believe hard work wins, and government should allow you – to
the fullest extent possible – to keep what you earn. Democrats
believe that success results from luck, chance and happenstance,
and therefore a just government takes from those who have and
gives to those who do not."
believe in a colorblind society determined by drive, work ethic
and talent. Democrats want a color-coordinated society. This
explains the support for race and gender-based preferences to
"correct" past sins and to create "diversity."
believe discrimination to fix previous discrimination remains
discrimination, and that all a government can be is just in
its own time. Democrats wish to use government to "rectify"
past wrongs, which they hold responsible for today's "inequities."
believe that government should empower the individual – that
a government that taxes least taxes best. Democrats want individuals
to empower government, and support policies that redistribute
income from person A to "deserving" person B."
believe that the playing field, while unlevel, requires an individual
to do the best he or she can with the cards dealt. Democrats
consider life rigged, and that one's destiny rests on matters
beyond the control of the individual."
believe that those who cannot help themselves can and will be
helped out by other individuals – not government – as a result
of basic human compassion. Democrats believe that because of
one's misfortune, he or she is entitled to something – via government
– from someone else."
believe in peace through strength and thus support strong national
defense and – in this era of Islamo-fascism – a proactive foreign
policy. Democrats believe in strength through peace and believe
they can better influence the behavior of enemies by demonstrating
our good intentions."
believe in the mutual benefits of free trade of goods and services.
Democrats believe in "fair trade" and support barriers that
shield domestic industries against competition, reducing the
incentive to innovate and change to remain competitive."