September 9, 2012

Majority Rule vs. Individual Rights

By: Zachary Graves

One of the themes of the Occupy Wall Street movement was a call for more direct democracy in our political system, shifting power from elected representatives directly to the people. But is this a good idea? Or, to paraphrase James Bovard, are we in danger of having a system where two wolves and a sheep vote on what to have for dinner?

LearnLiberty has a great new video explaining why rule of the majority is not compatible with individual rights:

My colleague Dan Mitchell also has a great post on it here.