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26 May 2009 @ 03:36 pm
Rights should not be subject to anyone else's vote  
See also, Tyranny of the Majority.
Current Mood: moroseresentful on behalf of others
Pete: FTNWOgreendalek on May 26th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
That's about the perfect choice of reading just now. Thanks!
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on May 26th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
You're welcome.
Ayoub™ayoub on May 26th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
Well said.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on May 26th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
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browngirl on May 26th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
They do indeed.

Pernicious the Musquodoboit Harbour Farm Catpernishus on May 26th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Janet.
just the gurl you wantgirlgoyle on May 26th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
this is why we are a representative republic
not a democracy like many in error believe

We elect representatives to represent our voice.

In a democracy if 51% of voters wanted to eat people we would...

The problem with the California propositions is that they are straight democracy. Winner take all
Jim Hetleyjhetley on May 27th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
We'll have a referendum on the new law in Maine -- I can't see the anti-crew failing to get enough petition signatures. And the referendum results will be a tossup.
Spark_in_darknesssparkindarkness on May 27th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
Amen so much

If a right can be overturned by the whims of the majority then it isn't a right. How can it be? How does it have any strength any basis as something inviolate if the majortiy's will can just cast it aside.

Rights against discrimination and prejudice - the rights for equal protection - are DESIGNED to protect the minority against the prejudiced of the majority. If majority will can cast that aside then they may as well remove it entirely - because the "right" is meaningless.

This is a crushing blow for ALL minorities - not just gay people. Because they have all lost the right to equal protection
Janet Miles, CAP-OM: i-own-an-almanacjanetmiles on May 27th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
Indeed. "First they came for the ...."
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective: lil girl knifefayanora on May 27th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
zemhitchhiker on May 27th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)