The US Politics is the study of how the leaders of the country act to affect the policies and procedures that shape the society. It is a study of societal behavior and political decision making within the framework of the US polity. US Politics is the study of how the elected leaders of the nation form policy making decisions. The US has a two-party system, where the Democrats are the governing party and the Republicans are the opposition party. In the national elections, the Democrats lead the polls but not the governance. The US politics is the study of the American people who vote and their leaders.
US Politics is influenced by economic forces and social forces. US Politics has three major parties – the Democratic and Republican parties. They each have representatives in the US Congress and US Senate. The parties do compete for control of national office seats and other offices such as governor, senator, attorney general, cabinet members, posts in the federal regulatory agencies, posts in the Supreme Court, as well as local offices of Congressmen and members of the House and Senate.
The Democratic Party leads the national political party and is the largest party in the US. The Democratic Party platform stresses the protection of the middle class, promotes the economic security of the citizens, provides equal rights and opportunities to all Americans, and supports a healthier economy and a quality life. In addition, it promises to promote world peace, to defeat terrorism, to promote economic growth and employment, to protect the environment, and to pursue world peace. The Democratic Party also promises to protect Social Security and Medicare benefits for the elderly and children, to oppose income tax increases for the wealthy, to reduce the deficit, insure all children equally, and to provide college education. The main philosophy of the Democratic Party is “for the many not the few.”
Most national political leaders, both Democrats and Republicans, are of the moderate or center parties. These leaders want to see a compromise in national political agendas. They want to see a balanced national budget, reasonable taxation, and fair treatment of all Americans, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity. They also are concerned with protecting Social Security and Medicare benefits for seniors, children, and children’s healthcare, the successful defense of the American people from foreign threats, an end to war, the promotion of peace and diplomacy, and an increase in American trade and industry.
Reform of US politics will change the party from moderate to center-left. Currently, most representatives in the US House of Representatives and US Senate are Republicans. The new leadership would be majority Democrats. The new Congress would have a much smaller voting age and be completely controlled by the popular vote. It is also expected that most Supreme Court Justices will be liberal.
This would be a great opportunity for a third-party to arise in US politics as a third option to the two-party system. Such a change would greatly benefit those who are politically under-represented and offer much-needed alternatives to failed leadership. Such a party can also push for a return to normal governance and begin to change the culture of American politics. Only time will tell if such a party will succeed or fail.