Republicans vs. Democrats
By July 1775, Ben Franklin had outlined a plan of union. It was entitled 'Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. On July 12, 1776, Franklin's plan was drafted by John Dickerson. Franklin's union was called 'The United States of America.' Dickenson's Draft provided for a Congress in which each State was represented in proportion to its population. In 1781, the union was perfected again with the Articles of Confederation. The union was perfected again in 1788, when the Constitution was created. From 1791 to 1976, twenty five Amendments were added to the Constitution. It is clear that 'The USA' will be perfected continuously with (1) the U.S. founding documents, (2) the Laws of Nature, (3) the Laws of Nature's God, and (4) the social contract of John Locke.
Today, Republicans believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values, personal goals and personal problem solving, and a strong national defense. Today, Democrats believe in government action to achieve equal opportunity and equality for all. It is the duty of the government to alleviate social ills and to protect civil liberties and individual and human rights. Government should solve social problems and be sure that no one is in need. (click)
Clearly, the Republican ideology is very different than the thoughts of the founders. This difference can change 'the USA' drastically and increase slavery. However, many republican ideas can be challenged because they use too much logic, not enough metaphysics, and hardly consider God when dealing with personal goals.
On the other hand, the Democratic ideology is aligned to the thoughts of the founders and to the many gifts of God. So, the Democratic ideology will not change 'the USA' and would reduce slavery. However many democratic ideas can also be challenged because they also use too much logic, not enough metaphysics, and hardly consider God when dealing with national goals.
It is clear that the Republicans and Democrats have come to a point in the development of 'the USA'. The questions are now clear: Will 'the USA' maintain itself as a 'union' with God? Or will 'the USA' change itself and become a 'free-for-all' without God?