Republicans are Individualists and Democrats are Collectivists?

I just read an interesting quote by Fred Burks:

Republicans have tended to be individualists who idealized free enterprise and encouraged the brightest and most capable moving to the top. They prefer decentralized government with minimal restrictions so that individuals can flourish on their own skills and merits.

Democrats, on the other hand, have tended to be collectivists wanting to make sure that no one is left behind, and that everyone’s basic needs are being taken care of. They prefer more centralized government to reign in the insatiable desires of the powerful individualists and protect the disadvantaged. They also tend to want everyone to be equal. Now we can integrate both of these. We have the capacity to honor and support the creative individualists while also taking care of the basic needs of everyone in the collective.

Is he right? Please comment below and let me know what you think.

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