Concerned for the country... yes and misguided; concern for the US Constitution....no.
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Well...progressive income tax is technically against the constitution, because Article I. Section 8 states that all taxes must be uniform:
I don't see how giving richer people higher tax rates can be supported by the constitution. And democrats seem to be more supportive of a progressive income tax.The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States
Smetimesyes, sometimes no. They're a political party, so one of their primary interests of obviously the welfare of the party and increasing it's strength, power and scope, as well as their own standing within the party. And I'd say that about all parties. They arent always going to be focused on our interests and welfare. We need to hold their feet to the fire when they lapse, and make it clear that as our employees, their position isn't guaranteed unless they keep us happy.
Although I cetainly trust the Democrats more than I do the Republicans, in terms of minimising the US's danger to the rest of the world. So my opinion of them is obviously higher.
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I think both parties have the ideals that the constitution entitles. By debating and creating new arguments, deciding over factors and voting, we are continuing the ideals of the Constitution.
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