Principles Guide American Democracy
Majority rule with minority rights – a political ideal –
In a democracy, most decisions are made by majority
At the same time, minority rights – the rights of those
who disagree with the majority – are respected.
Civil liberties such as freedom of speech and press and
assembly exist in part to permit minority groups to
express their viewpoints.
Political minorities may lose an election, but their
opinions and actions will not be banned or censored by
the winning party. (see Fox News for a different view)
As long as all groups have the right to be heard and
participate, they are more likely to accept election