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  •  We have majority rule in America (1+ / 0-)
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    When a majority of the people elect a majority of the legislators, then they get to pass bills.

    That's not dictatorship, that's democracy.  

    •  Tyranny of the Majority (0+ / 0-)

      This was a concern dating back to Ancient Greece, who called it "ochlocracy".

      John Adams wrote about it, John Stuart Mill cautioned against it, several of the Federalist Papers speak against it.

      This is exactly why we have super majority requirements built into our system and again, EXACTLY why it requires a super majority to change the rules.

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 11:43:21 AM PST

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