Someone said the democrats have lost their identity. Maybe that’s true. Maybe on a national level there is an identity crisis, but there’s not one for me.
I’m a democrat because:
Strong public education is a bedrock of democracy.
Women’s rights are human rights.
Bathroom bills are attacks on all people not just the transgender community.
I should not be afraid to be sick because an illness would destroy me financially, even though I have insurance.
The income gap is growing and it will destroy us. Corporate executives are earning record salaries while more people employed full time are on food stamps and living in section 8 housing. This is not okay.
I’m a deeply religious person, but I firmly believe in the first amendment. Separation of church and state is essential to democracy.
The first amendment is not only about protecting Christianity.
Pro-life is not pro-life. It’s an oversimplification of a multifaceted issue. When abortion is outlawed it does not stop abortion. It moves abortion to back alley butchers. This has been seen throughout the ages.
The mortality rate of poor pregnant women in this nation is staggering. Cutting Planned Parenthood funding makes this problem worse.
A free market system does not work for all areas of life. Profit cannot be the driving force for everything because profit does not care about the lives damaged for gain.
Super PACs are killing us.
It is our responsibility to address the vast issues of poverty, and government assistance is necessary to help with those issues. It’s all fine and good to say communities and individuals should fix these problems, but that doesn’t happen on a regular basis. It leaves assistance up to fate. Not cool if fate doesn’t smile on you. Not cool as in people die in our streets because we purposefully let them.
Politicians don’t belong in our bedrooms unless we invite them.
Politicians don’t belong in our uteruses unless we’ve given birth to them or unless they also happen to be our OB/GYN.
Immigration reform is absolutely necessary, but that doesn’t mean mass deportations and fear.
No, all people are not equal, and we need to work on that.
The “good old days” were only good if you were white and male, rich helped.
Climate Change is real. And yes, some of it is natural, but mankind has contributed greatly.
Science is a thing and it matters.
Facts matter. The environment matters. Protecting our water matters.
Republicans can look at this list and say they agree with some of the points. That’s all fine and good, but the Republican Party is at war with all the points mentioned. They’ve let themselves be overtaken by belief in the almighty dollar above all else, disguising that belief with fake Jesus; not real Jesus, but the political Jesus who’s white, blonde and wears an R on his sleeve.
This list is not complete, but it’s a start.