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Hong Kong reforms prevent 'dictatorship of the majority', pro-Beijing lawmaker says

  
EconomyMar 06, 2021 09:15AM ET

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Josh OBarr
Josh OBarr Mar 06, 2021 10:17AM ET
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"Dictatorship of the majority" now that's some word gymnastics right there.
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Joseph Armour
Joseph Armour Mar 06, 2021 10:17AM ET
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I read the entire federalist papers. It is you who are misrepresenting intent of the writing of others. What Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton were referring to was the necessary acceptance of an unavoidable lesser of many evils. In other words, while tyranny of the majority **** tyranny of less than the majority ****more. There is no other workable options except in fantasy. Their main fear even then was the manipulation of the un-intelligent masses of 'just-want-to-be-happies'. Like in America now.
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Andrew Allen Mar 06, 2021 10:17AM ET
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American government had no interest in Democracy until Woodrow Wilson. That's why the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States is "to the REPUBLIC, for which it stands"
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Andrew Allen Mar 06, 2021 10:17AM ET
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Joseph I think you are confusing Majority Rule with Self Governance. Liberty comes with necessary risks in order to have just representation in government. Majority Rule literally is tyranny of the majority. 51% determines law for all, including the 49% minority without representation.
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Joseph Armour Mar 06, 2021 10:17AM ET
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Do you even think about the stuff you spew?
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Democracy is about everyone getting an equal say. Our founding fathers did not form a democracy because it is unworkable. Thus, we have what was hoped would be a democratic republic. Why? because if 6 people want to play a game on the only field in existence, 5 want kickball and one want football, you go with the majority. Why? Because in real life 5 disgruntled people will hold up the use of the field a lot longer than one. There is no such thing as fair to all, so majority tyranny is better than the only other 'real' option- minority tyranny!!!!
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