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By Shriya Katoch

Presidential elections in USA will happen in November 2016. The presidential hopefuls are currently going through what we call Primaries or Caucuses. Let us have a look at the political parties of USA.


The American politics comprises of two major parties – Democrats and Republicans .
The Democratic party draws the minority and marginalized communities like blacks and Hispanics more than what Republicans would typically do.
As the article by Munish Kumar Raizada explains, main political agenda of Democrats leans towards being socially liberal . They are a left leaning party with liberal views on social issues and supporting causes like same sex marriage , pro – choice etc.
Given their social standing democrats tend to regulate social services.
Due to its ideology of social justice it tends to attract poor , middle-class and immigrant populations .
President Barack Obama is a Democrat and the current frontrunner for the 2016 elections from the Democratic party are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. While, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are the main contestants at this stage in Republican party.

While Republican party has a more right leaning view and is typically considered to be fiscally
conservative . It has a more conservative approach towards social issues like gay rights, abortions etc .
Republicans are conceived to be a representation of capitalism . They believe in fewer taxes and are
perceived to be pro business . Abraham Lincoln was a Republican .
The current frontrunner for the 2016 presidential race in the United State Of America from the Democratic party is Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Polarization over issue of Islamic Terrorism:
Paralyzed by political correctness about Islam the Democratic party refuses to use the word “Islamic terrorism”. President Obama was wishy washy on the day of Brussels terrorist attack last week.
When attacks are made by a communist sector we call that a communal attack then why should religion be any different ?
Why does religion get the free pass ?
The logic that the Democrats has worked up is that not all Muslims are terrorists , but if someone is a terrorist the odds of them being a Muslim increases . It is true that terrorists of other ethnicity exist as well but it is a fact that the volume of Islamic terrorists is more distinct , and is a bigger threat to society.
At the end it all boils down to the fact that if we are not ready to identify the problem how can we come up with the solution ?

Shriya Katoch multitasks as an Engineering student,an avid reader,a guitar player and a death note fan. Twitter: @katochshriya538


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