Quite possibly the best explanation of how democracy works

Implicit in this is a notion of democracy that we’ve encountered again and again among American evangelical Christians attempting to engage in politics. It is the idea that democracy means everything is subject to the will of the majority — including the rights of minorities, which therefore aren’t rights at all, merely privileges permitted or withheld by the sentiment of the majority. It is, bluntly, the idea that democracy is just a fancy word for mob rule.

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