Why More Mormons Should Be Democrats: And Why America Should Pay Attention

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(as of Nov 15,2018 17:05:17 UTC – Details)



The 2016 election cycle has been and will be like none other. With the rise of Donald Trump, many Mormons who have traditionally voted Republican are wondering if that party can still represent them.

Actually, the Republican Party hasn’t accurately represented our beliefs for years.

Why More Mormons Should Be Democrats and Why America Should Pay Attention examines current political issues through the lens of LDS doctrine and Church policy and practice. It will show that the Democratic Party is actually closer to the Church’s stance than the Republican Party on:

Education
Caring for the poor
Progressive taxes
Financial commandments
Business regulations
Science and R & D
Environmental issues
Foreign policy
Immigration and refugees
Voter ID laws
Finding compromises

And on the two issues where Republicans are closer to Church policy and doctrine—abortion and gay marriage—they’re not as close to the Church as most Mormons think.

No matter where you stand on religion or the political spectrum, Why More Mormons Should Be Democrats will give you food for thought. Left-leaning Mormons will find their views validated by doctrine. Right-leaning Mormons will discover that their ward members can have left-leaning stances in harmony with the Gospel, not in opposition to it. Nonmembers will see a side of Church members that they might not have known existed. Everyone who reads this book will have some important things to discuss with those on the other side.



Catholicism and American Political Ideologies: Catholic Social Teaching, Liberalism, and Conservatism

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(as of Nov 06,2018 13:35:10 UTC – Details)



This book examines the perspectives of American liberalism and conservatism in the new millennium—their general political and social philosophy and their positions in leading public issue areas—and evaluates them in light of Catholic social teaching. Before making that evaluation, it sets out the Church’s teaching as it has been authoritatively set forth in documents from her Magisterium—especially the social encyclicals. It looks to recognized thinkers, writers, and spokesmen for each of the two ideologies to determine what their general philosophy is in six major, central areas: the role of the state; God, religion, and the natural law as the basis of the political order; the family; the thinking on freedom; the thinking about equality; and international life and ethics.

Since American conservatism has been known for having different groupings or schools of thought within it—in the new millennium these are traditionalist conservatism, paleoconservatism, cultural or religious-based conservatism, neoconservatism, libertarian conservatism, and TEA party conservatism—the book examines leading representatives from each grouping and then determines what the consensus conservatism thinking is in each area. Then it looks to a recent platform of the Democratic party that was acknowledged to be especially “liberal” and one of the Republican party that was acknowledged to be especially “conservative” (they were the 2012 platforms of each party) to determine the thinking of each ideology on eight major public issue/policy areas: economics and social welfare policy; energy and the environment; civil rights and civil liberties; education and health care; family policy; immigration policy; human life issues; and foreign policy, defense, and disarmament. It compares each ideology’s thinking in these different areas of their general political and social philosophy and their public issue/policy positions and compares them to the basic principles of Catholic social teaching, assessing how well each conforms to that teaching in each area or if each clearly deviates and then coming to an conclusion overall about which is closer to Catholic social teaching.



Democrats, Republicans, and the Politics of Women’s Place

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(as of Oct 27,2018 20:32:47 UTC – Details)



“Democrats, Republicans, and the Politics of Women’s Place is impressive in its scope, powerful in its argument, and compelling in its analysis. . . . Using data sources ranging from public opinion surveys to elite interviews to party platforms to presidential speeches, Sanbonmatsu provides a provocative account of how and why the parties’ electoral strategies have varied across gender issues. Scholars will be reading and citing this book for years to come.”
-Susan J. Carroll, Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University

“Kira Sanbonmatsu’s study contributes to our knowledge of the complexity of the response of the Democratic and Republican parties to the gender issues that emerged on the political scene as a result of the women’s movement. She expertly shows how the perspectives of both party activists and the general public need to be taken into account across a range of gender issues for an understanding of the impact of women as a political force in contemporary politics.”
-Barbara Burrell, Northern Illinois University and author of A Woman’s Place Is in the House: Campaigning for Congress in the Feminist Era
“Democrats, Republicans, and the Politics of Women’s Place is an unusual double-treat-an original study of party politics and a review of how issues created by women’s changing roles in society have never quite made it to the top of the political agenda. Readers who care about the obstacles faced by social issues in the political marketplace should not miss this book. They will be richly rewarded.”
-Doris A. Graber, University of Illinois at Chicago, Political Science Quarterly
“[Sanbonmatsu] has done important work in raising the question of the separation between abortion and other gender issues, and has moved us some distance in the direction of understanding this phonomenon. . . . [T]his book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the place of gender in American electoral and party politics in the last three decades.”
-Gretchen Ritter, University of Texas, Austin, Perspectives on Politics




You Know You’re A Republican/Democrat If…

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(as of Oct 24,2018 05:50:29 UTC – Details)



Whichever political party you call your own, you’ll laugh out loud and feel that your side comes out just a little bit better…
Examples:

You know you’re a Republican if…You wouldn’t mind if the Commonwealth of Massachusetts seceded from the Union.
You know you’re a Democrat if…You wish the Republic of Texas had never become a state.

You know you’re a Republican if…You think Colin Powell might make a good President, if he weren’t black.
You know you’re a Democrat if…You think Colin Powell might make a good President, if he weren’t conservative.

You know you’re a Republican if…You can’t stand your gay uncle, but you invite him to your son’s wedding because he’s rich.
You know you’re a Democrat if…You can’t stand your rich uncle, but you invite him to your daughter’s graduation party because he’s gay.



Being A Democrat The Only Time It’s Okay Being An Ass: Funny Democratic Party Donkey Blank Lined Note Book

$5.99

(as of Oct 20,2018 08:50:52 UTC – Details)


Looking for a gift for your Democrat voting Dad? Is your Auntie a liberal who is part of the blue wave? This funny Democratic party donkey blank lined notebook will make a cool gift for he politically minded friend or co-worker who always votes to the left of issues.

  • 120 Pages High Quality Paper 
  • 6” x 9” Paperback notebook
  • Soft Matte Cover
  • Great size to carry in your back, for work, school or in meetings
  • Useful as a journal, notebook or composition book 
  • Cool birthday, christmas and anniversary gift



The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got S hafted

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(as of Oct 19,2018 00:37:38 UTC – Details)



The New York Times bestselling exposé of what passes for business as usual in Washington today

There was a time, not so very long ago, when perfectly rational people ran the Republican Party. So how did the party of Lincoln become the party of lunatics? That is what this book aims to answer. Fear not, the Dems come in for their share of tough talk— they are zombies, a party of the living dead.

Mike Lofgren came to Washington in the early eighties—those halcyon, post–Nixonian glory days—for what he imagined would be a short stint on Capitol Hill. He has witnessed quite a few low points in his twenty-eight years on the Hill—but none quite so pitiful as the antics of the current crop of legislators whom we appear to have elected.

Based on the explosive article Lofgren wrote when he resigned in disgust after the debt ceiling crisis, The Party Is Over is a funny and impassioned exposé of everything that is wrong with Washington. Obama and his tired cohorts are no angels but they have nothing on the Republicans, whose wily strategists are bankrupting the country one craven vote at a time. Be prepared for some fireworks.