>Subject: RE: capitalist religion (was: NANO: _Forbes_ cover story)
>Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 10:26:10 -0400
>The biggest hurdle I cant get past personally is this majority rule thing.
>Why does 51% of the population get to hold the magic excalibur and wield
>total control over the other 49%? What principle allows this and what
>supports it? No, I dont have the alternative, but me not haveing the answer
>doesnt mean that this is the best we can do... I never said I was a genius,
>but it doesnt take a 200 IQ to grasp basic principles and know when your not
>following them. Rather then trying to answer back to this with the usual
>screaching of being practicial, try to think of a way to make the principled
>approah the only practical solution, then you will have done more for
>freedom then any government program could have ever done.
And indeed in SOME matters govt/the public does NOT simply abide by 51% majority: you have certain "rights" and ultimately these rights derive from the fact that you as an intelligent, and therefore potentially very destructive entity DEMAND certain unalienable rights.
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