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Continuous Reinvention of Democracies

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
vasureddy@aol.com

The law of the land in any democracy is to make the law and all its people follow it.Defining democracy can be very simple or very complicated, but enjoying the freedom that is fostered what makes it a rightful aspect of life.The law of the land starts with electing representatives with a simple majority, who in turn manage the people’s business the administration and making or adjusting the law of the land to best suit the needs of its population.As all the elected representatives are for a definitive period (sometimes limited to reelection, or term limits), the electorate always has the option to replace or reelect the same person.Essentially people have the ultimate power to choose who represents them.

Voter preferences, choices and needs are reflected each time they vote.Exercising the right to vote and choose the representatives that follow, enforce and reinvent the law of the land on a continuous basis makes the democracy to reinvent the pe…

Rich Man & Poor Man

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
vasureddy@aol.com

India the largest democracy lead by Modi as its prime minister and the USA the oldest democracy lead by Donald Trump as its President, are both quite a contrast in making daily news.Both the leaders have robust opposition to their agenda, but the contrasting personalities handling the politics, policy, perception, personalities and pertinence are as different as day and night. The common trait between Modi and Trump is their use of social media.They have millions of followers and both are active on social media.That’s where the similarities end. For their followers on social media, the leaders of the largest and oldest democracy the contrast is obvious and reflect their approach to governing and life.The reality is that Modi is from a very small town with very limited resources to his family, and Trump a well to do real estate family with New York as his base and a wealthy man who just wanted to be president.For both India and USA, the elevation M…