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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 2 months ago

Is democracy a system that does not respect the individual?

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It has certainly been described as "mob rule" and "the tyranny of the majority".  Which in its purest form it is.  It doesn't take minorities into account.

    Which is why the best way to implement it is representative democracy, where we expect the representatives to do what the people want but also be able to say "hang on, we have to look out for the minorities too".  For example, the majority might think there should be no such thing as gay rights, but there IS a minority of people that are gay and we have to think about them too.  Pure democracy wouldn't do that.

    So what kind of democracy are you thinking of?

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  • NiJo
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Not at all. But an individual living in a representative republic should realize that your opinion may not be the most popular one. 

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  • 2 months ago

    i would hope not

    • Clive
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      As usual you have no idea.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes.  True.  You end up with "tyranny of the majority."

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  • 2 months ago

    As opposed to what, Communism? **** off you stupid Russian

    • Clive
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Now answer the question.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It can devolve into mob rule. That's why the constitution is important.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It does not respect corporations and boomer c­ocksuckers. How tragic.

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