Rantings (and hopefully insight) of a student of social science.
Why ya’ll need to STFU and remember what a U.S. Democracy is.
For real though, we need a refresher. Some people fell asleep for a good chunk of Civics class and only remember the portion of our nation that involves Democracy. Apparently I’m one of the few that was conscious for the last part of my teacher’s sentence where he said “Republic.” Democratic Republics do two things. Serve the needs of the majority and protect the interests of the minority. Serve the majority. Protect the minority. This means give the majority what they want as long as it’s not at the expense of the minority’s rights or equality. For example, you can encourage people to move into historically poor neighborhoods. As long as it’s not at the expense of forcing poor people out. Or as a majority you can disagree with same sex marriage all you want, but unless it happening is somehow at your expense you can’t reasonably expect it banned. Likewise, economics may tell us that gov’t spending on Public Housing isn’t as free market as tax cuts, but would the latter be at the expense of the minority? Especially the minority that has already been deemed and treated historically as expendable. What I really love about the U.S. is that there was a genuine attempt at making a balanced society where everyone could do virtually whatever they wanted as long as it was at no one’s expense. What we need to remember is that legislation that protects or equals out the life of the minority is not a danger to the majority. Shared power is a Democratic Republic. Shared power is the foundation of the U.S.A.