In days of yore apparently the losers still showed support of their Queen or King...they kept the dissent to themselves.
Has the definition of MR changed...while I was gone?
I thought "majority rules" meant you went into the game...knowing you might have to concede...and..oh yes. I see now why this might be a sensitive subject. Sorry...all...but on the other hand...it is an attitude that seems to have infected many factions...even if only for an illusion.
Either that or protesting pays really well ;)
No shame, I've tried like hell to find one of those jobs. lol But no dice.
Different times now. We're no longer in Kansas
Probably good for cows. Cows don't do well on hilly country...:)
So...we can't pick and choose?
We know what majority rules mean, but it doesn't mean it's acceptable.
Law, self-government works too :)
Law that protects a minority, preferably. Fortunately, we already have it here in the U.S.
In days of yore, society in the West was arranged around Christian philosophy. That's where we got the seemingly opposed concept of loyal dissent. As our society has moved further from Christian principles, the concept of loyal dissent is beginning to fade, degrading into disloyal dissent. If it degrades further into open rebellion, the result will be chaos and tyranny.
"speak and act as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For he that has showed no mercy shall have judgment without mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment." James 2:12
"Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.
"Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor." (1 Peter 2:13-17)
I like 'loyal dissent'...huh...I guess it must be Early Christian influence...good words for it...not everyone has the same trained instincts.
The people that don't "comprehend" are more often.... the minority..
YOU CANT TOUCH THE FRIGGIN QUEEN OF ENGLAND! IT"S FORBIDDEN! Is what someone should tell the Canadian PM
It's OK, she understands that he's a special needs adult and may not understand the etiquette.
This sounds like an idea pulled from the "everyone gets a trophy" crowd. Dissent is vital, not simply in politics, but for human growth itself.
I comprehend the concept of majority rules just fine, I simply reject the alleged validity of it.
If I alone, as an individual, am of insufficient qualification to determine the nature of the rights of an entire group of people, then it follows that a large mob of individuals like myself are also of insufficient qualification to determine the nature of my rights as an individual or that of a minority of individuals.
If we wish to systematically ensure the rights of an entire society are equal, then there must be more than this concept submitted to validate such a system.