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Whether or not you believe gay marriage is right, the people should not overturn it through a majority vote. Once we start overturning things based on the ideals that people hold, rather than the values this country holds, then the majority will always win. The courts are suppose to stand up for the minorities that don't have the numbers to win the majority vote. amirite?

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It is not the judicial branch's responsibility to side with the minority simply because they are the minority.

@DanielJames It is not the judicial branch's responsibility to side with the minority simply because they are the minority.

I know that, but if you truly think it is wrong, then go through the court system to overturn it. Not majority vote. Once we start doing that people can just overturn things because they don't like them, and neither does the majority.

Sorens avatar Soren Yeah You Are +1Reply
@Soren I know that, but if you truly think it is wrong, then go through the court system to overturn it. Not majority...

I meant to say because they don't like them/it and the majority believes as they do. I'm using gay marriage as an example, but this applies to everything.

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@Soren I know that, but if you truly think it is wrong, then go through the court system to overturn it. Not majority...

It is not necessarily easier to overturn a law through the court system rather than a majority vote. Most courts consist of aged, conservative judges. Slowly, the majority is becoming more liberal.

@DanielJames It is not necessarily easier to overturn a law through the court system rather than a majority vote. Most courts...

The point is that, if we left everything up to majority vote, the minorities would be left out. I never said that it is easisler to go through the courts, but if you don't, then the majority is influencing what will happen, and they will not always choose the right side.

Sorens avatar Soren Yeah You Are +1Reply
@Soren The point is that, if we left everything up to majority vote, the minorities would be left out. I never said that...

The courts will not always choose the "right" side, either. On every issue, there is a majority and a minority. Neither side is generally more "right" on issues than the other. Either way, the majority wins (either majority of the people or major of the court). I understand what you're trying to say, but it doesn't really hold any merit.

@DanielJames The courts will not always choose the "right" side, either. On every issue, there is a majority and a minority...

But would you prefer thy the courts or the people made the ruling?
The judge(s) are presented with evidence and vote based on the cases presented them.
The people vote on their own beliefs and what they think os right.
I would prefer the courts choose my rights. I don't want them in the hands of the.general populace.

Sorens avatar Soren Yeah You Are +1Reply
@Soren But would you prefer thy the courts or the people made the ruling? The judge(s) are presented with evidence and...

In a perfect world, judges would be completely unbiased. However, in the real world, court decisions are heavily influenced by judge's beliefs. And since the scale is much smaller in a court case, a single judge's beliefs can change an entire court decision.

That being said, since most voters are uninformed, their biases play a larger role in their decisions. However, because a national vote is a much larger scale, individual voters play an insignificant role. So, unlike the court system, an individual voter is inconsequential.

In the end, it's really a toss-up.

@DanielJames It is not the judicial branch's responsibility to side with the minority simply because they are the minority.

True, but they have every right to go against the majority when the majority is dead wrong.

BreakfastFans avatar BreakfastFan Yeah You Are +1Reply
@DanielJames Well...duh. Silly goose.

Some people legitematley think that courts shouldn't be able to overturn things that have been voted in by the majority. Anti-gay marriage people are a good example and go with the post.

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So, the same thing applies to marijuana legalization, correct?

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@So, the same thing applies to marijuana legalization, correct?

(Your+name+(optional)): I think that it does apply. If something is decided by a judge, and someone does not like it, they should seek to repeal it through the courts, not by a majority vote of the people.

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