Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Majority Rules

Democracy - what does it mean?
a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority
b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.

So why is it that small minority groups who scream louder than maninstream America are able to get bills and laws passed that cater to their specific interests?

What has happened to "the majority rules" point in democracy?

It's time to make our politicians and judges adhere to some accountability for the decisions they make.

If the majority of Americans are "for or against" a particular issue, do our representatives not "OWE" us the obligation of voting in our (the majority's) best interest?

Why do we continue to vote repeat offenders of "majority rule" back into the same office they so obviously abuse?

Are they following the money?

Or do they just give in because of the media coverage which obviously caters to minority opinions?

The media wants the juicy story, and the best story is one where a group of citizens are marching, protesting, and screaming for action - even if their point of view is in the minority.

Well, the media isn't to blame. I expect more character and honest, deliberated choices representative of his/her constituents from an elected representative than I do a paid journalist who is competing for top dollar billing on TV or radio, or internet sites.

America is getting tired of this type of politician. Take a little heat from the media, your popularity amongst the voters may surprise you.

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