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?


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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