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August 21, 2016


There is a deep problem in the manner in which political discourse is taking shape across countries. If a voter votes for a particular candidate the voter is implicitly assumed to be a supporter of the candidate's party and then there is tremendous societal pressure to stay loyal to that choice of party.

Success of democracy lies not in loyalty to a party but in loyalty to your interests and ensuring that you vote for a candidate who can take care of your interests. Your interest may be capitalist in nature or socialist in nature, but that is beyond the point. In a healthy democracy it is extremely vital that candidates feel the pressure to understand the voters and heed to their needs.

Loyalty to parties is the going to hurt democracy and result in modern feudalism.

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