The Liberal vs Democrat debate often seems to be a question of partisanship. In a party that is split along factional lines, it is not surprising that both sides have different opinions of what is best for the country. But what does that mean for American politics? And how does one tell which party is more liberal? Let’s explore the debate in detail. Here are some points to consider:
First of all, let’s examine the differences between the two parties’ approaches. The Democrats are divided in two types: centrists and leftists. Centrists are concerned with electability and with appealing to the political center. They have a more liberal stance than their center-left counterparts. However, the Democrats who chose to run for office did not have to take any positions on these issues. Therefore, the liberals do not consider themselves “moderate,” even though they may have a more progressive outlook on many issues.
The Democrats and Liberals both believe that the government should be limited to the core functions of society. In theory, this could be done by limiting the power of the government by designing a mechanical robot. This would be analogous to the Hobbesian Leviathan. However, the Democratic Party is the oldest active political party in the world. Therefore, there is no clear-cut definition of the Democratic Party. So, what is the difference between these two groups?