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« Reply #120 on: September 12, 2017, 08:25:43 am »

(rhetorical question:) Does "what the majority wants" really matter here?

http://democracyweb.org/majority-rule-principles
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« Reply #121 on: September 12, 2017, 09:32:28 am »

Does "what the majority wants" really matter here?

http://democracyweb.org/majority-rule-principles


Never has.  Why should it now?


Yass...I like this...
“The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community against his will is to prevent harm to others.”
-- John Stuart Mill

Huge gaping hole in the discussion - slavery and foreign genocide is covered.   What about American genocide, extermination, and mass murder?   I guess that doesn't count any more, since there is such a relatively small voice of the Native Americans left.


How far we have strayed from that... well, we never actually have been there, so I guess we really haven't strayed.

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« Reply #122 on: November 02, 2017, 08:50:57 am »

“Tulsans are, of course, 80 percent of northern stock, but they realize that there is no north or south and their hospitality is as fine as the far-famed southern brand,” said Sgt. J.B. Thompson, reported to be the last living soldier who had fought alongside Gen. Robert E. Lee in his last battle. (Tulsa Public Schools dedicated an elementary school to Lee during the reunion.)

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