Thursday, November 06, 2008

Subversives With Lawyers

Subvert the will of the people?

If the people are wrong, then I would argue that it is not only right to subvert the will of the people, it is our duty.

When a majority places their own interests above the interests of a minority at the expense of the minority, that's called
tyranny of the majority. Hurting people just because you don't like them is wrong.

Third graders know that. Third graders would not have voted for Proposition 8.

But a slim margin of Californians
voted tyrannically.

So will we
attempt to subvert their will? Most definitely. Utah Phillips has said, "Freedom is something that you assume, then you wait for somebody to try to take it away from you. The degree to which you resist is the degree to which you are free."

We will be free.

1 comment:

Attuned said...

As Benjamin Franklin put it, democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. Yes, democracy is much like a lynch mob. You are absolutely right, Pastry Chef, what the majority thinks at any given moment does not make it right. Democracy allows the majority to commit heinous evils under the guise of law.

That is why this country was founded as a Constitutional Republic, a nation of laws, not a nation of whims. Clearly, we deviated from that road long ago.

Ah, but this is America! In this great "mobocracy" we have a choice! Sadly, the game is rigged. I'm supposed to feel empowered by choosing which of two candidates is the lesser evil? Who chooses these non-choices?

Oh, but we do have choices in America; Coke or Pepsi, Ford or Chevy. The problem is, I don't need a soda or a truck.

Obviously, this goes way beyond Prop Hate(8). It's a fundamental flaw in our system that will continually strip away the rights of all people. - Because everyone is a minority is some way. . .

I should probably get a cup of coffee, before I get any more cheery today. :)

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. - George Orwell, Animal Farm 1945