Where do all of the main stream ideals of each party start?? Anyone who has an open mind can see all kinds of hypocrisy in each party, what i dont understand is where these ideals start since they are clearly in grey areas of each party, yet each party has their side set in stone. A good one which represent hypocrisy in both parties would be the aboprtion debate, and the death penalty, both parties are guilty of being highly hypocritical when comparing one issue to the other in this debate yet both choose to absolutely support their side of the argument, my question is why are people not more capable of intelligent thought?? You would think if people were capable of making a decision of their own then both of these would be much more split. Why is it that people just choose the side of debate for which their party stands 99% of the time?? Please keep this away from the typical ET, he said she said banter and try to answer the question, is there an exact moment you can pinpoint with alot of these issues where one leader of a side went one way and the whole party went with them, and it has remained that way ever since? Is either side even capable of critical thought anymore, or are 99% of people just sheep?