Minority doesn't mean underdog or downtrodden. It literally means the smaller number or part, especially a number that is less than half the whole number. The whole reason democracy was needed was that the minority was making the rules for the majority. People who were in smaller number were dictating what the greater number was allowed to do in relation to their specific likes and dislikes. All rights should be universal but the minority should not get to dictate the rules.
Even our government is set up to support the majority being right. That's makes democracy work. Even the president who has veto power has been given that power by the majority not by the minority. If you allow the minority to be right long enough the majority will rid themselves of the minority.
The majority should consider the opinions of the minority but by definition, the majority are more right for the given culture they are in.
I definitely think that the principle of majority rule should outweigh the principle of minority rights. I think that while it is important to be able to hear every side of an issue and argument, the principle of majority rule should be more important. If it isn't, then it is a breach of the principle of Democracy.
When does a person become a minority or a majority?When his/her language or religion or political ideology is not acceptable by all.A nation on the other hand should treat and respect the citizens irrespective of their division,therefore the views of majority should not outweigh the views of minorities. Anyone can become a minority overnight.For nobody is born majority or minority.
I am doing a school project on this topic, and I am siding with minority rights. A majority may have more people behind it, but a minority has more power. In recent events, my argument can be validated. Just because there are more people behind a cause,it does not make the cause correct, or right. Morally, or politically.
It just is. I'm 13, it doesn't matter. And in all honesty, most laws should work for everyone, not just the people who matter. The common person deserves equal treatment, and this can only happen, if the government makes laws that work for everyone, including the common person. That's all i'm saying.
The founding fathers were correctly concerned about minority rights in founding America. A majority is a changing group and one may be with the majority on many issues, but disagree on others, and thee can be a tyranny of the majority. Hence the reason it is important for the judiciary to be immune from political will.
Many people originally came to America because they were a minority and were being persecuted because of it. Everyone is given certain rights that are protected under the Constitution. A majority rule can't simply override these rights. This is the reason that the Constitution was written to begin with anyways,
Majority rule is a terrible way to do anything most of the time, as a lot of the time what the majority wants is completely stupid. At one point in the United States history the majority of people wanted slavery, so if you say yest to this then you are pretty much okay with things like slavery being possible.
In some circumstances minority rights should be given more consideration. Same-sex marriage is an excellent example: Heterosexuals, the majority are able to marry, but not homosexuals, the minority. It is unfair to deny the minority population the same rights that the majority have. All humans are worthy of equal moral consideration.