Throughout history there have been many political parties. The largest of these parties that has survived through the decades are both the liberal Democrats and the conservative Republicans. They have contrasting beliefs that distinguish them from one another.
The liberals emphasize the common interests of all American citizens, and looks to the government to promote those interests. The Liberal Party exists to build a Liberal Society in which every citizen shall possess liberty, property and security, and none shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity. Its chief care is for the rights and opportunities of the individual and in all spheres it sets freedom first. Liberals also believe the federal government is an important part of an individuals life and that the constitution is open to changes. Liberals believe that a system of government is necessary; but for government to be acceptable there must be fair and effective representation and freedom of information. As well as that decisions are best taken at the most local practical level to allow the maximum public participation. In addition, liberals support increased government action to protect ones rights. They also encourage federal programs to ensure ones well-being. Liberals aim to spread wealth and power and to ensure that everyone has access to food, clothing, shelter, education, health care and the protection of the law.
On the other hand, the conservatives emphasize the effort of individual citizens, as well as the family. They call on the government to stay out of their way and less interference from the state. They want to set business free from red tape in order to help Britain compete in the global market. The conservatives also distrust the federal government and oppose most extensions of federal authority, except expanding the federal governments police powers, such as DEA. They believe the government taxes, spends and wastes too much money.