Democratia nu este acelasi lucru cu tirania majoritatii. Majoritatea nu poate decide in orice subiect.

Subiecte in care majoritatea nu are drept de decizie:

  • O majoritate nationala nu poate lua decizii care au impact exclusiv regional

    Exemplu: nu putem vota prin referendum national si nici in parlament ce drumuri si poduri sa construiasca Judetul Botosani (decat daca acele drumuri si poduri sunt drumuri nationale).

  • O majoritate nationala nu poate lua decizii de impact exclusiv asupra unei minoritati.

    Exemplu: nu putem vota prin referendum national si nici in parlament nimic despre cum se organizeaza intern tagmele profesionale medici, notari, avocati, etc. putem vota doar asupra impactului lor extern (legi de malpraxis, legi de raspundere a notarilor, etc.).

    Exemplu: nu putem vota prin referendum national si nici in parlament nimic despre interzicerea minoritatilor religioase.

“Pure democracy cannot subsist long nor be carried far into the departments of state; it is very subject to caprice and the madness of popular rage.” — John Witherspoon

“That a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure, deformity.” — Alexander Hamilton

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