Democrats are about policy, Republicans are about philosophy.
I feel like I’ve been gravitating towards liberalism lately. It’s always been obvious to me that waste and corruption in American politics is rampant and that smaller government, freer markets, and expanded political and economic liberties are something that we should always be striving for. But I’m finding more and more practical solutions offered by Democrats that make sense to me, while Republicans seem to offer less substance. Even the arguments against sensible liberal policies like the carbon tax or publicly funded elections are philosophical arguments.
I understand that eventually market forces would lead companies to pollute less, but is there a better policy to expedite that process, while also raising money allowing taxes to be cut elsewhere? Is there a more libertarian way to ensure that every citizen has an equal voice in elections? Convince me that it will ensure equal political freedom. I want a small, efficient government, but I also want practical solutions — and for the most part only one party is providing that right now.