Essay On Political Realignments

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In the United States electoral map, it has always been known that Democratic and Republican political parties stand by their foundational policies and operating principles. The central dogma of the two political parties has strictly been adhered to with the Democrats regarded as the conservative party while Republicans the liberal party (Kornhauser, 2013). However, an in-depth analysis of the political realignments suggests that a historical reversal role has taken effect as evidenced by the long transition of the parties’ founding principles. The role of the historical reversal system in creating the flips forms the basis of this paper. A retrospective analysis of the parties' foundational policies reveals a firm political ground of the two. The move for such a liberation is owed to a democrat Woodrow Wilson who defied and segregated the federal workforce and the military. The Democrats also enacted the socialist measures aimed at funding the government despite the earlier stand that it was lowering taxes (Pridham, 2016). The shift saw them acting as the liberalists and trying to restore the fabric of the country as opposed to the Republicans who had shifted to towards the conservative role. The reversal value system of the two parties is also explained by what they stand for. It is indicated that the parties have shifted, but the voters are probably still stuck in them. Racial issues have caused a major flip of the parties evidenced by the movement of the southern whites from the Democratic to the Republican Party. Economic policy and income distribution have also caused a significant shift since 1896 (Dalton, 2013). The Republican Party has been seen to observe big business while the Democratic Party is taking the side of labor. In conclusion, the historical reversal of value system holds many reasons for the change of the foundational roles of the two political parties. The flips are considered beneficial in some way while other aspects consider them deleterious in context to the current political alignments in the United

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