Conservative democracy promotes political views that are conservative relative to the national party’s viewpoints. Here is some brief history:
– The presidential elections of 1828 gave birth to the Democratic Party.
– During 1860 the split between the North and the South gave birth to the Republican Party.
– Roosevelt’s program, the new deal, was designed to deal with the Great Depression and included many conservative views and received strong support from Southern Democrats.
– In2006 the Democratic Party underwent a major restructuring.
– Conservative Democrats are characterized by liberal views on economic issues and moderate views on other issues.
– A significant number of conservative Democrats promote social programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. And some believe that all American citizens have the right to universal health care coverage. However, concepts about abortion, marriage, death penalty, gun licensing and other issues tend to be more aligned with the Republican way of thinking.
– According to multiple research studies conservative Democrats comprise seventeen percent of registered voters in the United States.
– Historically, the South has shown a tendency to elect conservative Democrats.
– Because the Democratic Party is largely liberal, conservative Democrats often find themselves at odds with overarching issues and initiatives.
– Some notable modern day conservative Democrats include Zell Miller, Mark Stricherz, Bob Conley, Michael Cone and Charley Reese.
What is the United States Senate?
– The United States Senate comprises half of the United States Congress with the other half being comprised by the House of Representatives.
– Every state within the US has the ability to be represented by two senators.
– Because the Senate has such long terms it is considered to be more regarded than the House of Representatives.
– To become a senator you must meet the following criteria: you have to be at least thirty years old, you have to have been a citizen of the US for at least nine consecutive years, and you must be a citizen of the state you want to represent.
– The Senate has the power to approve or disapprove bills that are coming from the House of Representatives.
– One of the Senate’s primary roles is to provide checks and balances for other arms of the federal government. These checks and balances prevent the abuse and overuse of power within one governmental entity.
– Often, the president will need the consent of the Senate in order to make official appointments.
– The Senate does have the power to implement impeachments.
– The Senate may also play an extremely important role in approving treaties.