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...
And suppose those writing the tests, write them to require a "progressive" worldview? Look at how candidates are winnowed in Islamic countries by their clergy: No insufficiently radical candidate is even permitted to run. Suppose they likewise required all voters to be sufficiently "Islamic"? You have a good idea, but there's too much chance of mischief there.
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?
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