Do you agree with the founding fathers on the extreme protection of minority votes?

Posted by: ChosenWolff

  • Everything should be integrated with majority votes, like Switzerland and Taiwan (People's vote can enact a law)

  • No, we need to allow fillibusteds, multi faceted representation, and abolish the initiative movement to protect minority parties in government

29% 2 votes
71% 5 votes
  • We have done about a dozen opinion polls, with majority opinion on everyone siding with the Democratic Party. Everyone at least hit over 60% opinion. Do you know how much our nation would progress if we did what Switzerland does. If a vote gets turned down in the house, the people should be able to enact it with a 65% majority vote.

  • They are are only making us feel more separate.

  • "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." There is no mention of the "majority", in that. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." No mention of a majority, there. Obviously, our Founding Fathers intended for everyone to be heard. That includes minorities.

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ChosenWolff says2014-06-27T01:14:58.7629468-05:00
The United States should be selective populist. Majority vote or no vote. On all aspects of life
SweetTea says2014-06-27T03:53:26.4894286-05:00
The Constitution has served this nation for over 200 years, you DON'T tamper with something when it works!
ChosenWolff says2014-06-27T04:04:44.6130334-05:00
That's debatable sweettea. There are to many people who think that the constitution is always right, and btw, this isn't constitutionally bound.
barnesec says2014-07-01T19:47:25.9336971-05:00
Fillibusters weren't envision by the Founders and certainly not the way they're used now

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