2017-03-27
So, you are proud to be a Democrat! A standard-bearer for America's largest party, founded by Thomas Jefferson and guided by the principles of Franklin D. Roosevelt! Well, we have a few questions for you -- 50 actually. They're from the most recent official Platform of the Democratic National Party. Let's see if you really agree or disagree with these official policy positions of the Democrats!
1

America has always been a nation of immigrants. We need comprehensive immigration reform, not just piecemeal efforts. We must work together to pass immigration reform in a way that unites this country, not in a way that divides us by playing on our worst instincts and fears.

2

America must seek a world with no nuclear weapons and take concrete actions to move in this direction. We must work with other nations to secure, eliminate, and stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

3

Ensuring quality, affordable health care for every single American is essential. Covering all is not just a moral imperative, but is necessary to making our health system workable and affordable.

4

Faith-based groups are not a replacement for government or secular non-profit programs; rather, they are yet another sector working to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We must empower grassroots faith-based and community groups to help meet challenges like poverty, ex-offender reentry, and illiteracy.

5

Graduation from a quality public school and the opportunity to succeed in college must be the birthright of every child – not the privilege of the few.

6

I oppose laws that require identification in order to vote or register to vote, which create discriminatory barriers to the right to vote and disenfranchise many eligible voters.

7

I support a woman’s decision to have an abortion or to have a child by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre- and post-natal health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs.

8

I support access to comprehensive affordable family planning services and age-appropriate sex education which empower people to make informed choices and live healthy lives.

9

I support the efforts for self-determination and sovereignty of Native Hawaiians and respect Native Hawaiian culture rights and sacred places.

10

I support the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and the implementation of policies to allow qualified men and women to serve openly regardless of sexual orientation.

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11

Investment in the arts is an investment in our creativity and cultural heritage, in our diversity, in our communities, and in our humanity.

12

It is time to make the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, which aim to cut worldwide poverty in half by 2015. We need to invest in building capable, democratic nations that can establish healthy and educated communities, develop markets, and generate wealth.

13

Online and on TV, we must give parents tools to block content they find objectionable. We also must recognize that caring for family members and managing a household is real and valuable work.

14

Our daughters should have the same opportunities as our sons. When women still earn 76 cents for every dollar that a man earns, it doesn’t just hurt women; it hurts families and children.

15

Since businesses can only function when workers can get to their place of employment, we must invest in public transportation including rail, expand transportation options for low-income communities, and strengthen core infrastructure like our roads and bridges.

16

The energy threat we face today may be less immediate than threats from dictators, but it is as real and as dangerous. The dangers are eclipsed only by the opportunities that would come with change. The jobs of the 21st century must be created in developing new energy solutions.

17

The fight against poverty must be national priority. Eradicating poverty must require the sustained commitment of the entire nation.

18

The right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we must preserve Americans’ Second Amendment right to own and use firearms, but the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation.

19

This great nation can compete–and succeed–in the 21st century but only if we support a government looks out for families in the new economy with health care, retirement security, and help, especially in bad times.

20

Too many fathers are missing–missing from too many lives and too many homes. We need more fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception. We need them to understand that what makes a man is not the ability to have a child–it’s the courage to raise one.

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21

We honor the central place of faith in our lives. Like our Founders, we believe that our nation, our communities, and our lives are made vastly stronger and richer by faith and the countless acts of justice and mercy it inspires.

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22

We must be tough on violent crime, funding strategic, and effective community policing, and holding offenders accountable. It means getting tough on the root causes of crime by investing in successful crime prevention, including proven initiatives that get youth and nonviolent offenders back on track.

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23

We must defeat Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where those who actually attacked us on 9-11 reside and are resurgent. We must finally make the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban the top priority that it should be.

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24

We must defeat the epochal, man-made threat to the planet: climate change. Without dramatic changes, rising sea levels must flood coastal regions around the world. Warmer temperatures and declining rainfall must reduce crop yields, increasing conflict, famine, disease, and poverty.

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25

We must double federal funding for basic research, expand the deployment of broadband technology, increase access to capital for businesses in underserved areas, create a national network of public-private business incubators, and provide grants to support regional innovation clusters.

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26

We must end the practice of labeling a school and its students as failures and then throwing our hands up and walking away from them without having provided the resources and supports these students need.

27

We must invest in playgrounds to promote healthy and active lifestyles.

28

We must ensure that government partnerships with faith-based institutions do not endanger First Amendment protections. We must ensure that public funds are not used to proselytize or discriminate.

29

We must ensure that law- abiding Americans of any origin, including Arab- Americans and Muslim- Americans, do not become the scapegoats of national security fears.

30

We must ensure there is sufficient funding to empower Americans with disabilities to succeed in school and beyond.

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31

We must fully fund and increase staffing for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

32

We must fully fund and increase staffing for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

33

We must keep children off the streets by supporting expanded after-school and summer opportunities.

34

We must make an unprecedented national investment to guarantee that every child has access to high- quality early education, including investments in Pre-K, Head Start, and Early Head Start, and we must help pay for child care.

35

We must make it a top priority to reduce oil consumption by at least 35 percent, or ten million barrels per day, by 2030.

36

We must make quality, affordable early childhood care and education available to every American child from the day he or she is born.

37

We must use carefully crafted guidelines when determining whether to contract out any government service and whether a function is “inherently governmental.” We are committed to a participatory government.

38

We must not raise taxes on people making less than $250,000, and we must eliminate federal income taxes for seniors making less than $50,000.

39

We must not sacrifice the American values we are fighting to protect. We must restore our constitutional traditions, and recover our nation’s founding commitment to liberty under law.

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40

We must pay for our new spending, eliminate waste in government programs, demand, and measure results, and stop funding programs that don’t work.

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41

We must protect and strengthen Medicare by cutting costs, protecting seniors from fraud, and fixing Medicare’s prescription drug program.

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42

We must reinvigorate the Environmental Protection Agency so that we can work with communities to reduce air and water pollution and protect our children from environmental toxins, and never sacrifice science to politics.

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43

We must remove tax penalties on married families.

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44

We must restore our standing in the world. We must pursue a tough, smart, and principled national security strategy that contends with the many disparate forces shaping this century, including: the fundamentalist challenge to freedom; the emergence of new powers like China, India, Russia, and a united Europe; the spread of lethal weapons; uncertain supplies of energy, food, and water; the persistence of poverty and the growing gap between rich and poor; and extraordinary new technologies that send people, ideas, and money across the globe at ever faster speeds.

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45

We must work to make cities greener and more livable by training employees to work in skilled clean technologies industries, improving the environmental efficiency of city buildings, and taking smart growth principles into account when designing transportation.

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46

We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God- given potential.

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47

We need to adapt curricula and the school calendar to the needs of the 21st century; reform the schools of education that produce most of our teachers; promote public charter schools that are accountable; and streamline the certification process for those with valuable skills who want to teach.

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48

We need to fully fund joint labor-management apprenticeship programs and reinvigorate our industrial crafts programs to train the next generation of skilled American craft workers.

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49

We need to secure our borders, and support additional personnel, infrastructure, and technology on the border and at our ports of entry.

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50

We recognize we should do everything we can to strengthen Social Security, including asking those making over $250,000 to pay a bit more.

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Your result is:

a Dixiecrat!

You are proud to call yourself a Democrat, but agree with less than 10 percent of the party's official platform. Is it possible the party of Thomas Jefferson and FDR has changed while you have not? Or maybe you have matured in your political views. Take our Republican and Libertarian quizzes -- to find out if your true happiness is on the other side of the aisle. CLICK HERE to try our Libertarian quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the GOP!
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a Blue Dog Democrat!

You support the party, but only agree with 15-24% of its official positions. You are proud to call yourself a traditional Democrat, but agree with little of the party's official platform. Is it possible the majority party of the United States has shifted? Or maybe you have changed. Take our Republican and Libertarian quizzes -- to find out if your true happiness is on the other side of the aisle. CLICK HERE to try our Libertarian quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the GOP!
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Your result is:

a moderate!

You support the party's stance 60-74% percent of the time. But wouldn't it be interesting to see where you stand with the Republicans or Libertarians? What beliefs do you have in common with the alternative parties. CLICK HERE to try our Libertarian quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if you agree with anything Republican!
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Your result is:

a Zell Miller Democrat!

You agree with the official party platform only a third of the time! Well, don't feel so bad, so did Georgia's beloved former governor and U.S. Senator -- who just couldn't bear the thought of deserting the party of his youth. Is it possible you and the party have gone your separate ways? Take our Republican and Libertarian quizzes -- to find out if your true happiness is on one of the other sides of the aisle. CLICK HERE to try our Libertarian quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the Republicans!
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Your result is:

a Strom Thurman/Dan Boren Democrat!

You support about half of the party's official positions. So, what should you do? Legendary South Carolina Senator Strom Thurman left the Democrats and became a Republican leader. On the other hand, Oklahoma's Dan Boren believes he needs to stay in the Democrat ranks and defend conservative values central to the party's heritage and foundations. Take our Republican and Libertarian quizzes -- to find out whether you should follow Strom's example. Or Boren's!  CLICK HERE to take our Libertarian quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the Republicans!
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Your result is:

a Loretta Sanchez Democrat!

You are loyal, proud of your affiliation, but actually backing the party only 75%-89% of the time. You are a pragmatist, just like the respected California democrat. Loretta votes her conscience -- sometimes to the consternation of party leaders. What do you have in common with the folks over on the other side of the aise? CLICK HERE to try our Libertarian quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if you agree with anything Republican!  
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a New Deal Democrat!

FDR would be proud. While you might disagree with a few issues, you support the party's official position more than 90% of the time. OK, just for kicks, wouldn't you like to know whether you have any beliefs in common with the party of Ayn Rand ... or Ronald Reagan?  CLICK HERE to try our Libertarian quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if you agree with anything the Republicans support!   
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a Yellow Dog Democrat!

You agree 100 percent with the party's official platform. In fact, your family claims that if a yellow dog ran for office as a Democrat, it would get your vote. Well, just for fun, how about checking to see if there's anything you agree with over on the other side of the aisle. CLICK HERE to try our Libertarian quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if you agree with anything Republican!   
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