On Second Class Citizenship in these here United States

Jan 27 2012 Published by under General Politics

12 responses so far

  • gerty-z says:

    LOVE this. What a fantastic answer

  • drugmonkey says:

    oh yeah, almost forgot this was h/t @Gertyz

  • thank you for posting this.

  • drugmonkey says:

    Have to check into the rest of his politics but from this bit...I want to see this guy go national level. Sincere. Principled. Sounds smart on issue...or at the least very prepared.

  • gerty-z says:

    I am certainly interested to hear more about his politics after this. It would be great to see him unseat Christie.

  • drugmonkey says:

    I Like the way he explicitly made it *not* about attacking Christie.

  • Bashir says:

    For those new to my guy Cory Booker I highly recommend the documentary Street Fight.

  • Dr. Dad, PhD says:

    I'm late to post (and read), but this is pure awesomeness.

  • greg says:

    hm, interesting but you have to realize that what he is saying is that he should decide, basically. Someone has to decide, after all. If not the majority then which minority?? Actually a better system is to say that whoever is affected by the decision should be the ones deciding, with a share of the say that is adjusted to how much they are affected. Then you have to decide how much someone is affected.... some sort of market mechanism maybe so everyone has the same total amount but they can divide it up among different decisions as they see fit.

    Then how do you get a system like that adopted...basically you convince people that that is a good idea and then pass it by a supermajority or concensus or something and pressure people to go forwards with it as they themselves said it was a good idea after all...

  • drugmonkey says:

    Wrong. He is saying there are things that are fundamentally at odds with the spirit of our Constitution and our ideals as a country. The rule of law is nothing if not a denial of the immediate passion. Of both the individual *and* majority passion.

    Along with the idea of equality and fairness, the US Constitution also enshrines many protections for the minority against the tyranny of the majority.

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