A Republic Is a Foster Government for Those Orphaned by Its ConstitutionNow you're literally grasping at straws (forgive the pun.) There are no strawmen in what I've said.
The Democrats have an agenda. Maybe you'd better start with learning exactly what it is Dems believe in:
Democracy - "government by the people; especially : rule of the majority"
The U.S. Army printed a manual in 1928. It is TM 2000-25. Allow me to present a few paragraphs:
" Democracy - A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of direct expression. Results in mobocracy. Attitude towards property is communistic***negating property rights. Attitude towards law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it is based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences. Result is demagogism, licence, agitation, discontent, anarchy."
"Authority is derived through the election by the people of public officials best fitted to represent them. Attitude toward law is the administration of justice in accord with fixed principles and established evidence, with a strict regard to consequences. A greater number of citizens and extent of territory may be brought within its compass. Avoids the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or mobocracy. Results in statesmanship, liberty, reason, justice, contentment, and progress. Is the "standard form" of government throughout the world. A republic is a form of government under a constitution which provides for the election of
"(1) an executive and (2) a legislative body, who working together in a representative capacity, have all the power of appointment, all power of legislation, all power to raise revenue and appropriate expenditures, and are required to create (3) a judiciary to pass upon the justice and legality of their government acts and to recognize (4) certain inherent individual rights.
"Take away any one or more of those four elements and you are drifting into autocracy. Add one or more to those four elements and you are drifting into democracy.
Now, let's forget the Kool Aid talk and get down to the meat and potatoes. The definitions are accurate and are impartial as to political issues. Soooo...
Let me tell you where I disagree with Democrats on some issues. They think they can tax the rich and play Robin Hood. I'll use an analogy because every businessman can relate to this example since it happens every day of the year in America:
I went to work for a company and after a couple of years, increases in taxes forced them to figure out how to stay profitable and in business. So, they told the employees that, due to increased costs (i.e. taxes) they had to continue to give stockholders a profit and, as such, the employees would not get any raises or bonuses until further notice.
So, if the Democrats give you health care, a free college education, etc. know this: milking the rich will only cause the rich to get their money from the poor. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are oblivious to one harsh fact: NOTHING is for free. Government cannot give you anything without first taking it from a taxpayer. And once that taxpayer loses money, they raise the costs of their goods and services; they lay people off; they move their base of operations into countries where it is more conducive to business. But, they aren't going to jack up your wages and let you get more just because the have nots voted for a few freebies.
Now, if you're the "sage" you claim to be, you might try explaining to the people on this board how you ended up supporting a belief system that has failed throughout history. And I know what you're about to say, but don't go there.
The Republicans are stuck on stupid; have become socialist lite. You cannot defend the bass awkwardness of the Democrats by comparing yourself to an Establishment Republican.
You keep quoting this anti-democratic propaganda as if it were undeniable scientific proof. I couldn't care less what the regime tells me to think. Ever since the Democratic Party was taken over by aristocratic brats of the rich in the 1960s, it has been the party of minorities, which is undemocratic, and it has despised White people.
As for entitlements, that is what mooching HeirHeads get. Take away their unearned benefits and the stockholders can provide more for their employers, who created their wealth. You have to take cut in pay not because of taxes to finance the underclass, but to buy a BMW for the boss's teenage son.