Publicado el 08-29-2012
Political Conventions in
the U.S., a Celebration
Anyone who has been watching on television the proceedings of the Republican National Convention being held in Tampa, Florida, can easily conclude that in the United States of America these conventions, which are very interesting because of the massive participation of delegates and the speeches, without demagoguery nor grossness, prove that we are watching what can be considered as a celebration of democracy. Naturally, they include ideological issues that are discussed and presented for consideration to the delegates from each state.
What takes place during these conventions is made known to the whole country, from the Canadian to the Mexican borders. Any discrepancies are solved in a civilized way, proving a necessary and sound political culture that explains why the United States of America in its two hundred and thirty-six years of life, for a long time now has been an example for the world as an eminently civilized political organization.
Without expecting any acts of defiance that would discredit the convention, thousand of persons watch on television, staying up late if necessary, the speeches and everything having to do with the conventions that represent a sort of celebration – we repeat – of democracy. All this explains why this great nation is at the forefront of the world from the point of view of its influence and its power.
The example that takes place every four years in the United States of America with the national conventions of the two major parties to choose a presidential candidate, must be known and adopted – speaking in general terms – by all those around the world who are interested in the strengthening of democratic institutions with the direct participation of the people.
From now on, until November 6th, political life in the United States will be more intense, because the general election so demands. It is unavoidable that there be patriotic and political emotion on the part of all those who are aware of what is the national life of this great country.