Sunday, October 30, 2016

Constitutional Liberal Democracy

Democracy is not majority rules. Some choices should be made by individuals. Some choice affect others, and so should be consensual. A constitution can provide the boundaries of what they are consenting to. Without those limits, and the freedom of movement of people to leave if they remove their consent, there is no social contract. Very few decisions should be forced on people. Raw, messy, emotional decisions should be as small as possible and made amongst people who have done the hard work to develop relationships. A liberal world is a tolerant one, that allows people to make choices and puts in the time to develop a supporting community. To lift each other when we fall, and empower each other when we stand. To see each other. To walk with each other.

Democracy isn't about Majorities or Powerful Minorities
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