Is there something wrong with majority rules?

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    How many here agree with Senator Gregg?

    people here have very few principles they are willing to come out and defend
     
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    It is what the constitution outlines.
     
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    Difference.... 2005, it was used for budgetary items. 2010 they plan to use it for legislative purposes. Reconciliation was not designed for legislation.... according to the Senator who designed it.... A Democrat, btw.

    Why is it that some of you seem unable to understand the difference?
     
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    The Constitution outlines majority rule with protections for the minority.

    Pure majority rule results in what Tocqueville very properly labelled "The Tyranny of the Majority:".
     
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    It depends.
     
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    Yeah right go straight into adult sanitary products why don'tcha?
     
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    majority rule is totally evil, if you are in the minority.

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    because we are used to you being full of shit?

    Why mention only 2005?
     
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    They understand the difference but the difference doesn't serve their political agendas and ideologies so they ignore it.
     
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    For me and others it always depends on what constitutes a majority. I think 51/49 is always a recipe for disaster or an unsound foundation. It doesn't always mean I think the 51 were wrong, only that as time goes by, the 51 needs to convince more of the 49 that they were right.

    A simple majority is not the same things as a large majority or overwhelming majority. Nuance is needed. The very thing the neo anti-reconciliation folks are asking for now: nuance.
     

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