Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Limited Belief in Democracy

I'll be honest, I believe in democracy only so much. The passing of Proposition 8 in California further challenges the limits of my trust of democracy. I cannot accept that human rights can be decided by popular vote. Your rights and mine are the exemption to a democratic vote, there should be no entity that can limit the rights of a human being. Because there are still plenty of people that don't like Jews and people with darker skin. What if they came to a majority?

The first law of my Utopia:

The rights of an individual can never be brought before the court of popular opinion.

Again, thank you Keith Olbermann for your heartfelt comments on this.

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