The Majority Rule with Respect to Minority Rights


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The Majority Rule with Respect to Minority Rights
The concept of the majority rule and minority rights is the binary decision rule most often used and is most fundamental to a democratic system of government. Opponents of this system, however, argue that the rights of the minority in a system of a majority rule will ostensibly be restricted and that it might lead to a “tyranny of the majority.” The Framers of the American Constitution perhaps foresaw this drawback in the system of the majority rule and thus implemented constitutional limits on government power to help mitigate these effects.
A system of “checks and balances” was employed by the Framers to ensure the will of all citizens. Articles I, II, and III of the Constitution lays out...
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.....mers of the Constitution have perhaps arranged the best they could for a governmental system where minority rights can be protected while the majority rule prevails. Certainly, an example of this system of checks and balances is demonstrated by the judiciary’s interpretation of constitutional protections for minority rights.
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