In the Heaven’s Truth Religion (Tenrikyo), we believe that mankind is inherently good; but evil (greed, arrogance, and self love), from our environment has gradually accumulated in their hearts. We believe that we can sweep these evils from our mind, and return to the original purified mind. There are other religions that believe that mankind is inherently evil; and advocate strict laws and regulations in controlling the actions of mankind. They restrict the growth of the individual mind, and their ability to grow spiritually.
Comparing politics to religion, in politics the Democrats believe that mankind is evil, and that the government needs to pass laws to regulate their behavior. They attempt to put forth myriads of laws that attempt to protect the indigent and the downtrodden from the supposedly unscrupulous and greedy entrepreneurs. Billions of our taxes are targeted to the poor because they believe that the affluent will choose selfishness over generosity. The poor begin to believe that “Government” will take care of them; and they begin to oppose and despise the affluent that ironically fund the government.
The Republicans believe that government should take a lesser role in the lives of the citizen. They believe that capitalism allows the affluent to take care of the less fortunate and the poor. They believe that man is inherently good. The accumulation of wealth and knowledge will trickle down and be distributed. This gives everyone, the ability to go from rags to riches. It supports the theory that true joy is shared joy.