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Tyranny of the majority - Wikipedia

Tyranny of the majority. An important concept to understand in U.S. government.

Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. (Ray Bradbury) #quotes #quote #quotations #RayBradbury

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Rousseau’s theory of the General Will is framed by his wider Social Contract theory of governance. Here, the individual must deny themselves notions of absolute freedom and ‘rights’ if these are not in accordance with the ‘general will’.Interpreted one way, this has Rousseau simply as arguing for a kind of democracy - where all laws and state actions must be the voice of the majority. However, he is more commonly interpreted as endorsing a tyranny of the majority over minorities. He argues…

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Mark Twain - Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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Hamilton: The scenarios in which tyranny perception occurs are very specific, involves a sort of distortion of democracy preconditions: Centralisation excess: when the centralised power of a federation make a decision that should be local, breaking with the commitment to the subsidiarity principle.[3] Typical solutions, in this condition, are concurrent majority and supermajority rules. Abandonment of rationality: when, ...

Alexis de Tocqueville's Predictions Were Spot On

De Toqueville on the the tyranny of the majority, causing demise of morality & true art, and thus bringing in increasing oppression by the ruling class.

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Alexis de Tocqueville's Predictions Were Spot On

Born 210 Years Ago, Tocqueville Predicted the Tyranny of the Majority in Our Modern World http://dailysignal.com/2015/07/29/born-225-years-ago-tocqueville-predicted-the-tyranny-of-the-majority-in-our-modern-world/

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If we abolish the electoral college, the presidential hopefuls will only need to campaign and win 50%+1 vote in these blue areas to win the presidency. The rest of the country, the grey areas, would be completely ignored by the candidates. The reason we have the electoral college is to protect us from the tyranny of the majority.

James Madison by Charles Willson Peale. Founding Father, principal author of the Constitution, 4th President of the United States (1809-1817..during the War of 1812). As a political theorist, Madison's most distinctive belief was that the new republic needed checks and balances to protect individual rights from the tyranny of the majority.

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