Friday, July 01, 2005

Minority Protection

On the O'Reilly Factor the other day, he spouted some poll where 75% of people polled agreed with him. The guest was against the issue and said the Bill of Rights was created in large part to protect the minority. O'Reilly discarded that argument, saying the majority should be respected. My response - it is one of government's primary responsibilities to protect the interests of All People. Since the minority needs protection the most, it is government's job to provide that protection. Majority rules is the position of last resort to be used only when no consensus is possible. Our system of government will always suffer from that fatal flaw- majority rules.


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