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  •  It's a dodgy subject (3+ / 0-)

    What's wrong with trying to reason through (i.e. rationalize) a difficult conundrum that has dogged democratic decision-making structures for as long as humans have had language?

    Trying to balance the importance of majority opinion in group decision making with the danger of groupthink and the ability of large numbers of people to be simultaneously wrong is very important. Getting it wrong is very dangerous. It's worth rationalizing and agonizing over and being worried about.

    Practically speaking, the conservatives have been successful at stacking the courts ANYWAY... so the real and definite danger of having bad ideas dominate is already here: Scalia, Alito, Roberts, Thomas were confirmed. In a functional sense, liberals gave up Filibuster power long ago. If it requires breaking something that's already broken in order to A) have a chance to actually get something done and B) have a chance to take apart and fix the broken mechanism... then I say just do it and bear the consequences.

    The only way to ensure a free press is to own one

    by RedDan on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:38:17 AM PST

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