Majority rule or minority rights?
Asked by Jane Belanger
March 16, 2011
From National City (Housewife)
Minority rights. There are so many different thoughts and feelings out there...everybody should kind of have the right to do everything. I’m more for the gay and lesbian movement — let them get married and stuff.
From Jamul (Park Maintenance Worker)
I’m for minority rights. The majority, you can manipulate that to get everyone to think the way you want.
From Jamul (Director of Social Services)
I believe that the minority needs a voice. I also believe that in every population there are few leaders and a lot of followers. I think I would rather be part of a minority and be something that is noticeable than be part of the majority.
From La Jolla (Student)
Minority rights. The minority should have some rights and say, too. It’s important that everyone get heard, not just the majority.
From North Park (Unemployed)
Majority rule. Just because I think it should be a collective, what everyone agrees on, not just one person’s take on everything. Instead of just one person, everyone should have a say.
From Corona (Insurance)
We’re in America, and I think minority rights are important, but when it comes to government I like majority rule. If I was an elected official and the majority of my constituents wanted me to do something, I would feel obligated to do that because that’s what they voted on.