Comment 25807

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted July 03, 2008 at 14:16:14

I base my belief in property rights on basic morals. I agree to not take your possessions, and you reciprocate.

The alternative is to grant certain groups, in this the majority, the right to control the individual. If you feel comfortable in allowing the majority, or the well connected, to impose their will on the individual, then it speaks volumes about what type of person you are.

In your world, the majority opinion is correct because democracy equals truth. When you begin with the assumption that democracy equals truth, then whatever the government does has to be right.

What happens if the majority decided it didn't want a certain ethnic group around, would you fall in line because it reflected the common good?

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