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It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part ... If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure.

James Madison (1751-1836)
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All too common an issue in the world today, tolerance is required on all sides - despite our individual and group differences the basic tenets of humanity binds all of us [the 10 commandments and equivalents aspects in all religions and societies], we need to nourish these and use it to develop a future inclusive of everyone.
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The Federalist Papers : No. 51

The Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks
and Balances Between the Different Departments
From the New York Packet. Friday, February 8, 1788.

HAMILTON OR MADISON



There are, moreover, two considerations particularly applicable to the federal system of America, which place that system in a very interesting point of view. First. In a single republic, all the power surrendered by the people is submitted to the administration of a single government; and the usurpations are guarded against by a division of the government into distinct and separate departments. In the compound republic of America, the power surrendered by the people is first divided between two distinct governments, and then the portion allotted to each subdivided among distinct and separate departments. Hence a double security arises to the rights of the people. The different governments will control each other, at the same time that each will be controlled by itself. Second. It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part. Different interests necessarily exist in different classes of citizens. If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure.

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed51.asp

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Daemon wrote:
It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part ... If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure.

James Madison (1751-1836)


Yeah. Any majority begins as a minority and often at the end gets there again...
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Daemon wrote:
It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part ... If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure.

James Madison (1751-1836)


After all that guarding there remains yet the guarding against the injustice of the actual common interest,
whether uniting the majority or the minority alike. Guard against that and you have equity and peace.
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What exactly are the rights of the minority? In my opinion it is not their right to not follow the law when a law is passed democratically. I can respect their right not to like the law but in order for a law to be meaningful and legitimate it must be applied equally and fairly to all. It is also not a right to secede or nullify any law rightfully passed no matter what the justification, especially when that justification is not based on established law.
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How easily these words could be used against any opponent.
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