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Comparing U.S. Political Parties

Below are several tables that outline the basic differences between the various political parties in the United States. It should be noted that these tables were filled out strictly according to most recently published official platform of each party, and thus any box filled with "N/A" indicates that the platform does not mention the issue whatsoever, or that the party cannot have a stance on the issue due to their alignment with other policies (e.g. the Republican Party cannot be in favor of Instant Runoff Voting for the position of President due to their commitment to keeping the Electoral College).

These tables clearly show a distinct divide in ideology between three general groups: the Greens, the Libertarians, and the Democrats & Republicans. Greens value government aid in ensuring economic equality while disapproving of government intervention in social issues, Libertarians dislike government intervention in any form, and Republicans & Democrats dislike government intervention in the economy but value the government dictating social policy to the masses. It can be noted that the Democrats are more centrist than the Republicans, however, on social issues and a few select economic issues. These divisions can be visualized on this graph:

These tables in no way are meant to represent the views of individuals, but rather they represent the ideas presented in the platforms of each party.

Issue

Green

Democrat

Republican

Libertarian

Support enacting proportional representation voting systems for legislative positions?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

N/A

Support enacting instant run-off voting for executive offices?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

N/A

 Support providing full public financing of federal, state, and local elections?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

N/A

Support passing constitutional amendment to abolish corporate personhood?

  YES

  NO

  NO

N/A

Support eliminating ballot access laws that discriminate against smaller parties and independents?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  YES

Support abolishing the Electoral College in favor of direct national election of the President?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  N/A

Support including Presidential candidates from smaller parties in Presidential Debates?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  YES

Support enacting a national "right to vote" law to guarantee universal, automatic, and permanent voter registration?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  N/A

Support enacting Statehood for the District of Columbia?

  YES

Supports right to representation, but not to Statehood.

  NO

  N/A

Support restoring citizenship rights to felons on completion of their sentence?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  N/A

Support making Election Day a national holiday?

  YES

  N/A

  N/A

  N/A

Support establishing an independent and non-partisan redistricting process to stop partisan gerrymandering.

  YES

  N/A

  N/A

  YES

Support enacting tough new anti-trust laws for media conglomerates?

  YES

  N/A

  N/A

  N/A

Oppose censorship in the arts, media, press, and on the internet?

  YES

Only mentions commitment to free speech on the internet.

  N/A

  YES

Support net neutrality?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  N/A

Support repealing the Patriot Act?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  YES

Elections

Issues of Foreign Policy





Issue

Green

 Democrat

 Republican

 Libertarian

Support U.S. involvement with United Nations (U.N.)?

  YES

  YES

NO

NO

 Support repealing the veto power given to five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council?

  YES

NO

  N/A

  N/A

  Support intervening in a nation-state engaged in genocidal acts?

  YES

  N/A

  N/A

  N/A

  Support sovereignty of nation-states and their right to self-determination?

  YES

NO

  N/A

  YES

 Support the U.S. joining the International Criminal Court?

  YES

  N/A

NO

  N/A

  Support abolishing nuclear weapons?

  YES

NO

NO

  N/A

Support right to self-determination for Puerto Rico?

  YES

  YES

  NO, only the right of Puerto Rico to become a State.

  YES

Social Issues





Issue

  Green

Democrat

Libertarian

Libertarian

 Support regulations on purchasing firearms?

  YES

  YES

  N/A 

  NO

 Support the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)?

  YES

  N/A 

  N/A 

  N/A 

 Support ending extreme torture?

  YES

  YES

  NO

  N/A

Support a universal, federally funded childcare program for pre-school and young schoolchildren?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  NO

 Support raising minimum wage to be a living wage?

  YES

  NO

  NO

 NO

 Support the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)?

  YES

  YES

  NO

  N/A 

Support universal access to contraception?

  YES

  N/A 

  NO

  YES

 Support a woman's right to a safe, affordable abortion?

  YES

YES

  N/A  

  YES

 Support the Paycheck Fairness Act to balance the wages of men and women in the workplace?

  YES

  YES

  N/A  

  NO

 Condemn the use of racial profiling by law enforcement?

  YES

  N/A 

  NO

  YES

 Supports right of persons, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, to marry?

  YES

  YES

  NO

  YES

 Support funding programs to increase public sensitivity to the needs of persons living with mental health issues?

  YES

  N/A 

  NO

 NO

 Support removing displays of religious symbols, monuments, and statements in government buildings?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  N/A

Support ending religiously-based curricula in government-funded public schools?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  N/A

 Support a democratic conscientious objection process free of harassment, imprisonment, or deployment to war zones.

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  N/A

 Support right to medical and psychiatric health care for soldiers after serving time in combat zones.

  YES

  YES

  YES

 NO

 Support enacting single-payer healthcare?

  YES

  NO

  NO

 NO

 Support legalizing recreational and medical marijuana?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  YES

 Support public education?

  YES

  YES

  NO

 NO

 Oppose implimenting the Common Core educational curriculum on a national scale?

  YES

  N/A

  N/A  

  YES

 Support increasing education regarding safe sex in public schools?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  N/A

 Support increasing funding for AIDS research, education, and patient care?

some text

  N/A

  NO

  NO

 Supports the right of the working people to unionize and collectively bargain?

  YES

  YES

  NO

  YES, but with no government interference

 Support safer agricultural and industrial practices?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  NO

 Support treating substance abuse as a medical problem rather than a criminal problem?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  YES

 Support abolishing the death penalty?

  YES

  NO

  NO

  N/A

Environmental Issues





Issue

Green

 Democrat

 Republican

 Libertarian

 Aknowledge that climate change is occuring and is greatly affected by humanity?

  YES

  YES

  N/A

  N/A

 Support renewable energy subsidies?

  YES

  YES, SOME

  NO

  NO

Support eliminating subsidies for fossil fuels, nuclear power, biomass, and waste incineration?

  YES

  NO

  NO

  YES

 Support signing international treaties to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

  YES

  YES, SOME

  NO

  NO

 Support creating a program to train workers for a clean energy economy?

some text

  N/A

  NO

  N/A

 Support subsidized organic farming?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  NO

 Oppose fracking as a means of acquiring fossil fuels?

  YES

  NO

  NO

  N/A

 Oppose oil and gas drilling on the continental shelf, in public lands, and under the Great Lakes?

  YES

  NO

  NO

  N/A

 Opppose mountain-top removal coal mining?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  N/A

 Support the creation of bikeways?

  YES

  N/A

  N/A

  N/A

 Support expanding eco-friendly mass transportation systems?

  YES

  N/A

  N/A

  N/A

 Support raising fuel efficiency standards on all motor vehicles sold in the United States?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  NO

 Aknowledge that people have a right to clean water?

  YES

  NO

  NO

  YES

 Support the Endangered Species Act?

  YES

  N/A

  N/A

 N/A

Oppose monopolistic production of high-tech hybrid seeds? 

  YES

  N/A

N/A

  NO

 Oppose the classification of humans, human DNA, or human organs, as a commodity to be owned?

  YES

  N/A

  N/A

  N/A

 Oppose inhumane treatment of animals in all settings?

  YES

  N/A

  N/A

  N/A

Economic Issues





Issue

 Green

 Democrat

 Republican

 Libertarian

Suport progressive taxation?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  NO

 Support increasing taxes on corporations?

  YES

  NO

  NO

  NO

 Support restoring the estate tax?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  NO

 Oppose the privitization of Social Security?

  YES

  YES

  NO

  NO

 Support simplifying the tax code?

  YES

  YES

  NO

  N/A

 Support raising taxes on tobacco and alcohol?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  NO

 Support adopting a reduced-hour (30-35 hours) work week as a standard?

  YES

  N/A

  NO

  N/A

 Support breaking up the nation's largest banks so that none are "too big to fail"?

  YES

  NO  

  NO

  N/A

 Support adopting legislation to end discriminatory hiring policies adopted by businesses?

  YES

  YES

  NO

  NO

 Support decreasing the bloated defense budget by 50%?

  YES

  NO  

  NO

  N/A

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