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Is the majority always right? (95)

1 Name: Citizen 2005-08-24 08:24 ID:oPaqluiA

If a democracy is following the choice of the majority, is the majority's view always the right one? Even if the majority asked crazy things like said "Hey lets not bother helping the poor" etc.

86 Name: 82 : 2007-04-01 05:13 ID:QITBjHjM

One of the biggest problems with modern military police actions is determining who is a threat and who is simply a neutral bystander. In other words, we don't know who to shoot.
Let's take Iraq for example:

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87 Name: 82 : 2007-04-01 05:25 ID:QITBjHjM

What I was alluding to in my original post is that
1) the German people =/ Nazis and they still supported them.
2) Germany had its own reasons for doing what they did (please note how they were screwed over by the allies following WWI.)

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88 Name: Citizen : 2007-04-01 22:16 ID:XFDUaj4P


I'd still choose democracy. I'm not saying that democracy is always wrong, just that you can't keep a democracy wrong when the elitest superstructure (Those at the top of the political food chain, not DQNers) decide that they get to play fast and loose with reality and morals.

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89 Name: 82 : 2007-04-02 17:52 ID:QITBjHjM

i'd choose democracy as well - it has it's problems but it's the best system i've heard of (that actually works.) it has it's problems, but from what i've seen these are fixed over time, one way or another. it just cheese's me off a bit when people complain about things they don't understand and then blame the faceless majority.

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90 Name: Citizen : 2008-08-10 22:33 ID:Heaven

Japanese violent "minority" circle

91 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-04-04 13:32 ID:n82KujxC

one of the principles of governmance in my country is "to do what is right then what is popuplar"

92 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-04-07 08:32 ID:oo7dwrhI

When the entire world minus one person has the same oppinion they have as little the right to force their oppinion on that one person as he has on forcing his oppinion on them.

(Now and then one just has to use nice one-liners.)

93 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-04-07 18:24 ID:x7mWavyD

Sounds a bit like France, but I didn't read everything, just quickly glanced.


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94 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2010-03-30 10:25 ID:BMakjngu

If everyone has the same opportunity, the wiser people must be going to succeed than the more foolish ones.
Therefore democracy will be inevitably supplanted by bureaucracy at once.
But I still prefer democracy to autocracy.

95 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2010-08-02 15:58 ID:Kvotwd25

I choose Republic. Republics are supposed to protect the rights of the minority electorate from the injustices of the majority. Right now, the Democrats are doing everything in their power to fuck over the people in Arizona to prevent them from deporting illegal aliens. But when Bush II was in office, he turned the country into a jail and called anyone who disagreed with him a traitor and unamerican.

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