Majority rule or minority rights?

Asked by Jane Belanger

March 16, 2011

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Heather McDonald

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.

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Jesse Kelly

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.

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Channa Kelly

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.

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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.

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Ryan Whittaker

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.

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Karl Lehman

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.


jsidney March 23, 2011 @ 5:03 a.m.

A democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on "What's for lunch?".

We are not a democracy: We are a republic


Joe Poutous March 23, 2011 @ 6:49 a.m.

The system is broken.

Large corporations hire lobby groups to influence politicians... or they directly pay off the politicians.

It's rule by the almighty dollar and frankly none of us have enough money to be players.

We don't control anything. Huge, multinational corporations do. Everything else is just "good TV".

  • Joe

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