Seminar from 2020 USA general election

SEVERAL weeks after Americans voted in the November 3, 2020 general election, the country’s Electoral College met Monday, December 14 and affirmed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ victory as President-elect and Vice President-elect respectively.

It was an election that shook the very foundations of American democracy, and the presidential system of government fashioned in the United States of America.

The crisis was generated by President Trump’s allegations of electoral fraud.

Globally, democracy was put on trial, perhaps more than at any other time in the history of the United States. To the credit of Americans, what the world witnessed was the victory of democracy over the inherent dictatorial tendencies of men.

The 2020 US election offers quite a number of lessons for Third World countries that desire a place of freedom under the sun.

First, the election and its aftermath showed that strong institutions withstand assaults.

Institutions are not just magnificent buildings, furniture, gadgets or even animals; they are human beings with character – people who have been acculturated to say the truth always and stand by it regardless of the cost.

Strong institutions are built with citizens who have imbibed the culture of incorruptibility – people who place truth above everything else.

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