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  •  Ain't you fellas and gals never heard of the (2+ / 0-)
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    JC from IA, blackjackal

    "tyrrany of the majority"? Must be whut she's talkin' about.

    "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

    by jm214 on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 05:18:15 PM PDT

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    •  Someone has to be in the majority (0+ / 0-)

      that doesn't mean that the minority is being oppressed. We democrats have been in the minority for most of the past 40 years, doesn't mean we had the right to jump straight to the "bullet box" because we weren't getting our way.

      Tyranny occurs under a ruler with absolute power. Even a 60 vote senate is far from absolute.

      "crush in it's birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government" -Thomas Jefferson

      by Phil In Denver on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 06:26:34 PM PDT

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      •  I guess sarcasm and irony and such (0+ / 0-)

        are wasted and counter-productive here. I agree completely with what you say, and it makes me more than a little nervous that the kinds of people who wore the Brown Shirts in Germany back in the 1930s are yakking up the same flavor of crap today.

        But you might want to read something in Toqueville and the writings of Jefferson and those dudes about the "tyrrany of the majority." It's a valid concern in a republic with representative democracy. And why a lot of our Constitutional law is read out and applied the way it is.

        "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

        by jm214 on Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 11:21:34 AM PDT

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