15 January 1998 Edition

Mála Poist

15 January 1998

Principle of consent

A chairde,

Does the principle of consent constitute the essence of democratic rule? No, it does not.

The principle of consent equals majority rule.

Remember Germany in 1933, when a majority of the good citizens voted to establish the Hitler dictatorship. Did the principle of consent constitute or promote democratic rule in this instence? Certainly not.

In fact, the... Free article

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