Nuadha's Tale

Ignorance can be tolerated, where reason is left free to combat it. -Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Quote of the Day
I may have posted this one before, but its one of my favorite quotes.

In honor of the Massachussets decision and the conservatives who are in an uproar because the courts serve the cause of justice and not the tyranny of the majority:

After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule, is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest. But a government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it. Can there not be a government in which majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience?
-Henry David Thoreau


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