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[–] machina70 4 points 25 points (+29|-4) ago 

We are a constitutional republic. Meaning that the fundamental laws of our founding supercede the will of the majority.

The purpose of the representative democracy is to filter the will the of majority. The founders were educated men in a time when education was rare. They were VERY concerned about the ways majority rule would be negative and subject to ignorant manipulation.

For example, inaccurate and sensational articles that stir outrage of the ignorant are the kinds of tools that are the flaw in democracy.

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[–] machina70 5 points -4 points (+1|-5) ago 

Tilt at your windmills and strawmen.