Two philosophical parts to the governing body of the American democratic republic:
A. Protect individual freedoms and individuals’ right to pursue their own interests.
Small governing body whose primary function is to handle national security.
B. Protect rights of everyone equally.
Governing body ensures equality of freedoms and provide for national security.
Part A is taken by conservatives; Part B is adopted by liberals. Both parts are necessary.
The constant tugging from each side is good and wholesome. Like the game “tug of war,” when balanced, keeps ideology in the middle. Each side gives a bit and gains a bit. That is compromise.
If one philosophical side takes control it becomes totalitarianism. Here’s to keeping the balance, respectfully.