Why do conservatives think that a majority gives them the right to smother the rights of others?

The proponents of Proposition 8 made the following statement: “We’re obviously disappointed that the judge did not uphold the will of over 7 million Californians who made a decision in a free and fair democratic process.” It shouldn't matter if 95% of people voted one way as long as they are voting to... show more The proponents of Proposition 8 made the following statement:

“We’re obviously disappointed that the judge did not uphold the will of over 7 million Californians who made a decision in a free and fair democratic process.”

It shouldn't matter if 95% of people voted one way as long as they are voting to suppress the rights of the minority. It's a damn good thing we have our court system to uphold the rights of all people. The majority do NOT get to tell the minority how to live!
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