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And on that note, let's pack in this thread and go back to more productive
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On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 9:46 AM, George M Munchus III <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

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> Some are still mad that a real Black man is still in the White House as
> race does matter in America.
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> Peace,GM
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> So you believe that we should abandon laws and  submit to the will of
> this  band of  extremists? Does protection of the minority include
>  gerrymandered  congressional districts that  created this situation in the
> first place? Most Americans  voted against the Republicans in the House
> elections.  Respect for the minority cannot mean  that the majority is to
> be  silenced by extremists.
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> Sincerely
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> *From:* Social Networks Discussion Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] *On
> Behalf Of *John T. Maloney
> *Sent:* Thursday, October 03, 2013 9:12 AM
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> Hi -
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> Don't think you need a 'smart sociologist.' Rather, what's needed is a
> basic civics lesson.
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> Remember this axiom?* **"In a democracy, the majority rules."*
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> Sorry, but the 'majority' sometimes forgets the COMPLETE description of
> democracy -
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> *"In a democracy the majority rules, **at the consent of the minority**."*
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> In a democracy the minority is the most important constituency by far!
>
> Fortunately, it is rare that we need to take out the ol' democracy
> handbook. Well, this is one of those times.
>
> Quite to the contrary, the* **fear* is manifest in POTUS & Reid. They are
> terrified of minority factions. Instead of protecting and nurturing the minority,
> the hallmark of flourishing liberal democracy, they behave as textbook
> demagogues.
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> If you need a primer on democracy, that French guy with the really long
> name is excellent.
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> *"If it be admitted that a man possessing absolute power may misuse that
> power by wronging his adversaries, why should not a majority be liable to
> the same reproach? Men do not change their characters by uniting with one
> another; nor does their patience in the presence of obstacles increase with
> their strength. For my own part, I cannot believe it; the power to do
> everything, which I should refuse to one of my equals, I will never grant
> to any number of them."*
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> -* **Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville*,
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> "Tyranny of the Majority,"
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> Chapter XV, Book 1,
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> Democracy in America
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> -j
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