Right now, Democrats are working to protect historic reforms currently improving the lives of millions of Americans — and we’re fighting to keep building a stronger future for this country.
Supporters are mobilizing on the ground in all 50 states, rolling up their sleeves and getting to work to help support Democrats and the President’s agenda. Together, we’ll protect the progress we’ve made and keep this country moving forward — and that starts with your commitment, right now.
Tell me … how Occupy Wall Street, and the Democratic Party … differ from the platform proposed here:
“We ask that the government undertake the obligation above all of providing citizens with adequate opportunities for employment and earning a living.
The activities of the individual must not be allowed to clash with the interests of the community, but must take place within its confines and for the good of all. Therefore, we demand:…an end to the power of the financial interests.
We demand profit sharing in big business.
We demand a broad extension of care for the aged.
We demand…the greatest possible consideration of small business in the purchases of the national, state and municipal governments.
In order to make possible to every capable and industrious [citizen] the attainment of higher education and thus the achievement of a post of leadership, the government must provide an all-around enlargement of our entire system of public education…We demand the education at government expense of gifted children of poor parents…
The government must undertake the improvement of public health — by the greatest possible support for all clubs concerned with the physical education of youth.
[We] combat the…materialistic spirit withn and without us, and are convinced that a permanent recovery of our people can only proceed from within on the foundation of The Common Good Before the Individual Good .
(Nazi party platform adopted at Munich, February 24, 1920;Der Nationalsozialismus Dokumente 1933-1945, edited by Walther Hofer, Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Bucherei, 1957, pp. 29-31).”