On the tyranny of the majority

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April 17, 2011
DFW Alliance of the Libertarian Left
by laicite  
Posted in Commentary

"When it comes to practical issues, it may be perfectly sensible to go with majority rule. But I believe that the majority (or even a political or moral authority) should not be given that power when it comes to issues of personal liberty (as long as these liberties are not in violation of the harm principle). Allowing the majority to deny rights and freedoms to minority groups is no better than despotism." (04/14/11)

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