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Who Cares What the Majority Wants on Guns?

wolfasawolf Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 8:37 PM
The Tyranny of the Majority. Suppose the majoriyty wanted slavery, would you agree to that? What if the majority wanted to ban abortion? or gay marriage? You want to go with the majority when it agrees with your point, but not if you disagree.
goldilocks Wrote: Apr 19, 2013 9:49 AM
M, up are right!

but individualism is incompatible with democracy and republicanism
goldilocks Wrote: Apr 19, 2013 9:47 AM
The Federalists Washington, Adams and hamilton wanted a republic

The Anti-federalists Jefferson and Madison wanted a democracy
Wooster Wrote: Apr 19, 2013 8:07 AM
Majority rule and individual freedom are incompatible. You are a fool to claim to be a champion of both.
David1735 Wrote: Apr 19, 2013 7:20 AM
The Founders did not believe in "majority rule". That's why they designed a republic instead of a democracy.
goldilocks Wrote: Apr 19, 2013 1:10 AM
wolf, so you believe in the tyranny of the minority

so you do not believe in the majority rule

so you do not believe in democracy

so you do not believe in individual freedom
wolfasawolf Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 8:53 PM
agitator? what ? nothing to say?
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