Democracy and Tyranny of Majority

When important issues affecting the life of an individual are decided by somebody else, it makes no difference to the individual whether that somebody else is a king, a dictator, or society at large. – James Taggart (1992)

What does this say about the common excuse that many people use: “Well, it’s a democratic decision, so therefore it’s legitimate and you must follow it.” I am, of course, speaking of the age-old concern about the “tyranny of the majority”. Consider the following quote as well:

“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.”James Bovard (1994)

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