
MikeSyrSutton from An uncharted galaxy on November 23, 2010:
Wow! I love most of your hubs, but how can anyone say you are unbiased in this hub? Early on the Democrats supported farmers and labor? The truth is that early on they fought extremely hard to keep slavery LEGAL and bashed Lincoln terribly for his views on that issue. So no they were not advocates for labor rights until big labor started giving out a lot of cash!
Next, the Democrats support the rights of the people while the republicans are the ones who try to keep the public in line? I can't understand this hub at all, and I have giving dozens of historical talks publicly. i was also a leader of a historical organization and I must say that I like you as a writer, but this hub is quite misleading.
LRCBlogger on November 19, 2010:
Froggy, good hub. I'm finding it years after you wrote it but a very good non bias view of the different parties. Kudos.
Jeremey from Arizona on October 31, 2010:
Thanks for the links, many parties I was unaware of. I guess now I may broaden my horizons!
JON EWALL from usa on October 05, 2010:
AN INVITATION TO THERE IS A DIFFERENCE
A call to action today 10/5/10 to all hubbers looking for the truth.
Mr. Goosly explained President Barak Obama's position on the George W. Bush
tax cuts on foxnews.com on the Glen Beck's show.
A program worth NOT MISSING about the TAX debate.
JON EWALL from usa on August 27, 2010:
Check out Congressional Progressive Caucus for a different view of what some parties stand for in today's government.To understand who, what and why regarding the modern day progressives in our Government go to Google and check Congressional Progressive Caucus. There are many articles exposing members of congress who are in the progressive caucus. One may be surprised as to what is occurring in our government today under President Barak Obama and the leadership of Senator Reid and Speaker Pelosi. The question remains for the citizens of the United States, do we want a Socialist or Marxist type of government.
With the recent signing of legislation, Healthcare Reform, Financial Reform, taking over of the student loan program, ownership in the auto industry and Fannie and Freddie, the government controls 60% of the economy. America needs to wake up and speak out if we the people reject the transformation of our government as we know it today.
tom hellert from home on June 09, 2010:
Froggy nice job I had not heard of some of thesebut I trust you that they exist- although if a tree falls on a political party in the woods and no one is there to hear it are they really a political party?
nice job on being unbiased!! I could not ave done this I would have given them nicknames....good job
Greg Boudonck (author) from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong on May 25, 2010:
Thanks Johnpolk--I think I really need to update this site pretty soon!!It was developed before Obama became President.
johnpolk on May 25, 2010:
This is great.. I thought also that Political Parties are compose of only 4 anyway this is a nice hub showing their different views as well...
Greg Boudonck (author) from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong on February 20, 2010:
No problem Springboard
Springboard from Wisconsin on February 20, 2010:
The only exception I take is saying that republicans enforce traditional values to keep the population in line. Keep them in line? lol. How terribly false. If you want to put it that way you can also frame a statement about the democrats being a party that through affirmative action and numerious social programs, wishes to keep the population beholden to the government. Of course the dems stranglehold business with tons of ridiculous regulation—limiting success and giving the fruits of one's labors to those who produce less effort is a benchmark of the democratic party.
Republicans are small government, free enterprise, pro-life, do not support gay marriage nor gays in the military, among other things.
Of course, there are divisions within any party. I am, for example, for globalization but also a protectionist in that I believe that globalization only works when both sides benefit. Currently only the other side benefits and as a result we've given away a ton of our jobs.
Other than that, I would have to say I agree mostly with your analysis.
In any event, I hope you'll pardon my bias.
Average American from Las Vegas, Nevada on January 08, 2010:
A good starting point for those who want to learn. I know it has been here for awhile, but I have not been so I wanted offer a good job.
tksensei on November 26, 2009:
Wow, no bias at all in any of those descriptions...
Lucas Gonzalez on July 09, 2009:
Thanks for spreading the word about the other parties and not just Democrat and Republican. If everybody took the time to learn about the parties through posts like yours then there would be more understanding of who and what you're voting for instead of people voting for Presidents for their charisma.
bulldog76 on February 18, 2009:
One correction - you said that the Constitution Party is anti-immigration. This is not true. We are opposed to illegal immigration, but supportive of limited, regulated immigration - like the US policy was in the past.
Greg Boudonck (author) from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong on October 03, 2008:
Yea, maybe I spelled his name wrong-sorry if it hurt your feelings. At least I know there are 50 states--not 57 as your Obama thinks.
Nick on October 02, 2008:
How hard is it to learn that it's BaraCk not Barak Obama. He's been all over TV, the internet, newspapers and anywhere else you look for about a year now and you still get his name wrong?!?!
Tim from Philadelphia, PA on September 28, 2008:
Awesome thing is that Barr is second on your poll. I hope he keeps gaining supporters. Unfortunately it seems people are still buying into the Manchurian candidate.
PenmanZee on September 27, 2008:
Interesting. I didn't know there were so many political parties in the U.S. I knew of only four. What prevents more of them becoming a major force on the political arena I wonder? I did check out the light party site. Pretty psychedelic.