Who was the Constitution Written to Protect?

Is the intent of the U.S. Constitution written to ensure the majority ruled or to protect the minority fringes from the majority?

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13 thoughts on “Who was the Constitution Written to Protect?

  1. Tyranny is usually the
    prerogative of a powerful
    and privileged minority.
    For example … Tyrants.
    Amendments can always be
    amended. That’s why they’re
    called an ‘Amendment’ 😎

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Gotta say David, that’s a solid counter. I guess my question then is, should the minority be ruled by the majority?

      1. I think that’s called Democracy.
        A certain degree of conformity
        is required as a consequence of
        living harmoniously in an ordered
        society. As a wise man once said,
        when in Rome …
        And for those who don’t like Romans
        there is always the hills.

        1. bottomlesscoffee007

          I like that David. I guess it’s the hills and wilderness for me. Funny how society and civilization never changes.

      1. I haven’t read the US Constitution (unlike the Australian Constitution, which I saw down and read one Saturday), so I can’t really answer.
        (And even if I had read it, the answer would still probably elude me 🙂 .)

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