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Democracy and Majority Rule

george33 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 8:04 AM
O had a dem house and senate for two years and spending accelerated. The rep's took back the house and should have put the brakes on, but didn't. But this extreme spending is excused by both parties as necessary during a recession - and some of it is (unemployment, food stamps). But the biggest spending yet to come will be Obamacare. This one piece of legislation will finish off our already bankrupt nation. And I guess the dem's will find a way to blame that on the republicans too.
President Barack Obama narrowly defeated Gov. Mitt Romney in the popular vote 51 percent to 48 percent. In the all-important Electoral College, the difference was larger, with Obama winning 303 electoral votes and Romney 206. Let's not think so much about the election's outcome but instead ask: What's so good about democracy and majority rule?

How many decisions in our day-to-day lives would we like to be made through majority rule or the democratic process? How about the decision to watch a football game or "Law and Order"? What about whether to purchase a Chevrolet Volt or a Toyota Prius? Would you...