But Only 2 Democrats!

The Republicans said goodbye to Jeb Bush last night as he decided to drop out of the race. While the Republicans have narrowed down the nominees to five, the Democrats have had just two runners for a while now. Last week I did a post about the Republican choices, and now, as I promised, is time for the Democrats summed up! I hope this helps.

Sanders: Sanders, unlike the Republicans we talked about last week wants to open up the border. He plans on making a stronger immigration reform than Obama has. Senator Sanders has said that abortion is between the woman carrying the baby and her doctor; he refuses to shut down any clinic or make any laws against letting women do what they want with their bodies. According to his Twitter, Sanders has said that the attempt by Republicans to shut down planned parenthood is attacking women’s health. Sanders wants to ban semi-automatic assault weapons, as they are used primarily to kill other humans. He says he plans to enforce and strengthen the background checks before purchasing a gun. Bernie Sanders wants peace; he thinks a nation’s power should not be in how many wars they engage in, but rather how many conflicts they can resolve. He has pointed out many times that he voted against the war in Iraq and thought it was misguided. Bernie has said that it is time bigger corporations and the wealthier start paying their share of taxes.

Clinton: Hillary stated that Immigrants are vital to our economy, and anybody who wishes should have an easy path to citizenship. Hillary said that abortion is fine… until the third trimester, and then abortion should be for medical reasons only. She plans to support what women want to do with their bodies as well supporting planned parenthood. When asked about gun control Hillary Clinton says she wants extensive background checks to prevent criminals and mentally ill from getting the guns. Clinton says we should treat Iraq as a business deal, and we should be able to deploy more military in the air and on the ground as Syrians get ready to fight. Hillary, wife of former president Bill Clinton said that it was time middle class get a break and let the wealthy be taxed the way they should.

Alright, that was just a quick summary of the Democratic candidates. I hope this information I’ve gathered from class discussions and watching the debates helps. Another good source of information is to type in (candidates name) on the issues. If you type that into google it comes up with a compilation of sources that you can scroll through at the top of the pages, it is helpful as well! If you want to know about the Republican candidates I wrote an article last week so just scroll down!

Verse of the Week 

Proverbs 20:19: A gossip goes around telling secrets, so don’t hang around with chatterers.

Have a fab week!

Elizabeth (:

Still so many Republicans!

If you take any interests in the presidential campaign, you’ve probably realized there are so many people running for president! Sometimes, it can be hard to keep track who wants what, so I’ve laid it out here in an easy way to understand. (I watch the debates but every time I’m like woah, what?! Use some normal words, please!!)

Trump: Trump feels very strongly on securing our border, believing we should let immigrants in our country, but they must go through a process. He wants to send all illegal immigrants back from where they came. Despite what Trump has said in the past; he is now very pro-life. Donald Trump has said multiple times that America should protect the second amendment. He has a concealed weapon permit and believes many others should as well. Mr. Trump wants to increase military presence in Syria, and “bomb the “heck” out of Isis” (Patriot-News).

Cruz: Cruz wants to nearly triple security presence at our borders, and he would like to build a wall that works, according to his Twitter. Ted Cruz has said made it clear that every life is a gift, and he wants to cut funding for planned parenthood. Cruz has also come out and said we need to honor the second amendment, and everyone has a right to self-defense. Cruz wants to stand alongside Israel and keep Syrians out of our country. He believes in a flat tax rate and plans to abolish the IRS.

Bush: Jeb believes that there should be a “path” every immigrant must go down to become legal; work, don’t break the law, learn English and contribute to society. Bush believes that life is a gift from God and that planned parenthood shouldn’t get a penny. He has gone as far to say that he was the “most pro-life candidate on the stage.” Bush believes having guns represents our freedoms. However, the laws should be stricter on allowing criminals or those with mental illnesses to get guns. Governor Bush also wants to lower taxes and make sure we are not using tax money for excess spending.

Rubio: Marco Rubio wants to get illegal immigration “under control”. He plans to do this by increasing security on the border. Rubio mentioned that he does not wish to tell anyone what to do with their bodies, but personally he believes that life is a gift given that everyone should be able to live. When asked about gun control Rubio says it is not the guns that are the problem; it is the people, and gun laws will not prevent killing. Rubio wants to make sure taxes are pro-family and believes that our taxes make it so that America is one of the most expensive places to innovate and invest.

Carson: Dr. Carson says that we are a nation of immigrants, and we should welcome anybody who wants to be an American. However, he also says we need to seal the borders, and not just the north and south borders but also the Pacific and Atlantic. Ben Carson thinks abortion is wrong, but circumstances could change in a medical situation, in fact, he has advised people in a dangerous medical condition to get an abortion. However, he says we need to consider abortion in the fact of human life. Carson says that gun control wouldn’t work because criminals aren’t law-abiding. He once said the same thing that happened in Paris wouldn’t happen here on the same scale because we have guns. Ben Carson wants to implement flat tax as well.

Kasich: Kasich has made the point of saying that it is a ludicrous idea that we could deport all the immigrants, and if they are law-abiding they should be able to stay. However, our border should be protected according to Kasich. Governor Kasich plans to defund planned parenthood and believes abortion is wrong except for in cases of rape, medical issues, or incest. John is an active, and emotional supporter of Israel and thinks we should have never committed ourselves to Iraq. He thinks we need to build up our military and discard the Iran deal (if Iran stops trying to make nuclear bombs we will remove our sanctions). John Kasich wants to cut taxes and restrain the growth of the government.

I hope you all found this helpful and can understand the issues enough to have intelligent conversations. Obviously, I did not cover all of the issues; I tried to focus on what I hear come up a lot. If you want to know more go to google and type in candidates name on the issues. Look for a Democrat on the issues coming soon!


Verse of the Week 

Proverbs 1:5-6 Pray that God’s man will listen with discernment, add to his knowledge, and receive wise counsel in this campaign.

Have a fab week!

Elizabeth.