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Democracy and Majority Rule

Idahoser Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 1:24 PM
This has not been a republic since the states lost the ability to leave the union they voluntarily joined. We haven't even pretended to be a republic since the states lost their representation in 1913.
Joseph64 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 6:38 PM
When did the states lose that right? That would require an amendment to the Constitution and there is no such amendment.
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...