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This paper examines the similarities and differences between Democrats and Republicans who from time to time have had a major representation in both the national and state levels. The paper identifies similarities in terms of party organization and party and presidential candidates' nominations and looks at differences in these two parties' philosophy and ideology. The paper concludes that the differences between Democrats and Republicans are important because they create balance in the politics of the nation and keep the ruling party under check.
From the Paper:"As compared to other countries, political parties in the United States are more loosely organized. As for the Democrats and Republicans, they have no formal organization at the national level that controls party membership, party activities and policy positions even though some state affiliates do. Both Democrats and Republicans often become members of their specific parties by merely stating that they are members of the party. Members of each of these parties are not given any specific rights or obligations within the party except allowing them to vote in that party's primary elections. Democrats and Republicans are also not restricted in choices by their parties as one can attend meetings of one local party committee in one day and another local party committee the following day. In fact, a Democrat can register as a member of the Republican Party and vice versa in some U.S states."
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Cite this Comparison Essay:
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