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  •  was that (2+ / 0-)
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    mrbond, wilderness voice

    "tyranny of the majority"

    in the Constitution?


    Was the Filibuster?


    What about the "tyranny of the minority"?


    What about "It's my Tea Party way -- or the Highway"


    Here's how the game is really Rigged.

    by jamess on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:13:06 AM PST

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    •  tyranny of the majority just is (1+ / 0-)
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      VClib

      it happens.  and it's a huge part of why our government was structured the way it was.

      case in point:  civil rights

      Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

      by Cedwyn on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:21:55 AM PST

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      •  Majorities CAN (2+ / 0-)
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        wilderness voice, Eric Nelson

        run roughshod.


        Majorities CAN be wrong. Very very Wrong.

        As our history plainly and painfully shows, time and time again.


        But what about those cases when the "wrong shoe" is on the other foot.

        What about those, far more common instances, where the Minority Party is Wrong?

        Yet whatever they say goes.  Kind of like the Gridlock we have now.


        When the Minority Party starts slashing our earned benefits -- they will be expressing their own unique brand of tyranny

        -- and they will be get away with it, subverting the Majority will, to their own.


        Here's how the game is really Rigged.

        by jamess on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:29:48 AM PST

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