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DevilsAdvocate
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Message 52 of 206 (547710)
02-21-2010 10:42 PM
Reply to: Message 50 by Buzsaw
02-21-2010 10:26 PM


Re: Representative Leadership
But the Constitution does not call for minority rule. It calls for a representative republic wherein the majority chooses the representatives who determine policy.

As long as these policies do not infringe on the rights guaranteed by the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. No amount of representation can take these basic, inherent rights (i.e. freedom of religion, speach, press, assembly, trial by jury, due process, right to counsel, cruel and unusual punishment, etc) guaranteed in the US Constitution away.

Edited by DevilsAdvocate, : No reason given.


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