Posted: Apr 14, 2020 11:55 am
by theropod_V_2.0
Thomas Eshuis wrote:
theropod_V_2.0 wrote:Granted, the USA is not a democracy, but rather a constitutional republic, so perhaps the USA isn’t a good example.

Those are not mutually exclusive.

True, but the fact remains that the will of the majority cannot hinder the rights of the minority, which limits the extent by which a democratic act, law or regulation may be enacted. This one fact is all the stops the tyranny of the majority, in theory. Our treatment of Japanese Americans during WW2 shot those lofty ideals right in the head.

Perhaps I didn’t form my post carefully enough, but the fact remains that the constitutional aspect of our government limits the will of the majority, and thus isn’t a true democracy.