Publicado el 08-31-2012
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The National Convention of the Republican Party ended solemnly in Tampa on the night of Thursday, August 30th, 2012. DIARIO LAS AMERICAS reiterates what it had said before in the sense that these conventions are like a wonderful celebration of democracy. Not only was there perfect public order, generally speaking, but also in every detail the thousands who attended bore witness of their great respect for the civic and political life of the nation.
We say that the Convention ended solemnly because after the candidates and their families left the stage, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehmer, walked on stage to announce that the final prayer would be given by Timothy Cardinal Dalton, Archbishop of New York, and asked for silence. The Cardinal offered a prayer for the United States, for its leaders and for its people while the public kept an awesome silence with their heads bowed in prayer. Once the prayer ended, Boehmer declared the Convention officially closed striking the podium with his mallet. Immediately, the public began again to cheer, sing and dance.
Within the mentioned civic and political characteristics of the United States of America, it is to be expected that the forthcoming National Convention of the Democratic Party that will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, from September 4th to the 6th, will be one more testimony of what is a tradition in the institutional life of the United States.
With different phraseology, in line with their ideology, the Democrats will also attest to the fact that the United States of America has a civic and political discipline that enhances the national life taking it to the prestigious category of a great republic.
The leaders of the Democratic Party will certainly try that the Convention starting next week be, again, a testimony of the high level of political civilization of the noble American people. Let us hope that everything turns out in the prestigious way that almost always characterizes the political life of the nation.